by Bo Jones, HBAL President
Fall is here and we are starting to see the amazing colors that come along with it. With fall also comes Husker football and for most Nebraskans we’ve been pretty excited for the new Scott Frost Era. Unfortunately, in a world where instant gratification is the norm, many have been disappointed with our losing record and some want to give up altogether. As builders, much like rebuilding a team, we know in order to build something great you have to dig a hole to make way for the new foundation. When done properly that foundation is what supports the home for generations to come.
HBAL had a busy September. The highlight was taking the trophy from the REALTORS® Association at Trivia Night. It was a fun event and we hope they are up for the challenge again next year. We also had a great turnout for our Membership Lunch. We had five new members sign up and several new affiliates join. We are well on our way to reaching our goal of 50 new members this year.
In October, we will have our Fall Parade of Homes, Sporting Clay Shoot and Santa Cop Project. Santa Cop is a little earlier this year as we were hoping the bye-weekend would cause the least amount of conflicts for our volunteers. But just like the hundreds of couples who scheduled their weddings that day, we’re hoping to still have a great turnout for our event!
One last thing….we are adding an HBAL Foundation Giving Day. The goal of Giving Day is to give back to what matters most to HBAL members. HBAL members and their employees are invited to submit an application (see page 17) to explain why their charitable interest should receive funding. The request must be related to the mission of the Foundation. Applications must be submitted to the HBAL Office by October 31 and selected applicants will be asked to give a five-minute presentation to the Foundation Board on November 8.