Appreciation. It’s the fuel that runs the engine in a volunteer-based organization like our Worcester Chapter of CSI. Worcester is part of the New England Region, which includes chapters from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island
and Connecticut. Each year the Region hosts a conference, and part of that weekend includes the presentation of awards in a variety of categories to deserving chapters. One of my roles within CSI is serving as the Awards Chair for both the Worcester Chapter and the
As a member, you have a voice, and as your President, I want to hear it. Do you feel Worcester is deserving of recognition within the region for outstanding performance? Some of the categories available for Regional Awards include:
Certificates of appreciation for individuals or organizations, awarded for distinguished service to the Region in the advancement of the objectives of the Region or the Institute.
Donald J. Colosano Newsletter Award, for outstanding accomplishment or most improvement, in the publication of a chapter newsletter. Our own Roland Barrett won this award last year! Electronic Publication Award, for an outstanding innovative use of electronic technology in the advancement of the construction.
Education Award, awarded to a member, chapter, committee, firm or organization for enhancing the image and recognition of CSI at academic institutions offering construction related curricula; and/or in the field of education, related to the educational purposes or programs of the Region or the Institute.
Joseph S. Zajchowski, CSI, CCS Technical Excellence Award, awarded to a member, chapter or committee making, during the most recently completed fiscal year, an outstanding achievement in technical activity.
Was there something over the course of the last year that you thought was great? A program you really got something out of, a newsletter article you really liked or maybe you found the website a useful resource for information? If so, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know.
The awards get presented at the Regional Conference which is being hosted by the Vermont Chapter this year, in Burlington, VT May 9-11. The weekend is packed with informational programs and networking opportunities, and is being held in conjunction with ACX Vermont, a trade show co-promoted by Vermont CSI and AIA. Details are pending, so check the Region’s new website at http://nercsi.com/ for updates and give some thought to joining many of your Worcester members and meeting new contacts at this great event.
Steve VanDyke, CSI