NADRA New Jersey Deck for a Soldier ® Update

Hello NADRA NJ Chapter Builder, Supplier and Manufacturer Members,
With the thoughts of this past Memorial Day still fresh in our minds, and what it stands for, the NJ D4S Committee would like to call our chapter to action for the 2013 Deck For a Soldier project slated for early this fall , with a ribbon cutting scheduled for Veterans Day, 11,11,13.  We are asking for volunteers of skilled workers from our Builder members, and just as importantly, donations of materials from our Supplier and Manufacturer Members.  This is a great opportunity for everyone involved to say thank you to our Armed forces who keep our country safe day in and day out, and who put our freedom above their own safety.
The local soldier is Sean O’Connor from Brick, NJ.  He served 20 years in the Marines and Army National Guard.  He did 3 combat tours and is now retired.  He was in Desert Storm and retired as a Sergeant First Class with many metals of honor.  He was also an instructor at Fort Dix.
For all Volunteers and Material Donations, please contact NADRA Headquarters at or 215-679-4884
 Headquarters will then pass the information on to the D4S committee.
A very deserving Thank You needs to be said to our Committee Chair Gustavo delaCruz of Barrett Outdoors and Robert Lascelle of My Deck, for their many hours of time already spent getting this project up and running for our chapter!!
Committee Members:
Gustavo delaCruz – Chair Person
Robert Lascelle
Jennifer Sheridan
Mike Schwartz
Martin Coffey
Bruce Verblaauw

New Jersey Deck Association Seeks Award Entries, Sponsors

New Jersey Deck Association Seeks Award Entries, Sponsors
The New Jersey chapter of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) has announced its annual Deck Competition and Awards ceremony, to be held February 21, at Ariana’s Grand, in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Chapter President Martin Coffey has issued a call for entries for the 5th annual awards, which recognize deck builders in a variety of categories, including natural and alternative decking, deck illumination, and special deck features. To be eligible for awards, a builder need only be a member of the non-profit association. All entries must have been completed in New Jersey within the last two years. You can enter the competition by downloading and submitting the forms found HERE.
Coffey said the chapter is currently seeking sponsors for the ceremony. Sponsor benefits include many levels of marketing opportunity, and recognition at the event. Past sponsors have included lumberyards, materials dealers, decking & railing manufacturers and suppliers, as well as boat and auto dealers.Sponsorship and entry forms can be found HERE
Anyone seeking further information can contact Judy Verblaauw, NADRA NJ Chapter Secretary at: Further questions about the program, or about NADRA, can be answered by calling NADRA’s national headquarters at 1-888-623-7248.
About the North American Deck and Railing Association
NADRA is the voice of the deck and railing industry, providing a unified source for its’ professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance.
Contact:North American Deck and Railing Association
Phone: 1.888.623.7248 or direct: 215.679.4884