National Masonry Instructors Association

850 Bunch Ford Road
Holy Hill, SC 29059
Phone: 803-496-3788       Cell: 803-308-0931

President's Message

Dear NMIA Members,

As we wrap up another school year, we would like to welcome you to our first National Masonry Instructors' Association newsletter. This has been long over due. We encourage all to contribute to future newsletters and consider becoming a member of this organization. Whether you're an instructor, contractor, or business leader, all ore welcome. As the saying goes, we have strength in numbers.

We keep hearing that we are going to need masons. Through working with the MCAA and local Masonry Associations, we can see that starting the training in our schools as a means of promoting masonry is a win-win for all of us.

I encourage each and every one of you to get involved, not only in our organization but also with your local Masonry Association, MCAA, and SkillsUSA.

We ore having our summer conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. July 6th-9th, 2014. Information can be found inside this newsletter or on NMIA web-site. Bring the entire family for a great time.

As I wrap up my final year as President, I have many people to thank. I don't want to forget anyone, but you know who you are. Being a port of this organization has opened up so many doors for so many people from businesses and masonry organizations that have supported our efforts as instructors.

In closing, we keep getting more and more dumped on us each year from our school boards. Sometimes we wonder why we do what we do. As we train our young men and women to be successful in o career and in life I think we can all agree this is what keeps us going and enjoying what we do. I would not have it any other way. Have a great summer and many successful years to come. Hope to see you in Myrtle Beach in July!

Curtis Hoover

On behalf of the National Masonry Instructors Association (NMIA), I would like to extend an invitation to you to join our organization. You have done numerous works to highlight the positive aspects of the profession and we feel that the association and you could mutually benefit from membership.

Our purpose is to promote professional service, leadership and career development among masonry instructors, and to provide local, state and national educational agencies with innovative standard-based masonry programs. Our mission is to develop a collaborative partnership with the education, business, and industry communities to create awareness of the professionalism of the masonry occupation by promoting quality masonry programs and keeping members informed of innovative trends and changing technology.

We believe that masonry is a growing profession and it is our responsibility to continue to embrace its history, keep abreast of the skill and communicate to others the benefits of knowing the trade. We feel that you would be a great asset in achieving our goals and invite you to represent your school by joining our association.

We would also like to extend the invitation for you to join us July 7 11, 2013 during our Annual Conference in Concord, NC. Hotel accommodations and registration forms will be available via our website. Please feel free to visit the site for these forms and any additional information.

We thank you in advance for your interest in our organization.


Eugene Johnson