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TCCIA Minutes – Summer TIVA 2012

Texas Construction Craft Teachers Association Meeting  –   July 16, 2012
 Omni Bayfront at Corpus Christi, Texas


Meeting was called to order by:  Raymond Bannert

Members Present:   

Raymond Bannert  Jr.
Bill  Beck
Mike Benton
Donald Brown
Stephen Burgett
Bill Caraway
Jeffrey Cotten
Brett Dickinson
Mickey Ethridge
Danny Hamilton
John Hoyle
Joe Leyva
Ray Rangel
Bradley Schuster
Cody Smith


Minutes from the 2011 meeting were read and revised to reflect $20 membership dues rather than $25   

 Treasurer’s report – Current balance $5,023.65

1st Mike Benton   2nd Mickey Ethridge      Approved

1.  Election of New Officers       Raymond Bannert — President    1st  Brad Schuster   2nd  Mickey Ethridge   Approved

                 Brett Dickinson — Secretary   1st  Mickey Ethridge   2nd  Danny Hamilton   Approved

                  Robert Salas — Treasurer       1st  John Hoyle    2nd  Brad Shuster    Approved

2.      Tool Identification contest was a success but there needs to be a uniform question bank; Brett will meet with Mickey to develop one

3.      Voted to drop  paying $100 for travel expenses to nationals for TCCIA member students    a.  Carpentry
b.  Cabinetmaking    c.  Building Maintenance   d.  Team Works e.  Plumbing    f.  Land Surveying
        1st  Mickey Ethridge    2nd  Ray Rangel    Approved 

 4.   $50 Lowes gift card for all 1st place finishers in:    a.  Carpentry    b.  Cabinetmaking    c.  Building Maintenance
d.  Team Works (4) e.  Plumbing    f.  Land Surveying (2-3)  g.  Two man carpentry (2)    Total – 13
st  Mickey Ethridge    2nd  Ray Schuster      Approved

 5.   Dues for TCCIA membership  to remain at $20.00 for  2012 – 2013 School Year
st  Mickey Ethridge      2nd  Brett Dickinson      Approved

 6.   Continue to have VATAT Credit Union as fiduciary agent        1st  Brett Dickinson   2nd  Mickey Ethridge      Approved
.   Continue affiliation with TIVA          1st  Brett Dickinson    2nd  Mickey Ethridge     Approved
8.    Voted to table giving out measuring tapes/tools to student competing at state
st  Brad Schuster    2nd   Danny  Hamilton       Approved

  9.    Suggestions for TIVA conference training for next year – masonry training

 10.    Web page gets new look    –   still looking for more information  & assistance
            send articles and links to Brett Dickinson  at

 11.   Discussed setting up booth for TCCIA recruiting;  Brett Dickinson will be in charge of contacting none TCCIA teacher’s
in regard to notifying them the source of  the $50 gift cards and use this to help recruit more members; will notify Janet
Conner so this can be announced at state competition during awards ceremony; also discussed the possibility of setting up
a TCCIA booth at MidWinter or Summer Conference – Brett Dickinson said that he would be willing to provide some              door prizes if we had a booth

12.   Agreement with Pat Conner for increasing the number of contests for construction; there was discussion on the possibility
of adding an estimating team contest but the exact scope of the contest was still in question

13.   Steve Burgett suggested the possibility of a TCCIA Job Bank posting;  Brett Dickinson agreed to email TCCIA members
when he got information on actual or possible job openings;  he will send out an email to members to ask for their support
in helping  provided this information

_______________________                                                  July 16, 2012              

Brett Dickinson                                                               Date

TCCIA Secretary



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