Article originally appeared in April 17, 2017 The Nail Keg and is being re-published based on member request.
  Greetings!

I would like to take a moment to thank the many members who attended April Membership Dinner Meeting held at the Holiday Inn. A very special thank you to those members who participated in the program, sharing their stories and thoughts on the benefits of membership in the Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association (RRHBA), Home Builders Association of Virginia (HBAV), and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The program was very meaningful to me; as I was reminded why our 3-in-1 membership is valued by so many. It was great to have Morgan Giovannucci, NAHB Regional Field Representative for Region A, speak to the membership regarding the many benefits offered to members by NAHB. She is a great resource for our RRHBA staff and membership. 

I would like to say thank you to those I have gotten to know through their participation on various RRHBA committees. Over the past month I have met a wide variety of builder and associate member professionals who do a great job representing our industry in Southwest Virginia. I have participated in energetic and exciting discussions with members of the Associate Advisory Council and the Professional Enrichment Committee about exciting upcoming events that benefit our members and give credibility to our great Association. I have been a part of a Roanoke Valley Home Builders Corporation Board meeting, an Executive Committee meeting of our Board of Directors, as well as part of our April Board of Directors meeting. I am very excited about the member attendance at these recent meetings and the level of energy and interest in increasing the level of engagement with current members. RRHBA adds value to our communities in many ways and sharing our story with potential members from the many professions which make up our industry make us stronger.
I would challenge each member who I have spent time with to give thought to the value of their RRHBA membership. Share your story with those who could benefit from membership and bring additional strength and talent to RRHBA. To those in attendance last night, engage with a potential member, help us reach our goal of 25 new members during our Membership Drive in May. After the program last night you should have the tools you need to be an effective recruiter. Remember, in addition to the prizes outlined last night for new member recruitment, I am planning a cook-out at the office for new members and their SPIKE (sponsor). I would love to cook for at least 50 people; the more the merrier. 
For those of you I have not had the good fortune to meet, call me or stop by the RRHBA office. I would love to get to know you and learn about your business. The RRHBA staff is here for you. Tell us how we can help you. Let us tell you about the many opportunities to match your interests and skills with other members who enjoy participation on a wide variety of committees. From Governmental Affairs to the Bowling Bash; from Marketing and Technology to Spring Home Show, we have an opportunity for every member. We have membership packets at the office available for pick up or we can send via email, just in time for the May Membership Drive.
My challenge for you today: make your membership count. Take the time, get engaged, participate, and enjoy the fellowship of other great people who also have a vested interest in the home building industry. Let’s serve, support and represent the building industry together. Thank you for your support.

Nancy Kelderhouse, Executive Officer
 In This Edition
Upcoming Events
  • May 11 ~ Bank of the James Business Links
  • May 18 ~ Annual Golf Classic
  • June 22 to 24 ~ HBAV Annual Convention & Installation of Officers

Educational Opportunities

  • May 10 ~ Build It Better Workshop
  • El Group Course Offerings
Sponsorship Opportunities ~ Build It Better Workshop
  • (1) Refreshment Sponsors
  • (9) Showcase Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities ~ Annual Golf Classic

  • (2) Premier Sponsors
  • (2) Lunch Sponsors
  • (3) Dinner Sponsors
  • (2) Water Sponsors
  • (2) Beverage Sponsor
  • (15) Shared Hole Sponsor

Other News

  • May Membership Drive Details
  • Member News
  • Thank You For Attending April Membership Meeting
Upcoming Events
Educational Opportunities
Upcoming Training From The El Group 
Full details on the courses below can be found at http://www.ei1.com/.

April Offerings:
  • Lead Renovate, Repair and Paint Refresher AM Course ~ April 28
  • Lead Renovate, Repair and Paint Refresher PM Course ~ April 28

May Offerings:

  • Lead Renovate, Repair and Paint Initial ~ May 12
  • Lead Supervisor Initial ~ May 15 through 18
  • Lead Renovate, Repair and Paint Refresher in AM ~ May 19
  • Lead Renovate, Repair and Paint Refresher in PM ~ May 19
Sponsorship Opportunities
Build It Better Workshop ~  Reach 60+ Attendees
Refreshment Sponsor ~ 1 Remaining

Cost: $200.  Company signage displayed in and on refreshment area. Verbal and visual recognition during workshop meeting plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide. Sponsorship also includes 1 complimentary ticket to the event.
Showcase Sponsors ~ 9 Remaining

Cost: $150.  Display table provided to demonstrate products and services during breaks and pre-event networking. Verbal and visual recognition during workshop meeting plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide. Sponsorship also includes 1 complimentary ticket to the event. 
Annual Golf Classic ~  Reach 120+ Attendees
Premier Sponsors ~ 2 Remaining

Cost: $1,000. Noted as primary event sponsor.  Company banner as provided by sponsor displayed in registration area. Verbal and visual recognition during tournament plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide. Sponsorship also includes 4 player team and meals.
Lunch Sponsors ~ 2 Remaining

Cost: $800. Company signage as provided by sponsor displayed in lunch area which will be boxed lunches. Verbal and visual recognition during tournament plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide.
Dinner Sponsors ~ 3 Remaining

Cost: $800.  Company signage as provided by sponsor displayed in dinner area which will be a cookout of hamburger and hot dogs. Verbal and visual recognition during tournament plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide.
Water Sponsors ~ 2 Remaining

Cost: $5 0.  Company signage displayed on water cooler. Verbal and visual recognition during tournament plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide.
Beverage Sponsors ~ 2 Remaining

Cost: $40 0. Dedicated golf cart for sponsor with sponsor provided signage. Verbal and visual recognition during tournament plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide.
Shared Hole Sponsors ~ 15 Remaining

Cost: $40 0 for sole hole sponsor, $200 for shared hole sponsor. Company signage as provided by RRHBA at assigned hole.  Verbal and visual recognition during tournament plus pre-event recognition as noted in Sponsorship Guide.
Other News
Thank You for Attending
Thank you to all members and guests for attending Thursday's April Membership Meeting. We heard from a wonderful group who shared by they believe in the Association. To see a few photo's from the event, click here. Our next meeting is May 11 at Bank of the James. Hope to see you there.

Special thanks to our night's speakers,
Our thoughts are with Samuel Kelderhouse, son of Nancy and Andy Kelderhouse as he recovers from spinal surgery.

Our condolences to Craig Balzer of Balzer & Associates on the passing of his mother.
NAHB Member Advantage Discounts
APP Fueling Success
Contact RRHBA ~  (540) 389-7135
 
  • Marketing, Training, Membership Meeting, Family Night, or Sponsorship Opportunities contact Rena DeBerry at rdeberry@rrhba.com
  • Trade Shows, Spring Home Show or Fall Home Show, Associate Advisory Council, or Accounting contact Carolyn MacLeod at cmacleod@rrhba.com.
  • Governmental Affairs, SUBPAC, Membership, or General Inquiry contact Nancy Kelderhouse at nkelderhouse@rrhba.com.