RICOWI to Host Spring Meetings and Innovative Seminar in Reno

For Immediate Release

Clinton, OH
09 Feb 2011

Contact: Joan Cook - RICOWI Executive Director
(330) 671-4569
(706) 692-3490

New Interactive Programming to be Initiated

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc., (RICOWI), will host their 2011 series of spring meetings Thursday, April 7 – Friday, April 8, 2011, at the Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada. The Spring Meeting series will include new innovations and interactive concepts in programming. The Thursday April 7th schedule will include Committee meetings, the convening of the RICOWI Board of Directors and the General Membership Meeting. The Friday, April 8th agenda features the special Spring Seminar: "Weather Meets Green".

The RICOWI Spring Meetings will again be held in conjunction with the RCI International Convention & Trade Show, to be held April 7 - 12, 2011, also at the Peppermill Resort, Reno.

The RICOWI Spring Meetings and Seminar have been organized to provide an expanded scope of a new, innovative and stimulating educational program. Joan Cook, Executive Director, RICOWI, Inc. noted that the meeting series will focus on priority educational programming and RICOWI's role leading the Roofing Industry through Innovative Collaboration. Cook indicated, "RICOWI will be adding 'Learning Circles' to the seminar agenda, which will provide an opportunity for the participants to discuss the information they received from the various presentations."

A Call for Presentations was issued earlier for the upcoming seminar — "Weather Meets Green" — and a timely program has now been developed.

A sampling of some of the confirmed presenters is:

  • Dr. Roland Schindler — Fraunhofer, USA
  • Mike Fenner, Roofing Manager — Target, USA
  • Colleen O'Brien — BEW Engineering Inc.
  • Sue Kateley — California Solar Energy Industries Association

A Green Codes Panel discussion will follow in the afternoon.

For additional information regarding the "Weather Meets Green" Seminar program specifics, or to register to attend any of the meetings in the series, contact RICOWI, or refer to the RICOWI website.

You can register online or contact RICOWI to complete the registration by mail, email or fax. To obtain the early registration rate for the Seminar, register by not later than March 4, 2011. Member registration before March 4: $250.00; Non-Member registration before March 4: $275.00.

Hotel accommodations at the Peppermill Resort are in great demand. If you require hotel accommodations, reserve as soon as possible. The RCI group rate ( $99.00 ++, main building; or $139.00 ++, Tuscany Tower) will be extended to RICOWI Meeting Series & Seminar attendees.

Refer to RCI International Convention & Trade Show (or ARC1411) as the group name. The Peppermill Resort's reservation number is: (800) 282-2444. To obtain the discounted group rate, you must reserve by March 4, 2011. Complete details have been posted online.

The Roofing Industry Committee on Weather Issues, Inc. (RICOWI) is the North American organization dedicated to and charged to research and study major weather incidents in relation to roof issues. For additional details, copies of reports issued and other materials, reference: Website: www.ricowi.com

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