December 2018 Chairperson’s Message
by Rick Willet
Hard to believe we are in the middle of the holiday season. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for especially living in this great nation and the freedom we have. As I was writing this on Veterans Day weekend, I wanted to especially thank all who have served in our armed forces. Your sacrifices for our country and our freedom are so often taken for granted. Thank you so much. There is no other country I would rather live in than the good ol’ USA.
We had an excellent meeting in November with Alex Ward of American Electronics presenting information about Smart Homes. Very good information about how technology is changing the way we live in our homes.
Serving as Chairperson has really gone by fast and I want to thank Jennie and staff for being so organized and supportive. This really was very easy and I enjoyed being a part of it. I have to admit that even writing these letters has been somewhat of a good experience for me as well. I look forward to supporting our new officers: Shawn, Heidi and Erin. I know they will do an excellent job.
God Bless all of you and have a Very Merry Christmas!
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.