Oklahoma City Chapter April 4-6. As usual, the Dallas Chapter was heavily involved, being the largest chapter in our region, which is comprised of the 9 local CSI Chapters in Texas and Oklahoma, as well as the Oklahoma State University Student Chapter. As always, the education sessions were very successful and informative, with an emphasis on tying together the past and the future of construction. The HYPED2 trade show was also a success, again with much participation from our Dallas Chapter members. While we learned a great deal, it was not all work.
At the Welcome Reception Cornhole Tournament the team of Dallas Chapter Member/South Central Region President Russ Long and Dallas Chapter Director Randy Watterson defeated all their competition to claim the tournament championship.
Also, as the Region conference is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of its members, our chapter claimed three awards:
- Chapter Program Seminar or Event – Fire Safety Immersion Event
- Technical Education Commendation – Technical Lunch Series
- Region Continuing Publications Award – CSI Dallas Chapter Newsletter: Randy Watterson
Additionally, we had some of our chapter members being recognized for their service to the Region:
- Institute Directors Supporting Role Award: Matt Stevens
- Institute Directors Engagement Award: Frank Fuller
- Institute Directors Lifetime Supporting Role: Gary Yancy
- Chairman’s Gravitational Pull Award: Robert Popp
- Chairman’s Beyond the DeLorean Award: Matt Stevens
For everyone who was not able to attend this year, I strongly encourage you to consider doing so next year, as the Region Conference is a more intimate and manageable version of the experience one can get at CONSTRUCT and the national convention each fall. Next year’s Region Conference will be hosted by the Tulsa Chapter and held in nearby Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The conference will be focused on the Price Tower, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed building and is scheduled for March 26-28, 2020.
I am winding down my term as President, but we are far from finished with our work for the chapter. In addition to taking care of various behind the scenes issues in preparation for Fiscal Year 2019-2020, we are pleased to present a fantastic May program by Zach Edwards with Gensler on the Impact of the Driverless Car. I hope you will all be joining us.
Kevin Wang, CSI, CDT, SCIP
CSI Dallas Chapter President