Is it spring yet??? Enough with the snow, already!
Luckily, Mother Nature gave us a break and didn’t hinder this year’s Bowling Tournament! Let’s give a huge congratulations to Candice Kucharzak, this year’s Bowling Committee Chair, Natalie Siegman, co-chair, Micki Basile and all of the other ladies that served on the
Bowling Committee! What a great turnout we had for this fun, fabulous, fund-raising event!
If you missed it this year, there are still other great things to get involved with in the next couple of months. Got 1st through 6th graders or know someone who does? Talk to Shannon Seipel about getting them signed up to participate in Block Kids on February 19 at the Builders Association Training Center. She’ll also need volunteers to judge the projects, run the concessions booths and help with registration, so even if you don’t have little ones, you can still be a part of the event.
WIC (Women In Construction) Week Celebration will be here in March, and Paula Perone is organizing our March Membership
meeting to coincide with it by setting up our dinner at Harvesters. This is a wonderful way to not only meet with your NAWIC sisters
for our monthly meeting, but to serve our community by donating non-perishable food items and helping Harvesters organize their
Some other committees that will need your help in the coming months are Construction Industry Celebration Dinner Committee
(Chair - Mary McNamara), Girl Scouts Badge Committee (Chair - Jennifer Lyon), MAGIC Camp Committee (Chair Alise Martiny),
Scholarship - Golf Tournament Committee (Chair - Brooke Schnurr & Vickie Nickel.) Don’t really know what some of these events
are about? Just ask!
Get involved, even if you just want to volunteer to help out on the day of the event. It’s the absolute best way to network and form
friendships with fellow NAWIC members and really have fun in our awesome organization!
2010-2011 Membership Chair
What has been going on NAWIC? Between NEF in December, the snow storm in January it has been a little while since we got to share a Monday night together! Don’t fret the forecast is looking better and we have a very special membership meeting planned this month. Come let me by your valentine and let’s catch up on Monday February 14 at KC Cafe!
While we may not have seen much each other in while, the chapter has been very busy behind the scenes! We have a great group of leaders and they are always looking for new and fresh ways to do things and responding to unexpected circumstances. For starters in early January we were informed Hereford House closed their doors for business and Brooke Schnurr and the Dinner/ PE committee have been busy looking for a more permanent home for meetings. We are getting close to a decision that we hope to announce in
the next couple weeks. Then, Paula Perone and Karra McGreevy has been busy planning us a fantastic WIC week event at Harvesters that we plan to incorporate into our March membership meeting on March 8th. Mary McNamara and CIC committee are knees deep in bringing all the CIC plans together. Look for invitations soon. Shannon Seipel with Block kids is next week with a goal of over 100 kids. And this is just to name a few.
Our treasurer/website lady, Meredyth Melcher and I have been working hard to implement some new things. Our goal is to be able to take online payment and credit card statements by the end the year. The logistics are still being worked out and I would appreciate any feedback anyone might have on getting this going!
Also, we are working to trying to eliminate the “boxes.” I am referring to the boxes of paperwork that get passed down from committee chair to chair. It is the history from all the years past. We are finding that this day and age paper is slowly being eliminated. We have had problems with boxes getting transferred
from year to year. And what happens if the person responsible experiences a fire and who wants to store this box anyways? Therefore we will be moving into a digital storage system.
Meredyth has already found us an online database. I am working to put a special task force together to develop this plan and procedure. I need a couple organized people to help us think through this process. Please contact me if you could help!
One last item I would like to touch on the importance of participation. This is how you truly get the value out of your membership. I need you, NAWIC needs you and we all need each other to achieve the goals and objectives of NAWIC. I am pretty much at every event. There are many of you I have not seen in a long while and not even met. Monday Membership nights can be tough, but there are plenty of other ways to help out our cause. Events and committee meetings fall a wide range of days and times. Without you, the members, our Kansas City Chapter is not possible. We have a great group of women, with many different
backgrounds, so come and hang out with your NAWIC sisters!
Greater Kansas City NAWIC Chapter #100