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by Marj Weber When checking my records I found the last "around the Chapter" was published in July 2014! So much has happened in that 14 months there's just not enough space to review.Though review is not necessary, since Michelle does such a great job of keeping the membership informed via this monthly newsletter. So, that being said, I do want to talk about a couple of events that happened over this past summer (though it still feels like SUMMER!). First and foremost, the 2015 CFMA Annual Conference in Chicago.It was in Chicago in 1997 that I attended my first Annual Conference and I have attended all since (18 of them, in case you didn't want to do the math).At that 1997 Conference, I was inspired by two women: first, Dottee Mulcahy from our own Chapter as she received the Debra Hahn Memorial Award: and second, Christine Thompson as she became the first woman President (now called Chair) of CFMA on the National level.It struck me that in a room dominated by men these…

VoS CFMA at the Zoo!

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The final tally is not yet in, but UMOM raised in excess of $62,000 with The Walk for Homeless Families this past Saturday. VoS CFMA was there - check out all the fun!


You still have time to donate! Go to: http://umom.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1134104

There are just TWO more days to register OR donate

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to TEAM CFMA for the UMOM Walk for Homeless Families. UMOM’s mission is to provide homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing, and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential. Please REGISTER HERE! to sign up for the walk or to donate if you are unable to attend.

There are just FOUR more days to register OR donate

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to TEAM CFMA for the UMOM Walk for Homeless Families. Please REGISTER HERE! to sign up for the walk or to donate if you are unable to attend.


UMOM’s mission is to provide homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing, and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential

Also,for those already registered for the walk, if you’d like to purchase a VOS charity t-shirt for $10, please email Lisa Sullivan lsullivan@mccarthy.com or Michelle Walker michelle@sscboring.com your t-shirt size.  Shirts will be available for pick up at the luncheon this Thursday. You never know who you will see walking with us!! Sign up today!

Its time to have those starving college students submit applications for spring semester scholarships!

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Last time we had 14qualified applicants and awarded the top 8 with scholarships.  The competition is stiff, so make sure your candidate prepares a complete and timely application.    The deadline is Halloween, October 31, 2015 – that’s no trick, but some worthy students will be getting a big treat!

The applicant should demonstrate the following qualities and skills:
1. Has received or will receive a diploma from an accredited high school.
2.Have a grade point average between 3.00 and 4.00 (if already enrolled in college or technical school) or GPA between 3.40 and 4.00 (if graduating from high school).  
3.Demonstrate a relationship to CFMA or other qualified construction association by a letter of recommendation from a member or an employee of a member company.  
4.Have a declared major in accounting, business, or construction. 
5.5.Show professional or civic involvement in the community.


Candidates applying for this scholarship for the first time will be given preference over those who …

VOS 3rd Annual Charity Challenge!

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VoS is matching up to $1,500 in donations, so please register                        to walk and/or donate through this website link. Thanks!

Register Today for the Southwest Regional Conference

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Registration closes today; will you be there? Click here to register online before the deadline. To see complete conference details and check out the fantastic roster of speakers, click the blue tabs at the top of this page. Join the In Crowd; enjoy the conference September 13-15 in Long Beach, California

VOS 3rd Annual Charity Challenge!

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VoS is matching up to $1,500 in donations, so please register to walk and/or donate through this website link. Thanks!

How To Implement Flexible Overhead and Why it Matters

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