b'Presidents MessageNEW YEARRENEWED HOPEA fter a long a cold winter, summer is finally here!I always look Fred Horner, MRCA Presidentforward to this time of year because it marks the beginning of new opportunities and prosperity for the roofing industry. The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and loosened restrictions have allowed us to return closer to normalcy, and we have so much to be thankful for! In our last issue we announced the Harley Davidson giveaway that will take place at the Conference and Expo this fall, and now I have all the exciting details to share with you! The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association will be giving away a 2021 Harley Davidson Street Glide FLHX in classic gloss black to one lucky Contractor at the MRCA and Conference and Expo this fall.To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please visit www.mrca.org and click on the Harley.Speaking of the Conference and Expo, I am very excited for the upcoming event to be held in Milwaukee, WI November 9-11, 2021.The MRCA Conference Keynote Speaker will be Bill Davidson, the great grandson of Harly Davidson founder William A. Davidson, and the son of William G. Willie G. Davidson, who currently serves the companies Senior Vice President & Chief Styling Officer.Be sure to join us for amazing educational opportunities, great speakers, valuable networking and most of all, a good time! Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winners!This year the MRCA Foundation was able to award $30,000 across 20 recipients who will be pursuing a career within the roofing industry. Applications for the 2021 MRCA ELITE Safety Program Awards are now live on our website.Active MRCA member companies have until early August to have their safety program evaluated by one of the best in the business, MRCA Legal Counsel, Gary Auman of Auman, Mahan & Furry. Last but not least, look for us at an affiliate event in a city near you this summer as we will be embarking on the MRCAs 2021 Road Trip!Stay strong, safe, and healthy!Fred HornerMRCA PresidentAdvanced Industrial Roofing, Inc.fred_horner@airoofing.com 4 www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer'