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ASA President’s Message the horns and initiated various strategies, all with the goal of expanding membership in different areas of the shotcrete industry. The committee is currently on track this year to add 12 new active committee members, retain 85% of corporate members from certification activity, and grow membership by at least 10%. They are also working to target and recruit members from Latin America in the future. Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee Outreach—In the past few years, we have gathered a healthy list of  contacts who have attended pool shotcrete seminars, including ASA presentations or Onsite Seminars, ASA Nozzleman Education programs, and the Genesis 3 Design Group educational courses. In our quest to raise the bar in pool shotcrete, the Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee will be reaching out and recruiting new members, contributors, and active participants within ASA. Make no mistake, the pool industry is full of cowboys and know-it-alls. This has been the problem for the last 40 years as shotcrete knowledge and expertise has dwindled. By gathering all our colleagues under one informational roof, we can only get better. We have broken down the contact list for distribution to committee members, and we eagerly await an update at our meeting in Philadelphia. Scott Rand, who is spearheading this Strategic Plan, has helped us redefine our association’s goals and targets. Each of these goals has been broken down into specific contributions with assigned leadership. This has gotten the ball rolling. Our approach is action-based and results-oriented. Clearly, every one of us has a day job, so we fully understand the time constraints when dedicating service to a volunteer organization. However, without all of us banding together to get the job done, we all take a huge step back. George Yoggy, a founding member of ASA, once told me that when you enter that meeting room, the only hat you wear has the initials “ASA.” If you come in wearing any other hat and try to maintain a personal agenda, you will do nothing for yourself or the industry in the long run. The shotcrete industry is at a crossroads. We must all remember the importance of promoting proper practices while growing and maintaining the health of ASA. Doing so will benefit all those involved. Our current leadership understands and supports this stance, and this is the message to future contributors. Shotcrete • Summer 2016 3


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