National Association of Women in Construction

Enhancing the Success of Women in Construction

 

 
Julia Campbell

DIRECTOR 2007-2009

REGION 7 THE HEART OF NAWIC

4224 Arrowwood Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76115

817-821-9600 cell

julia.nolan@yahoo.com

 

news from around the region

OCTOBER, 2008 THE POWER OF NAWIC


 


 

from your Director

 

It is surprising to me that the first year serving as your director is behind us. I look forward to the coming year with much anticipation because of you all of you have brought dedication, commitment, and excitement to your chapters, the region, and NAWIC across the country. It is my honor to represent Region 7 for one more year.

 

Hurricane Ike was a monster storm that devastated southeast Texas from Galveston to Louisiana. The full effects are still not known and will not be for quite some time. The infrastructure of Houston was damaged and some residents are still without basic services, although they are on the road to recovery. Port Arthur suffered great losses with some of our members losing everything, including their jobs. Lorinda Kirk and Betty Keith are compiling a list of needs in response to the overwhelming show of support from NAWIC members across the country. We will share that information as soon as available.

 

We all want to help so here is an idea, thanks to Kasey and the Tulsa chapter. When you come to APC next month, we will have a box at the registration table to collect gift cards to give to the Port Arthur members for distribution. Any amount will be very much appreciated. Basic necessities are needed so next time you are shopping at Wal-Mart, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Kroger, etc. just add one or two to your cart at the check-out.

 

Convention was fantastic this year. The speakers were exceptional, the workshops, seminars, and programs were filled with timely information for us all. Our region had 52 registered members with 49 in attendance. It is my hope that everyone who attended will share your experience and knowledge gained with those who were unable to attend.

 

Annual Planning Conference is right around the corner and I would like to thank the Fort Worth chapter and the APC Committee for their commitment to provide us with a wonderful conference. These regional conferences are for your benefit and we always strive to bring you the information you need to get the most benefit from your membership. We will have a lot of information to share which will enable your chapters to be ever more successful and efficient. I look forward to seeing you there.

 

Safe travels,

 

Julia Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

October

  01 Dues Renewals due in NAWIC Office; renewals received after this date will incur a $25 late fee

  05 Deadline for Region newsletter articles

  15 NAWIC Manual updates available on the website

  31 Happy Halloween!

 

November

  05 Deadline for Region newsletter articles

  08 APC , Fort Worth Sheraton Hotel & Spa

  IRS 990 Certification form to NAWIC Office and Director

  27 Happy Thanksgiving!

 

December

  25 thru January 1 NAWIC Office closed

  25 Merry Christmas!

 

January

  01 Happy New Year!

  05 Deadline for Region newsletter articles

  10 Deadline to submit information requests to Director for Mid-Year Board Meeting

  30 Deadline to submit IRS 990 Certification Forms to NAWIC Office and Director

February

  7 NEF Testing

  16 IRS e-Postcard and return deadline

  26 thru 28 NAWIC Mid-Year Board Meeting, San Antonio

  Elect Forum Delegates

  Plan WIC Week activities

 

March

  2 thru 6 WIC Week

  20 Crystal Vision nominations due

  NAWIC Director Candidate forms due to NAWIC Exec VP 30 days before Forum

April

  24 & 25 - Region 7 Annual Forum, Tulsa

 

August

  26 thru 29 NAWIC Convention, Phoenix, AZ

ALWAYS

  Be courteous and mindful of commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGION 7 CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

 

Austin #7 Laura Culin

laura_culin@austinlumbercompany.com

Corpus Christi #4 Darlene Lee-Omana, CCA, CIT, CCRRC

darlenedarlee@aol.com

Dallas #3 Tamara Crooks

tcrooks1@aol.com

Fort Worth #1 Pat Meadors

pat@quoin.org

Houston #3 Sandy Field

sfield@cadencemcshane.com

Port Arthur-Golden Triangle #377

Betty Keith

bskeith@bechtel.com

San Antonio #11 Jennifer Swinney, CIT, CDS

jswinney@esc-safety.com

Tulsa #76 Joani Kelly

jkelly@smallbuildingsystems.com

Waco #14 Ginger Ritchison

ginger@centexagc.org

 

REGION 7 COMMITTEE CHAIRS

 

Construction Profession and Education

Emilie Hins, Tulsa #76

hinshouse@sstelco.com

Membership

Robynn Lehr, Fort Worth Chapter #1

rlehr@tsbyrne.com

PR/Marketing

Becky Wynne, CDT, San Antonio Chapter #11

wynnewhite@aol.com

Safety & Health

Jennifer Swinney, San Antonio Chapter #11

jswinney@esc-safety.com

Strategic Planning

Gracie Narey, CIT, Fort Worth Chapter #1

gnarey@lantanacom.com

WIC Week

Pat Briggs

patbriggs@sbcglobal.net

 

REGION 7 NEF REPRESENTATIVES

CAD/Drafting

Barbara Taylor, Corpus Christi #4

barbara@barcom.cc

Block Kids

Tracey Hart, CIT, Fort Worth Chapter #1

thart@tsbyrne.com

Fundraiser

Martha Simpson, San Antonio Chapter #11

mcsnawic@yahoo.com

Liaison

Judy DeWeese, CIT, San Antonio Chapter #11

judenawic@aol.com

 

REGION 7 FUND COMMITTEE

 

Judy DeWeese, CIT, San Antonio Chapter #11

judenawic@aol.com

Ginger Ritchison, Waco Chapter #14

ginger@centexagc.org

Vickie Thompson, Corpus Christi Chapter #4

texwicvic@juno.com

 

NAWIC OFFICE

 

Executive Vice President

Dede Hughes dede@nawic.org

Office/NAWIC Store Manager

Theresa Price theresap@nawic.org

Bookkeeper

Kate Bowling kateb@nawic.org

Website/IT Specialist

Tim Elmore time@nawic.org

Membership Director

Sandy Fite sandyf@nawic.org

Membership Assistant

Laurie McCullough laudriem@nawic.org

Communication Director

Misty Hart mistyh@nawic.org

Communication Assistant

Michelle Milner michellem@nawic.org

Marketing Director

Julie Lyssy juliel@nawic.org

Education Director

Mary Weaver maryw@nawic.org

 

NEW NAWIC OFFICE HOURS

 

Effective September 29, 2008, the NAWIC Office hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST with the office being closed on Friday. This change is being made to reduce electricity use will reducing fuel costs for the staff. The NAWIC staff continually strives to provide outstanding support to our members. Since the number of hours the staff will be working will not change, you can expect the same level of exemplary service.

 

2008-2009 NAWIC OFFICERS

 

President Pat McDonald, CCA, CIT

nawicpat@sbcglobal.net

President Elect Robin Fulton-Meyer, CIT

robinmeyer@verizon.net

Vice President Debra Gregoire, CIT

dgregoire@brewer-garrett.com

Secretary Judy DeWeese, CIT

judenawic@aol.com

Treasurer Cindy Johnsen, CDS, CIT

cindy.johnsen@gcinc.com

Immediate

Past President Tamie Taylor, CDS, CDT, CIT

cmo@ak.net

 

NAWIC COMMITTEE CHAIRS

 

Bylaws Tamie Taylor, CDS, CDT, CIT

Construction Profession

and Education Jill Melancon

Finance Cindy Johnsen, CDS, CIT

Membership Antonette Walker

PR/Marketing Rebecca Wynne, CDT

Safety & Health Awareness Lisa Losness

Strategic Planning Christine Parsons, CDS, CIT

Parliamentarian Linda Young, CIT

 

 

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

 

Austin Chapter #07

Marcell Ellison mellison123@aol.com

Recon Services

 

Corpus Christi Chapter #4

Bria Whitmire bwhitmire@fugro.com

Fugro Consultants, Inc.

Dallas Chapter #02

Doris Green doris_green@hotmail.com

USA Shade & Fabric Structures, Inc.

Angela Guill aguill@tcco.com

Turner Construction Company

 

 

Fort Worth Chapter #1

Cathy Adley cathy@adleytransportation.com

Adley Transportation, LLC

Lisa Arnold lisa_arnold@ml.com

Merrill Lynch

Glenda Lopez glopez@nwhmanagement.com

NWH Management, LLC

Stacey Slegh sslegh@yahoo.com

Jennifer Snowden jen@trade-management.net

Trade Management, Inc.

 

Houston Chapter #03

Rebecca Manzel ewrs.roofers@sbcglobal.net

Energy Waterproofing & Roofing Systems, Inc.

Port Arthur-Golden Triangle Chapter #377

Cheryl Carson Cherylc@portarthurtexas.com

Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce

Angela Massey amassey@st.rr.com

Advanced Asset Developments, LLC

Darlene Moody dmoody101@earthlink.net

Partnership Strategies

Rebecca Rutledge rrutledge@apac.com

APAC Texas, Inc

Mary Stewart mjred1954@aol.com

Becon

San Antonio Chapter #11

Terri Beavers terri.beavers@amedd.army.mil

US Army Medical Command

Kimberly Cuccaro kimc@cccgroupinc.com

CCC Group, Inc.

 

We welcome each of you to NAWIC and hope you take advantage of the many benefits available to our members. Please feel free to contact any member should you have questions or comments.

 

AROUND THE REGION:

Austin #7 Laura Culin

  Ongoing recognition in local trade publications.

  Hosts a Meet & Greet each month for new and prospective members

Corpus Christi #4 Darlene Lee-Omana

  October 11 Joint Garage Sale at the AGC Building

  Three members will attend APC

  Ongoing recognition in local trade publications.

Dallas #7 Tamara Crooks

  We had 7 members attend Convention and everyone was extremely satisfied with the programs and speakers. Plans are in the works to make the trek to the deserts of Arizona next year.

  Upcoming events include our Block Kids Event at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital on October 25; our 15th Annual Golf Classic in April; our 4th Annual Texas HoldEm Poker Tournament in August.

  We will be attending APC in November and Forum in April it will be nice to finally leave the great State of Texas for Forum!

  Ongoing recognition in local trade publications

Fort Worth #1 Pat Meadors

  Convention attendees have been re-energized and are full of enthusiasm for the upcoming year.

  Hostess chapter for APC one more time - we invite all to attend this conference which will be filled with learning and fellowship.

  Upcoming events include gathering stuffed animals for the Womens Center in December; greeting the Troops at DFW Airport; planning for the CASA playhouse; participating in the Susan G. Komen race for the Cure in April; assisting children at the Special Olympics in May; and hosting our Annual Golf Tournament in June.

  Robynn Lehr, chapter Membership chair has developed a campaign idea, Members are the Key to NAWIC each quarter recruiting members will be recognized for their efforts to recruit new members.

  Ongoing recognition in local trade publications.

Houston #3 Sandy Field

  Hurricane Ike hit on September 12, causing incredible damage to the infrastructure of the southeast Texas area. Some residents are still without electricity and basic services. In some cases, residents have lost their homes and businesses. We are all trying to get back to normal and to help those in need.

  We are survivors and the Houston chapter will continue with membership recruitment, membership retention, top notch educational programs and speakers at meetings, Block Kids and we also hope to have a Magic Camp in 2009.

  Continuing support for The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a haven for women and children in need of temporary shelter and guidance

Port Arthur-Golden Triangle #377 Betty Keith

  Recovering from the devastation of hurricane Ike

  Ongoing recognition in local trade publications as well as radio and television spotlights

San Antonio #11 Jennifer Swinney

  Membership recruitment events.

  Ongoing recognition in local trade publications

 

Tulsa #76 Joani Kelly

  Participated in Construction Industry Fair at Ziegler Park

  Silent Auction in September with proceeds donated to Cystic Fibrosis Association

  Planning Make a Difference Day activities with our partner in education, Jane Addams Elementary School

  Ongoing recognition in local trade publications

 

Waco #14 Ginger Ritchison

  Awarded a scholarship to Nathan Byrum who is pursuing a degree in Construction Science at Sam Houston State University. Nathan interned with Mazanec Construction Company.

  Guest speaker will be James Karl, Building Official, and Jerry Grisham, Inspector with the City of Bellmead discussing future construction projects for the City of Bellmead.

  Our chapter will serve lunch to the Waco Habitat for Humanity volunteer workers on October 25.

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

 

Convention was great and the Houston chapter made it even better. On behalf of the chapter, Brenda Hartman presented a check in excess of $52,000.00 from the Houston NAWIC Scholarship Fund to the NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation.

 

Houston chapter member DeAnn Gill was recognized by WIC Week National Chair, Nancy Eaton, for her success in recognizing over three hundred women in construction during WIC Week with special events at all BECON locations.

 

The Fort Worth chapter is proud to announce the winner of their Block Kids Contest was awarded Third Place in the national competition at Convention. Misael Gonzalez built a glass-walled green construction museum.

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL NEWS:

 

NAWIC is excited to join the Sister Alliance Project, bringing together tradeswomen associations from across the country to share information and networking opportunities. The groups linked together are many and varied, from Cleveland to Missouri, from Iron Workers to the League of Women Voters, from Alaska Womens Network to the Department of Labor. Please take a moment to explore the website at www.SisitersintheBuildingTrades.org .

 

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDERS:

Utilize the NAWIC website at www.nawic.org there is a tremendous amount of information available to you with just a click of the mouse! Check out the following:

 

  Member information

  Chapter Officer Handbooks

  Committee Handbooks

  Programs In-A-Box

  Convention Information

  Magic Camp

  NEF

 

 

Caring

I would like to remind everyone to remember our friends and loved ones who are going through difficult times, no matter what the cause. We all know someone having health issues, financial problems, or the loss of a loved one and if we take a moment to let them know we care, it makes their world a little brighter.

 

Let us never forget our brave men and women in the Armed Forces who put their lives on the line every day in order to preserve our safety and freedom. And to all our veterans, a heartfelt THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

until next time,

 

Best wishes and safe travels,

 

Julia