The Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Contractors of Long Island is entering its 78th year as an organization of
professional licensed master plumbers heating contractors and cooling
contractors operating within Long Island. Membership consists of
established businessmen who recognize the advantages of membership in a
professional organization which represents the PHCC industry.
It’s getting to be that time of year… where we say goodbye to 2016. But before we do that, we need to get through the busy holiday season!
I would like to take this time to personally wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. This is also a bittersweet time for me as my time as the President of PHCC of Long Island is coming to an end. This was my second time around the block and, looking back, I am proud of all the accomplishments we have achieved, as well as the value we provided to the professional plumbers of Long Island.
This has been a true team effort with the Executive Board and Committee Members who have dedicated their time to make this association a better place for contractors to network among their peers. We have always try to provide our members with a safe and comfortable environment to meet and learn from fellow industry professionals.
Over the years, we’ve lost a few members and gained many more. In the end, we have maintained the values this association was built on and will continue to promote the PHCC of Long Island. I’m confident we, as a team, have improved our exposure to the local plumbing boards and have gained respect for what we stand for. As a board, we have dedicated countless hours of our personal time to build awareness for our industry within our local community.
Although tiring at times, being involved in the betterment of your industry gives one such a sense of reward and accomplishment. This profession has given so much to all of us and the “give back” is to always make it better by striving to continuously bring in younger professionals who want to “Be the Best They Can Be”. It is our responsibility to carry on what we have learned and pass it along accordingly.
At this time, I will be serving as the “Chair” for the National Government Relations Committee and will continue to assist with the national PHCC efforts in Washington. It is an exciting time to be involved in protecting and representing all plumbing and HVACR professionals in Washington. Next October, I will be stepping up as the National PHCC Secretary, supporting Laurie Crigler as our National President while continuing to grow this great association on a national level.
I will continue to serve our local association and will help Joe Cornetta in any way, so we can continue the efforts on moving the pegs forward. So, to all my professional comrades who I have had the honor of serving with, I would like to thank you all for allowing me to be the captain of this ship for all these years. It’s has been a lovely cruise and has truly been an honor.
Normally, Maryann and I always enjoy being able to see everyone at our holiday party, but duty calls in Falls Church, VA. Next week I will begin the process of starting my tenor as the incoming National Secretary. Since I am unable to attend, I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and hoist a toast to our proud past and exciting future.
I look forward to seeing everyone at our January Meeting!
Your Comrade in PHCC (of Long Island)
Hunter R Botto
Hunter R Botto
2016 HOLIDAY PARTY
December 7, 2016
Forty Students Win $83,500 in Scholarships Through the PHCC Educational Foundation
The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2016 scholarships awarded through the Foundation. Twenty-two students were awarded a total of $38,500 in scholarships funded by the Foundation, the South Jersey Mechanical Contractors Association, Anne Williams, the McGlame-Wordell Scholarship Committee, the PHCC Auxiliary of Texas, the PHCC Auxiliary of Massachusetts and PHCC’s Past National Officers. Read MoreNov 22, 2016
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