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Please Participate in Important Harassment Survey for OSHA-NAWIC Alliance
Kathi Dobson and Schelle Wood of the OSHA-NAWIC Alliance were asked by OSHA to provide data regarding the level of harassment in the construction industry. Linked below is a survey via Survey Monkey that will provide OSHA and our Association with anonymous information regarding member experiences related to bullying, sexual harassment and sexism/gender discrimination in the construction workplace. Please complete the survey, which should take approximately 10 minutes. If you wish to provide additional information regarding your experiences, we estimate it may increase the survey time to 45 minutes. The 10-question survey will be open from March 30 to May 31, and the results will be provided to OSHA and available to NAWIC members at the 2017 Annual Meeting and Educational Conference.
Proposed Bylaw Change
A proposed change to the NAWIC chapter bylaws would change the number of chapter meetings that must include official chapter and Association business from six to four. To see the proposed change, click here.
Read Mid-year Board Meeting’s Summary of Actions
The NAWIC board of directors met last month in Anaheim, Calif. for it’s 2016-2017 mid-year board meeting. To review the official mid-year board meeting summary of actions, click here.
NAWIC President Interviewed for Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®
NAWIC President Connie Leipard, CIT recently recorded an interview for Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®. Leipard discussed the important role NAWIC plays for women in the male-dominated construction industry. The piece will air on Fox Business Network as sponsored programming on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. EST. To view the segment, tune in, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eROlGIa5Qcw or click here.
New Region Pages on NAWIC.org
NAWIC has set up new pages on nawic.org for all of the NAWIC regions. Each page will pull together information such as links to region and chapter websites, links to Forum information and registration, new member/recruiter reports, and more. The purpose of the pages is to make it easier for members to find region information. To see your region’s page go to www.nawic.org > Member Center > Regions > [Your Region].
Get the Early Bird Rate for AMEC Through April 3
If you are planning to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting and Education Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 16-19, make sure to register before April 30. Those who register early can take advantage of special “Early bird” registration rates. Early Bird Registration ends April 30, 2017. Click here to register.
Reserve Your Room for AMEC
When you register to attend AMEC, don’t forget step number two. Go ahead and book your room at the conference hotel. The 2017 AMEC will be held at they Hyatt Regency Orange County. NAWIC has secured a conference rate of $159* a night for single and double rooms and $179* for triple or quad rooms. Please note that rooms with two beds feature two queen-size beds and some rooms feature limited closet space. Be sure to book your room online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/NAWIC2017 or by calling 714-750-1234. Room rates are guaranteed if booked by Aug. 1, 2017.
Attend Oregon Solar Energy Conference in Portland
The Oregon Solar Energy Conference, to be held May 9-11 in Portland, Ore., is the fastest growing regional solar conference in the U.S. It will host more than 500 attendees in 2017 at the Portland Crowne Plaza. The conference will feature more than 25 exhibitors, policy sessions, technical training, networking, large scale and utility PV sessions, sales and business training and of course solar + storage sessions. For more information and to register, please go to oregonsolarenergyconference.com.
Download the President’s Letter for Your Employer
NAWIC President Connie M. Leipard, CIT wrote a letter for members to present to their employers. It outlines the many reasons to send their female employees to the 2017 Annual Meeting and Education Conference. Click here to download a copy of the letter or go to www.nawic.org > 2017 AMEC > Links > Employer Letter.
Make a Nomination for the NAWIC National Awards
Now is the time to nominate a NAWIC member for NAWIC’s national awards. They are the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Member of the Year Award and the Future Leader of the Year Award.
WIC Week 2017 Was a Success!
WIC Week 2017 was very successful. We had wonderful chapter participation and great events were held around the country. Thank you to all chapters and members who participated in the nationwide event. Don’t forget to turn in your WIC Week recap forms.
It’s Time to Sign Up for Chapter Table Sales at AMEC
The NAWIC staff is busy planning the 2017 Annual Meeting and Education Conference. This year the NAWIC Mini Trade Show will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 17, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Chapters and regions are invited to participate in this event. This program is being offered as a cost-effective method for chapters to increase non-dues revenue by increasing sales of their NAWIC items. Each chapter will be responsible for collecting sales tax on the items that they sell at AMEC. A form will be given to you so you can give us your sales tax money and we will pay it with one check.
It’s Time for Spring Forums!
Spring is here and with it comes our region Forums. Forums provide an outstanding opportunity for personal and professional growth. Forums offer educational seminars, solutions for your business, networking and more. They will be held all over the country this spring.
Vote for 2017-2018 National Officers
Plan on exercising your right to vote by participating in NAWIC’s one-member, one-vote election! Members classified as “Active,” “Corporate” and “Member-at-Large” on May 1 are eligible to vote. Each voting member will receive voting information by email in May. Eligible voting members without an email address will be mailed a ballot. Ballots will be sent no later than May 15. Online voting will be held May 15-31.
Chapters No Longer Allowed To Purchase Early Bird Registrations for Unelected Delegates
Every year, the NAWIC Office gets asked, “What do we do if we don’t know whom our chapter will send to AMEC yet? Can we still secure the early bird registration rate?”
Order Speaker Gifts from the NAWIC Store
Purchase a gift for fellow NAWIC members or treat yourself to great NAWIC merchandise. Also, don’t forget Forum is coming up soon. Do you need some speaker gifts? If so, the NAWIC store is a one-stop shopping opportunity. Pick up a NAWIC padfolio for $10 or a NAWIC business card case for $8. These are perfect speaker gifts! Forum coordinators—don’t forget to order your ribbons.
NAWIC Members—Discover The New Logistics
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Get the Latest NAWIC News on Facebook and Twitter
Have you liked NAWIC on Facebook yet? Are you following NAWIC on Twitter? If not, you are missing out on all the latest NAWIC news, AMEC updates and more.
NAWIC Career Center Offers Employment Tools, Jobs Targeted to NAWIC Members
Employers want you. The NAWIC Career Center features hundreds of jobs that employers want you to see. Where do employers go when they want a talented woman with experience in the construction industry? They go to the NAWIC Career Center. You can post a resume, view jobs and set up personal job alerts. Best of all, it’s free. Visit the NAWIC Career Center today.
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