Hello fellow NEC Members,Well it seems as though we are turning the corner ever so slowly, but turning. I believe, as others I have spoken with, that many of the things I have gained from PDCA membership are responsible for us still being in business. NEC is setting up pro-grams to help keep our members in the forefront with the economy turning around. As these opportunities become avail-able, please take advantage of them.We came back from the National PDCA Convention in Phoenix invigorated though tired from spending the night in the Dallasairport due to 12.5 in. of snow. A lot of good information was provided and some new product and equipment was displayed.Much of that will also be available to you at our
Educational Conference and Vendor Expo
in Newport RI this November, sogive your best effort to make it. Newport is also a great family destination and we are working on activities for spouses andfamilies to do to have fun as well. Why not take time to walk the beach on Ocean Drive?PDCA has for many years championed a great organization which is always strapped for cash,
The Boy Scouts of America
. NewEngland Council, as well as all councils and chapters, has been asked to make this a priority as well when planning charityprojects. The Painting Merit Badge Book was just rewritten and Paul Corey brought up the fact that many of their Camps
need upkeep. These are fantastic ideas for charity projects in your chapter’s area. Each chapter could contact their local B
oyScout Council office and talk with the Council Executive and see what work they could use done at their Summer Camps. If anyone would like help with this, give me a call and I will get you contact information for your local Council. I am sure oursuppliers will be happy to donate the material.
With the weather finally turning toward spring, it’s time to think about golf and, of course, the
NEC, PDCA Golf Tournament
Wednesday, June 2
. This a great opportunity to bring your customers for a day of appreciation, your accountant as athank you for all the money he saved you, your employees for a job well done, or maybe treat a supplier or just enjoy a roundof golf with friends. Whatever the reason, shine up your clubs and come out for a day of fun and relaxation. Further informa-tion and a registration form are available on our website at www.newenglandcouncilpdca.org.
As always don’t forget to thank our vendors for their continued support.
Mark Adams,Southington Painting Co., LLC 860-628-8923 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Adams, 2010 President
New England Council, Inc., PDCA
exists to serve the coating and wall covering applications industry with stan-dards, education, training, advocacy and best business practices essential to member success.
To continue to be New England’s recognized voice of the industry, the contractor’s source for standards andeducation and the customer’s choice for painting, wall covering and decorating services.