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Jan/Feb/March 2020 Digest

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Chairman’s Message

Will Engel, Chairman of the Board The Cornerstone Club members are a highly visible and an elite group of contributors to the building industry. They are responsible for sustaining a number of Wichita Area Builders Association events and activities over … Continue reading

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President’s Message

The holidays are fast approaching as we move toward the end of the current year and look optimistically forward to the challenges and opportunities that will come our way in 2020.  To be sure, we are hopeful things will go … Continue reading

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 Clay Shoot Committee

2019 WABA Bust-A-Clay Shoot We feel this was our best Clay Shoot to date with two hundred and seventy shooters, dozens of sponsors and volunteers. It a great day at the shooting range for everyone.  There was plenty of shooting … Continue reading

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Codes & Standards Committee

Jerry Warren, Chairman Expanded Plumbing Board Approved/Appointed At the plumbing contractors segment of the construction industry’s request, the City of Wichita and Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, have taken action to approve expansion of the plumbing board that existed during … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Club

2019 Cornerstone Club Banquet Recently, Tim Norton, executive director of the Kansas Aviation Museum was the guest speaker at our Annual Cornerstone dinner. Tim reminded us that Kansas and Wichita in particular has a rich aviation history that needs to … Continue reading

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Developers Committee

Special Assessment Abatement Pertaining to Stormwater Drainage Our Committee is working to secure a change to City of Wichita Charter Ordinance #212 that presently restricts the use of special assessment abatement/deferral having to do with required stormwater improvements. What is … Continue reading

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Legislative Committee

Looking Forward to 2020 Elections With the most recent elections now behind us, and the results known, we have concluded that we fared pretty well given the candidates that were supported and elected and that we are moving forward to … Continue reading

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Membership Committee

Most Recent New Member Recruiting Drive Successful Jim Gearhart was the top recruiter with 5 new members and Ann Allaire and Susan Armstrong both recruited 3 new members. Thank you to everyone who participated in the drive and for all … Continue reading

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Next Gen Committee/Remodelers Council

Steve Hund, Chairman Next Generation Committee David Francis, Chairman Remodelers Council The most recent meetings of our Next Gen Group, and the Remodelers Council, consisted of a joint one for the purpose of hearing a presentation on the needs of … Continue reading

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Grievance & Ethics/Dispute Resolution Committee

Use of Binding Arbitration Beneficial Since the establishment of our Committee some 20-plus year ago to help builders and customers settle disputes that can sometimes develop between them it is becoming more and more obvious that parties are recognizing the … Continue reading

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WABA Chili Cook-Off

Thank you everyone who participated in this year’s Chili Cook-Off.  We had a great turn out of both teams and tasters till the weather took a turn for the worse about half way through the event.  Nevertheless, everyone had a … Continue reading

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