NKBA NNE 2015 Design Awards & June Chapter Meeting

nkba-20156-263-3186Congratulations to all of our winners! We had such great evening at the Lantana. Thank you to our generous sponsors DuPont and Kohler, as well as Design Competition Committee Chairs Christina Fournier & Deb Bishop and Peg Seropian our VP of Programs for making this evening possible.     Here is a list of our 2015 Winners:
  • First Place for Remodeled Small Kitchen: Haddad Hakansson Design Studio
  • Honorable Mention for Small Kitchen: Janet Hesselschwerdt of Metropolitan Cabinets & Countertops
  • First Place for Medium Kitchen: Susan Brisk, CKD of Euro Plus Designs
  • First Place for Remodeled Large Kitchen: Haddad Hakansson Design Studio
  • First Place for Remodeled Master Bath: Lynne Shore from RI Kitchen & Bath
  • First Place for Remodeled Main Bath: Mark Haddad from Haddad Hakansson Design Studio
  • Best in Show: Haddad Hakansson Design Studio

Thank you from Avon 39 Team Hardcore

IMG_2617We wanted to thank our fellow NKBA NNE Members for their generous donations, both personal and through the 50-50 raffle at the March Chapter Meeting, for the Avon 39 Walk. Boston's Avon 39- the Walk to End Breast Cancer, took place May 16 & 17.  We formed Team Hardcore to honor the memory of our dear friend, NKBA NNE Board Member and past Student NKBA NNE President Kristen Schraven Mawn.  Kristen lost her courageous battle with Breast Cancer in 2013 and is greatly missed. As we each needed to raise $1800, the monies donated at the Chapter Meeting at Yale Appliance & Lighting were greatly appreciated.   As of today, Team Hardcore has raised $6,175.39. Boston's Avon Walk raised over $3.6 M million dollars! Thank you again for all of your support! Here are some photos from the weekend:  


May 12, 2015-Sandy Burr Country Club, Wayland, Ma.

On this date the NKBA NNE hosted a golf tournament after an eight year hiatus.

The event started with a BBQ lunch followed by a shotgun start Scramble format golf tournament that fielded 44 golfers. Following golf, we met in the clubhouse for a social hour and appetizers. Our guest speaker for the evening was Kevin McGauley, regional Manager from Best by Broan.

Immediately following the speaker, awards were presented to the winners of the event. First place in the scramble went to Mike Cavallaro, Scott Hanlon, Jim Connolly and Ken Burke with a score of 11 under par. Second place went to the group from Clarke, made up of Joe Tanguay, Todd Barry, Kevin Maganley and Chris Parker with a score of 9 under par. Our 3rd place team with a score of 8 under was from Cosentino, made up of Adam Weinberg, Brooks Deschamps, Matt Luther and Gene Fredey.  The long drives went to Adam Weinberg and Mellissa Fitzgerald. Our closest to the pin winners were Kimberly Homs on the 3rd hole par 3 getting to 5’ 5” and for the men, Mark Karas on the par 3 13th dialing in at 26”.

Dinner was served buffet style and consisted of BBQ chicken, ribs, potato salad, corn on the cob as well as a garden salad and cookies.

This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors. The following companies got behind our effort and gave us the backing needed to make this a first class event. Again, we would like to thank our Par sponsors Hafele and Metropolitan Cabinets, our Birdie sponsors Majestic Sinks and Southside Woodshop, our Eagle sponsors Kohler and S & P Contracting. The largest group of sponsors goes to the Hole-In-One group which consisted of Cuccaro Associates, Marble & Granite, Yale, Clarke, Cosentino, Wilson-Art and Moen.

The golf committee consisting of Mark Karas, Doug Brenner, Jim Cuccaro and Phil Rothschild, felt that the event went off as planned with maybe a couple of tweaks for next year. This event, planned by the committee, couldn’t have happened without the volunteers from the chapter. I would like to thank Alyssa Haggery, Susan Brisk, Chris Costantino, Tracy Hanlon, Peg Seropian and Karen Wetherell for taking the time to spend the day at the course making sure all the behind the scene details got handled.

The committee is already looking at making this an annual event and will keep you posted as to next year’s date.