November 01, 2006


Minutes NEWBIA November Meeting


Chapter President, Phil Borchardt called the morning session of the meeting to order at 9:30 am with 42 members in attendance.


The morning program was presented by Truss Joist.  The first item reviewed in the presentation was proper handling and safety issues for “I-joists” on the job site. This was followed by a presentation on issues with buckling in garage door headers when they are framed in a position dropped below the roof or floor framing of the structure. A review of tall wall issues followed along with a review of interior beam to column connections.


The business meeting was called to order at 1:20pm. The September 2006 minutes where approved by the group. A financial report was given and also approved by the group.


Old Business


President Phil Borchardt reported that the By-law changes have been posted on the group’s web site and members should review them prior to the Annual Meeting in December so they may be voted upon. Any additions / corrections contact a member of that By-Laws committee.

Roger Sydow 715-261-6780

Dan  Dziadosz  715-842-0983


The Annual meeting shall be held at The Gathering in Shawano on December 01 2006. Reservations must be submitted to Rob Cormier by November 24 2006 on the form sent out earlier.


Elections are to be held at the Annual meeting this year for the positions of Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

Current nominations are:        Vice President:             Mike Miller

Lori Jencks                                                                       

                 Secretary:                        Jon Oldenburg


            Treasurer:                        Rob Cormier


            Trustees:                     Jack Van Der Weele 1 year term

                                               Chris Jensen               2 year term

                                               Phil Borchardt            3 year term


           Inspector-Year             Allyn Dannhoff


 Anyone interested in making any additional nominations for these positions may contact a member of the nomination committee prior to November 24 2006.

Rick Schwarz  920-686-6940

Emil Jensen     920-822-4312


New Business


Jack Van Der Weele   presented to the group a proposal to present a plaque/certificate to the NEWBIA President upon completion of their term at the annual meeting. Discussion was made as to whether this should be retroactive or to start with the current office. A motion was made to include this as an item on the election ballet.


Pete Fetters updated the group on his research into the moving of the monthly meeting place to the Shawano Comfort Inn, or another venue in the Shawano area. He will be conducting further inquiries in this matter and will present his findings at the annual meeting in December.


A round table discussion was held.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 PM



Respectfully submitted

Jon Oldenburg

Secretary NEWBIA