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A Message From Your President
January 2019

Greetings from 2020!

The start of a yet another prosperous decade. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and are looking forward to the next few months of writing the wrong date.

A notable building update went into effect 2 Jan 2020 for electrical UDC. If you would like to read the code updates see the last page of the newsletter.

With a new year comes resolutions. I find them important and great for my mind and body. You don’t need a new year to make resolution, you are constantly setting goals for
yourself throughout the year that you wish to attain. When you achieve a goal it feels great and benefits you and others around you fueling you to set more goals which will
result in perpetual success. For those that participate in the traditional resolution here are a few tips.

Keep it simple – you don’t want to find yourself aiming to overhaul your entire lifestyle, this is simply a recipe for disappointment and guilt.
Choose carefully – concentrate on something that will have the greatest impact on your happiness, health and fulfillment.
Be realistic – don’t aim too high and ignore reality, consider previous experience with resolutions. What may have lead to success or failure then?
Bite-sized chunks – many have heard me say “how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” Break your goals into manageable chunks. Maybe lose 5lbs, once that is achieved plan to lose another 5.
Make notes – having a physical reminder of what you’re aiming for is extra motivation. Are you a person who writes something on your to do list so you can cross it off? I am.
Treat yourself – achieving goals you set is a great accomplishment and deserves to be rewarded, just be careful not to put a goal in jeopardy especially for dieters.
Don’t give up – slip ups are inevitable, you must ensure they do not become an excuse to give up.

Joe Cordova, President

A Message From Your President
November 2019

Dear Members,

I am excited to have been selected as the new president of the HBA and look forward to building off all the great things our association has been able to provide to our membership and communities.

Let me take a moment to give you a snippet of who I am and why I feel so strongly about the importance of our professional association’s success. I am not a contractor as you know, but rather an insurance agent with Cordova Insurance Agency. Many may be wondering why someone with that title is in this position. Both industries go hand in hand like many do when it comes to the construction arena. I cut my teeth in construction; working 13 very proud and rewarding years for Van Strydonk Construction before being called to active duty Army service (of which I am still serving just short of 19 years and counting in the Army Reserve), but with a new family and changing needs I reluctantly had to make a career change. I remember going to the golf outings as an employee and always enjoyed all the comradery that was built during those events and knew if I ever had the opportunity that I would like to be a bigger part within the organization. Which brought me to join the HBA Board a few years ago and help the industry in other ways.

Although it is a very stressful time for many due to winter coming and more work than you have manpower to complete, it couldn’t be a better time to be in the construction industry.

We, as a board, look to continue to evolve with changing needs for our members and are always open to any and all suggestions from you. Please see page 7 of the newsletter for a complete list of all the current members serving on the board. We are always looking for more help, so get involved if you can.

I look forward to visiting with all of the members at our next event – the 5th Annual Christmas Party, Casino Night. It will be held again at the Whitetail Restaurant in St. Germain, on Dec. 6th. Please begin gathering auction items and non-perishable food items to bring to the party.Sign up to help out. It is sure to be another fun time mingling with other association members.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, happy hunting to all those hunters – and we will see each other at the Christmas Party on Dec. 6th.

Sincerely,

Joe Cordova, President

2019 October Meeting