TMS Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Membership Drive, Town Hall Report, Volunteers Needed, Webinar & More
TMS Membership Drive Begins:
Win Prizes & Help the Society
Based on recommendations from a Board-appointed Membership Task group, The Masonry Society has started a Membership Drive Contest to encourage Members to promote the value of TMS Membership thereby helping the Society, while potentially winning prizes for themselves.
Recording of Virtual Town Hall
On March 12, 2019, the Society held a Virtual Town Hall Meeting so Members and Guest could learn what's new at TMS, hear about a number of new opportunities and to help the Society prepare for our June Meetings. Important committee activities were discussed, along with ways you may be able to participate on some committees virtually. New resources and opportunities from TMS were reviewed and the Membership Drive Contest was introduced.
Sustainability Committee - Virtual Meeting & Volunteers Needed
The Sustainability Committee of The Masonry Society (TMS) will be meeting virtually on April 1 at 1:30 to 3 pm EDT, and is inviting anyone interested in the Committee's work to participate on the call, as the Committee is considering refocusing and changing its mission, goals and objectives. Volunteers to serve as Committee Members are needed, and a Chair for the Committee will also be needed later this year. To sign up for information on the Committee and to get a link to join the Conference Call, click here.
Lintel Design Webinar, May 15 at 1 pm EDT
Sam Rubenzer, founder of FORSE Consulting has graciously agreed to present a seminar on Designing Lintels in Masonry Walls. He will review the behavior and load distribution of a lintel within a wall, to help design this common element more effectively and efficiently. 
Click here for additional information on this webinar or to register. This webinar will provide 1 hour of AIA Learning Units.
Scholarships for Graduate Students
Applications Due April 16th
The Masonry Society (TMS) is accepting applications for the 2019 James L. Noland Student Fellowship until April 16, 2019. Established in 1995 to honor the memory of James L. Noland, the Noland Fellowship is awarded every four years to a graduate student who is doing research on masonry. This research can be in materials, structures, architecture or construction and must be performed under the direction of a member of The Masonry Society. The next scholarship will be presented at the 13th North American Masonry Conference (NAMC) in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 16 – 19, 2019. Click here for information, an application, and rules.
TMS is also accepting applications for a 2019 Clayford T. Grimm, P.E. Student Scholarship until July 31, 2019. Established in 2007 to honor the memory of Clayford T. Grimm, this Scholarship is awarded every year to a Master’s level graduate student who is conducting research in masonry. The investigation can be in masonry materials, structures, construction, or architecture and must be performed under the direction of a member of The Masonry Society. The next scholarship award will be presented during TMS’s Awards Luncheon on November 7, 2019 at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Click here for information, an application, and rules.
Online Silent Auction to Help TMS
Bids Due by April 25th
TMS Fellow Member, Rochelle Jaffe is reducing her inventory of construction-related toys and books. In cooperation with TMS, she is again offering some items for sale via this 2nd online "silent auction". TMS Members and friends have the opportunity to pick up some difficult-to-obtain items and provide benefit to TMS at the same time (as 50% of the net purchase price will be donated to TMS). Click here to see items being offered and to see information on the silent auction.
Bids will be accepted until April 25th, at which point winners will be contacted.                
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