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12/22/2011 04:41 PM
December Membership Meeting Summery
By Amy Wiedenmann, Sunwood Development Corp.
Our December general membership meeting was our annual Holiday Party & Toys for Tots drive. It was held at il Monticello’s in Meriden on Dec. 9th and it was a 70’s themed party!!! There was plenty of music & dancing with a DJ, Karaoke & a special band (that included our very own President/Chairman Mario Di Gioia on guitar and vocals) that played 70’s songs.
The band also had a few guest appearances such as board member Mark Nuzzolo of Brookside Development on harmonica and Cyclone Home System’s Bob Mariano on teacup. The end of the night brought on the karaoke with Mario and Mariano singing a duet to Sinatra’s ‘My Way.’ (Video will soon be posted on the website with more pictures.)
There was plenty of good will and cheer to go around and also a 4-hr. open bar for drinks, an array of appetizers and a delicious buffet. Thanks to all who showed up dressed for the occasion! Thank you to all who brought an unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots drive as well! Our Marines and Navy guests certainly had a great time joining us again too!
If you didn’t go to this year’s gathering, you won’t want to miss next year’s! If you would like to be on the planning committee, please contact Alisa in the HBRA office. We’re looking for volunteers on every committee so if there’s something you’d like to help out on, or even start, just let us know.
SAVE THE DATES!:
Please plan to attend our January 19th Membership Meeting & Dinner at Anthony’s Ocean View which will be our Remodeler’s Night and will feature a presentation on Kitchen & Bath Design Trends & Products. The night will feature Northeast Kitchens, Art’s Television & Appliance and Connecticut Appliance & Fireplace Distributors.
HBRA of New Haven’s Home Show will be held on February 18th and 19th in Wallingford at the Toyota Theater (formerly The Oakdale Theater). Talk to Alisa about reserving a booth, putting on a brief seminar for attendees and/or volunteering to help at the home show.
Building Industry Day at The Capitol will be held on March 28th, 2012. Bring as many people as you can to show your support for our industry. Also, please contact your legislators and representatives as soon as possible to let them know about this date and set up an appointment to meet with them.