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AFA

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

AN ASSOCIATION OF THE
MEMBERS, BY THE MEMBERS
AND FOR THE MEMBERS
JAMIE TURRENTINE, CAGOI
AFA President 2018

AFA is made up of
wonderful people,
with great minds full of
knowledge regarding
our industry that create
our solid foundation,
and will allow our
organization to continue
for scores of years to
come in the future.

T

wo score and 16 years ago* our forefathers
came together with a vision for our industry. One might describe our great industry
as being comparable to our great country.
I personally think the initial vision of both
were similar, and parallel to my vision, thoughts
and goals for the American Fence Association
(AFA) for 2018.
The AFA today is comprised of new members of
less than one month, and those members who have
been members for scores of years. Bonding together
brings a more knowledgeable, strong and stable
organization. AFA is made up of wonderful people,
with great minds full of knowledge regarding our
industry that create our solid foundation, and will
allow our organization to continue for scores of
years to come in the future.
By continuing the initiatives for education and
certification, we are bringing all of the membership together and supporting learning from one
another. We will continue holding the regional
conferences for education and bonding; as well as
chapters will continue with growth and education.
Certification is a main focus for our association
and industry. By coming together to create new
innovations and technology at many different levels

in the industry, we are forging together and will
be unstoppable. Knowledge is one thing that can't
ever be taken away!
Communication is a main initiative this year as
well and bringing the current membership closer
together and helping each other get involved in the
association. Involvement in the industry brings visibility to our industry and causes energy to emerge
in the marketplace. Our association's strength is
defined in its great membership.
Let's all keep in mind that this organization is an
association "of the members, by the members, for
the members"* and it shall be successful and prosperous for all of its members in the coming year.
To close, I'm going to borrow words of wisdom
from our dear friend and industry leader, Phillip
Doyle, "Hold your head high when asked what
industry you work in...as we are the protector of
many, and all!"
Here's to a busy and productive spring
for everyone! ■
*A twist to the "Gettysburg Address" delivered by Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863.
Jamie Turrentine is partial to the speech because
November 19 is his birthday.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Fencepost - March/April 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS | CHAPTER PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE
FENCELINES
IN MEMORIAM
FENCE PROFESSIONALS FLOCK TO PHOENIX FOR FENCETECH 2018
ON THE FENCE
MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
CANINE CRIBS
SAFETY IN PARADISE
AFA BESTOWS TOP HONORS AT FENCETECH 2018
VMA
WORKPLACE RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM
NEW MEMBERS
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
CALENDAR
CHAPTER NEWS
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - EDITOR’S NOTE
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS | CHAPTER PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - FENCELINES
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - IN MEMORIAM
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - FENCE PROFESSIONALS FLOCK TO PHOENIX FOR FENCETECH 2018
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - ON THE FENCE
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - MINDING YOUR BUSINESS
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - CANINE CRIBS
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - SAFETY IN PARADISE
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - AFA BESTOWS TOP HONORS AT FENCETECH 2018
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - VMA
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - WORKPLACE RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - MEMBER SAVINGS PROGRAM
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - NEW MEMBERS
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - CALENDAR
Fencepost - March/April 2018 - CHAPTER NEWS
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Fencepost - March/April 2018 - INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
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