The Connection
November 13, 2018
Association News
From NAWIC to technology, you'll read about how the brains of construction are changing the way business is done.  Kassy Morris, LEED GA, Vice President of Ventura County Chapter 129, shares her thoughts on the whole enchilada and gives readers a thought-provoking commentary on the issues facing women in construction today.
The NAWIC Education Foundation (NEF) is currently accepting applications from NAWIC members interested in serving as a Trustee or Officer on the Board.  An NEF Trustee or Officer is a person who is interested in the Foundation and will serve to govern the operation of the Foundation. The position requires diligence, preparation for Board meetings and an understanding of the organization’s assets and financial position in order to make informed decisions. 

Trustees serve a two-year term, which will begin at the close of the NAWIC Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA, in August 2019. NEF Trustees or Officers should be prepared to participate in the mid-year, annual and called meetings of the Board of Trustees, and be available for any conference calls as they may arise. NEF Trustees or Officers are asked to serve on committees and make a personal financial contribution to the Foundation through special events, planned giving, annual pledge or other in-kind donations. NEF Trustees or Officers are asked to participate in all fund raising and special event activities, either as a participant, volunteer or Board representative.

The deadline for all applications is Saturday, December 15, 2018. Applications should be submitted directly to one of the Nominating Committee members:  Robin Fulton Meyer, CBT, CIT, Jill Hanson, CIT or Lisa Thibodeaux . 
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Applicants must be currently enrolled in a construction-related degree program at a school in the United States and must have at least one term remaining in a course of study leading to a degree or an associate degree in a construction-related field. For a construction trade scholarship, applicant must be enrolled in a construction-related training program which is approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, community college, technical school or equivalent. Applications and required documents must be submitted no later than February 28, 2019.

Finance & Commerce offers multiple showcases of Women in Construction

Recently, our good friends over at Finance & Commerce shared about the Midwest Region and specifically the Bloomington Minn. Chapter. 

Women in Contstruction gather in Bloomington. 

Women in Construction share their war stories

National Committees Chairs / Co-Chairs Amendments

In the last issue of the NAWIC Today, there were a few ladies missing from the list. Below you will find the amended list:

Committe Chair Liaison: 
Anne Pfleger, CIT, NAWIC Vice-President -
Committee Chair Coordinator: Crissy Ingram, Executive Administrator -

Membership Committee:
Chair: Kelsey Holt -
Co-Chair: Gin Aguinaga -

Professional Development and Education:
Chair: Peggy Newquist, CIT, ESP -
Co-Chair changed to Shirley Fradette -

Strategic Planning Committee:
Chair: Connie Leipard, CIT -
Co-Chair: Ruth Fritts -

Chair: Deb (Gregoire)Lesar, CIT -

Emerging Professionals:
Chair: Diana Hagan -
Co-Chair: Leah Curran -

Chair: Jessica Huff -
Co-Chair: Angela Troncoso -

OSHA Alliance Committee:
Chair: Kathleen Dobson -
Co-Chair Karen Brioso

Safety Committee:
Chair: Renell Grantham, CHST -
Co-Chair Raven Hoffman

WIC Week:
Chair: Jennifer VanBreda - 
Co-Chair: Samantha Hedgepath -

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You DO NOT want to miss this helpful webinar presented by Angela Highland, CIT. Using a creative and interactive method, we will assess your current schedule, identify your priorities and create a plan so you can organize, track and achieve your daily responsibilities. We are going to modernize the traditional "to-do list," get focused on what's truly important and build new habit muscles to achieve thoughtful and actionable steps necessary to lead a success "full" life!

NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
Don't let that tryptophan coma leave you snoozin’ out in the cold! As the temperatures dip cooler and the holidays approach, we tend to settle in for winter and ride out the season for warmer days. Why not, instead make the jump into a new job. Get ahead of the crowd to make your move and be ready for spring! There's a variety of opportunities all over this great country in the NAWIC Career Center. Go grab that perfect job just in time to ring in the new year. Cheers!
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Industry Update
Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the industry’s average pay jumped and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America
Some things never change, and that can be said for almost all of the entries on OSHA's 2018 top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations list.
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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
National Office Closed for our staff to enjoy the day with family. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!