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Early Bird Deadline for AWCI’s Doing It Right Seminars at Academy Is Jan. 4


Save $50 on your registration fees for AWCI’s Doing It Right Seminars at Academy when you sign up by Jan. 4. The holidays may be a bit of a distraction, so register today!





During this meeting AWCI will be hosting the Doing It Right seminars for ceilings, gypsum, steel and stucco, and introducing the new course on exterior envelopes. AWCI members who register prior to Jan. 4 will pay only $195 for each one-day seminar and $390 for the two-day steel seminar. After Jan. 4, all the prices go up.





This important educational opportunity will be held Jan 28–31, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, where AWCI has negotiated special room rates of only $109 per night (plus tax). The cut-off date for this rate is Jan. 14, 2013.





Contact Ginny Rosell at (703) 538.1610 or rosell@awci.org, or Anne Selvitelli at (703) 538.1608 or selvitelli@awci.org for more information. Also be sure to visit www.awci.org/academy.shtml to register and to make your hotel reservation.






AWCI Announces New Trade Show, Events Manager


Virginia “Ginny” Quintero Rosell, CMP, CMM, has joined the AWCI headquarters staff as its manager of trade show and events management. She replaces Kim MacLean, who found a new position closer to her home and newborn daughter in August.





Rosell is responsible for organizing AWCI’s Academy programs as well as the Intex Expo. She also assists Karen Bilak, CMP, AWCI’s director of convention and conferences, with the AWCI Industry Executives’ Conference & Committee Meetings and meetings of the AWCI executive committee.





Rosell is a Certified Meeting Professional, a designation administered by the Convention Industry Council. In addition, she holds the global Certification in Meeting Management from Meeting Professionals International.





Her past experience includes serving as director of global accounts for a privately held company in the hospitality industry, and as a meeting planning specialist for a nonprofit group in the Washington, D.C., area.





Rosell can be reached on her direct line at AWCI, (703) 538.1610, or via email, rosell@awci.org.






Make Your End-of-Year Gift Today to the Foundation’s Annual Fund


2012 is coming to a close, and there is still one important thing to do before Dec. 31: Make your tax deductible annual fund donation to the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry!





Your donations throughout the year have enabled the Foundation to continue to build a solid reputation for providing high-quality education, unbiased information and critical financial support to members of our community. There are countless opportunities for the Foundation to positively impact the industry in the future. With your tax-deductible donation to the Foundation’s Annual fund, these opportunities will continue to become realities.





Foundation Programs. Your contribution to the annual fund will be used to enhance the John H. Hampshire Memorial Library, the largest independent library in the industry with more than 10,000 volumes.





Your contribution also will enable the Foundation Research Series to continue to provide quality research based on the current business climate and AWCI-member interests. The most recent publication, “Navigating Uncharted Waters: Understanding the Energy Codes and How They Impact the Role of the Contractor,” was distributed to AWCI members in August. Next year’s publication will focus on how to attract young people to the industry.





You can also make a difference through AWCI Cares, which was created to provide financial assistance to member employees and their families in times of crisis. Supporters of the Foundation’s Annual Fund can designate all or a portion of their donation to go directly to AWCI Cares.





Leadership Council. With your donation you also have the opportunity to become part of the 2013 Foundation Leadership Council. This designation is reserved for donors who match their 2011 gift, give at least $2,500, or make a first-time gift of $250 or more. Members of the Leadership Council receive print and online recognition through the year from AWCI and the Foundation.





To learn more, contact Annemarie Selvitelli at selvitelli@awci.org or (703) 538.1608.

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