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A "special guest" welcomes attendees of the MCAA Midyear Meeting to Walt Disney World Resort during the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living Seas Salon at Epcot.

The 2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting was held Oct. 2-4, 2013, at Walt Disney World Resort. Attendees and their families were able to participate in fun and educational events throughout the week, while experiencing the magic of Walt Disney World.

Attendees were welcomed to the MCAA Midyear Meeting by some familiar characters before kicking off the festivities with a night at the Magic Kingdom Park.

The MCAA hosted committee meetings on Thursday morning, where each committee presented a brief overview of accomplishments from the past year and goals for the upcoming year. Thursday afternoon attendees were invited to the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 Florida Regional. The evening concluded with “Fantasmic!” Show, a 30-minute fireworks and water extravaganza.

Friday morning, members took an active role in shaping the future of the association and the masonry industry during the MCAA Board Meeting. Following the meeting, the MCAA will hosted its popular Networking Round Table Discussions where attendees were able to make new connections and share ideas about marketing, safety, project management and a variety of other topics.

MCAA Vice Chairman Mark Kemp (left) from Superior Masonry Builders, MCAA Treasurer Mike Sutter (center) from Sutter Masonry, and MCAA Past Chairman Mackie Bounds from Brazos Masonry (right) with their grandchildren.
MCAA Vice Chairman Mark Kemp (left) from Superior Masonry Builders, MCAA Treasurer Mike Sutter (center) from Sutter Masonry, and MCAA Past Chairman Mackie Bounds from Brazos Masonry (right) with their grandchildren.

MCAA Chairman John Smith (left) presents the first place MCAA Safety Advantage Award for over 100,000 hours to Everett Pleasant (center) and Lance Little (right) from Stone Cold Masonry in Phoenix at the MCAA Board Meeting.
MCAA Chairman John Smith (left) presents the first place MCAA Safety Advantage Award for over 100,000 hours to Everett Pleasant (center) and Lance Little (right) from Stone Cold Masonry in Phoenix at the MCAA Board Meeting.

Kent Bounds from Brazos Masonry (left) is presented the second place MCAA Safety Advantage Award for over 100,000 hours by MCAA Chairman John Smith (right) at the MCAA Board Meeting.
Kent Bounds from Brazos Masonry (left) is presented the second place MCAA Safety Advantage Award for over 100,000 hours by MCAA Chairman John Smith (right) at the MCAA Board Meeting.

Greg Althammer (left) from Airplaco (MCAA Strategic Partner) performs a song during the MCAA Board Meeting with Jeff Leonard (right) from QUIKRETE (MCAA Strategic Partner) on guitar.
Greg Althammer (left) from Airplaco (MCAA Strategic Partner) performs a song during the MCAA Board Meeting with Jeff Leonard (right) from QUIKRETE (MCAA Strategic Partner) on guitar.

MCAA President and CEO Jeff Buczkiewicz (left) with daughter Logan, son Blake, wife Tami (right), and Mickey Mouse (center) during the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living Seas Salon at Epcot.

Moroni Mejia (left) from Trenwyth Industries with daughter Larianna Mejia (left, center), wife Cassie Mejia (right center), and son Lorenzo Mejia (right) get their picture taken with Mickey Mouse during the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living Seas Salon at Epcot.
MCAA President and CEO Jeff Buczkiewicz
(left) with daughter Logan, son Blake, wife
Tami (right), and Mickey Mouse (center)
during the MCAA Closing dinner at the
Living Seas Salon at Epcot.
 
Moroni Mejia (left) from Trenwyth Industries
with daughter Larianna Mejia (left, center),
wife Cassie Mejia (right center), and son
Lorenzo Mejia (right) get their picture taken
with Mickey Mouse during the MCAA Closing
dinner at the Living Seas Salon at Epcot.

The 2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting concluded Friday night at Epcot. Attendees were treated to dinner at the Living Seas Salon, where the only things separating the group from 6 million gallons of water and 3,000 varieties of sea life were giant glass panels. The night culminated in the ultimate finale, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth - an incredible fireworks show with lasers and music.

The MCAA would like to thank everyone who attended the 2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting at Walt Disney World Resort including our Strategic Partners:

  • Airplaco Equipment Company
  • Big River Industries
  • Dow Building Solutions
  • EZ Grout Corporation
  • iQ Power Tools
  • Kennison Forest Products
  • Mortar Net USA Ltd.
  • Non-Stop Scaffolding
  • Oldcastle Building Products
  • The QUIKRETE Companies
  • SPEC MIX Inc.
  • Tradesmen’s Software Inc.

And our event sponsors, including:

  • Amerimix
  • Dow Building Solutions
  • EZ Grout Corporation
  • Non-Stop Scaffolding
  • SPEC MIX Inc.

Jeff Leonard from QUIKRETE (MCAA Strategic Partner) at the reception held prior to the “Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood Studios.

  
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Jeff Leonard from QUIKRETE (MCAA Strategic
Partner) at the reception held prior to the
“Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood
Studios.

Mickey Mouse says hello to attendees during
the MCAA closing dinner at the Living Seas
Salon at Epcot.
Damian Lang (left) from Lang Masonry and EZ Grout Corporation (MCAA Strategic Partner) with his daughters Amy, Aariah, and Rachel, and Mickey Mouse (center) during the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living Seas Salon at Epcot.
  
Colleen (left) from Sutter Masonry with Eric Green (left center), Kylee Green (center), Aimee Green (right center) and MCAA Treasurer Mike Sutter (right) get their picture taken with Mickey Mouse during the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living Seas Salon at Epcot.
Damian Lang (left) from Lang Masonry and
EZ Grout Corporation (MCAA Strategic
Partner) with his daughters Amy, Aariah, and
Rachel, and Mickey Mouse (center) during
the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living Seas
Salon at Epcot.

Colleen (left) from Sutter Masonry with Eric
Green (left center), Kylee Green (center),
Aimee Green (right center) and MCAA
Treasurer Mike Sutter (right) get their picture
taken with Mickey Mouse during the MCAA
Closing dinner at the Living Seas Salon
at Epcot.
Debby Daniel (left) with Logan Buczkiewicz (right) at the reception held prior to the “Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood Studios.
  
MCAA Secretary Paul Odom from P and S Masonry gives the Secretary's Report during the MCAA Board Meeting.
Debby Daniel (left) with Logan Buczkiewicz
(right) at the reception held prior to the
“Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood
Studios
.

MCAA Secretary Paul Odom from P and S
Masonry gives the Secretary's Report during
the MCAA Board Meeting.

Tim O'Toole and Tigger in 2013 (Inset) Tim O'Toole and Tigger in 1991
Tim O'Toole and Tigger in 2013
(Inset) Tim O'Toole and Tigger in 1991

We hope everyone enjoyed the MCAA Midyear Meeting at Walt Disney World Resort.

If you weren’t able to attend or would like to relive your favorite moments from the 2013 MCAA Midyear Meeting, you can check out photos from the event on Facebook and Flickr.

We hope to see everyone again this coming January at the 2014 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete and World of Masonry in Las Vegas. Learn more at www.masoncontractors.org/convention.

Shelly Carney from GATORBACK (right) and Brian Carney from SPEC MIX (left) at the reception held prior to the “Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood Studios.
Shelly Carney from GATORBACK (right) and Brian Carney from SPEC MIX (left) at the reception held prior to the “Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood Studios.

Attendees get ready to watch “Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood Studios, a breathtaking fireworks and water extravaganza.
Attendees get ready to watch “Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood Studios, a breathtaking fireworks and water extravaganza.

Valerie Bounds (left), Lila Bounds (center), Marilyn Bounds (right) with Mickey Mouse during the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living Seas Salon at Epcot.  
Attendees get ready to watch “Fantasmic!” Show at Disney Hollywood Studios, a breathtaking fireworks and water extravaganza.
Valerie Bounds (left), Lila Bounds (center),
Marilyn Bounds (right) with Mickey Mouse
during the MCAA Closing dinner at the Living
Seas Salon at Epcot.

Attendees get ready to watch “Fantasmic!”
Show at Disney Hollywood Studios, a
breathtaking fireworks and water
extravaganza.

SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 REGIONAL held at A-1 Block in Sanford, Fla.
SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 REGIONAL held at A-1 Block in Sanford, Fla.


Tim O’Toole is director of marketing, education, and information technology for the MCAA. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.



Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:53