attended this year’s meetings but they just don’t know they will be future state leaders at this point!”
Builders Mutual Insurance Company (BMIC) was the sponsor of the regional meetings. “They deserve a big ‘shout out’ not only for their generous financial support but also for having so many of their territory managers, risk managers and auditors attend one or more of the meetings,” Carpenter said. “Not only did our members benefit from their presence, I believe the BMIC folks learned a lot about NCHBA while also making good contacts among our local HBAs. Our bond with BMIC has never been stronger.”
Prompted by the tremendous success of our 2015 NCHBA advocacy efforts, our NC BUILD-PAC program received great support across the state during the meetings. A total of $44,620 was pledged led by Region IV’s $8,550 and Region VI’s $7,850 outstanding results.
Finally, the leadership training segment of the meetings prompted many favorable comments. Mike and Tim presented “Seven Tips to be a Successful Association Leader” and administered the “Five Minute Personality Test” to attendees. The most predominate personality type reported was “Lion” which comes as no surprise. Most of our builders and associates are entrepreneurs and most entrepreneurs are strong lions. “Beavers” were the next most common type followed by “Otters” and “Golden Retrievers”. The analysis noted that most of us are products of our “dominate” personality type working in conjunction with our “sub-dominate” personality type. While entertaining, this exercise has many potential practical benefits when deciding who is the “right” personality type to put in charge of various volunteer association leadership tasks. Based on the comments received, it appears this test will prove useful to that end.
Please remember that all of the information presented at the regional meetings (as well as much that time didn’t allow to be covered) is available to our members on www.nchba.orgunder the “Member News—Member Log In” on the website.