January 2018 Chairperson’s Message
by Rick Willet
Well, here I am, writing my first “Chairperson’s Message” and doing exactly what I imagined: struggling on what to say. You will have to bear with me as this is not my strong suit. First of all, I would like to thank Pam Magner for the past year of service she put in with her well-written letters and inspiration. She will be a hard act to follow.
This time of year brings a lot of excitement and joy to us as we celebrate Christmas. I am so thankful for many things, but most of all, I am thankful for what Christmas is about. The fact God sent his own son to be born so many years ago. To live as a man, and then to die on the cross for forgiveness of our sins, so we can have a relationship with God. No greater love has ever been shown to me, a lost sinner. Now we have the opportunity to show love towards others by our generosity, gifts and friendly support to those in need. Thanks to all who donated hats, mittens and gloves for our elementary schools.
It was a great time at the Christmas party at Venue. The room was filled and the food was great. Fun was had by all trying to unwrap the gifts in the Saran Wrap balls. Try that one for the kids if you want to keep them busy for a while.
I hope you are all having an excellent year business wise. The forecasts I have been hearing are for a very positive year for 2018 with remodeling remaining high. This is a great opportunity for each of us to serve the Lincoln area with a high level of professionalism so we can support Lincoln in remaining one of the best places to live.
The January 17 meeting is at Fireplace, Stone & Patio. I am looking forward to seeing their showroom. I’ll see you there.
Thank you all who donate your time and talent throughout the year for making this Remodelers Council one of the best in the country.
Modular Ramp Currently Available
The Modular Ramp is currently available. If you, or someone you know is in need of a temporary ramp, please call the HBAL office at 402-423-4225.
In 2001, the Home Builders Association of Lincoln was asked by an employee of the Building & Safety Department to help build a ramp for a fellow city employee. Because the need was temporary, it was decided the best approach was to purchase a light-weight modular aluminum ramp which could be assembled on site and, once the ramp was no longer needed, it could be removed and stored for future use. Since then, the ramp has been used numerous times by those in need and HBAL members are quick to volunteer the man hours required to make it happen.
Members of the Remodelers Council of Lincoln last installed the modular ramp system for a Lincoln couple in 2013. This ramp was lent to the couple, one of whom was confined to a wheelchair, on a temporary basis and allowed them to enjoy the outdoors. Click here to view more photos from the installation.