By Angela Troncoso, President
Message from the President
As we close Spring, I wanted to share a few of my thoughts. We have become an exemplary chapter this year because of our accomplishments, how we operate, and most of all, the quality of our members. We have combined our talents, personalities, careers and passions to leave a mark-able footprint in our industry this year. It is important to note that even though there is a lot to improve, such as expectations that have not yet been met and/or ideas that have not yet materialized, we are ready for those to become our future. There is a place for everyone, but as a group, we have formed a chapter. We are to be proud of one another and to inspire one another, but perhaps most of all, to give our best to make the National Association of WOMEN in Construction Oklahoma City possible. The success of a chapter depends on the effort of each one of its members.
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Contributed by Christine Barnhill, Northshore Chapter #339
MR. KHOSHBIN started as a stocker and KMart and is worth about $100 Million today.... some tips from his blog1. Plot your remarkable destination.“Average goal-setting techniques create average results,” Khoshbin warns. Instead, he recommends being more aggressive: chart out exactly where you want to be in one, two, five, 10 and 20 years. "Set goals that you can 100 percent commit to each year," he says. "Then stick to them."2. Define your plan."You can't drive from point A to B in the dark," Khoshbin explains. So, turn on the headlights by planning every step of the journey to achieving your one-, two-, five-, 10- and 20-year goals.3. Always seek knowledge."In the drive to the top, you must hone your driving skills," Khoshbin says, ever the car connoisseur. "Surround yourself with successful, like-minded achievers and always absorb knowledge like a sponge. Remember: no one was born an expert, so don't feel insecure."4. Take a weekly pause.Khoshbin suggests taking every Monday to check-in on your goal checklist. "Refresh and review your goals to see if you’re on the right path,” he says. “This sharpens a winning mindset and direction for the week. Your subconscious will create solutions and paths to your goals throughout the week."5. Never give up.Too many people think of quitting before they reach their destination, Khoshbin cautions. "This is the part where you need to be stubborn and stay the course! If you ever think of giving up, return to those one-, two-, five-, 10- and 20-year goals. You'll remind yourself of why you started this uncommon journey in the first place."
Take it from the Kmart shelf-stocker turned mogul: with the right mindset, work ethic, and advice, anyone can create remarkable success, not matter where you’re from or where you currently are.
By Ginger Ritchison, President
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By Laurie Jimenez, SCR Director
Welcome, welcome, welcome to the following new members to our Region.
Ft Worth # 1 - Karen Ensley
Dallas #2 - Elizabeth Danaher, Camber Mathis, and Patricia Rodriguez-Christian
Houston #3 - Stephanie Goldsby
Baton Rouge #6 - Kim Laurent
Austin #7 - Melinda Fox
San Antonio #11 - Stephanie Garcia and Christine Suniga
Waco #14 - Lauren Jarosek
by Becky Rodriguez, President
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Congratulations to the Chapters and New Members who have joined from March through May!
Ft Worth #1 : Nikki Baker, Jennifer Mack, Kristie Martin, Jennifer Martinez, Victoria Smith
Dallas #2: Terri Addison Manning, Shannon Bode, Michele Cooper, Judy Corley, Anemarie Dunn, Kathy Hergesell, Melanie Laird, Sarah Robertson, Prarthana Sheth, Sophie Stephens, Jessica Wilson, Dena Wind
Houston #3: Cheree Balsley, Roxanne Ellis, Angela Murphy, Olga Novoseltseva, Meagan Reeves, Mary Rios Mayes, Carissa Stephens, Tiffanie Vaughan, Pamela Walker, Somaly Wilkening
Baton Rouge #6: Laci Marchand
Austin #7: Kristy Attaway, Sara Borneleit, Jennifer Bourland, Samantha Carlton, Hannah Floyd, Ashley Landrum, Jordan Moore, Deborah Sweeney, Jolsna Thomas, Jessica Uzmann, Kim Wheeler
San Antonio #11: Sarita Akin, Irene Arroyo, Terri Cockrill-Pace, Lacy Liles, Vanessa Miller, Samantha Paul, Elizabeth Yetman Chavez, Connie Yett
Gr Little Rock #12: Jamie Ellis
Memphis #13: Brandy Aden, Barbara Agnew Brillard, Courtney Jones
Waco #14: Erin McNamara Clark
New Orleans #17: Paula Guidry, Jeanne LeBlanc
Jackson #28: Meghan Barkley, Alley Farrell, Weezie Horn, Lauren Hunt, Ebony Johnson-Bracey, Jamie White, Dianna Zendejas
Northshore #339: June Atkinson, Jennifer Casadaban
Oklahoma City #383: Jasmin Howells, Kelcy Hunter, Shauna Karl, Courtney Ratcliff
WELCOME TO NAWIC SOUTH CENTRAL REGION, LADIES!
by Ginger Ritchison
These are our two newest members. Amie Salinas on the left and Eliza Zapata on the right. These ladies will be assets to our chapter. Eliza is a member of our Board of Directors.
We had a great Christmas party at a member’s house and enjoyed getting to know each other better.
Some of our members volunteered to work with Enrich Seniors and put meals together and then deliver them to the elderly on Thanksgiving. We also wrapped gifts and delivered them to their homes for Christmas.
Our Block Kids Contest was held on January 27th and we had 5 kids participate from 1st grade to 6th grade. Our head judge was an instructor with the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy (GWAMA). Good luck to our winner in the regional contest.
For WIC Week we have several things planned. We will be touring GWAMA and Skillpoint Alliance and have our meeting at the Waco Winery. Our members will volunteer with Esther’s Closet and help put up shelving in their storage room. Their vision statement is to equip and transform women to move them from poverty to self-sufficiency.
We have had speakers about using drones in the construction industry, improving women’s health and charity organizations.
Looking forward to the regional meetings coming up and getting to visit with other members from around the region.
by Ginger Ritchison
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by Lisa Huerta, CBT
The Corpus Christi Chapter attended the ASCE meeting in January to discuss our entering the Canstruction competition. The theme was “Coastal Living”. The competition was in February. We decided to build Rocky the crab who was once posted along the road in Rockport TX but sustained damage from Hurricane Harvey. We did not win, but we had a great time. I would like to thank our Engineer Member Jenna Clayton for chairing this event.
We held our Block Kids Competition at the end of January. It was very successful. We are now all ready for WIC Week. We received our proclamation on January 27, 2018. We will start with an Escape Room Game on Sunday March 4. We will attend the grand opening of Dress for Success who has a permanent home at the Sunrise Mall on March 8, 2018. We will be donating career clothing there as well. We will also be having our annual Hard Hat Walk on Saturday March 10, 2018.
The Tulsa Chapter had donated $500.00 in gift cards from Home Depot to go towards the effort to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. After many attempts to give them to a worthy cause, we decided to give them to the AGC who has a Hurricane Harvey fund. They are rebuilding some areas in Rockport. We decided to do this during WIC Week. So, Tulsa Chapter be sure to add this to your WIC Week accomplishments. We thank you again for your generous support.
Marla Carter, Tulsa Chapter 76 President
Well it is officially WIC WEEK and the Tulsa Chapter has had a Robot Tour of how concrete baskets are made, our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament is Friday and Clean a Park on Saturday.
The Tulsa Chapter has been very very busy planning for Industry Appreciation Night and Forum 2018 which will both be here before we know it and there is still so much to do. We look forward to both of these events being top notch and unforgettable.
We have several awesome speakers lined up for the next couple of months and the remainder of the year we plan to concentrate on getting the Chapter back in excitement mode and build our membership by networking and having some mixers to educate possible new members about what NAWIC is all about and in the meantime determine what the existing members want to get out of NAWIC and make it happen.
Remember you get out of NAWIC what you put into it- give it your all!
Here’s to an AWESOME Year!!
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