Rochester Area Builders Committee Descriptions

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AMBASSADORS CLUB

The purpose of this committee is to establish personal contact with new members to insure that these companies are aware of and utilize the services and benefits available through Rochester Area Builders. They accomplish this through contacts during the first year of membership.

Committee meets monthly - 3rd Wednesday at Noon

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Overseeing the acknowledgment of membership participation is the charge of this committee. This is done through nominating members for the Distinguished Service Award for Builders and Associates and the Rising Star Award. This committee also plans the annual Awards Dinner held in November.

Committee meets August through November – 4th Wednesday at 7:30am

BUILDING MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

This committee oversees the maintenance of our office building.

Committee meets March, May, July, & October – 2nd Wednesday at 7:30am

BUILDING SAFETY ADVISORY GROUP

This group of members meets with the Director of Rochester’s Building Safety Department on a regular basis to give input on the building permit and inspection process.

Committee meets when necessary

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE

This committee plans the projects that allow the Association to interact with consumers, such as a Community Project, our Outreach to Youths including Scholarships, Speak to Schools program, and Job Shadowing, media advertising, and building bird feeders for a Ronald McDonald activity among others.

Committee meets January through November – 4th Thursday at 11:30am

DISPUTE RESOLUTION COMMITTEE

Helping our members to deal with consumer problems is the duty of this committee. They have developed building standards and will encourage our members to follow them. When there are customer complaints, the committee will visit the home to decide if the work is within the standards or needs to be fixed.

Committee meets when necessary - Various Times

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

This committee is charged with developing programs and seminars that will help to develop the professionalism and profitability of our members. Several all day education events are planned – multiple in Rochester and one in Winona.

Committee meets June through September – 4th Tuesday at Noon

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The five officers of the Association meet to oversee the details of running the organization, to plan Board meetings, and to make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Committee meets monthly - 1st Tuesday at 11:30am

FINANCE COMMITTEE

This group develops the annual budget for R.A.B., regularly reviews our financial status, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Committee meets January, April, July, & October– 2nd Thursday at 7:30am

GOLF OUTING COMMITTEE

The responsibility of this committee is to plan our annual golf outing so that it provides an enjoyable day for our members and their guests as well as revenue for our association.

Committee meets January through May, & July - 2nd Wednesday at Noon

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

This committee is charged with monitoring, initiating, and reacting to issues that are necessary to the maintenance of a favorable building environment. They serve as the primary review committee on all issues that affect our industry at all levels of government. They also develop ideas and oversee activities that can raise funds for our state PAC.

Committee meets monthly - 1st Monday at 12:00 Noon

GREEN BUILDING COMMITTEE

This committee investigated various green building programs and recommended MN GreenStar as the program of choice for our Association. They provide updated “green” information to the members through regular programs and articles in the newsletter.

Committee meets monthly – 3rd Tuesday at 7:30am

HOME SHOW COMMITTEE

This very important event in the RAB schedule requires many hours of dedicated work by this committee. They coordinate all aspects of the show in order to provide a professional stage for our members to present new products to the consumer. The event is held each February at the Mayo Civic Center.

Committee meets Jan, Mar, Apr, and June to Dec - 4th Monday at 11:30am

MARKETING COMMITTEE

The Association’s website (www.RochesterAreaBuilders.com) is directed by this group of members. They make suggestions for content and organization. The committee also oversees the office technology to make sure that it is up-to-date.

Committee meets January to November – 3rd Thursday at 11:30am

MEMBERSHIP & RETENTION COMMITTEE

The purpose of this committee is to develop and implement an ongoing membership development program. They are responsible for new member recruitment through annual membership drives.

Committee meets monthly - 3rd Thursday at 7:30am

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Board appoints this group of members to contact people who might be interested in serving on the Board of Directors or participating as a committee chairperson. Committee is chosen by President.

Committee meets July through September – 1st Thursday at 7:30am

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

The task of this committee is to work with the staff in creating a favorable office environment in order that the work of the association can be carried forward. They also update personnel policies and procedures and interview employee candidates as needed.

Committee meets Jan - Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct, Nov - 3rd Wed. at 3:30pm

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for arranging and coordinating all speakers, social sponsors, and special events related to the General Membership Meetings and Summer Networking Nights held the last Tuesday of each month. They also plan the annual Christmas Party held on the 2nd Friday of December.

Committee meets monthly - 1st Thursday at 11:30am

PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY GROUP

This group of members meets with the Director of Rochester’s Public Works Department each month to hear about the plans for the city of Rochester and to give input into those plans.

Committee meets monthly – 3rd Wednesday at 7:30am

SHOWCASE COMMITTEE

This committee organizes and promotes both the Spring Showcase of Homes held in April and the Fall Showcase of Homes held in September in order to boost home sales and raise the level of recognition for our builder members.

Committee meets Jan to Aug and Oct & Nov – 1st Wednesday at 12:00 Noon

SPIKE CLUB

A Spike is an honor position recognized nationally and gained through outstanding accomplishment in the area of membership development. Our Spikes work very hard to maintain our membership level by continuing to bring in new members and encouraging retention.

Committee meets monthly/Earned position - 2nd Monday at 12:00 Noon

SPORTING CLAY SHOOT COMMITTEE

The responsibility of this committee is to plan our annual sporting clay shoot so that it provides an enjoyable day for our members and their guests as well as revenue for our association.

Committee meets Jan. through Aug. & Nov. - 2nd Thursday at 11:30am


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The Association is pleased to have four active councils. The purpose of a council is to provide "like-minded" members an opportunity to further explore their interests. Each council has a separate membership application and charges a set amount of dues to cover the council's activities.

THE BUILDERS EXCHANGE COUNCIL

This Council provides access to commercial projects in our area. Members can view specifications and plans in our office and also online if they subscribe to the Plans Online Service. Members also receive the Weekly Bulletin giving them information on plans currently in the office as well as Planholders and lists of apparent low bidders.

Membership Dues are $250. Upgrade option: $550 for Plans Online Service.

.....TRUSTEES OF THE BUILDERS EXCHANGE COUNCIL

.....The purpose of this group is to oversee the operation and development of the Builders Exchange Council.

.....This group meets monthly to review the financial statement, approve membership applications, and make
.....decisions on the policies and procedures of the Council. This group also does the planning for the annual
.....golf outing for members and guests of the Builders Exchange.

.....Membership through election

.....Trustees meet monthly on the Monday before the 2nd Tuesday at 3:30pm

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COMMERCIAL BUILDERS COUNCIL

The members of this Council are interested in the areas of commercial construction and development. They support one another and provide information to the community.

Membership through dues

Meetings are held at 7:30am on the 1st Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, & December.

.....COMMERCIAL BUILDERS COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

.....The members of this committee oversee the activities of their Council. They review the financial
.....statement, approve membership applications, and plan the general meetings for the group.

.....Membership through election

.....Meetings are held at 7:30am on the 1st Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September, & November.

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DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The members of this Council are interested in the areas of industrial, commercial, and residential development. They will support one another and provide information to the community.

Membership through dues

Council meets at 12:00 Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of February, May, August, & November for lunch and a speaker

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REMODELERS COUNCIL

The goals of this Council are to provide education for themselves in various areas of remodeling and to promote their expertise to the consumer. They also reach out to the community through community projects, the Wrong Way House, and a display of information showcased at area banks. They send packets of information at no charge to the public. Their motto is “Remodel it Right!”

Membership through dues

Meetings are held at 12:00 Noon on the 3rd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted.

.....REMODELERS COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

.....The members of this committee oversee the activities of their Council. They review the financial statement,
.....approve membership applications, and plan the general meetings for the group.

.....Membership through election

.....Meetings are held monthly at 8:00am on the 1st Tuesday.

.....REMODELERS TOUR COMMITTEE

.....Every year the Council puts on a tour of remodeled homes for the public to view. It is held in September
.....on the 1st weekend of the Fall Showcase of Homes. This group oversees the planning of this event by
.....soliciting participation from Council members and making decisions on advertising and promotion.

.....Committee meets March to Sept & November - last Tuesday at 9:00am

.....FASHION SHOW COMMITTEE

.....This committee is responsible for planning and promoting our fashion show, Studs, Struts & Stilettos,
.....which benefits Rochester Area Habitat for Humanity. This is a community event where both members
.....and non-members can participate as designers and sponsors.

.....Committee meets monthly – 3rd Monday at 11:30am