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Daily update—Wednesday, Feb. 7

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During the annual NRCA Member Meeting and Elections yesterday following the International Roofing Expo® (IRE) keynote address, members voted to approve the 2018-19 slate of officers.

The following were elected officers for 2018-19:

Chairman of the Board: Kent Schwickert, Schwickert's Tecta America of Mankato LLC, Mankato, Minn.
Chairman of the Board-elect: Nick Sabino, Deer Park Roofing Inc., Cincinnati
Vice Chairman (one-year term): Scott Kawulok, B & M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick, Colo.
Vice Chairmen (two-year term): Monica Cameron, Diamond Roofing, Dodge City, Kan.
Rod Petrick, Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill.
Kelly Van Winkle, King of Texas Roofing Co. LP, Grand Prairie, Texas

Today's activities include a union breakfast program, "Recruiting, Training and Retaining Roofing Technicians and Leaders of Tomorrow," hosted by NRCA and for contractors only, from 7 to 9:15 a.m.; The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Construction Management Student Competition at 7:45 a.m.; and NRCA's International Relations Committee meeting at 8 a.m. These events will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. ROOFPAC, NRCA's political action committee, will hold its silent auction today beginning at 11 a.m. at NRCA's booth, No. 1933; final bids are due by 4 p.m. NRCA's Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The reception will include recognition of NRCA's J.A. Piper Award winner and presentations of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress' Gold Circle Awards, Most Valuable Player Awards and Construction Management Student Competition winners; 2017 Charlie Raymond Membership Award and CNA/NRCA Community Involvement Award. ROOFPAC will host its Party on the Mighty Mississippi from 7 to 9 p.m. at Pat O's on the River.

The NRCA member lounge will be open today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NRCA's booth, No. 1933, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and NRCA will facilitate an Emerging Roofing Professionals Meet-up networking opportunity at the booth from 2 to 3 p.m.

Today, IRE registration will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and the exhibit hall will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. IRE's educational conference will be held from 7:45 to 11:15 a.m. at the convention center.

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