PHCC Auxiliary of Nebraska Takes Top Awards at National Convention
The Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors Auxiliary of Nebraska was proud to receive first and second place for the Robert Cox Humanitarian Awards presented at the 2019 PHCC National Convention. The Auxiliary is a philanthropic organization that partners with PHCC of Nebraska to educate and improve opportunities for young and old alike to become part of the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Industry.
Each year, the Nebraska PHCC and Auxiliary team up to host the Nebraska State Convention Trade Show. The auxiliary collects tools and prizes to give away during the show and holds a raffle for college students interested in entering the industry. This year, the auxiliary sponsored a “Trade Show Recap,” a room in which contractors could connect with members.
The Auxiliary is involved with a variety of local volunteer and community outreach events. They supplied gift cards and welcome baskets to veterans staying in the OVER House, bought Christmas gifts for children at Jacob’s Well, created Easter Baskets for children receiving services at Friendship Home and made summer fun baskets for the Student Parent program at a local high school. In addition, they collected tools, literature and promotional merchandise for thank you bags distributed at the annual Nebraska Skills USA contest.
The auxiliary members also teamed up with Southeast Community College to launch the school’s first-ever plumbing program. Students enrolled will be able to receive one year’s worth of credit towards an apprentice license in just two semesters.
Auxiliary member Tammie Huenink worked with Army Veteran Ken Colson, the Veteran Outreach Program Specialist for the Vet Center in Lincoln, which helps connect veterans to the resources they need to make their transitions to civilian life easier. In April, auxiliary member Nancy Bouwens attended the SkillsUSA competition with contractors
In addition, we are proud to announce that PHCC Auxiliary member, Barbara Kreifels received the two top individual Auxiliary awards.
The Larry Dore Member of the Year Award and the 3D Copper Platter Award. These awards are rarely awarded to the same person which recognizes a single Auxiliary member’s outstanding contribution to the Auxiliary, the plumbing-heating-cooling industry and the community. Congratulations for such well-deserved honors!
As a philanthropic organization, the PHCC Auxiliary works diligently to support our community in many ways. Together with the PHCC contractors, we represent 3,500+ open and union shop contractors and more than 70,000 technicians working in every market sector. Our members know they can rely on PHCC … and consumers know they can trust PHCC member contractors who are committed to a higher standard of excellence.