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The Lincoln



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August 2017

Vol. 54 No. 8



Published monthly by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln

featuring one of Lincoln's latest talents on NBC's "The Voice" Find more information on pages 6-7.

Also in this issue... Bean Bag Toss Tournament

page 7

Nebraska Sales & Use Tax

page 9

2017 HBAL Membership Drive

pages 12-13

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 HELD AT: Kleinschmit Farm 11401 Van Dorn St. (2 minutes from 84th Street)

Fostering Faith with Family Fun and Fellowship Food ¡ Games ¡ LIVE Concert

Friends in Faith will be hosting the 2017 Family Fest, a free event focused on FAITH, FAMILY, FUN and FELLOWSHIP, followed by a great christian concert!


ABOUT 5:00

Bishop James D. Conley, Bishop of Lincoln will be celebrating mass with us.


Enjoy family games such as; bean bag toss, three legged family race, water balloon toss and more...


7EVENTH TIME DOWN will be uplifting our spirit with their well-known singles played on the radio!



ALL ARE WELCOME! (If you are not comfortable joining us for mass, we would still love to have you come by to celebrate the family fun, games and concert!) Check it out; (A FREE WILL donation will be collected to support Youth Ministry.) As you schedule your summertime activities, please consider this as my personal invitation for you and your family to join us! Have a great summer, Matt and Tracy Kleinschmit

President’s Message

President’s Message August 2017 Vol. 54, No. 8

Contents President’s Message 3,22 Calendar of Events 4 Remodelers Council Golf Tournament 5 Annual Hog Roast 6-7 YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament 7 Behind the Scenes 8 Educational Opportunities 9 Member News 11 Spike Party 11 2017 HBAL Membership Drive 12-13 Sporting Clay Shoot 14-15 HBAL Job Board 17 Young Building Professionals Council 18-19 SkillsUSA Nebraska 20 Directory Changes 21 Renewals 21 Cancellations 21

Matt Kleinschmit HBAL President

Building relationship with good communication… During my first interview meeting with a potential client, I explain how relationships succeed with good communication. Good communication clearly sets expectations and goals, however it also helps each other understand one’s point of view. Many times, whether at work or home, I can connect all my troubles or triumphs with how well I have been communicating. The same can be said with one’s relationship with God. Philippians 4:6 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” I can tell you first hand, no matter how much I pray, I feel God is always pulling me into a deeper relationship with Him. Have you also felt this pull? During the summer of 2009, I felt lost, wondering what my purpose in life was. I starting praying to God, asking Him what I was to do with my life. Don’t get me wrong, all was well with my family and business, I guess I was just feeling as if my life did not account for much. As I started to pray, I found my relationship with God growing in each moment, all the while not realizing God’s plan was in motion. Just a few months later, a close friend and contractor of mine fell from a great height and ended up in a coma. Thinking about my relationship with him on a personal and business level, I felt the need to be there for his family and help them cope with all the hurt and pain they were experiencing. Could this be my purpose in life, to console others? We prayed together both at the hospital and church for God’s healing power. Unfortunately, my friend never woke up from the coma. Not understanding God’s intention, I started looking for reasons why this happened. I determined that as I was praying with the family, my own relationship with God was deepening. In a sense, through this communication of prayer, He was pulling me in closer. Fast forward another month, I found myself being invited to a three-night retreat at my church. I always felt a pull to attend a retreat, but typically found myself coming up (message continued on pg. 22)

Home Builders Association of Lincoln 6100 S. 58th Street, Suite C, Lincoln, NE 68516 (402) 423-4225 phone • (402) 423-4251 fax • The Lincoln Business Builder is published 12 times per year by the Home Builders Association of Lincoln. The Lincoln Business Builder is mailed to all members of the HBAL. The Home Builders Association does not accept responsibility for or endorse any statements or claims made by advertisers or authors of any articles. The annual subscription rate is included with your membership dues. Michaela Harrison Jennie Korth

Publisher Editor, Photographer, Designer

HBAL Staff Jennie Korth, Laure Husmann, Andrea Wilkins

Executive Committee Matt Kleinschmit, President Bo Jones, President Elect Denny Van Horn, 1st Vice President Perry Haralson, 2nd Vice President Lori Wellman, CKD, CGR, CAPS, Secretary Bob Bryant, Treasurer Justin Johnson, Immediate Past President Michaela Harrison, Executive Vice President

Board of Directors Mark Aksamit Taylor Ashburn Jess Baker, CGP Kelli Fleek Ruth Hietbrink Matt Kinning Jerry Maher, CGP, CAPS, CGB, Stephanie Krueger-Ponce Lance Roach Marlene Stroup Ken Svoboda Jason Woita

Remodelers Council Pam Magner

Young Building Professionals Council Tyler Reynolds

Past Presidents Jerry Boyce Jim Christo, CGR, CGB Steve Fulton Mike Goings John Hoppe, Jr. Ward Fred Hoppe Mike Kinning Dan Klein, Sr. Rick Krueger Dan Kubr Donn Mann Sam Manzitto Mike May Roger Reynolds Mike Rezac J. Greg Schwinn Greg Shinaut Bob Stephens

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events Aug. 10

HBAL Board of Directors Meeting HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 11

5th Annual Hog Roast with Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal and the YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament Kleinschmit Farm • 11401 Van Dorn Street 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Cost: $20 per person; $5 for kids 12 & under

Aug. 16

Nebraska Sales & Use Tax HBAL Office • 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Cost: $5 per person (includes breakfast)

Aug. 17

Spike Party at Ribfest Festival Space • North of Pinnacle Bank Arena Call HBAL at 402-423-4225 to RSVP

Aug. 25

Remodelers Council Golf Tournament Holmes Golf Course 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start • $65 per person

Aug. 29

YBP Midday Meetup See pg. 24 for more details. 12:00 p.m. • Lunch is on your own

Sept. 4

Labor Day • HBAL Office Closed

Upcoming HBAL Meetings September 11 Inspire Our Youth Night with speakers from The Career Academy and SCC-Milford

Nebraska Champions Club

November 9 Election & Trivia Night vs. Yankee Hill Country Club

December 7 Christmas Party Hillcrest Country Club

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Remodelers Council Golf Tournament

Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday, August 25, 2017 Holmes Golf Course 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start Four-person Texas Scramble 18 Holes Hotdogs & Hamburgers served throughout the day for all golfers.

Team Registration Please register my team for the Remodelers Council of Lincoln’s Scholarship Golf Tournament to benefit the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation Name: Company: E-mail:

Sponsorship Registration Yes! I would like to be a: r Hole Sponsor...........................................................$100 r Hamburger & Hotdog Sponsor...............................$150 Golf Committee reserves the right to limit the number of sponsors. r Beverage Cart Sponsor...........................................$100 Golf Committee reserves the right to limit the number of sponsors. r Giveaway Sponsor

Item: ________________

r Raffle Prize Sponsor

Item: ________________

r I do not wish to be a sponsor, but I do want to support the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Enclosed is my contribution of $______. Name:

If you are interested in a designated foursome, please register all four players together. If not, you will be assigned a team.

Company: E-mail:

r My other team members are:

Total Amount Due: $

r Check enclosed Deadline for Sponsorships is June 15, 2017 or until all sponsorships are filled.

r Enclosed is $65 per golfer. r I don’t play golf, but I do want to support the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Enclosed is my contribution of $______. Pre-payment is required to play.

Send registration form and check made payable to: Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C Lincoln, NE 68516 Fax: 402-423-4251 Email: 5  Lincoln Business Builder

Annual Hog Roast

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featuring one of Lincoln's latest talents on NBC's "The Voice"

You can find more information about Josh and his band at

Join us for a night of

Friends | Music | Food | Drinks Plus free family-friendly activities including a bounce house for the kids!

Bean Bag Toss Sponsor

Friday, August 11 Kleinschmit Farm 11401 Van Dorn Street

Beverage Sponsor

Cost: $20 for adults $5 for kids 12 & under 5:30 p.m. | BBQ Dinner 5:30 p.m. - Dusk | Bean Bag Toss Tournament 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. | Live Music

Dinner Sponsor

Save us a call and RSVP by August 4. No shows will be billed. Company Name:______________________________

Event Sponsors

_____ Yes, we will be attending. (Please list names below) _____ Adults &

_____ Kids under 12

___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Return to, fax to 402-423-4251 or mail to 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C, Lincoln, NE 68516. 6 ď ´ Lincoln Business Builder

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Behind the Scenes

Almost Any Brick You Use Can Last for Hundreds of Years. So Be Particular.

Behind the Scenes at HBAL By Michaela Harrison, Executive Vice President Work is progressing on the Careers in Construction video. We are working to select jobsites and we are hoping to complete filming late July/early August. Contracts for the 2018 Home & Garden Show were mailed early July. For 2018, we developed a new sponsorship program for the Home & Garden Show which we hope will be of interest to our members. Late June/early July is always HBAL's "downtime." There are no formal events planned during July and the Board of Directors does not meet. HBAL staff works to catch-up and potentially develop new ideas for the upcoming year. It's also a great time for summer vacations with our families.


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Educational Opportunities

Educational Opportunities Mark Your Calendars For These Upcoming Sessions

Nebraska Sales and Use Tax Join Steve Drzaic from the Nebraska Department of Revenue as he covers Nebraska sales and use tax as it applies to construction contractors. You will benefit from this course if you perform construction services or handle bookkeeping for contractors. The presentation will cover licensing requirements, contractor registration, contractor options, exemptions, reporting and taxable services. Wednesday, August 16 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. HBAL Office | 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C Cost: $5 for HBAL Members

Cyber Security 101: It All Starts With the User “Cyber Security 101: It All Starts With the User,” presented by Sirkdot, focuses on the role we play in safeguarding ourselves and our clients from cyber threats. The goal of this class is to provide education and encourage action. Learn about steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of the next cyber crime. You will also learn about different types of malware and how to react if your computer or network is compromised. Friday, October 6 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. HBAL Office | 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C Cost: $10 for HBAL Members

Breakfast Included RSVP to by August 11.

Lunch Included RSVP to by October 2.

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Softeners S Refiners Filters S Reverse Osmosis S Salt

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Member News | Spike Party

Member News

Attention HBAL Spikes!

In Sympathy Our sympathy to the family of HBAL Past President, Les Lindburg, who passed away on June 29.

Get Ready for Summer Fun with Fellow Spikes!

In Sympathy Our sympathy to Lyle & Donna Thompson, Lyle's Drywall Service, Inc., on the death of Lyle’s brother, Galen, who passed away on July 16.

In Sympathy

Spikes “Pig Out” at Ribfest

Our sympathy to the family of Joe McKee, McKee Construction, Inc., who passed away on July 22. He was 85. Joe was a beloved friend of the building community. He dedicated most of his life to building quality homes and enjoyed working with others to see his vision come true. The funeral will be at First United Methodist Church, Wednesday, August 2 at 10:00 a.m. Joe will be greatly missed.

Join your fellow Spikes at Lincoln’s largest cookout!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Note of Thanks Thank you! We are so grateful for your support of Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln. Our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope every day is achievable thanks to your continued giving. Your donation provides Habitat homeowners with the ability, resources and assistance to build and repair homes. Your gift fulfills the simple wish of a decent, affordable home. Your donation provides life changing outcomes of improved health, educational opportunities, financial stability and confidence. Through shelter, you empower. My simple "thank you" is on behalf of all our homeowners. Christina Zink Director of Development

$$$$ for admission for Spike & one guest, ribs & refreshments • Entertainment • Award-winning BBQ chefs & pit bosses from around the country • Live music • Fun & conversation with other Spikes on a great summer evening

Spikes fax this form to 402-423-4251 or RSVP to 402-423-4225 or Reservations required by August 15. _____ Yes, I want to “pig out” at the Ribfest _____ Sorry, I can’t attend

____________________________________ Spike Club Member’s name & name of guest Join Interiors Joan & Associates for an


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Forklift Needed

Habitat ReStore is looking for a forklift that can lift 3000+ lbs., ride/sit on, cushion tire or pneumatic are both fine. Propane (LP) would be preferred, but gas/diesel or electric would be fine. If it can be donated, we are not picky as long as it will run and lift. Contact Jeremy Trujillo at 402-235-8547. 11  Lincoln Business Builder

2017 HBAL Membership Drive






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WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 | 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.





2017 HBAL Membership Drive

2017 Membership Contest Standings Anatoli Rybak, Rybak Homes • Rybak Construction, Inc.

Lea Baker, New Traditions Custom Homes • Zeng Granite, Inc.

Blake Colingsworth, Tuscany Townhomes • Nebraska Realty

Lori Wellman, Lincoln Cabinet • Holmberg Construction • Lee Contracting, LLC

Bo Jones, Tru-Built Construction (Membership Chair) • Sunbelt Rentals • GRNE Solutions, LLC • Andersen Corporation • Showhomes Lincoln • White Development Company, LLC

Matt Kinning, Kinning Design Build • VRLY Matt Kleinschmit, Pride Homes • Blackstone Builders

Bob Bryant, Bryant, Katt & Associates.P.C • Way/Moore Inc.

Matt Minchow, Cattle National Bank • Busey Home Mortgage

Bob Gabriel, Nebraska Building Products • Aflac

Matt Murray, Murray Custom Homes • Lincoln Custom Home Builders

Brett Sundberg, West Gate Bank • Nebraska Brokerage, LLC

Mike Kinning, Kinning Design Build • Remodel Nebraska, LLC

Chad Lyon, Keystone Homes • Lyon Enterprises, LLC

Mike Rezac, Rezac Construction • VirtuActive 3D Drafting & Design

Denny Van Horn, Van Horn Family Building Co. • JCPenney

Nicholas Meinke, Capital City Exteriors • Home Solutions of Nebraska

Greg Shinaut, Black Hills Energy • Interiors Joan and Associates • JR Premier Designs

Pat Mooberry, CaseyCo • Mulder Construction, Inc.

Herb Reese, Reese Construction • 7 Day Furniture Jerry Boyce, Boyce Construction, Inc. • Eagle 1st Roofing • MassMutual Financial Group Jerry Maher, Maher Custom Homes • Tighton Tools & Supply Justin Brandt, Home Solutions • Sunroom Views

Rob Hobelman, Supreme Spa and Pool • Decked Out, Inc. Ron Petsch, Southeast Community College - Milford • Trusted Local Construction Ruth Hietbrink, Black Hills Energy • Patrick Alan Homes Sherri Walker, Home Real Estate • Richland Homes Steve Fulton, Fulton Construction • Hamilton Equipment Co.

Justin Johnson, Hoppe Homes • Empire Fence • James Hardie Building Products

Steve Kunkel, Stonebrook Roofing • KNE Exterior Design

Karsten Thurmond, Hamilton Equipment Co. • Anderson Ford Lincoln

Troy Karsting, Stonybrook Homes, Inc. • Venetian Cast Stone

Lance Roach, JL Exteriors • Little Giant Ladders

Wade Scheer, Scheer Electric, LLC • Cornhusker Property

Top Four Climbers as of June 8 Greg Shinaut

Jerry Boyce

Justin Johnson

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Sporting Clay Shoot

10th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

Complete the following registration form and mail it with payment to:

Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation 6100 S. 58th Street, Ste. C Lincoln, NE 68516

Friday, October 13, 2017 Oak Creek Sporting Club 2890 W Road • Brainard, NE 3 miles east & 1-1/8 miles south of Brainard, or 2 miles north of Loma.

European Style Driven Pheasant Hunt Hundreds of birds | Limited to 24 Shooters Hunters depart clubhouse at 8:30 a.m.

Name: Company: E-mail:

Sporting Clay Team Registration q q

Morning Session (9:00 a.m.) Afternoon Session (1:00 p.m.)

My other team members are:

Cost: $195 per shooter or $185 if also participating in the traditional clay shoot (you must shoot in the afternoon session to participate in both).

Cost includes birds and hunt. It does not include ammo. Ammo can be purchased from the Oak Creek clubhouse if needed.

For more information on how a European Style Driven Pheasant Hunt works, please contact Terry Kriz at 402-545-3111. You will need: a hunting license, eye and ear protection, blaze orange and four or more boxes of shells.


Don’t have a full team? No problem! We’ll team you up!

Euro-Hunt Registration q Euro-Hunt only q Euro-Hunt & Afternoon Session Participants:

BBQ Sponsor........................................................................ $400 • • • • •

Sponsor sign featuring company name or logo at clubhouse Company name or logo on score cards Station Sponsorship 1/4 page ad in the Lincoln Business Builder for three months (a $300 value) Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder and in event promotions

Target & Ammo Sponsor..................................................... $300 • • • •

Sponsor sign featuring company name or logo at clubhouse Company name or logo on score cards Station Sponsorship Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder and in event promotions

Elite Station Sponsor........................................................... $200 • Exclusive sponsorship at station • Display space at station to showcase equipment, vehicle or other products may be possible • Sponsor sign featuring company logo on designated station and at clubhouse • Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder Representation is encouraged to meet and greet the shooters and keep score at that station.

Station Sponsor.................................................................... $100 • Sponsor sign featuring company name on designated station and at clubhouse • Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder Representation is encouraged to meet and greet the shooters and keep score at that station.

Prize Sponsor...................................$75 (or equivalent value in prizes) • Prizes will be purchased in your name to be given away at the event • Sponsor sign featuring company name at clubhouse • Recognition in the Lincoln Business Builder

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$75/shooter $75/shooter

$195/shooter $260/shooter ($185 + $75)

Sponsorship Registration Yes! I would like to be a: q

BBQ Sponsor.......................................................$400


Target & Ammo Sponsor.....................................$300


Elite Station Sponsor...........................................$200


Station Sponsor...................................................$100


Prize Sponsor........................................................$75


I do not wish to be a sponsor, but I do want to support the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Enclosed is my contribution of $______.

Total Amount Due: $

q Check enclosed

The proceeds from this event will go to the Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation. Its mission is to support the educational and charitable activities of the Home Builders Association of Lincoln. The Foundation strives to support the community by contributing to community service projects focused on housing, as well as providing scholarships for students pursuing a career related to the building industry, and providing funding for other industry related educational and research programs. Gifts are tax deductible to this 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Sporting Clay Shoot

Sporting Clay Shoot Raffle We will be raffling the following items this year:

Traeger Wood Pellet Grill Kysek Cooler

courtesy of Lincoln Winnelson

$100 Gift Card Tickets will be available to purchase from the HBAL office or at the event. Cost is $10 for 1 ticket or $20 for 3 tickets.

Local service for the life of your mortgage loan.* At Cornhusker Bank, we believe when you come to us for a mortgage loan, you expect to continue to work with us well beyond closing. This is why we offer to service your mortgage right here in Lincoln.*

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HBAL Job Board

HBAL Job Board Are you looking to add to your team? The Home Builders Association of Lincoln now has a Job Board on their website at This is a free posting service offered exclusively to our members. 1. Go to Under the RESOURCES menu, go to HBAL JOB BOARD, then SUBMIT JOB POSTING. 2. Complete the fields. Once complete, tap the PREVIEW button.

3. You will see a preview of your listing. You can then either SUBMIT LISTING or EDIT LISTING.

4. Once you submit your listing, you will receive a confirmation message. Once it is approved by HBAL staff, it will be posted. 5. You can edit your listing prior to HBAL approval by going to You will need to log in using the email address you provided when you first submitted a job posting.

Approved listings can be found at Listings will be set to expire after 30 days. This can be adjusted by sending a request to A company logo can be added by sending it to Our job board will be linked on the Build Our Nebraska website, shared on social media, etc. 17 ď ´ Lincoln Business Builder

Young Building Professionals Council

Midday Meetup Tuesday, August 29 at Noon Lunch is on your own. Locations are limited to 10 people each. Contact one of the following hosts to attend: First and foremost, thank you to everyone who stopped by The Lighthouse last month for our Ice Cream Social. It was a very neat experience to meet some of the awesome kids who visit The Lighthouse and to see the amazing facility that we are so lucky to have in our community. While there, we were Tyler Reynolds also able to present The Lighthouse YBP President a check for $800 which was raised at our Light The Way 5K. In talking with the staff and volunteers there, it became very apparent they need our assistance with various projects around the building and are just as excited as we are for our new partnership with their kids.

FireWorks Restaurant 5750 S. 86th Drive Amy Shinaut - Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen 5424 O Street Kerry Butzke -

Contact Andrea at if you are interested in hosting a table in the future.

Hard Hat

Happy Hour

As the summer continues and everyone gets busier and busier, we hope you will take time to join us on August 11 for the 5th annual Hog Roast. You can also sign up to join our "Bag's Tournament" at this event by filling out the form on page 7 or contacting HBAL for more info. We are also very excited for our special musical guest, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal. You can check out their sound at

Interiors Joan & Associates

Make today a great day and remember, "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence." I look forward to connecting with all of you at our next event!

RSVP by September 18 to or 402-423-4225

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Food & Drinks provided by

YBP Bean Bag Toss Tournament Friday, August 11 at the

HBAL Hog Roast

(see pg. 7 for the registration form)

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Young Building Professionals Council

YBP Ice Cream Social at The Lighthouse On Thursday, July 13, the Young Building Professionals Council served up some ice cream and a check for $800 to the Lighthouse After School Program. These funds were raised at the Light the Way 5K held in June. Thanks to those who attended the social as well as those who participated in the 5K race! We are excited to see what the future holds for these two groups!

I appreciate the Young Building Professionals' support of Lighthouse. Your contribution will help countless teens graduate from high school, learn healthier coping skills, become successful young adults and make life long impacts. Thanks again for supporting Lighthouse's programs of tutoring, mentoring, enrichment and recreational activities, and serving nutritious evening meals to the adolescents of our community who are at-risk for many unhealthy behaviors. Sincerely, Pete Allman President

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SkillsUSA Nebraska

SkillsUSA: Champions at Work 2018 SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships April 13th • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Heartland Events Center and Fonner Park 700 E Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801 What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization. It is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school and college students in programs preparing them for technical, skilled and service careers. In addition to technical skills training, SkillsUSA provides educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.


SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.


SkillsUSA was founded as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America in 1965. In 2004, the name officially changed to SkillsUSA. Since 1965, the organization has served more than 11.2 million members. In Nebraska, more than 35,000 members have participated since 1967.

SkillsUSA Nebraska Championships:

The philosophy of the Championships is to reward students for excellence, to involve industry in directly evaluating student performance and to keep training relevant to employers’ needs. The state championships showcase the best career and technical students in Nebraska. First-place winners compete in the SkillsUSA national championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

Note of Thanks

ne who gave their time, We want to thank everyo ure another successful energy, and support to ens Leadership & Skills SkillsUSA Nebraska State preparing to take a Conference! We are busy ns to the SkillsUSA delegation of 231 Nebraska Louisville, Kentucky at National Championships in hoping to bring home a the end of June. We are medals! We know that of record breaking number for some this may be a your time is valuable and get planning. In 2018, busy time of year with bud ide partners. I have we hope to add new statew t Sheet and 2017-18 attached our 2018-19 Fac to consider. We are in Sponsorship Tiers for you sponsorship tiers to the process of updating the efits and will send the include some yearlong ben roved. new version out once app d during this upcoming We hope you keep us in min to working with you in year and we look forward the future!

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Become a Partner with SkillsUSA:

SkillsUSA partners are supporters of career and technical education. Our partners have an opportunity for input into skill training, a chance to recruit top technical students and the opportunity to help develop America’s future workforce. Industry partnerships make the event possible. Partners can provide monetary sponsorship, in-kind donations, prizes for the medalists, contest supplies and materials, or scholarships. SkillsUSA seeks partners to coordinate contests making sure each reflect industry standards, provide judges, or sponsor luncheons for the state officers or advisors.


Many industries today face a shortage of skilled workers, and SkillsUSA offers a tangible way to help solve this problem by ensuring that there will be a future workforce trained in the skills industry needs. SkillsUSA complements technical skill training with instruction in the employability skills that make a well-rounded worker and citizen. Our programs emphasize high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education and pride.

Key Championship Statistics: • • • • •

Expected contestants: 1,550 Total judges and volunteers: 385 SkillsUSA Nebraska membership: 2691 members in 86 chapters Free & Open to the Public Over 100 contests in areas of: Architecture & Construction, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, Business Management & Administration, Education, Health Science, Public Safety, Hospitality & Tourism, Leadership, Manufacturing, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, Information Technology, Transportation & more!

To the Home Builders Association, Thank you so much for the donation to help us get to the SkillsUSA National Conference. The Norris Teamworks Team

Directory Changes | Renewals | Cancellations

Directory Changes • Jenny Colson is a new affiliate member with Interiors by Joan and Associates. Email: • Marc Shkolnick is the new principal member for Lincoln Electric System. Email: • HBE Becker Meyer Love, LLP is now HBE, LLP.

Thanks for Renewing Your Membership! (Please allow 60 days for names to appear on this list.)

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• New email address for Jeff Wood, Schneider Electric, is • New mailing address for VRLY is P.O. Box 6132, Lincoln, NE 68506. • New mailing address for Decked Out is 4740 S. 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516.

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President's Message (message continued from pg. 3) with excuses. I felt if it was not work or family related, I would just have to pass. Well this retreat was unique because it was open for the entire family to attend. As a result, I was left with no excuses. :) As we attended the first day of the retreat you would never guess what I experienced! The retreat was about the Sacred Heart of Jesus illustrating God’s love pouring out to each one of us. At the end of the evening, I felt the need to go to the front of church and gaze upon a large portrait of the Sacred Heart. I vividly remember taking my twin boys with me, and as I wrestled them to stand next to me, I remember turning my head toward the picture and looking at Jesus right in the eye. At this very moment, I heard His voice saying “Do not be afraid I will take care of you. You do not have to work so hard. I will provide for you.” Looking around me in astonishment, I tried to figure out where these comments came from. As I mentioned before, all had been going well with me, my family and my business. (Ok, in hindsight I did have something going on. The week prior to the retreat, my wife Tracy had mentioned that she might be pregnant. As startling as this was, since we already had five children, we were able to dismiss the idea as a false alarm.) On the way home, Tracy brought up the pregnancy thought again. As I don’t appreciate much drama, I suggested we take a pregnancy test when we got home. Moments before the test, Tracy and I were feeling hesitant of another child. Despite our hesitation, we prayed to God and consented to His Will. As you might have guessed, the test was beaming positive and it was this moment I made the connection of God’s message to me three days earlier: “Don’t be afraid I will provide for you.” You might think the story ends here, however in many ways, it was just starting. Tracy scheduled a doctor's appointment on Friday to confirm the pregnancy. Wanting to be certain all was good and we were only having one child, I met Tracy at the appointment. When the doctor said there was only one baby, I remember stating the fact that we also have twins and that it might be best for us all if she looked around one more time. As the doctor reminded me she delivered the twins, I was assured there was only one baby, however she requested we come back in on Monday for a follow-up visit. Feeling excited to be living out God’s Will, and that His Will was only one child :) , we decided to visit our parents over the weekend. The visit was typical, however there was a moment on Sunday when I felt a feeling of PEACE. Some people may feel peace every day and others may never feel it, but I can tell you I have only felt Peace this one time. The feeling of Peace is Heavenly. It is when you place everything into God’s hands and have no concern, stress or anxiety. I am convinced Peace is God’s intention for each one of us during every moment of our life.

Coming off this spiritual high, Monday came and Tracy was off to the doctor’s appointment. Knowing all is good, and there is only one baby, I decided to stay at work. This is truly when God’s plan for me was revealed! I remember sitting at my computer when the phone rang. When I answered, all I heard was screaming on the other end. Yep, it was Tracy yelling out “TRIPLETS!” The conversation lasted about 20 seconds, and as I hung up, I remember looking up and seeing a vision of God’s face. He had this huge smile that beamed from ear to ear. You can relate to this smile if you have saved up all year to buy a gift for your loved one, a gift that they have been asking for a very long time. As they open the gift, you can not bear the excitement of the unveiling as you display the biggest smile on your face. As I look back, I realize it was through my decision to pray and through God’s Will of my friend's death to pull me in closer, that my relationship with God deepened. As a result of this open communication with God, I was able to hear His voice, feel His peace and see His happiness as He prepared me for a special gift of the triplets. Now leading a family of ten, I realize my purpose in life is to be a witness to family life with my one and only goal of getting my children to Heaven. As I share my story, I hope to inspire you to build upon your relationships with good communication/prayer as you interact with your family, fellow workers and/or clients but most importantly with your God who yearns to be with you. God Bless, Matt Please feel welcome to join me on August 12th as I celebrate God’s gift of family.

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