†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION



July 15, 2008

CALL TO ORDER: Vice President, Virginia Llanas called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. in the absence of Barbara Taylor.Location of the meeting was the City Diner.Secretary, Darlene Lee-Omana, was present.


INTRODUCTIONS:Three members present and five guests.


BIRTHDAYS AND RAFFLE:Birthday raffle netted $ 14.00


PROGRAM:Aflac insurance policies offered by Dennis True and Alex Huerta.


MINUTES:††† The Minutes for June, 2008 were approved via internet.


CORRESPONDENCE: Correspondence was read and none required action.




PRESIDENT:Vice President Virginia Llanas reported that:

  1. Leadership Officer Training will be August 16, 2008 in Austin, Texas.Vickie Thompson and Angelica Benchoff expressed interest in attending.
  2. Communities In Schools sent us a certification in appreciation of the belts we sent them.
  3. Credentials for Annual meeting have been submitted.
  4. Texas A & M Endowment booklet with our name was shown to members.


VICE PRESIDENT:Vice President, Virginia Llanas reported the next business meeting will be held August 19, 2008 at City Diner. She asked if any members have ideas on meeting locations, let her know.We need a separate meeting room that the owner will allow a small group to meet with no cost for the room.Program will be presented by Dalia Garcia with The City of Corpus Christi Neighborhood Services on programs available for first time home buyers.

TREASURER:Treasurer, Vickie Thompson submitted Treasurerís Reports for June, 2008 via internet.Reports were approved and filed for audit.



Membership:Vice President Virginia Llanas welcomed Bria Whitmore with Fugro Engineering,

Angelica Benchoff and Bonnie Zamora with Coastal Bend Home Builders.She also noted that Lisa Huerta had contacted Robin Vasquez.

Professional Education:

Finding on Del Mar tabled for a couple of months.

Publicity: Vice President Virginia Llanas discussed publicity items sent in.

Recycle:Darlene Lee Omana collected our re-cycle items.Virginia Llanas offered to pick up the boxes when Darlene gets them ready for shipment since UPS comes to Valero on a daily basis.

Block Kids:Vice President Virginia Llanas announced that Barbara Taylorís mother had purchased a big box of Legos at a garage sale.Members were thrilled since they are getting hard to come by.

Ways and Means:Committee Chairman, Darlene Lee Omana, reports that AGC/NAWIC sale will be October 11, 2008.If you have anything that you would like to take over to AGC early, contact Gail Hoffman.She has room to store it.

We are selling Hooks ticket books again this year.

Lottery Audit was tabled until the return of President Barbara Taylor.Barbara will call a special Board Meeting when she returns.

Friendship:Happy Birthday Dar.

Website: Vickie Thompson reports that she needs pictures from Block Kids.Virginia Llanas is going to send her pictures from our Prescott School Nurseís Station Construction project.

Health and Safety:Virginia Llanas announced a program in San Antonio on August 15.Members to e-mailed the information.

Construction Industry:Prescott School Nurseís Station work day is complete.Members Kim Keplar, Virginia Llanas, Mona Lutz, Darlene Lee Omana finished with the help of Fernando Omana, Fernando Omana, Jr., Danny Omana and one of Fernandoís workers.Mona donated the paint.The room turned out great.

Virginia Llanas is going to check and see if we can partner with Valero on an upcoming Habitat for Humanity house that they are going to build.Communities In Schools project was discussed.Members had not gotten any donations, but Darlene Lee Omana said that Fernando and the boys would be there to help.We will need carpenters on this one.



ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulations to Virginia Llanas for her appointment to the YWCA Board of Directors.

ADJOURNMENT:There being no further business to come before the assembly, the meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.


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Darlene Lee-Omana, Secretary†††††††††††††††††††††† Virginia Llanas, acting President

Members Present:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Guests Present:

Virginia Llanas††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Bonnie Zamora††††††††††

Darlene Lee Omana, CCA, CIT, CCRCC†††† Angelica Benchoff†††††

Vickie Thompson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bria Whitmire

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††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dennis True††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††