With 100% of the local associations present from his region, RVP Jamie Wightman’s first regional meeting was quite a success. Thirty-six members attended at the Great Wolf Lodge, and the group raised $7,850 for NC BUILD-PAC.
The Region 2 meeting was back at the popular Sunnyside Oyster Bar in Williamston and attendance totaled 30. Four of the region’s HBAs were represented, and Glenn Morrison’s region raised $2,800 for NC BUILD-PAC.
Three local associations and 18 attendees gathered at the Moore County office for Region 5’s meeting. RVP Danny Adams led a great meeting that raised $2,730 for NC BUILD-PAC.
Twenty-seven members from the Davidson, Asheboro-Randolph and Winston-Salem HBAs gathered at Four Saints Brewery in Asheboro for Region 7’s meeting. Setting a record for a region 7 meeting, the group donated $5,500 to NC BUILD-PAC. Asheboro Mayor David Smith was a guest at the meeting, and RVP Jason Hedrick arranged a brewery tour following the meeting, which was a big hit.
RVP Gary Witherspoon hosted a successful meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Hickory, with 100% of the associations in his region present. The 27 attendees in Region 8 raised $3,595 for NC BUILD-PAC.
RVP Gary Hill kept his meeting at the popular Cutting Board in Burlington for his first meeting as RVP. Four out of the five HBAs in the region were present in the 29 attendees. The region raised $8,550 for NC BUILD-PAC, a regional meeting best!

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.