President's Pen by Tamra Stier, HBA President

Tamra Stier

As your HBA President I had written a letter, in September, to the IBA President who had expressed the need to increase local membership dues in 2015. The letter was compiled from the feedback of your local HBA Executive Board and Board Members. It stated that we opposed the dues increase and suggested that the IBA Executive Board should reevaluate their budget and cut back where needed. Other representatives of local affiliated associations had also written letters with similar views. IBA Executive Board has considered the feedback and has decided to undergo a thorough review of their budget and have made modifications to several line items. Rick Wajda has announced there will not be a dues increase for 2015!

We do need to be appreciative and remember how much our local, state and national volunteers and staff do to represent our industry and keep Indiana as one of the most affordable states to own a home!

As my term comes to an end, I want to thank all of our Board Members who volunteer their time and sacrifice to represent and make the best decisions possible for our local builders and associates. Thank you to every member, who has been involved, sponsored an event or has recruited new members. Maurine and Michelle your hard work and dedication is the heart of our association and you are both appreciated, thank you!

Last January we had a great turn out and a lot of fun. So don't miss the 2015 Inaugural Ceremony & Casino Night at Goeglein's Friday, January 9, 2015. Call the office to make your reservation and sign up to sponsor the event or a game table.

Have a Merry Christmas, and a Prosperous New Year! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Tamra Stier

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