The Davis Memorial Foundation Trustees are delighted to announce the name change for one of their signature fundraising events. Starting at the Western Roofing Expo 2021, the Davis Memorial Foundation’s annual golf tournament will officially be renamed The Bob Porter Golf Tournament. The Foundation Trustees unanimously agreed to honor the former Western States Roofing Contractors Association (WSRCA) president and Davis Memorial Foundation chairman, Bob Porter, who passed earlier this year due to complications from myelodysplastic syndrome.
Porter was a member of the WSRCA, serving on the Board of Directors beginning in 1979, and he served as president in 1990-1991. He was inducted into the WSRCA Hall of Fame, the association’s highest honor, in 2007. He continued his love for the roofing community after his retirement by becoming chairman of the Trustees for the Davis Memorial Foundation from 2010 to 2014. In 2014, he was awarded the WSRCA Outstanding Service Award for his dedication and service to the Davis Memorial Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over $525,000 in scholarships to students from the roofing and waterproofing industry.
Porter was a legend and an icon to the Western roofing community. He had a sense of humor and love of life that made him a joy to be with. Porter will be lovingly remembered by so many people who had been honored to know him. It is the WSRCA’s pleasure to honor him in a way that was so meaningful to him. Please visit www.davisfoundation.org if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation.