2016/17 CWA President’s Letter

Dear Members,

Can you believe we are already half way through the year? It has been a pretty busy year already for the CWA board and we are looking forward to finishing 2016 strong.

I thought we certainly kicked-off the first six months of 2016 with a bang! First, we held our 1st Quarter Members Meeting on February 25 at Vivo Ristorante in Raleigh. The purpose of the meeting was to recap our 2015 accomplishments and outline what was ahead for 2016.  In addition, I introduced Nancy Chrisman and Ashley Jackson from PCIA and they gave a short presentation regarding CWA’s membership in PCIA and specifically, some of the benefits now available to the association.  Everyone also enjoyed the authentic Italian buffet while networking with colleagues from all over North and South Carolina.  There were even a few attendees from Florida!  The event was free of charge as a show of appreciation from the CWA Board for the many accomplishments achieved in 2015.

We followed up the Members Meeting with our 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament which was held on May 22nd in Pinehurst and which benefitted our charity partner of many years, Victory Junction. Austin Petty joined us for golf, lunch and the awards ceremony where the Board of Directors presented him with a $23,000 check from the ticket/sponsorship sales and the generous donations received throughout the day. This contribution will cover at least one cabin of campers and brings our total donations to date to $125,000! Speaking of campers, Emma Barber, a recent camper, also spoke at the event about her camp experience and how much she enjoyed attending. She then won an iPad in the raffle drawing which was a wonderful way to end the event. Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants for your contributions. A special thanks to the many volunteers, and especially Mitzi Parker, whose tireless efforts made it the best tournament to date.

This year, we also added two new members to our Board of Directors – John Yeagley and Joe Everett. John is a partner at Chase Real Estate Services in Charlotte while Joe is a Power Solutions Consultant at National Power Corporation in Raleigh.   Look for them at our 3rd Quarter Educational Meeting in September! Congrats to both of them, we appreciate their support and dedication.

Finally, as mentioned, our 3rd Quarter Educational Event will be on September 22nd and our Holiday Social on December 8th. More information regarding locations and venues will follow shortly.

Have a wonderful summer!