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November was full of activity! We had our Annual Awards Banquet, Installation of Board, and Christmas Fundraiser at Kenai Catering on November 21st. It was a cram-packed night with great food and company. Thank you to all who donated, attended and made the night possible.
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October’s Membership Meeting was held at Dry Bones Coffee, Tea and Community in at 11595 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai. What a great new venue for small and large meetings. We were able to use their conference room for our Board Meeting, and then the main area for our larger gathering and presentation. If you haven’t checked out Dry Bones, you should! They’re open every day. Check them out at https://drybonescoffee907.com/
We had two fantastic guest speakers. First up was Amy Anderson. She is spearheading a new non-profit business that will take castoffs from building projects and use them in construction for Habitat for Humanity, or to sell to raise funds for another non-profit. If you would like more information please contact KPBA and we will connect you with Amy.
Emily Rickman came in from Anchorage where she is the Communities Program Manager for Junior Achievement of Alaska, Inc. She gave a very informative presentation about the program and how our members can step into our local classrooms and make a difference with our youth. The program has a solid, tried-and-true curriculum that has spanned decades. One of the greatest takeaways from was learning that one in five students go on into the same career field as their JA volunteer.
One thing we’ve been focusing on this year in KPBA is how to plant the seed amongst our youth that the building industry is a solid, rewarding career choice. This is why we work so hard to raise money for our KPBA Youth Scholarship Program. Our industry needs the next generation to see the value in learning a skill, pursuing a trade.
It was a great meeting, and at the end of the day, Emily left with a list of volunteers from our membership. Look forward to seeing some of our people in the classroom this coming year. We’re thrilled to be walking the walk and truly investing in the future of our community.
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September’s meeting was held at The Flats Bistro. Scott Hamann with the Kenai Dog Park came by to share with our members the volunteer efforts he’s been helping with to get the land cleared and the park up and running. If you are interested in volunteering, reach out to him directly at 907.776.7676 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are in need of a fence. If anyone out there wants to donate new materials or funding to help pay for this endeavor, it would be a wonderful addition to our community. The City of Kenai is not paying for this park. It is volunteers like Scott that are making it possible. Check out their Facebook group: Kenai Community Dog Park
Please take a look at our latest news letter. We’re so excited to release our upcoming event schedule. We have the ASHBA “Build AK 2019” Conference we’re co-hosting in Homer in October, our 1st Annual KPBA “Kenai’s Got Talent” Show November 5th, our Annual Wine Tasting Event is going to be a 1950s Prom on Valentine’s weekend, and super excited to announce that our Home Show will be on cement in 2020 (not ice!).
If you want to help NAHB impact the decisions Congress makes regarding the home building industry, you should check out “BuilderLink”, NAHB’s national grassroots program. To www.capitolconnect.com/builderlink/ to register.
Click here to view our September 2019 Newsletter