CFMA VOS Chapter Updates
June 1, 2015
May 19 Education Forum a Resounding Success
Attendees treated to great speakers!


A huge congratulations goes out to Marj Weber & Nancy Palmer, along with the rest of the Education Committee for organizing yet another information filled day at this year's Education Forum. 

Topics covered ranged from Affordable Care, TPT (yes...again...), Cybersecurity, Tech Updates and Contracts. 52 attendees were treated to a variety of local and national speakers while earning 8 CEU's for the day.
The highlight of the event was without a doubt Anirban Basu's "The Pit and the Pendulum" presentation at lunch.  It was truly an honor to have such an acclaimed economist and speaker here at our local chapter - and despite the "horror film" theme it wasn't all bad news!  Who knew that an economist could make a crowd not only laugh - but also blush! 

National Award Recipients
Congratulations to two of our very own!

The most exciting part of the Education Forum was the announcement that the Valley of the Sun chapter has not one, but two, national CFMA member award winners.  David James is the 2015 Joe Quigley Memorial Award recipient - a well deserved recognition of the huge contributions he has made to our chapter along with the Arizona construction community as a whole with his work on the TPT issues.  Marj Weber will be receiving the 2015 Debra Hahn Memorial Award that honors her contributions at both the chapter as well as national level, where she serves on several committees including conference planning, along with her work with the ICCIFP. 

Both Marj and Dave will receive their awards at the National Conference in Chicago - which will not only be a proud moment for them, but for our chapter as a whole!


Community Service
Bring donations to the June lunch!
The VoS Community Service Committee has planned to partner with UMOM on their Back-to-School Drive.  We will be collecting school supplies, gift cards, or financial donations for UMOM to use to equip their student residents for the upcoming school year.  The list can be found here for requested items.  E-mail Michelle Walker with any questions or to make donation arrangements if you're unavailable to attend the June lunch!
June Lunch
Don't take the summer off of CFMA!
Yes - our program committee has made sure that those of us still in town for the hot month of June have something to do on the third Thursday of the month!  Join us for an informative presentation on Alternate Dispute Resolution - Thursday, June 18th - at the Doubletree.  Online reservations can be made here.
National Conference
If you've already made plans to attend the conference in Chicago - great!  If not - what are you waiting for?  Did you know that several VoS Members are speakers or facilitators at this year's conference?  Be sure to sign up for the following sessions to learn from them!
Saturday, June 27 - 1-5 pm - Kevin Burnett: Prequalification of Project Team Members
Sunday, June 28 - 7:30-noon - Marj Weber: Ethics in Construction
Monday, June 29 - 7-8:15 am - Michelle Walker: Sub-Specialty Hot Topics Roundtable
Monday, June 29 - 10:30-11:45 am - Marj Weber: Can We Talk?  Communication Best Practices
Tuesday, June 30 - 2:45-4:25 pm - David Beer: GCs & Subs - Can't We Be Friends?
Visit the conference site to learn more and get signed up.  See you in Chicago!
Regional Conference
If you have so much fun in Chicago that you can't wait a whole year to do it again - or if you're unable to make it to the national conference - we have the answer!  The Southwest chapters of CFMA have joined forces and put together a fantastic agenda for a regional conference to be held in September in Long Beach.  Take advantage of this easy-travel destination and excellent presenters!  Find more information on the conference website!
Get Your Golf On!
25th Anniversary Tournament
Save the date for the 25th Anniversary CFMA Golf Tournament - scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - at the Orange Tree Golf Club.  7:30 am scramble start.  Sponsorships available - contact Dave Miller  for more information - or visit the website !
Glenda Whitten, CFMA VOS Administrator
 PO Box 7703, Phoenix, AZ  85011 , fax 602-279-4070
CFMA VOS Website