National Association of Women in Construction

Enhancing the Success of Women in Construction


Julia Campbell

DIRECTOR 2007-2009


4224 Arrowwood Drive

Fort Worth, TX  76115

817-821-9600 cell


news from around the region


             MAY, 2008                                                                 “SPREAD YOUR WINGS & FLY!”



…from your Director


We are having an organizational meeting for the new Port Arthur chapter on Thursday, May 29 in Port Arthur. If you  have an interest please join us. Contact me, Sandy Field, Terry Johnson, or De’Ann Gill with the Houston chapter for more information.


The Houston chapter has gone through some changes.  Chapter President Kathy Sterling has resigned due to personal obligations. Kathy will be missed by all.  Sandy Field will complete Kathy’s term as President and is running for President 2008-2009.


The Region 7 Website is under construction.  I need some help from one of you talented women to volunteer to administer our website.  My knowledge of such things is limited, at best, and there simply are not enough hours in the day for me to learn this process.  So, please contact me if you have an interest in taking on this task.


Election of your 2008-2009 Chapter Officers and Directors is coming up in June and the Nominating Committees are looking for candidates.  Serving on your chapter’s Board of Directors is a wonderful opportunity for personal and professional growth as well as utilizing your unique talents for the benefit of all.  I urge you to consider serving in some capacity – it just might be the best thing you have ever done for yourself and others.


Plans are under way for a Region 7 Leadership Training workshop on August 18 in Austin.  This workshop is for the benefit of incoming Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairs to learn more about the opportunities and responsibilities available to them.   Of course, any member is welcome to attend.  More information will be available soon.


Along with this newsletter are the results of the exit survey. I want to thank all of you who took the time to complete them.  Our regional conferences and events are for you, our members, and we cannot improve them without your input.


Thank you,

Julia Campbell




Due to the resignation of Kathy Sterling, Region 7 needs a Membership Committee Chair.  Please contact me should you have an interest in filling this vacancy.




Ř  Chapters to present slate of Officers and Directors for 2008-2009 election

Ř  31 - Convention Promos mailed by this date

Ř  31 - NAWIC Officer election ballots mailed by this date


Ř  Chapter Elections

Ř  Elect Convention Delegates

Ř  15 - Chapter Dues information due to the NAWIC Office

Ř  21 - NAWIC Officer election ballots postmark deadline

Ř  30 - Chapter Officer information due to NAWIC Office


Ř  07 - Convention Registration postmark deadline

Ř  14 - Chapter Credential certifications due in NAWIC Office

Ř  15 – Deadline to submit new Chapter Officers to NAWIC Office


Ř  01 - Deadline to make Convention room reservations at NAWIC rate of $119.00/day

Ř  14 – Dues renewals distributed

Ř  16 - Region 7 Leadership Training for incoming Chapter Officers, Directors, and Committee chairs – Austin

Ř  18 – Chapter President annual report/questions due to Director for Director’s Pre-Con Report


Ř  03 -06 NAWIC Annual Convention, Las Vegas

Ř  11 - NAWIC Founders’ Day


Ř  01 – Dues Renewals due in NAWIC Office


Ř  08 – APC in Fort Worth


Ř  Be courteous and mindful of commitments





Austin                                Luci Roberts, CCA, CIT 


Corpus Christi              Barbara Taylor


Dallas                                 Rebecca Hicks


Fort Worth                      Cristy Treder


Houston                            Sandy Field


San Antonio                  Kim Miller


Tulsa                                   Judy Chrisman


Waco                                  Ginger Ritchison







Construction Industry

Sandy Field, Houston Chapter #3





                        Becky Wynne, San Antonio Chapter #11


Professional Education

                        Emilie Hins, Tulsa Chapter #76


Safety & Health

                        Jennifer Swinney, San Antonio Chapter #11


Strategic Planning

                        Gracie Narey, Fort Worth Chapter #1


WIC Week

                        Gracie Narey, Fort Worth Chapter #1



NEF Representatives:



                        Carolyn Brice, Dallas Chapter #2


Block Kids

                        Tracey Hart, Fort Worth Chapter #1



                        Martha Simpson, San Antonio Chapter #11



                        Karolene Pittman, Fort Worth Chapter #1




Region 7 Fund Committee:


                        Judy DeWeese, San Antonio Chapter #11


                        Ginger Ritchison, Waco Chapter #14


                        Vickie Thompson, Corpus Christi Chapter #4






Utilize the NAWIC website – there is a tremendous amount of information available to you with just a click of the mouse!  Check out the following:


Ř  Spring E-Notes

Ř  Chapter Officer Handbooks

Ř  Committee Handbooks

Ř  Convention Information

Ř  Magic Camp

Ř  See who won the 2008 Crystal Vision Award

Ř  2008 Leadership Academy information



…until next time,


Best wishes and safe travels,