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

817-270-4343 office   817-270-0149 fax

817-821-9600 cell


news from around the region


             January/ February, 2008                                                                  “SPREAD YOUR WINGS & FLY!”



…from your Director


Time has slipped away from me this month and for that I apologize.  The new Region 7 website is in the works and I had hoped to announce it is up and running, but as these things go, it is a work in progress but should be available soon. 


It is time to elect your chapter’s Nominating Committee.  It is this committee’s responsibility to select a slate of Officers and Directors for election in June.  I encourage each of you to consider serving your chapter on the Board of Directors in some capacity, so don’t wait for someone to ask you – step up and let your Nominating Committee know you are ready to serve.


Our Annual Forum is coming up the first weekend in April and the Forum Committee has been working hard to get this event put together.  You have all received your invitation in the mail and it is available on the NAWIC website.  We are celebrating the 50th Anniversaries of the Austin, San Antonio and Waco chapters this year and there are some surprises in store for you. It will be a weekend of education, networking, good food and fun you won’t want to miss. 


Thank you to all Region 7 chapters for getting your IRS Compliance forms in to the NAWIC office before the deadline.


Julia Campbell



February                Scholarship money due to NFSF

                                Crystal Vision/Achievement Nominations

                                Chapter Block Kids entries due


February 15          IRS 990 due to be filed


March                     Elect Nominating Committee

                                Chapter CAD/Design entries due


March 2 – 8           WIC Week


March 15               NFSF Scholarship Applications due


March 28               Chapter President’s Report due to Forum Coordinator for inclusion in Forum Program

April 4 – 5              Annual Forum in Boerne, Tapatio Springs


ALWAYS                Be courteous and mindful of commitments





Austin                     Luci Roberts, CCA, CIT 


Corpus Christi      Barbara Taylor


Dallas                    Rebecca Hicks


Fort Worth             Cristy Treder


Houston                 Kathy Sterling


San Antonio          Kim Miller


Tulsa                      Judy Chrisman


Waco                      Ginger Ritchison





Austin #7 – Luci Roberts

·         Put together membership packets to have available at all meetings.

·         Chapter calendar complete with speakers scheduled through August.

·         February includes a networking event with booths and a silent auction celebrating 50th Anniversary.

·         Members on the Forum Committee are hosting the Welcome Party for Forum this year.


Corpus Christi #4 – Barbara Taylor

·         Lisa Huerta put together a “Trash Off” on January 12.

·         Block Kids contest January 19, 2008 with 26 students committed.

·         Construction Industry Project is based with the Prescott Elementary School.

·         WIC Week project is with The ARK, a home for abused children.

·         CAD Project is progressing


Dallas #2 – Rebecca Hicks

·         January’s speaker will be Dr. Lawana Gladney presenting “Women’s Emotional Empowerment”.

·         Hosting a NAWIC booth at the Dallas Construction Expo on January 23 and 24.

·         WIC Week project will include a New Member Orientation at the AGC/QUOIN Dallas office and a small construction project at the Dallas Zoo


Fort Worth #1 – Cristy Treder

·         Our chapter proudly supports The Women’s Center, Union Gospel Mission, Tarrant Area Food Bank, Northside Interchurch Agency, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Child Advocates of Tarrant County, Zonta International throughout the year.

·         WIC Week/Construction Industry Project is to build a playhouse for CASA.

·         Hosting a NAWIC booth at the Entrepreneur Expo in Fort Worth February 6 and 7.

·         We support scholarships through NFSF as well as apprenticeship programs through CEF and IEC.

·         We are revising our chapter NAWIC brochure for distribution to potential members.


Houston #3 – Kathy Sterling

·         Membership promotion

·         Industry Appreciation

·         WIC Week project is in the works.

·         Working with local industry associations to promote NAWIC

·         Several ongoing community service projects.

·         Block Kids contest under way.



San Antonio #11 – Kim Miller

·         Martha Stockbridge resigned as Chapter Treasurer due to health issues and the Board elected Becky Wynne to complete Martha’s term.  We all wish Martha a speedy recovery and thanks to Becky for stepping up.

·         Plans are under way for Industry Appreciation Night on March 12.

·         Block Kids contest is scheduled for February 22.

·         WIC week will include the AGC Salsa Mixer and a bowling tournament.

·         Walk for the Cure is scheduled for March 29.

·         Golf tournament is April 18 at Canyon Springs


Tulsa #76 – Judy Chrisman

·         Donated toys, games and teaching supplies to The Little Lighthouse in December

·         Toured the Tulsa FinTube manufacturing plant.  They manufacture FinTubes for economizers, a green building product.

·         WIC Week project is a tour of the new BOK Arena in downtown Tulsa.


Waco #14 – Ginger Ritchison

·         Donated cash to the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children in December.

·         January speaker was Bobby Horner,the Plans Examiner with the City of Waco Inspection Department.

·         Block Kids contest in February.

·         WIC Week project is in the works.

·         A website for Waco Chapter is in the planning stages.
















Treasurer Deb Gregoire has announced she will run for Vice-President in 2008; Secretary Judy DeWeese has announced she will run for Secretary in 2008; Region 12 Director Cindy Johnsen and Region 4 Director Christine Parsons have announced they will run for NAWIC Treasurer in 2008.





Construction Industry

Sandy Field, Houston Chapter #3


                Kathy Sterling, Houston Chapter #3



                Becky Wynne, San Antonio Chapter #11


Professional Education

                Emilie Hins, Tulsa Chaper #76


Safety & Health

                Jennifer Swinney, San Antonio Chapter #11


Strategic Planning

                Gracie (Narey) Stewart, Fort Worth #1


WIC Week

                Gracie (Narey) Stewart, Fort Worth #1


NEF Representatives:


                Carolyn Brice, Dallas Chapter #2


Block Kids

                Tracey Hart, Fort Worth Chapter #1



                Martha Simpson, San Antonio Chapter #11



                Karolene Pittman








Business Owners & Managers Council (BOMC)

                Laura Culin, Austin Chapter #7


Region 7 Fund Committee


                Judy DeWeese, NAWIC Secretary, Past Director


                Ginger Ritchison


                Vickie Thompson




…in closing,


I look forward to seeing you at Annual Forum, April 4 and 5 in the heart of Texas Hill Country – Tapatio Springs.


Until then, happy journeys!