Let’s get to know each other! Building Bonds is a new feature highlighting members’ stories of collaboration and teamwork as well as sharing business stories within our membership. September is Associate Appreciation Month which provides the perfect time to spotlight these three outstanding volunteers who also happen to be Associate members.
HBA of F-M is privileged to have a dynamic trio volunteering for its popular member golf outings.
Sarah Dolyniuk, Irena Johnson and Cecelia Jorud are ready to lead other volunteers to get the work done. Whether they were loading up bagged lunches and delivering them to hungry sponsors, or shuttling sponsors to and from their holes, these three did it with smiles on their faces.
They were part of a valued contingent of volunteers assisting in executing moving parts and activities that go along with the Association's two sold-out outings in July and August at Hawley Golf & Country Club.
Cecelia is a real estate lending coordinator at Bell Bank. She works with a risk management team covering consumer lending for portfolio mortgage, construction and retail teams.
Irena, mortgage lender at Bell Bank, assists customers with the home buying or home building process.
And Sarah, sales coordinator at Christiansons by Fluid, works alongside account executives to help fulfill customer and client needs as a full-service contract office furniture dealer.
When asked why she is active within committees at the HBA, Cecelia says,
All three women currently serve on the Events Committee. Cecelia is vice chair and looks forward to becoming chair next year. Irena is also on the Parade of Homes Committee.
Outside of work, they all like to be outdoors with their families (both human and furry). Sarah loves spending time with her partner, Cory, their dog, Otis, and two adopted kitties, Barbara and Gus. Cecelia hikes trails with her pup, Freya. You can find the pair running around Casselton, N.D., or enjoying a bonfire with neighbors. Irena, her husband, Ryan, and their kids Carson, Logan and Jackson, love spending summers out at the lake.
Cecelia’s favorite HBA gathering is the High Noon Shootout, a trap shooting contest in Horace.
"It's an event like nothing else offered," she says.
When considering volunteering with the HBA take Cecelia’s advice: “Don’t just think about volunteering with the HBA, step out and do it!”
More about the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead: HBA of F-M is a nonprofit trade organization and the largest local builders associated affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders in North Dakota and Minnesota. The HBA's efforts focus on advocating for a strong building and remodeling industry.
More about the HBA of F-M Golf Outings: Our most popular member event occurs twice, in July and August. Members enjoy a friendly outing for a chance to win the tournament champs trophy!
Interested in getting involved with the HBA of F-M? Contact Business Development Coordinator Spencer Carlson at (701) 232-5846.
written by Rose Marcellus, Communications Intern.