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  • 1.  GSR Conference - Membership Presentation

    Posted 06-09-2018 11:10 AM

    We had a great presentation and discussion regarding membership. Please post the slides and items discussed. We need to keep this discussion going. 

    Members please add add your thoughts to this discussion. 

    Randall Lewis, CSI, AIA
    JH&H Architects/Planners/Interiors, PA
    Mississippi Chapter CSI

  • 2.  RE: GSR Conference - Membership Presentation

    Posted 06-09-2018 02:52 PM
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    Thank you Randall.  I really appreciate the opportunity.  I would love to hear ideas on how we can increase our overall membership.  My goal as the Region's Membership Chair is to help motivate all of you and to help increase these numbers.  When I send the numbers for July, I hope to announce that EVERY Chapter had at least 1 new member join.  Please utilize the expired members list and give them a call and ask them to rejoin.  If you would like for me to send you the expired members list, please email me at  


    Danielle Ross CSI

  • 3.  RE: GSR Conference - Membership Presentation

    Posted 06-10-2018 08:36 AM
    Thanks for all the great information. This was my first Conference and I really enjoyed meeting everyone and I learned a lot.

    Gerard Hansen CSI
    Architectural Specification Representative
    PPG Paints
    Petal MS

  • 4.  RE: GSR Conference - Membership Presentation

    Posted 06-12-2018 04:27 PM

    One of the topics we did not get to fully discuss due to time was "How do we reach younger members."


    Our Chapter has been trying to implement what we call "Pints and Pontification" which is a weekday time after hours where we invite anyone in the construction industry to have a cold beverage after hours and talk about business.  One of my "foundations" of CSI has been that I met people that owned their own businesses, and I got to learn A LOT in the world of "how to do business" in the construction industry.  More often than not, I'd have people counsel me on how to react to professional practice, contract administration, IRS, building and maintaining relationships, and many other things.  Our goal was to have a forum where people could ask those types of questions and provide learning "opportunities" to those in the Industry.


    Needless to say, the results have been less than desired.  Anyone have some ideas out there?  Aside from all the "learning" CSI provides, I believe relationships in the Construction Industry are essential, and we need to develop those with younger folks!




    Phillip L. McDade FCSI, CCS, FASLA

    227 Mackey Drive

    Madison, MS  39110 

    P(601) 856-2409 C(601) 955-5171