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InSinkErator honors PHCC auxiliary members, commits to industry education

RACINE, WIS. – InSinkErator honored Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Auxiliary members by hosting a combined scholarship and awards program at the PHCC annual convention, Oct. 21-23, New Orleans, La.

Working around this year’s theme “With Teamwork, Anything is Possible,” InSinkErator donated $25,000 to the 2009 PHCC Educational Foundation’s Invest in Your Future campaign, the fundraising vehicle for both the foundation’s contractor education efforts and the National Auxiliary’s scholarship program. The donation from InSinkErator, along with efforts of the Invest in Your Future volunteers, assisted the program in achieving its annual goal of $145,000.

“To date, 1,750 students have received quality education for future success in the plumbing and HVACR industries,” said Bill Jones, PHCC’s educational foundation chairperson. “The Foundation and Auxiliary’s ability to support such a large number of students is a testament to the generosity of PHCC members and industry partners like InSinkErator.”

The PHCC National Auxiliary is comprised of state and local chapters located throughout the country. The luncheon recognized these organizations and notable auxiliary members for their outstanding achievement and industry commitment.

Terry Giebelhaus of the Arizona PHCC Auxiliary was honored with the Larry Dore Award, given annually to an auxiliary member who has been active at various levels within the auxiliary, making a contribution to the industry. As a founding member of the Arizona Auxiliary, Giebelhaus increased membership and raised funds for local community service projects. Currently serving her tenth year as president of the Life Members Club, she has worked to promote and support the organization’s impact and reputation. Giebelhaus received a $1,000 cash award and a commemorative plaque.

The Robert M. Cox Humanitarian Award recognizes outstanding efforts of state or local auxiliaries who have made an impact on the industry or local community and demonstrate joint cooperation between the auxiliary and contractor association.

PHCC of Nebraska Auxiliary received the first place Image award for a group of 3-20 members; PHCC of Minnesota Auxiliary received the second place Image award for a group of 41 or more members; and PHCC of Delaware Auxiliary received the first place Recruitment award for a group of 3-20 members.