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A Message From Your President
May 2021

If you haven’t already signed up for the 1st Annual HBA Trap Shoot on Friday please do so.  We are short of where I thought we would be with registrations.  Remember if you can’t field a full team no worries, we will pair you up with other single shooters.  Regardless of total turnout it will be a great time. 

We are speechless with the amount of scholarships the HBA is awarding this year.  Nearly every district in our region took advantage of our scholarship and is awarding at least one.  To think just the other year we didn’t award a single scholarship, and now we find ourselves giving the following:

  • Nicolet Technical College
    • Charles Walker (grant recipient)
  • Northland Pines High School
    • Cooper Cox (scholarship)
  • Lakeland High School
    • Katie Thurman (scholarship)
  • Prentice High School
    • Colton Lake (scholarship)
  • Three Lakes High School
    • Sydney Lurvey (scholarship)
  • Rhinelander High School
    • Jackson Labs (scholarship)
    • Diego Duarte Bailon (scholarship)
  • Tomahawk High School
    • Ethan Liebatz (scholarship)
    • Isiah Scheffler (scholarship)

This is a combined $2,250 way to go HBA!  None of this could be accomplished without members like you and well attended events throughout the year to raise funds and make it all happen.  We wish these graduates all the success in the world!

Changing gears to a totally different topic I wanted to share my experience with spraying for mosquitos.  Since they are right around the corner and many of us live on or near the water and with that brings extra insects. 
I was hesitant at first to spraying, but when the mosquitos are so bad that you can’t sit by a fire or do yardwork of any kind its time to do something.  I had heard how well it worked for a few friends so I had to try.  My only regret was to not have done it sooner.  They disappeared almost instantly and you could enjoy being outside at anytime of day.  The treatment will slowly fade, but most services offer multiple applications throughout the year to ensure coverage.  This is similar to the service I use which is out of Wausau and I believe the cost to be around $250 for 4 sprays throughout the year.  There are lots of services and techniques out there, but I can tell you from experience that is works.

Think Spring, stay healthy.  

Joe Cordova, President

A Message From Your President
April 2021

Thank you for all who participated in our Contractor Continuing Education Day at the Newbold Town Hall!  The event was fully booked and well received.  There really is no substitute for in person learning.  We look forward to having future events to accommodate as many members and other local contractors as possible. 

A big thank you to our sponsors who helped make the Contractor Day so successful:

  • Pella Windows & Doors
  • Northern Glass, Tile & Stone
  • Klein Construction 
  • Tomahawk Community Bank
  • Cordova Insurance 
  • R-Value Insulators
  • Van Strydonk Construction 
  • Kwaterski Bros. Wood Products 
  • Wisconsin Building Supply
  • Lakefront Building & Design 
  • Pukall Lumber
  • Peoples State Bank 
  • Carpet City Flooring Center
  • Gerhards the Kitchen & Bath Store

Coming up May 21st we are having our 1st Annual Trap Shoot.  This will take place at the Hodag Sports Club, 4480 County Highway C, Rhinelander.  We will begin registration at 2 p.m. and start the first of three trap rounds at 3pm.  Food and beverages will be served throughout the afternoon.  We are limiting the event to 60 shooters/15 teams for our first event of this kind so make sure to sign up early.  I am looking forward to a fun afternoon on the shooting range with all of you!

Think Spring, stay healthy.  

Joe Cordova, President

2020 Golf Outing 

Golf Highlights
THANK YOU!! Bruso Electric for donating $300 in place of being unable to attend

  • Gun Winner – Lee Daigle
  • Yeti Cooler Winner – Joe Carew 
  • Meat Bundle Winner – Josh Olivotti
  • PAC Fund Winner – Mike Wendt
  • Toilet Bowl Golfer of the Year – Gary Cirilli
  • Golf Winner – SL Custom Builders (7 under)
  • Hole 1  Long Putt – Rick – Cordova Agency
  • Hole 3 Closest in one – Wally – Carpet City
  • Hole 5 Closest in one – Jake – VanStrydonk Construction
  • Hole 7 Long Drive Men – Nate – Cordova Agency
  • Hole 8 Long Putt – Wally – Carpet City
  • Hole 9 Long Drive Women – Sheila Krueger
  • All players in attendance received a 25th Anniversary Golf towel provided by the HBA

2019 October Meeting