CFMA VOS Chapter Updates
March 1, 2016
Suicide Prevention Summit
VoS Leading the Way on Important Initiative
Did  you know:
  • The construction industry is in the top nine occupations at greatest risk for suicide
  • More than 41,000 suicides occur annually, exceeding the number of deaths due to car accidents
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among men aged 25 - 54
  • The mortality rate for white males, aged 45 - 54, is increasing, especially among those without a college education - a statistic contributed to by this growing suicide trend
  • The economic impact of suicide exceeds $44 billion annually
As you can see, this is an important topic for everyone in our industry to be aware of. In an effort to raise awareness and start the conversation, VoS is hosting a half-day summit on Thursday, April 7.  There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Please help us inform your company's most influential leaders by inviting your CEOs, HR and Safety professionals to attend with you.  Non-members are welcome to attend, so share this event with other companies who you feel could benefit from participating.  

The program will include national and local subject experts, along with local mental health resources, testimonies from those affected by suicide, and a panel discussion. For more information and to register, click here or e-mail your name, title, company and contact information to Glenda.  

If you have questions or would like further information, don't hesitate to e-mail any of the following committee members: Marj WeberMichelle Walker,   Jim Bracy  or David James.

Construction Executive of the Year
Reserve your spot now!
The no minations are in and the fi nalists soon will be announced for the 2016 Construction Executive of the Year!  This year's Pioneer Award Winner has been named - congratulations to Mike Markham, Sr. of Markham Contracting!    Click here to sponsor  or here to make a reservation.   There is plenty to be excited about for this year's event, presented by Lovitt & Touche, on April 28th at the Montelucia Resort & Spa.  Make your plans now to be a part of this fantastic event!

Mike Markham, Sr.

2016 Pioneer Award Recipient

Montelucia Resort & Spa

Home of the 2016 CEoY Awards Dinner


Young Construction Financial Professionals
Upcoming Events!

The YCFPs are extending an invitation to all VoS members, friends and families to attend their inaugural kickball tournament!  The fun filled event will be held on Thursday, March 24th from 3:30 - 6:00 pm at Jaycee Park - 817 W. 5th Street, Tempe.  Registration will open soon, so watch for an e-mail with full details. 
Also coming up is the YCFP quarterly meeting - this one is exclusive to the under 40 crowd.  Join the group on Wednesday, March 30th at 4:00 pm to hear a presentation from Kevin Burnett, VP & CFO, Sundt Construction.  The meeting takes place at Sacks Tierney - 4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., # 400, Scottsdale.
RSVP to  Eric Pach.
March Lunch
Joint Association Meeting

Gather with your associates from the AGC, ABA and NAWIC for our joint association luncheon on Thursday, March 17th at the Doubletree.  Attendees will be treated to a panel presentation from ADOT discussing the recently awarded South Mountain Loop 202 Project, the first P3 project in Arizona.  
Register here to spend your St. Patrick's day lunch learning about this historic project (sorry - green beer not included!)
Fall Semester Scholarships
Applications Due Soon!

One of the missions of the Valley of the Sun chapter is to support education through awarding scholarships to students pursuing degrees in the fields of construction, engineering or accounting.  Applications are due by April 1 for scholarships to be awarded for the Fall 2016 semester.

Apply here or contact Dennis Tsonis for more information.

Help Out UMom...
...from the comfort of your computer!

  In our ongoing support of UMom New Day Centers, we have an exciting and easy way to help - right from your computer!  UMom has a wish list on Amazon  that you can order from, and it will ship directly to them!  Currently, they have a need for baby care products (including diapers) as well as small items for people moving into their own apartments (such as kitchen items, sheets, etc.).  

If you prefer to shop at a store - please use this list as a guide for things they need. If you bring them to the March lunch, we'll deliver them to the shelter for you!  Questions? Ask Diana Bujnovsky or Michelle Walker.

Habitat for Humanity
Grab your tool belt and help out!
If you're more of a "Hands On" helper, mark Saturday, April 30th on your calendar!  VoS' Community Service and Young Professionals committees are joining forces to work on a Habitat for Humanity Project!  

Click here to register or for more information.  Space is limited to the first 25 to sign up!  Questions?  E-mail Michelle Walker or Cliff Spickler. 
National Conference
June 25th - 29th in San Antonio

Registration is now open for the annual CFMA National Conference and space is filling up fast!  Don't miss out on attending what is always an amazing educational opportunity and a fun, energizing experience. Plus, the earlier you register, the lower the cost!

Check out the VoS members who are presenting as you choose your sessions from the conference  agenda
Tony Hakes: Emerging Issues Update - Monday at 2:45
Michelle Walker: How to Attract, Train & Retain Workers - Monday at 4:15
Marj Weber: How Can Subspecialty Contractor CFMs Improve Project Profit (Panel Discussion) - Tuesday at 2:45 
Kevin Burnett: Image Alert!  A Proven Program to Raise the Level of Contractor Expertise - Tuesday at 4:35

Glenda Whitten, CFMA VOS Administrator
 PO Box 7703, Phoenix, AZ  85011 , fax 602-279-4070
CFMA VOS Website