From Director Judy
I hope you are seriously
considering attending Region 7 Forum on April 28-29 in
In addition to attending Forum, would you and/or your chapter consider buying an ad in the Forum Program Book? It would be a way to reach women from all over the area and it would be a big help with the financial aspects of the conference. We feel it’s important to keep registration at $150/ea., but hope to avoid any deficit by soliciting sponsorships. You’ve had Forum in your city, too. You understand all about food costs!
NAWIC Mid-Year Board Meeting is March 2 – 5. It is the duty of your Director to attend and
to represent you. It’s also a
privilege. There is much to learn from
the other Directors and Officers. And
they are so willing to share their expertise.
We will meet at the convention hotel in
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Your chapter nominating committee must be elected no later than the end of March. It must consist of not less that 3 members – 2 shall be elected from the membership and 1 shall be elected from the Board of Directors. You can have more members on the nominating committee. I would suggest having a total of five – 3 from the membership and 2 from the Board.
The nominating committee must submit their slate of officers to the membership by the end of May. Nominations also be taken from the floor before elections.
Your chapter officers for the 2006-2007 must be elected no later than the end of June. They take office officially on October 1, but installation is normally held in September.
Refer to Article VI – Elections of the Chapter Bylaws for further information.
Save the Date!
Region 7 Forum,
Hats off to
Hotel Room Rate: $89/night Single/Double
Forum Registration: $150 by
Hospitality Room will open at
on 4/28 and we will have chapter presidents and
committee meetings on Friday afternoon … plan to arrive early. Check with the hotel concierge for discount
tickets to tour the NASA facilities at your own pace on Friday. Celebrate 50 years of NAWIC in
Watch you mail box: Registration Forms will go out very soon.
Forum Co-coordinator, Kathy Sterling
Welcome New Members!
(New members processed
DEA Specialties Co. (
Claudia A. Martinez, Baker Drywall Ltd. (
Mary K. Hart, Corgan
Assoc., Inc. (
Lindsey L. Merrill, Texas State Utilities, Inc. (
Shannon K. Hulsey, Beck Group (Dallas)
Glad you joined us; we can learn from each other!
National Officer Candidates, 2006-2007
Following are the candidates for 2006 – 2007 national
offices. In order to get to know your
candidates better, visit the Candidates’ Bulletin Board at www.nawic.org.
Ballots will be mailed to all members by
Julie K. Foret, CCA, CIT
Tamie K. Taylor, CDT, CIT
Pat J. McDonald, CIT
Donna B. McDurmont, CIT
Robin Fulton Meyer, CIT
Janice D. Law
Sandra Carter, CIT
Debra M. Gregoire, CIT
News from Around the Region
Katie Loughmiller, President
Austin Chapter #7
American Constructors, L.P.
(512) 796-1924 (C)
The Corpus Christi Chapter #4 will be celebrating Red for Women Month in February. At our meeting we all will be wearing red shirts and jeans. We will have a speaker from the American Heart Association tell us how to help prevent heart problems. Maybe we all can be a healthier group.
Vickie Thompson, President
Ann McCullough, President
Worth Chapter is continuing to work on the projects started in January. We are
looking forward to our WIC Week event on
Sherry Haigh, President 2005-2006
Fort Worth Chapter #1
another excellent program this month. Larry Spasic, Interim President of the
San Jacinto Museum of History discussed the construction of the
looking for those flip-flops, sunscreen, birthday attire, and don’t forget to
“Save that Date”, April 28th and 29th, for
Jody Richwine, President
C.J. Behrenbrinker, President
Our February monthly meeting will be featuring guest speakers Margo Gary & Tom Gunning with Horizon Engineering the will be speaking on the construction of “The American” statue that is to be built in the Tulsa area. This should be a very exciting and informative meeting and we look forward to having several guests attend. Our March meeting guest speaker will be Scott Dawes with All Steel Buildings. Mr. Dawes will be speaking on building Casinos.
For WIC Week Sherran Harris has received a Proclamation from
Mayor LaFortune from the City of
Lisa Haney, President
members are off and running. Industry
Appreciation Night was a huge success, 61 members and guest attending. Marsha McCombs Shields, President of McCombs
Foundation, spoke on her experiences of working in male dominated industries,
including as the team owner, entering the Minnesota Vikings locker room after a
game. One experience she does not care
to live again! Kari Wirth along with her
committee members are putting the final touches on the Block Kids event set for
Do your part - share NAWIC!
Terri Pasley, President
At the last meeting, we worked on getting things ready for the Block Kids Contest. We have two kids who have signed up so far and will need 3 more.
Regional Committee Information
NAWIC Professional Education Report
Houston Chapter #3 for having their monthly meeting speakers booked for the
entire year. Their topics include: “Ethics of Estimating,” “Construction in
Fort Worth Chapter #1’s P.E. Chairs have hosted regular committee meetings to work on upcoming speakers, Industry Appreciation and WIC Week. This month’s meeting will give the attendees an education on wine tasting and vineyard management which will tie into WIC Week—interesting!!!
report I received came from Dallas Chapter #2. This month’s meeting will have
guest speakers from CEF (Construction Education Foundation) who will talk about
the new classes being offered and what they are doing to encourage enrollment. [
Keep the reports coming. I look forward to sharing your Professional Education accomplishments as well as future plans at Forum. It would be great to hear from all of Region 7 by the end of February.
Melançon (NAWIC Region 7 – Professional Education Chair)
K Post Company
Hello Ladies: Here are a few new items from the Marketing Committee. The national office has an online order form for marketing materials. All of them are free to your chapter you just have to ask for them. The link is attached here http://www.nawic.org/membersonly/marketingform.htm. Also, I am in the process of putting together an order form for some promotion items that we are going to try and order as a region. Have your chapters look ahead and think about how much money you would like to budget for these items and if there are any specific items you would like to purchase. I would like to get the flyers out to you in the next week or two and get everything ordered so that we can distribute at Forum. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Austin Chapter 7 President
Region 7 Marketing Chair
Register by March 15th to test on May 5th.
Laura K. Culin
Region 7 NEF Liaison
Dates to Remember
3/2-5/06 – Director attends NAWIC Strategic Plan
Meeting and Mid-Year Board Meeting in
· 3/15 – You must register by this date in order to test on any NEF Certifications on 5/6
– Region 7 Forum,
· Mid-July to Early-August (Actual dates to be determined) - Two (one-day each) Region 7 Leadership Conferences, to be held in both the northern portion and southern portion of our Region. 2006-07 Officers strongly encouraged to attend.
9/6-10/06 – NAWIC Annual Meeting/Convention,
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 Team Leaders of our Essential Elements of Success …
Region 7 Chapter Presidents
Region 7 Committee Chairs/Reps
Construction Industry Julia Campbell
Membership Kathy Sterling
PR/Marketing Katie Loughmiller
Professional Education Jill Melançon
Safety & Health Karolene Pittman
Strategic Planning Terry Johnson
Tradeswomen Emilie Hins
WIC Week Becky Wynne
NEF Liaison Laura Culin
NEF Block Kids Bridget Ross
NEF CAD/Drafting Jackie Hall
Director’s Advisory Past Regional Directors
Save the Date!
Region 7 Forum,
Judy DeWeese, CIT
NAWIC Director, Region 7, 2005-2007