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ASBA Members Step Up

Mark Brogan, CTCB

ASBA Chairman

With summer underway, we’re all busy and I want to thank you for taking time out of your schedule to read Newsline and the Chairman’s Message.

In the Spring Newsline, I encouraged you to participate in the survey that had been sent to all members and stressed the importance of the survey to ASBA. I’m pleased to report that we had a phenomenal response from our members – over 37% of our members (131 companies). Such a response for an association survey of that length is almost unheard of. The Board will be reviewing the composite results of the survey in great detail at our July board meeting in Baltimore. We will be looking at what is working; what is not working; and the suggestions you’ve made for constructive changes. Thanks for taking the time to contribute to this process.

I’m pleased to announce that the new Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual is in circulation. If you haven’t purchased your copy, please contact ASBA Headquarters. The 7th edition of the manual has been greatly enhanced. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort from the JEB individuals who worked on the new book. The new Running Tracks: Construction and Maintenance manual is expected to be in circulation by the end of July. Advanced orders are being accepted now at discounted rates. Contact Cynthia Jordan at ASBA headquarters to place your order. Many thanks to the ASBA volunteers who have contributed to this editorial process over the past year!

December seems like a long way off, but it will be here before we know it. I hope you have November 30-December 3 on your calendars and that you’re planning to be at the ASBA Technical Meeting in Orlando. Promotional materials will be sent out later this summer. We are in the process of soliciting sponsorships and exhibitors for the TM now. We are further ahead in the process than we have been in years past – with some new supplier companies participating for the first time. We represent an important market for many of these suppliers. As you are working with your suppliers – please thank them for supporting ASBA – our industry trade association. If they’re not supporting ASBA, please encourage them to join the Association and have a presence at the TM in Orlando.

Have a great summer!  

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