On Friday, February 8, 2019, Robert Ball, Vice President of Coastal Masonry, Masonry Association of Florida (MAF) Southeast Chapter President and Donna Hinson, MAF Executive Director represented the association's apprentice programs and masonry industry at the 1st Annual Junior Achievement Inspire Event. The educational job fair featured a concrete block/masonry demonstration by Central Broward Construction (Justin Lord, Owner Central Broward Construction and MAF State Board Vice Chairman). Over 2000 students attended and were exposed to the masonry industry and construction trades.
Ken Urquhart, Workforce Employment Manager for Junior Achievement of South Florida thanked the MAF for their participation:
Members of the Concrete Coalition of Florida presented at the National Concrete Masonry Association's Town Hall event held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at their annual convention in Orlando's Lake Buena Vista resort.
The MAF's ProMasonry Chairman and Board member, Chris Bettinger presented the accomplishments of the Masonry Association. Matt Sitter, president of the Florida Concrete Products Association gave an overview of the FC&PA's BlockStrong program and Jim Painter, Executive Director of the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council informed the attendees about Florida's state masonry check-off program. Also speaking were MAF program partner, the AIA Florida's executive Director, Vicki Long and Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.
The MAF Southeast chapter honored chapter treasurer and longtime member Peter Saunders with the Masonry Association of Florida's Lifetime Emeritus Membership. Emeritus members are those members that have dedicated many years of service to the association and the masonry industry. Emeritus members are nominated by their local chapters and approved by MAF State Board of Directors. In November 2018, the board voted unanimously to award Peter for his many years of service. Congratulations Peter!
Kenny Tilghman Level 3 Apprentice @ World of Concrete representing the MAF and MCAF Tampa Chapter Apprentice Program
MASONRY MADNESS® is tomorrow!
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Over $120,000 in cash and prizes will be given away today during MASONRY MADNESS® in Las Vegas! It's a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world and it all takes place on one day in the Bronze Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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The MAF SE Chapter invited the Treasure Coast and Southwest Chapter Members to their annual Christmas party that was held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Galuppis Restaurant in Pompano Beach. The event featured an informal cornhole tournament, an open bar and complimentary dinner for the 45+ attendees. It was a great evening and Doris Portes of Coastal Masonry did a fantastic job coordinating the event!