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August 2017


Discover how members and chapters are enhancing their success.

NAWIC Adds New Chapter — Oklahoma City

NAWIC has added a new chapter. On July 14, the Oklahoma City, Okla. Chapter #383 held its charter meeting. The chapter elected Angela Troncoso as its first Chapter President and has already recruited 45 members!

In attendance at the charter meeting were NAWIC President Connie Leipard, CIT; NAWIC President-Elect Catherine Schoenenberger; NAWIC Secretary Diane Mike, CBT; NAWIC Executive Vice President Dede Hughes, IOM; NAWIC Deputy Executive Vice President Beth Brooks, CAE; South Central Region Director Dena Rowland; and 2017-2018 South Central Region Director Laurie Jimenez, CBT, PMP, DTM. NAWIC members also traveled from chapters as far away as Maine to attend the charter meeting and support the Oklahoma City Chapter. 

Below are photos from the event.

NAWIC Member Share Expertise on Heat Illness

NAWIC member Kathi Dobson, CIT, OSHA-NAWIC Alliance Chair, recently shared her expertise on heat illness with the online publication Jobsite.

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Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce recognizes El Pasoans

Congratulations to NAWIC Member Yolanda Diaz who was named the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce as the 2017 Businesswoman of the Year. Read more here.

San Diego's 2017 Camp NAWIC in the News! 

The San Diego Chapter's  2017 Camp NAWIC was featured in the local newspaper!

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Have you been promoted? Have you won an award? Has a member of your chapter been honored or promoted? Did your chapter hold a successful event? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, NAWIC encourages you to share the news in the Connection newsletter. Simply send an email to Autumn Daughetee at Be sure to include all the pertinent details and related photos. Then sit back and see your news reported in the next Connection!

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