From Director Judy
NAWIC Annual Meeting/Convention will
“It’s Vegas, Baby!”
The site for NAWIC 2008 Convention will be the Flamingo Hotel on the
NAWIC dues renewal forms will be mailed the second week of August. Remember: members who joined between 11/06 and 09/07 will receive a dues statement for the prorated dues. Because this occasionally causes confusion, please review the procedure with members who have joined this year.
Hope you are drying out in your area and we’ll “talk” again before Convention!
"There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become."
~Orison Swett Marden~
[Thank you, Anne Owen, from the Waco Chapter, for sharing this quote! I love it!! – jd]
From your Director-elect…
We are getting closer to our year end and it is time for me to ask your help. Please consider sharing your individual talents with the region by making a commitment to chair one of our Region 7 Committees or serve as Region 7 NAWIC Representative. Please let me know if you have an interest or know a member of your chapter who might be interested.
The Region 7 Committees/Representative positions are as follows:
Safety & Health
NEF Block Kids
also like to remind you of our upcoming APC (Annual Planning Conference)
Thank you for your support.
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Welcome New Members!
(New Region 7 members processed
Tracy M. Dalrymple, Independent
Electrical Contractors (
(recruited by Peggy A. Bass)
Tammy M. Unangst, Imperial
(no recruiter listed)
Joan P. Nye, Principal Financial Group (Dallas)
(recruited by Judith A. Downey)
Luci M. Ferguson, AUI Contractors (
(recruited by Jackie G. Barnes)
Lisa L. Sullivan, Lexington & Associates, Inc. (Dallas)
(no recruiter listed)
Welcome to NAWIC, Region 7! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I hope you are all able to take full advantage of all your chapter has to offer. If you joined as a member-at-large please don’t hesitate to contact a local chapter and attend their meetings. Also, attend regional and national events so you also will get the most from your membership. (And, you can transfer your membership to a chapter, if desired.)
And a big “Thank you” to the Recruiters!! If a recruiter is incorrect, or not listed, the new member can contact Sandy Fite at the NAWIC office to have it corrected/added.
NAWIC NATIONAL OFFICERS
The NAWIC officers for 2007-2008 are …
President Tamie Taylor, CDT, CIT
President-Elect Pat McDonald, CIT
Vice President Robin Fulton Meyer, CIT
Secretary Judy DeWeese, CIT
Treasurer Debra Gregoire, CIT
Chris Wigginton, CIT
[I am truly excited to have the opportunity to serve with these Officers and the Directors.- jd]
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· Log in to the Members Section
· Click on Update your Info
· Enter your personal user name & password (when it was set up for you, your first name and your membership number were used as your name and password – you can change that when you go into the site)
· Update your information
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News from Around the Region
Katie Loughmiller, President
Austin Chapter #7
is going to be held on July 27th, we would like to invite our NAWIC
sisters to come and have a great time with us. Dar Lee-Omana is working hard to
provide the best “
At our July 17th meeting, we worked on our Strategic Plan and just about have it all in place with our dreams and goals through 2019. It was a real challenge for such a small chapter, but we all put our heads together and came up with a great plan. We even included our “small but mighty!” slogan. All of the members that attended the meeting did a great job of coming up with our plan, and I thank them ALL!
We also, appointed our committee chairs for next year and I appreciate all the time and effort that goes into the committee and look forward to next year committee reports. We have a great group of ladies that dedicate many hours to our committees and kudos go to all of our new chairs!
Speaking of great members, the Corpus Christi Chapter would like to extend their best wishes and congratulations to Judy DeWeese our new National Secretary. We are all very proud of you!!
Barbara A. Taylor, CIT, President
Chapter had a summer hiatus during the month of July, but we are back at work
and quickly moving through our arrangements for the month of August. Not only
do we have our regularly scheduled Membership meeting on August 20th,
but we are in the final stages of preparing for our highly anticipated 2nd
Annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament which will be held on
We will also convene a Joint Board Meeting on the 6th of August to wrap up this year and hopefully map out the next. Rebecca Hicks is eager to take on her new duties as President of our Chapter and has already finalized some of her plans for next year. Our new Board members are full of great new ideas and are chomping at the bit to get started. I am certain that we will continue to make great strides in providing the best experiences and support for our members.
Chapter will also have quite a contingent traveling to
Hoping everyone is having a great summer!
Tamara S. Crooks
Gracie Narey, CIT, President
Fort Worth Chapter #1
Kathy Sterling, President
C.J. Behrenbrinker, President
Chapter 76 recently enjoyed our July meeting/picnic at Sherran Harris’ house. After a short meeting, we enjoyed Sherran’s pool and hospitality – thank you. I would also like to thank Debbie Martin and Lisa Haney for planning such a nice picnic, even if Lisa did win the big Bunco prizes. Tee Hee!
Well, as the NAWIC calendar year is beginning to wind down,
I often wonder where the time has gone.
It just seems like yesterday that I was sitting in a hotel suite in
Chapter 76 would like to congratulate Judy for her new position as Secretary on the National Board. We are so proud of you!
Kasey Baumann, President
Martha Simpson, President
in July talked about restoration of buildings and homes damaged by fire, wind, rain,
etc. They worked in
Instead of having a regular meeting in August, we have decided to go out to dinner and get to know each other better. We don't have dinner at our monthly meetings, so we decided to take a summer break.
Anne Owen with Johnson Roofing should be taking the test the first part of August to get her Construction Industry Technician Certificate. I know she will be proud to be able to put the initials, CIT, by her name.
Region 7 Committees
Members of NAWIC are business owners and executives, subcontractors, managers and office administrators. They are also attorneys, architects, engineers, accountants, estimators and tradeswomen. Some members are employed in construction trades including welding, electricity, carpentry, plumbing and roofing—to name a few. But all members can benefit from their daily contacts in the industry.
Monthly chapter meetings, national conventions and regional conferences provide opportunities for association with each other as well as a strong communication network for developing and broadening valuable business contacts.
Professional Education encourages the member to participate in her area of individual expertise and offer enhanced knowledge and support from other members with similar specializations. This network of shared knowledge can go as far as you want it to go. The sky is the limit.
Together we can create a more positive image of the industry and the role of women who work in the non-traditional field of construction. At the same time, we can grow individually and better ourselves with education and training through various forms of Professional Education. When you put all of these factors together, success is inevitable and a win-win for the employee as well as the employer.
Thanks for all that you do to promote Professional Education!
I am here if you need any assistance.
Region #7 P.E. Chair
Dates to Remember
There are essential pieces that make any business or association a success. When it comes to the success of our NAWIC Region, YOU are an ESSENTIAL ELEMENT. Our success depends ENTIRELY on the contribution of the TEAM. We are ALL members of that team; we EACH have a part to play in the victory.
Presenting the 2006 – 2007 Team Leaders of our Essential Elements of Success …
Region 7 2006-07 Chapter Presidents
Gracie Narey Fort Worth #1 email@example.com
Region 7 2006-07 Committee Chairs/Reps
Construction Industry Martha Simpson
Membership Kathy Sterling &
PR/Marketing Celeste Estep
Professional Education Jill Melançon
Safety & Health Sherran Harris
Strategic Planning Terry Johnson
Tradeswomen Katie Loughmiller
WIC Week Becky Wynne &
NEF Liaison Karolene Pittman
NEF Block Kids Brenda Corbett
NEF CAD/Drafting Brenda Corbett
Director’s Advisory Past Regional Directors
Judy DeWeese, CIT
NAWIC Director, Region 7, 2005-2007