the WCBA's Electronic Newsletter
November 2014
Please take a few moments to review our monthly newsletter which includes information about association events, board meetings and other local industry information.

Next WCBA Board of Director's Meeting
Board Meeting, December 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Padway's on Big Cedar Lake
Next WCBA Dinner Meeting
December 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Padway's on Big Cedar Lake
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In This Issue
Updates & Dates to Remember
Dinner Meeting Update
Education Committee Update
Holiday Party Update
2015 Expo Update
Nominating Committee - Volunteers Needed
A Message from the WCBA President
Quick Update & Dates To Remember
by Becky Miller, Newsletter Editor


Dates to Remember
Dates have been set for several upcoming events.  Please mark your calendars and watch your email for registration information.  Also, if you are interested in volunteering to help or in being an event sponsor, please contact the chairperson for that event.


Next Dinner Meeting

December 11, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Padway's (formerly Wegner's Cedar Lake Inn)


Next Educational Seminar

December 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Cabela's

2015 Home Builders Expo

February 6th - 8th, 2015

Exhibitor application available online at wcba-wi.org.

December Dinner Meeting
by  Matt McCabe
Committee Chair

With registration for the 2015 WCBA Home Building and Remodeling Expo right around the corner, the WCBA Expo committee would like to give you a preview of this year's event.


The December 11th Dinner Meeting at Padway's on Big Cedar Lake will feature a presentation by the WCBA 2015 Expo Committee Chair, Jeff Feyrer, as well as the other committee members who will discuss the upcoming Expo and ask WCBA members for their input on how to further improve the Expo experience.


Why not come out to enjoy an evening of dining and socializing on the beautiful shores of Big Cedar Lake? Experience this restaurant under its new management while networking with your industry peers.


Please join us for drinks at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:00 pm and a presentation by your 2015 Expo committee.


Click on the link below to register or call Jeff Feyrer at 262-305-1673 for more information.



Education Committee
by Matt McCabe, Committee Chair


The WCBA Education Committee is pleased to present its second education event of 2014!  Earn 4 UDC points when you attend this 1/2-day session at Cabela's in Richfield on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014. The Seminars will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon. Following the seminars, lunch will be provided in the Great Lake's Cafe on the second floor of Cabela's.


All for only $20 to all WCBA members and their guests!

This low-cost opportunity to earn CEU credits is made possible through the generous sponsorship of Andersen Windows and Hallmark Building Supplies.



Register now and take advantage of this 1/2-day winter session and earn 4 credits toward your State of Wisconsin Uniform Dwelling Contractor Qualifier points. Here is a preview of what will be presented at this informative seminar:

  • "Proper Flashing Techniques: Industry Standards and Solutions," presented by Linda Heipp of Hallmark Supply
  • "Tyvek Thermawrap R5.0: The Next Revolution in Exterior Insulation and the Science Behind It!" presented by Mike Hoium of Hallmark Supply
  • "Understanding Composite Windows for Replacement," presented by Christine Plummer of Andersen Windows
  • "Understanding Condensation," presented by Christine Plummer of Andersen Windows 

These four topics will be covered over a 3-hour class room session from 9 a.m. to noon and will earn 4 CEU credits.


Click on the link below to register now or call Matt McCabe at 262-794-1655 for more information.



Holiday Party
by Stevie Mistele-Wildt, Committee Chair

The 2015 Holiday Party is confirmed!


We will enjoy an evening at the Fox and Hounds on Saturday, January 24th.  Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.  Register by January 16, 2015 to receive a discounted rate of $35 per person.  After January 16th, the cost will be $45 per person.


Dinner selections will be posted next month, so watch for the newsletter and updates on Constant Contact. Sponsorship details will be available at that time as well.


I look forward to bringing you a great evening of fun with your fellow WCBA members!


Your Holiday Hostess,


2015 Building and Remodeling Expo
by Jeff Feyrer, Committee Chair


The 2015 WCBA Home Building & Remodeling Expo is starting to come together. Don't miss out on signing up before December 31, 2014 to take advantage of the discounted "Early Bird" rate for your booth. This year, spots are filling up fast since the Expo will be February 6-8, 2015 which is not the same weekend as the Milwaukee show. The Expo is a great opportunity to meet local customers at a lower rate than other similar events.


New this year, we will have the ABC Supply Indy race car with the chance for kids to sit in the car and have their picture taken. As always, we will have children's face painting and birdhouse/toolbox building.


Our guest speaker is the informative Gus Gnorski, formerly from Fox 6 and WTMJ radio show "Ask Gus", who will appear at 2:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Gus' seminars were attended by more than 45 people per day last year. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask him their fix it questions.


On Friday evening, there will be an exhibitor dinner catered by MJ's Catering from Hartford followed by a membership meeting.


Our advertising this year will feature 47 ads on TV's Fox 6 along with local papers, an ad in the MBA Home Building & Remodeling Show handout and ads on local radio stations: WBKV/WBWI and WTKM.


The presenting sponsor for the 2015 Expo will be Uptown Motorcars in Slinger. We are still in need of more sponsors for various aspects of the Expo. If you are interested or have any other questions, please contact me, Jeff Feyrer, at 262-305-1673 or e-mail me JTF71961@yahoo.com.  The exhibitor application can be printed from our website www.wcba-wi.org or one can be provided to you by calling 262-334-5552.


Take this great opportunity to start off a strong year for your business!

Nominating Committee
by Jason Miller, Committee Chair

Volunteers Needed


Several vacancies will be coming to our WCBA Board of Directors next year as some existing directors at large terms expire.  In order for the WCBA to remain a strong and fresh organization it is important to have strong and fresh leadership.  If you can run your business, you have the skills to be a director at large for your WCBA - so don't worry about that.


A director at large has a 3 year term.  In this position, you will attend a board meeting every month for about 2 hours.  In addition, you will choose to help, where you can, with various events and programs which are important or interesting to you.


Serving as a director at large is rewarding.  You have the opportunity to make new friends, work with great people who face similar professional challenges as you, learn many new things and meet many other people during membership meetings and events.


The true rewards of belonging to a trade association are found when you get involved.  If you are willing to consider becoming a volunteer director with your WCBA, please contact our Nominating Committee Chair Person, Jason Miller at jmiller@a1poolfun.com or the WCBA President, Dirk Wildt at dirk@cobblestone-bldrs.com.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Presidential_Message A Message from the WCBA
President, Dirk Wildt


The recent networking event held at West Bend Glass Block was well received by all of those who attended this meet and greet.  Besides networking, we got an opportunity to learn about the business of glass block installation and manufacture from our hosts, Andy and Darlene Klefstad.  Door prizes, food and beverages were provided by our gracious hosts to help make this a fun event.  If you would like to host one of these events at your place of business call me at 262-502-9344 or Becky (office manager) at 262-334-5552.


Also during the evening, one name was drawn from a list all of the members who had attended the general membership meetings throughout the year for a free 2015 WCBA Building and Remodeling EXPO booth, a $395 value.  I am happy to announce that the lucky winner of the 2015 EXPO booth is First National Bank of Hartford.  Our congratulations goes out to Wendy Christenson, Vice President/Branch Manager.  Like Wendy, all you have to do to get your name in the drawing is to attend a general meeting, your name will be entered into the drawing for each meeting that you attend.


Our next general meeting on December 11th is being held at Padway's (formerly Wagner's) on big Cedar Lake.  Topic of discussion will be the 2015 EXPO, so if you have any questions about this event, this meeting will surely be one that you will want to attend. 


See you at the meeting! 

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