The Connection
June 7, 2022
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NAWIC National is excited to introduce the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Dra'Lenne 'Dra' Ricks! The Dallas native will provide assistance and guidance to the National Committees and Industry Councils. He will work in tandem with Committee and Council Chairs and Co-Chairs to ensure that National is providing consistent and quality content and resources. 

He enjoys reading his Bible and other books, cooking, and entertaining his friends.  

"I am excited to be a part of NAWIC because I would not only love to see others have greater opportunities, but also have greater outcomes," Dra said. "I believe that we all have a duty and responsibility to our neighbor to do what we can in the capacity that we can to not only make a change, but to be the change." 

Welcome Dra! To say hello or ask any questions, contact Dra at He will also be at Annual Conference, so if you're there, stop by registration to say hello!
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If your chapter is updating its dues for the 2022-23 NAWIC year, chapter leadership is required to send in the Chapter Dues Update form to the National Office by June 30. Changes in Chapter Dues will not be accepted after June 30, 2022.

Please email Membership Manager Lori Wagner at for the form and/or with any questions.  

If your chapter is not updating its dues, please email Lori to ensure the office has the correct information.
Chapter Leadership and Committee rosters for the 2022-23 NAWIC year must be sent to the National Office by July 15.

Please contact Membership Manager Lori Wagner at for the Chapter Leadership Update form or with any questions. 
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In 1988, Bobby McFerrin won the Grammy for the song of the year with a song by the same title.  I never really bought into the idea.  I’m not particularly anxious and I don’t catastrophize.  The message seemed then, as it does now, overly simplistic, and dismissive of reality.  Ignoring what is happening personally and professionally is to become the ostrich that sticks its head in the sand.  You may read this and start to count on your fingers all the things that make you worry.  Aging parents, health concerns, young children, long work hours, job security, finances, a hyper-critical supervisor. 
I’m also old enough to remember older colleagues who would gleefully say “if it weren’t work, they would call your job play”.  Equally unhelpful.  The underlying message was that suffering was to be expected.  Suffering should not be equated with working through challenges and coming out the other end of the process more capable, more accomplished, or more confident.  Here are a few approaches to consider in making it through the process. 
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Industry Update
NYC’s $1.6 billion Moynihan Train Hall project took the American Council of Engineering Companies’ top prize.
The St. Louis-based builder took advantage of laser scanning and orthographic photography to cut down on land surveying time.
For trench safety, fall protection and other violations, the agency doled out hefty fines to contractors across the country, including one for $1.2 million.
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