November 26, 2018
Annual Meeting of the Members - A Don't Want to Miss Event    
Michael Strech
The Annual Meeting of the Members Holiday Mixer is always the perfect way to wrap up one year and look ahead to the next one.  It brings together our current Board of Directors one more time and introduces our newest Board Members (Including the three new Builder Directors) to exactly what it means to take on a leadership role in our association and industry. For BIA members, in general this is a tremendous networking opportunity, putting you in the room with many of our industry's most prominent leaders. 
In addition to introducing the newest board members, we will also be welcoming Mike Wyatt with K. Hovnanian Homes to our executive committee as the nominee for Secretary of the Board.  As 2018 ends, we will see Andy Davidson, with Anton Development, depart from the Board of Directors after nine years of service.  I personally, want to thank Andy for his tremendous leadership, and I encourage everyone thank him before the year comes to a close. 
But, this night is not all about business.  This mixer also represents an opportunity to welcome the Holiday season with industry friends.  I have had the privilege of being at the BIA for six years now and I am proud to call hundreds of members my friends.  Many of those friendships started at this mixer, so I would like to strongly encourage members to join us on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 for a very special evening. 
This year's event will be held at one of the area's premier venues, the Del Paso Country Club, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can find out more about the Annual Meeting of the Members Holiday Mixer here
I look forward to seeing you all next week! 
Michael Strech    

BUILD Nomination Deadline Extended 
Nominations to the 2019 BUILD program are due by Monday, December 3, 2018.  BUILD is a year long leadership development program that exposes future industry leaders to all components of the building industry from dirt to sales. Look around your company, who are your future stars? To nominate your future up and comers,  click here.  

SACOG Transportation Modeling Workshop Results
SACOG recently completed their transportation modeling workshop, where SACOG staff discussed their regional demand modeling used in the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program. Attached is the  presentation summary and the  slide deck for further information.
Roseville City Council Seeks Commissioners
The Roseville City Council is still accepting applications from citizens interested in serving as a Commissioner for various City boards and commissions including the Board of Appeals, Parks and Recreation Commission, Personnel Board, Senior Commission, and Transportation Commission. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must reside within the city limits of Roseville. The deadline to apply is November 30. More information can be found  here.
BIA Builder/Developer Council Meeting Updates
The El Dorado County Builder/Developer Council will take place on November 28, where BIA staff will provide an election wrap up. This is the final BDC meeting of the year.
Please be aware that there are no BDC meetings in the month of December, and that the January Regional BDC meeting will be canceled. Meetings will resume on January 9th, 2019 with the Sacramento BDC.

Elk Grove Climate Action Plan Workshop
The follow up workshop for the Climate Action Plan has been scheduled for December 6, 2018.  It will be part of the Planning Commission's regular meeting.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm and will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. For more information,  the Elk Grove website offers continued updates on the topic.

Member Appreciation Holiday Lunch 
Join the BIA leadership and your fellow BIA members at the beautiful Ferguson showroom
for a festive holiday lunch.  There will be mingling, exciting raffle prizes and a delicious holiday feast! Please bring a toy donation for the children of Terkensha Associates, a mental health services organization for the families in the Del Paso Heights area. 

We will also recognize Council Chairs for their leadership throughout the year:
Associates Council - Michelle Wightman, CSL Solutions
Membership Council - Betsy Barbosa, Meritage Homes
Sales & Marketing Council - Mo Rahim, Taylor Morrison
Trade Builder Alliance Council - Rachel Hills, The Hills Group 

And there will be 3 Foundation Award Honorees.  To get more information about this event or to register, please click here

Register Today for the Following BIA Events

Save the Date for the Following BIA Events
Jan 18:        Installation of Officers, Hyatt Regency Sacramento   
March 1:      BIA Crab Feed, Citrus Heights Community Center 

Click here  to view more 2018 and 2019 BIA events.

Out of School Youth Program Hosts Thanksgiving
Our Hillsdale Center hosted Thanksgiving lunch for 16 Out of School Youth participants on November 14. Attendees shared what they were thankful for and the afternoon ended with news that one of the young people had been hired by DH Construction and another had won a shopping trip to prepare for an interview with a solar company. Also, two participants who are currently escaping an extremely abusive home, one of them with her 3 year old daughter, received some gracious donations, including one from HomeAid Sacramento to help them get back on their feet.  We were able to povide much needed essentials, including a car seat for the toddler and warm clothes for all three.

A poem written for staff by an OSY participant was read during lunch which added extra warmth to the day's activities:

"You are my roof.
The way you protect is my proof.
You are my window, helping me see my soul.
You are my insulation.
You are my source warm sensation.
You are my electricity, making sure there is light all around me.
You are my hardwood helping every step like you should.
You are my favorite color paint, making me satisfied when others can't.
You rest my soul like memory foam.
You are my home."

Annual Health & Hygiene Drive 
Our annual Health & Hygiene Drive is still underway to assist OSY members in meeting their basic needs while they are working with us to improve their circumstances.  To donate products or to make a monetary donation, please contact  Amanda.


Post Your Jobs on 5k in 5! 
Need construction or administrative employees?  Post your jobs on the 5K in 5 job board.   Want to offer an internship or an afterschool module? Contact Amanda . You are missing the opportunity to reach candidates that we already know are interested in the building industry and are eager to work. We encourage all of our members to get involved. This program is designed to help resolve one of the biggest problems in our industry, let's work together to solve it! 

Homelessness Awareness Month 
Homelessness Awareness Month! HomeAid Sacramento, along with partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Bank of America, and SAFE Credit Union assembled over 800 CareKits. The Gathering Inn, Maryhouse, Powerhouse Ministries, Carmichael Presbyterian Church, and Camp Fire victims all received CareKits. 

HomeAid Sacramento's blanket drive brought in 220 blankets in the past three weeks since the drive started. Twenty blankets were donated to The Gathering Inn, where survivors of the fire disasters are also looking for help (some are living in hotels). HomeAid will deliver the rest of the blankets to Volunteers of America, WEAVE, and Maryhouse.
Please click on the links for more information on  giving or  donating blankets.

For more information visit:  or contact Vangelina.

Only a few days left for open enrollment. If you are a NSBIA member who does not currently have medical coverage, if you are paying too much for your Cobra Coverage, or if you want to replace your current Covered CA individual plan we can help you do that. Click here to find out more about this plan.  
Please contact  Reggie Conley at (916) 486-2900 , or   for rates and plan information.

Be a part of this banner in 2019. Find out how to become a part of the 2019 Chairman's Circle by clicking here.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please email Angela

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