Federation System Remains — Leadership attendees did not recommend any type of “Franchise” system or any type of “one-tier” local or state or national-only association membership for contractors. The three-tier (local, state and national) system will remain in effect.
Entry-Level Membership Initiated — The board has taken action to create an entry-level voluntary membership pilot program to be evaluated after one year. The dues will be 50 percent of current active member dues and entry-level members will receive reduced membership benefits.
New Membership Categories Created — Membership categories for student/instructor, contractor affiliate, professional association, facility operator or owner, and vocational member are being implemented. Each of these members will receive member mailings only.
Dues Increase Approval — A 10 percent increase (to $315) will take effect in 1998.
National Logo Identification Endorsed — Attendees recommended that the words “National Association of” be replaced with “Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association.” The purpose will be to show one, unified identity for the entire Federation system.