On Thursday June 15th we held our 2nd Dinner meeting of 2017 at the Lakewood Country Club. Our guests for the evening were Mr. Brian Hunt/Senior Project Manager and Mr. Ken Baumgartner/Director of Pre Construction-Northern Division from Haselden Construction. Ken and Brian graciously shared their thoughts into the state of construction and steel construction today. The evening was full of thought provoking and productive conversation. Thanks for joining us Ken and Brian, we appreciate your time and insights! Bill Zimmerman likewise joined us for the evening as we continue to honor legacy individuals who were integral to the creation and sustainment of the association; THANK YOU Bill! It was great to have you on hand and catch up.

On Friday August 11th 105 members and guests of RMSCA flooded the Broken Tee Golf Club with colorful attire, plenty of golf balls (and mulligans), some interesting swings and, of course, great attitudes! The annual golf event for the association was a hoot as usual; our highest number of golfers and our best fiscal outcome for the association! The outing always serves as the association’s strongest fund-raising effort and this year was no exception. The RMSCA continues to fund the following efforts (among others) to make steel construction a better place to work today and tomorrow:

  • Annual scholarship in conjunction with AISC (our national governing body) for steel based engineering students
  • Annual support for our regional educators to attend the annual AISC Steel conference
  • Continued collaboration and directed efforts with SEAC (our local structural engineering association)
  • Support for our regional engineering schools in the annual bridge competition
  • Ongoing collaboration and engagement with the general contracting community

Thanks to all of you who made this day a great success; thanks for coming out and supporting our association. A special THANKS as well those who sponsored holes/prizes and of course all the great give-ways our members tend to generously bring to the table. THANK YOU! Hard to imagine a better time than what took place and a nice day of respite away from the challenges of steel construction. If you didn’t join us this time PLEASE do so next year, you’ll be glad you did! A very special THANKS to Searing Industries who continue to serve as the overall event sponsor….THANK YOU!

Once again, team AZZ Galvanizing took the top team prize (I think 5 years running now?); CONGRATS to Randy Straight, Shawn McPeek, Kevin Flemming and Bill Eddy (free agent from Drake-Williams). Also special congrats to Adam Thoutt/D&E Steel who managed to win most of the hole prizes as well as the vaunted marshmallow mash (see below)…way to go Adam (let some of us win something next year please)!

Our great thanks go to the Broken Tee Golf Club for once again welcoming us with a terrific course/conditions, great food and of course the weather was exceptional. Sorry for the divots!

Brad Lange/AISC supplied cool golf towels for ALL….THANKS BRAD!

Deb and Pete Scifo; pillars in the construction community who work tirelessly with RMSCA and always have a presence at our events…Pete and his busybusy crew have made the marshmallow drive a must see event! THANK YOU!

Lastly; Jamie Martin….our association just wouldn’t work without Jamie and her efforts as our Executive Director and the golf event is her strength. She is the primary reason why we all enjoy the event so much as well as fund the association. She makes it VERY easy on us as board members; we settle on a date and she takes over and makes this thing work, work well and a blast (the best excuse for a sun burn and a hangover we can come up with). THANK YOU JAMIE!

Our next event will be our last dinner meeting of 2017; our Annual Economic Forecast with John Cross/AISC on Thursday October 12th 530PM at the Lakewood Country Club. See you there!

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Casey Brown

RMSCA President 2017