Category Archives: General Membership Meeting

October General Membership Meeting

Join us on Wednesday October 21st from 12:00-1:30p at Chris Madrid’s (1900 Blanco Rd SATX 78212) for a general membership meeting. Our featured speaker will be Andrea Kassem, who will be discussing her experience in personal Health & Wellness in the midst of our current pandemic.

Lunch will be Chris Madrid’s burger bar.

We will be practicing social spacing and all local CDC guidelines will be followed. We will have a give-a-away along with NARI logo masks for all attendees.

The registration fee is $25 per attendee. Use the PayPal interface below to register and pay online.

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About The Speaker

ANDREA KASSEM, RN, OCN, CBCN, NBC-HWC


Andrea Kassem is an experienced nurse who came to San Antonio 25 years ago from a small town in Ontario, Canada. Andrea holds three specialty nursing certifications in oncology and patient navigation. In addition, she is a Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and received her training at Duke University. Most recently, Andrea worked at Baptist Health System where she played an integral role in the inception on the navigation program and went on to lead her team as manager of the Baptist Cancer Navigation Program. During her tenure in this role, she was instrumental in accreditations, quality, community outreach, national speaking and process improvements. Most important to Andrea was being part of her patient’s care team- offering support and education throughout their journey with cancer. Merging her roles as a nurse and a health coach has given her opportunity to empower individuals with the tools and resources to take charge for their overall health and wellness, creating a life that is authentic, healthy and joyful.

In Andrea’s spare time, she loves to bake and share her goodies. She also loves yoga, reading, and running and is determined to improve her golf game. She is a nature lover and LOVES downhill skiing. In addition, she is blessed to be the mom to two wonderful children, her daughter is attending University of San Francisco and her son is in 6th grade. Andrea is currently attending the Nutrition Therapy Institute and is on a journey to complete her certification as a Board-Certified Holistic Nutritionist.

January 2020 General Membership Meeting

Join us at Luby’s on San Pedro (13400 San Pedro Ave SATX 78216) from 7:00-8:30 AM on Wednesday, January 29, for our first General Membership Meeting of the year. We will have a speaker from the City of San Antonio. Registration is $15/person. Use the PayPal interface below to pay for your registration(s).


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May 2019 General Membership Meeting

Join us for a General Member Meeting from 11:30a-1:00p on May 15, 2019. We’ll be meeting at The Well (5539 UTSA Blvd, SA. 78249).

  • Lunch and Mingle with New and Current Members
  • Exciting New Updates from NARI National
  • Speaker & Presentation

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August General Membership Meeting

Join us from 11:30-1:00 on Thursday August 15th at Blanco BBQ (13259 Blanco Rd. SATX 78216) for our next General Membership Meeting. A buffet lunch will be served and the speaker will be announced soon.

Please RSVP by 8/12/19 by registering using the PayPal interface below. The cost for this event is $25/person.


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January 2019 General Membership Meeting

Join us as we kick off 2019 with our first General Membership Meeting of the year. We’ll be having breakfast and discussing business starting at 7:00 AM at Luby’s (13400 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216) on January 16th.

The cost for this event is $20 per person.

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May 2018 General Membership Meeting

Join us on May 16th for our next General Membership Meeting. Audrey Ethridge, program coordinator of the Construction Career Academy at NISD, will be presenting their exceptional construction curriculum.

We will be convening in the private dining room at The Well (5539 UTSA Blvd). The cost for this event is $25 per person. Please register by May 11th.

January General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our first BREAKFAST General Membership Meeting of 2018 sponsored by HOME DEPOT!

This is a great meeting to invite and include all members of your organization, and come and meet new NARI members!

WHERE: Luby’s Restaurant (13400 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216)
WHEN: Tuesday, January 23rd
TIME: 7:00am – 8:30am
COST: $25 Register Online →

We have invited David Lupberger to return to San Antonio to present 5 Steps To Clear Communication. David was one of our guest speakers last year when he presented Managing the Emotional Homeowner. To learn more about David, please see his bio below.

5 Steps to Clear Communication

Clear communication isn’t by accident. It happens when project details are shared with everyone. Because of the diverse group of people involved with our projects, we need to make sure that the homeowner, trade contractor, and supplier are all “on the same page”. In this course, I review the 5 steps that will clarify expectations and responsibilities for everyone associated with a project. In this session, we will:

  • Learn strategies to help create order out of chaos and set clear expectations
  • Understand how your internal and external communication affects your bottom line and ultimate success
  • Hear tips to help you, your staff, your clients, and subs all communicate better

About David Lupberger

David Lupberger draws on more than two decades of experience in the residential remodeling field to work with remodelers in developing proven business systems. Through his work in the remodeling industry, he hopes to redefine the way the remodeling industry operates so that the trust between quality Remodelers, their customers, suppliers, and trade contractors can be leveraged and improved.

Lupberger has been involved with custom home building and remodeling for over 20 years. After moving to the Washington DC area in 1988, he practiced high-end residential remodeling and focused on delivering the highest quality service to his clients. Over 90 percent of his work came from repeat and referral business, demonstrating the trust he developed with clients.

Lupberger believes fervently that the best customer service only comes when a remodeler can deliver consistent results, which happens only with proven systems. He spent nearly 4 years writing the Remodelers Turnkey Program. This series of manuals is a basic how-to text on running a remodeling company. He recently authored the Home Asset Management Plan, a business system showing contractors how to implement a “client for life” program with their homeowner clients.

In 2004, Lupberger got to move back to Colorado, where he spent the first 30 years of his life. From his base in Colorado, he now consults with both Remodelers and industry manufacturers such as General Electric to maximize customer service relationships between all the industry partners. He travels extensively, speaking to thousands of remodelers across the country and is a regular on the seminar series at national trade shows. He also is a columnist for Professional Remodeler magazine.