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August 20, 2019   
Association News


The American Fence Association is moving to a bigger and better facility.

It's only 2 blocks away, but we have a new street address, city and zip code. We will be open during our move and our phones will remain the same so feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

 
 
Have you secured your spot for AFA University? Three schools are returning to Arlington, Texas from November 3-9, 2019: Fence Installation School, Operator Installer School and Fence Contractor Business School.

Whether you are new to the industry or looking to gain additional skills to grow your business, AFA University is the best collection of hands-on schools available to fence processionals.
For more details and to register, visit: www.americanfenceassociation.com/afa-university.
 
 
FENCETECH is March 3 – 6, 2020 in Salt Lake City, UT where we will again partner with the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association’s METALfab and the International Door Association’s IDAExpo.

Looking for more details about FENCETECH 2020? More information will be posted to the FENCETECH website in September, including the education schedule, registration pricing and housing information.
Visit www.FENCETECH.com today and enter your email to be notified when registration opens to be the first to find out.

Are you looking to exhibit in Salt Lake City at FENCETECH 2020? To secure your booth, please contact Stephen Dennis or Katie Donovan:

• Stephen Dennis, 314-561-6641, stephen@americanfenceassociation.com
• Katie Donovan, 314-561-6716, katie@americanfenceassociation.com
 
 
   
The opportunity to join the Deck & Rail Institute (DRI) as a Charter Member and lock in the special rate for current AFA members ends on Friday, August 30. Deck and rail professionals face unique industry challenges. DRI is working to develop solutions and meet the needs of the industry. Be part of the solution by becoming a member.
 
Act now before time runs out. Learn more about member benefits and download the member application at http://deckandrailinstitute.com. Contact Cristina Rodriguez at 314-561-6625 or cristina@americanfenceassociation.com with questions.
 
 
The spirit of competition returns to the show floor at FENCETECH 2020. Now’s the time to build your team and start practicing for the new Corn Hole Tournament and the relaunch of the Fence Games.
 
Demonstrate your expertise for the chance to win prizes. More information is coming soon.
 
US Fence Solutions
DoorKing, Inc.
 
   
Calling all members! The American Fence Association (AFA) wants you to serve! The call for volunteers for the 2020 Board of Directors and committees is OPEN. We rely heavily on our members to assist with committees, activities, projects and service on our Board of Directors. We are seeking candidates for President-Elect, Treasurer/Secretary, Directors and committee members. Be a part of the AFA future by encouraging a colleague or friend to apply, or apply yourself and serve the Association to maintain a positive and professional direction for the future.

Deadline for submissions is August 30, 2019!

If you are interested in serving the American Fence Association, visit our website to learn more about volunteer opportunities or fill out the volunteer submission form here.
 
 
Have you read the July/August issue of Fencepost magazine yet? Each issue is archived online so you can easily access all of the industry features, member news, AFA updates, and professional development articles with the click of a mouse.
 
In this issue:
• Composite deck trends for modern outdoor living
• The SEO mistakes killing your fence company website's ranking

Start Reading
 
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Chapter News

 

The AFA Florida Chapter will host an Automated Gate System Designer Class on September 12-13, 2019 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL. Details can be found below. Special room rates at the Rosen can be found HERE. The deadline to reserve is August 13, 2019.

We will also be hosting our 2nd Annual Golf Outing immediately following the AGSD class on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Sponsorship opportunities are available and can be found HERE. The deadline to sign up is August 30, 2019.  Register your team today by completing the registration form HERE. The registration deadline is September 10, 2019.

Feel free to contact Nick Rike with any questions or concerns at nrike@jamiesonfence.com.

 
Upcoming Events
 
You're invited: Join AFA for our upcoming events in August and September! 
Make sure to visit AFA's Facebook page  to stay current on all our latest news and updates.
 
• 08/22 — 3RD ANNUAL YFP LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - Garland, TX
• 09/06 — AFA NORTHERN OHIO CHAPTER MEETING & ANNUAL CLAY SHOOT - Medina, OH
• 09/07 — AFA ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER MEETING - Centerville, UT
• 09/12 & 09/13 — AFA FLORIDA CHAPTER AGSD CLASS + EXAM - Orlando, FL
• 09/13 — 3RD ANNUAL YFP LEADERSHIP SUMMIT - Buffalo, NY
• 09/14 — AFA FLORIDA CHAPTER 2ND ANNUAL GOLF OUTING - Orlando, FL
• 09/18 — NORTHEAST CHAPTER MEETING & CPR CLASS - TBD
• 09/20 & 09/21 — AFA MIDWEST CHAPTER MEETING & ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT - Tulsa, OK
 
New Member Savings Program Partners
 
New Supplier Savings and Back to School with HP
Did you know that the AFA can save you, your business, your staff and even your family members significant money — on many goods and services you buy today?
The AFA Member Savings Program is one of the key reasons why fence industry professionals join and gain a fantastic ROI on their membership. This month: discounts on Payroll Advisor, Alliant Insurance, and Hewlett Packard Technology for Business and Home. 
 
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Welcome New Members
 
   
AFA extends its thanks to the following members who have recently joined the association as first-time members. Welcome to the AFA family!
 
Thank You Renewing Members
 
   
AFA extends its thanks to the following members who have recently renewed their existing membership. We're glad you're part of the AFA family!
 
International Gate Devices
Naylor Association Solutions
 

 

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