The calendar has advanced to a new year and we are looking forward to the opportunities that 2019 will offer. The Institute has just finished another good year with many activities and promotions. Recently, we enjoyed the fellowship of our annual fall meeting with Dennis Rude from Cathedral Stone Products giving a very interesting presentation on his development of the excellent limestone patching program. David Edgeworth gave our members an interesting tour of his quarry and facilities. And, along with our mini-trade show, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner in the larger facilities of the Monroe County Convention Center.