This is the year of the member and membership Randy Noel 2018 NAHB has made this A cornerstone of his chairmanship is to focus on growing the locals and focusing on the value of membership. And asking the members to recruit new members.

As I’m writing this, it’s hard to believe it’s almost May, the year is moving quickly.

I would like to start this article off with an old quote we’ve all heard before, and I have used in a previous newsletter, but it bears repeating (Money is the mother’s milk of politics).As we are starting or the second year of the Build-Pac cycle, I want to touch on “What is Build-Pac?”, it is The political arm of NAHB. These are the men and women that fight for us every day in Washington D.C. I have had the opportunity to see them in action, and it is incredible how hard they work on our behalf. So it’s time for you to do your part and join Build-Pac with a donation. For those of you who have already given thank you!

For those who have not, we need you to do your part to help defend housing and your way of life, for as little as $2.75 a day (That’s less than a Starbucks drink) you can defend housing and the families you serve. And if that’s not a good enough reason we have met our split back goal in our first year. So half of all we raise this year will come back to the state association to fight our state issues. To make a donation you can contact OSHBA or your local HBA.

Every dollar counts.

Good news nationally from Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today, thanks to the executive order signed by President Trump they hope to once again have group healthcare programs by the end of the year.

On the tax reform, they have allowed for Remodeling to be deducted for taxes.

NAHB continues to work with the administration and the house and senate of important issues affecting housing. Stay on the lookout for Builder links from NAHB

And respond when asked.

IBS is going back to Vegas for 2019 so be looking for news in your email. Registration opens August 1st. Also if you have ever wanted to serve on a National Committee the registration begins in July, I encourage you all to apply to serve.

And to get you in the mood for IBS, we have our very own “don’t miss” event of the year coming up in September the OK Building Summit & Expo. Two days of don’t miss information and hands-on product display from the top material providers in the state and nationally. So plan to attend this great event to learn latest trends and products in the home building industry.

In closing thank you for all you do for the industry, and I encourage you to get involved at you local, state, and nationally.

We need you to participate to make us great.