The Board met in Sandestin August 9th for our summer Board meeting and toured the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in anticipation of holding our 2014 Spring Meeting there. The resort is fabulous and will provide a great venue for next year’s Spring Meeting.
At the board meeting we presented the format for an FHEA state membership committee that I spoke of in the summer edition of the Whistle and the board approved the formation of this committee. I am excited about this committee and its program as we have such a great potential to grow our membership. Lily Salkoff-Piner, with Petroleum Recovery Services will be state chairperson; District 1 membership chair is Vaughn Nichols, Gulf Power Company, District 2 membership chair is Ed Varnes, Sauer, Inc., District 3 membership chair is Linda Hollingsworth, Barton Malow, and District 4 membership chair is Toni Farber, Saltz Michelson Architects. These folks need your help with the program. They will be rolling the program out at upcoming District meetings and with everybody’s help I am confident that we will achieve substantial growth in our membership. Please give your support to these folks in the implementation of this program.
Our 51st Annual FHEA Annual meeting and Trade Show is scheduled for October 7-9 at the Hilton Orlando. Go to FHEA.org for more information, and to register, please go to www.ahcaseminar.com. AHCA’s seminar addresses the theme “The Future of Healthcare Design & Construction”, and FHEA offers a great lineup of presentations adhering to our theme “Coping with the Changes in the Environment of Care.” You also will not want to miss our sold out 281 booth trade show. This meeting is again a partnership with the AHCA Office of Plans and Construction and their Annual Seminar. If you have not already, make every effort to attend and receive this important continuing education. It is critical that we keep on top of the changes inherent to our profession.
I want to thank all the supporting members for their support of FHEA and helping to make the Annual Meeting and Trade Show a huge success. I am looking forward to the meeting and I hope to see you there.
David Kovacs, CHE
FHEA State President