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Committee Chair Memo ASA Marketing & Membership Committee By Joe Hutter The mission statement of ASA’s Membership All of our banquet sponsors are corporate members of ASA and Marketing Committee as stated on the and the generosity of these sponsors is the biggest factor in ASA website is “To broaden the ASA mem- determining the success of our banquet. Last year, our sponsorship bership base and ensure that shotcrete has drive raised over $34,000 from 30 corporate sponsors, a record its ‘market share’ in a national arena.” There amount since the banquet’s first year. This year, 31 sponsors are many initiatives that the committee stepped up to the plate and pledged over $39,000 in support of this undertakes that are driven by the mission year’s banquet, another record for ASA’s corporate membership. statement, but none have more impact than Without the contribution from our sponsors, the annual ASA the annual ASA Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet Outstanding Shotcrete Project Awards Banquet would not be held at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV. possible. The funds raised through banquet sponsorship help This annual event has grown in popularity since the inaugural minimize the cost of participation for our members (ASA subsidizes event in January 2006. Last year, over 147 attendees from six the cost of the banquet tickets for ASA members) and also helps countries gathered to celebrate the year’s most successful cover the cost of other expenditures that contribute to the success shotcrete projects in the categories of Architecture, Infrastructure, of the banquet. Any surplus from the event is used throughout Pool & Recreational, Rehabilitation & Repair, Underground, the year to fund some of the many initiatives that help promote and the Outstanding International Award. the shotcrete process to the construction industry. The secret to the success of our banquet begins with the If there is any room for improvement with the awards countless hours of work that go on behind the scenes. ASA program, the judging committee would love to see more of our staff must find a venue that meets the expectations of our members, especially the hundreds who attend the banquet, membership and falls within the banquet budget; they must submit projects for consideration in one of the six award initiate press releases reminding members to submit projects; categories. Over the past few years, the committee has taken and, once the deadline for submittals has passed, they must steps to simplify the submittal process, making it quicker and assemble the entries and complete all of the administrative easier for members to complete and submit their applications. work required for the judges to select the winners. We know that there are more projects in which ASA member Volunteer ASA members are also active behind the scenes companies have participated. Many of those projects deserve to help make the ASA Awards banquet a success. A committee recognition by our association. So, between now and the close of ASA members is responsible for soliciting project submittals of next year’s nomination period, carry a digital camera when from the membership, the judging committee (also made up visiting your job sites, and please remember to snap some of ASA volunteers) reviews all submittals and selects the winners photos of your favorites. A few minutes on the ASA website for each category, and a small committee of ASA volunteers are all that is required to complete the submittal form and upload has been established to canvass the ASA membership in an some photos. It just may result in an opportunity to boast a effort to secure sponsors for the banquet. little to your peers at next year’s ASA banquet! ASA Marketing & Membership Committee Joe Hutter, Chair | King Packaged Materials Company Patrick Bridger, Co-Chair | Putzmeister Shotcrete Technology Michael Cotter | American Underground Engineering Ryan Poole | DOMTEC International, LLC Oscar Duckworth | Valley Concrete Services Raymond Schallom III | RCS Consulting & Construction Co., Inc. Dan Millette | The Euclid Chemical Company Ted Sofis | Sofis Company, Inc. Tom Norman | Airplaco Equipment Company Marcus H. von der Hofen | Coastal Gunite Construction Co. 4 Shotcrete • Winter 2014


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