The deadline to become an Annual Sponsor of WICA is approaching quickly on Monday, January 12th. WICA Annual Sponsors get association-wide exposure for their company including: your company name on sponsorship signs and verbal recognition at events, your logo on the WICA website, monthly recognition in the eNews and more. The different levels of sponsorship are as follows:
PLATINUM | $2300 - includes two $500 convention sponsorships, one $300 convention sponsorship, and four golf hole sponsorships
GOLD | $1600 - includes one $500 convention sponsorship, one $300 convention sponsorship, and three golf hole sponsorships
SILVER | $1125 - includes one $500 convention sponsorship and two golf hole sponsorships
To register to become a 2015 Annual Sponsor online click here or download the registration form here.
WICA’s first event of 2015 will be the Southern California Golf Tournament which will be held in Irvine, California at Oak Creek Golf Club. The tournament will take place on Monday, February 2, 2015 with a shotgun start at 11:00am. The cost is $125 per person for members and $175 per person for non-members. The registration fee includes course and cart fees as well as lunch and attendance at the tournament’s awards reception. Additionally, WICA is offering hole sponsorships for $200 per hole for members and $250 per hole for non-members. Make sure you register now as the deadline is Friday, January 23rd. To register online, click here or download the registration form here._READ_MORE
WICA would like to thank the 2014 Board of Directors and Officers for their commitment and hard work throughout 2014. WICA would like to particularly recognize outgoing President Brian Farnsworth of E.J. Bartells for his commitment to leading the association. WICA would also like to recognize outgoing board member Mark Sylvester of Armacell and thank him for his leadership and contributions to WICA. The 2015 WICA Board of Directors and Officers were voted upon by the WICA membership at the Annual Business Meeting that took place at the WICA Annual Convention at the Turtle Bay Resort in October of 2014.
The 2015 Officers are;
President - Ron de Rue, Farwest Insulation Contracting
Vice-President - Gerald Cox, Performance Contracting, Inc.
Treasurer - Robert Jeffries, Summit Contracting, LLC
Immediate Past President - Brian Farnsworth, E.J. Bartells
Additionally, the members of the board for 2015 are;
Adam Polkinghorne - Performance Contracting, Inc.
Craig Rossi - Bayside Insulation, Inc.
Debra Dunlap - Merit Insulation
Dennis Gray - Summit Contracting
Ken Gritter - Hudson Bay Insulation
Myron Nakata - Acutron
Patrick Tasson - Industrial Insulation Group, LLC
Rick Sutphin - Performance Contracting, Inc.
Russ Huff - Bay Insulation Supply
Steve Butler - Pacific Insulation Company
Patrice Reynolds - Farwest Insulation Contracting, Finance Committee Chair
Tim Stout - Hudson Bay Insulation, NIA Representative
As 2015 begins, WICA would like to remind all Associate and Affiliate Members that 2015 dues payments can be paid online this year. While members are not required to pay their dues online, this extra convenience should make it easy for all associate and affiliate members to get their 2015 dues paid. If you have not yet paid your 2015 dues, please do so as soon as possible. Dues can be paid online by clicking here. If you have any questions about the online dues payment process, please contact Sarah Hill._READ_MORE
How often have you heard the comment, “He or she is a born leader?” There are certain characteristics found in some people that seem to naturally put them in a position where they’re looked up to as a leader.
Whether in fact a person is born a leader or develops skills and abilities to become a leader is open for debate. There are some clear characteristics that are found in good leaders. These qualities can be developed or may be naturally part of their personality. Let us explore them further.
Seven Personal Qualities Found In A Good Leader:
1. A good leader has an exemplary character. It is of utmost importance that a leader is trustworthy to lead others. A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader “walks the talk” and in doing so earns the right to have responsibility for others. True authority is born from respect for the good character and trustworthiness of the person who leads.
2. A good leader is enthusiastic about their work or cause and also about their role as leader. People will respond more openly to a person of passion and dedication. Leaders need to be able to be a source of inspiration, and be a motivator towards the required action or cause. Although the responsibilities and roles of a leader may be different, the leader needs to be seen to be part of the team working towards the goal. This kind of leader will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and get dirty.
3. A good leader is confident. In order to lead and set direction a leader needs to appear confident as a person and in the leadership role. Such a person inspires confidence in others and draws out the trust and best efforts of the team to complete the task well. A leader who conveys confidence towards the proposed objective inspires the best effort from team members.
4. A leader also needs to function in an orderly and purposeful manner in situations of uncertainty. People look to the leader during times of uncertainty and unfamiliarity and find reassurance and security when the leader portrays confidence and a positive demeanor.
5. Good leaders are tolerant of ambiguity and remain calm, composed and steadfast to the main purpose. Storms, emotions, and crises come and go and a good leader takes these as part of the journey and keeps a cool head.
6. A good leader as well as keeping the main goal in focus is able to think analytically. Not only does a good leader view a situation as a whole, but is able to break it down into sub parts for closer inspection. Not only is the goal in view but a good leader can break it down into manageable steps and make progress towards it.
7. A good leader is committed to excellence. Second best does not lead to success. The good leader not only maintains high standards, but also is proactive in raising the bar in order to achieve excellence in all areas.
These seven personal characteristics are foundational to good leadership. Some characteristics may be more naturally present in the personality of a leader. However, each of these characteristics can also be developed and strengthened. A good leader whether they naturally possess these qualities or not, will be diligent to consistently develop and strengthen them in their leadership role.