b'Apri~ 1991 TROOFER MRCA\'MonthlyNewsletterforProfessionalRoofingContractors s We\'ll Betomeetwithover200suppliersand manufacturers exhibiting their products and Raising theservices intrade show. our Roof inThis year, as a bonus to attendees, MR.CA willhosttheAssociation\'sfirstGolf Tournament at Prestwick Golf Course in Indianapolis!Plainfield,Indiana.Roofingindustry manufacturers and suppliers will sponsor Don\'tyear\'s MRCA Conventionholes and prizes will be awarded to winning miss thisparticipants. and Trade Show! The dates are September 29-October 2, and the place is the IndianaWehaven\'tforgottenspouses,either. Convention Center and Hoosier Dome inAnother timely and entertaining program Indianapolis.So make your plans now tois planned so that your spouses will not beHarlan Hanson, MRCA President attend this spectacular event!idle.in the past and will be even more important San Antonio was a hot spot for MRCA\'sin the future with the present economic 1990 Convention, butsetThere\'ll be something for everyone at thedownturn and the government getting more Indianapolis will1991 MR.CA ConventionTrade Showand more involved in ourRoofing the pace for an even more spectacular event.andbusiness. In the heart of MRCA membership, Theinlndianapolis. Somakeyourplansnowtotrade associations will need to share time, joinin Raising the Roof in The Cinderellatalent, and resources for the industry to CinderellaCityis perfect for our 1991us meeting.Also known as The Circle City,City!have astronger voice in allaspectsof TheCapitalof AutoRacing,andTherunning a profitable business.To do this AmateurSportsCapitalof theUnitedwe all will need a larger membership base. States, Indianapolis is as intriguing as itsAs Times GetMRCA has heard the following statement many names hint.frompast and potential members:"As Centrally locatedtheTough, Regionaltimes gettougher,Ican only affordto instate, Indianapolisbelong to one trade association." I disagree. has literally been a circle city since 1821Membership isAstond when plans were drawn for a wheel-liketimes get lean, you need to depe more circle radiating four major avenues.Withand more on trade associationshelp you its284-footstatueof "LadyVictory,"Essentialrestrictgovernment involvement and to Monument Circle became the geographickeep you up with the current problems in hub of Indianapolis and its Mile Squareby Harlan Hanson, MRCA Presidentthe industry. area.Today,IndianapolisisrapidlyCongratulations are in order for the staff,MRCA, as a regional association,react growingin everydirection- aproudcan characteristic ofas well.directors, and officers of NRCA on theirto more localized needs. Also, because of MRCArecentlyheldconventioninOrlando,our contractor advocate background, we Florida.The number ofcan react to industry problems more quickly That\'s why you cannot afford to miss theroofing contractors, educational information you\'llget fromexhibitors and interested participants atteststhan a larger association might.For these to the strength ofreasons, I believe membership in a regional manufacturers\'technicalsessions:theNRCA. enlightening discussion ofas well as a national association is essential. the roundtableOver the years, MRCA and NRCA have talks introduced last year; the chance todeveloped a strong line ofTalk to your competitors and get them to brushonapplication techniques incommunication upnewandcooperation.Thisrelationshiphasjoin MRCA.It might make them better the CERTthe A program, andopportunitybeen very important for both organizationscompetitors. 8725RosehillRoad,Suite210,Lenexa,Kansas66215Phone:(913)599-6600Fax:(913)599-6500'