Welcome ladies to the 2010-2011 year! I am so excited for the opportunity I have been given to lead you over the next year! I want everyone to know my door is always open and you are more then welcome to contact me with ideas, comments or suggestions (816-365-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org). If you want to get involved and if you are not sure how, let me know and we will find your place! I am here for all of you!
We had a wonderful Star themed installation. Thanks to my superheroes Batman and Robin AKA Janet Mckinney and Alise Martiny for all your hard work! Each officer was inducted Grammy style and compared to a real movie star. Your might recognize Meredyth Melcher better this year as Angelina Jolie achieving the impossible or Pattie Pogue as Oprah keeping us on in line and giving NAWIC advice. Thank you to all that came to installation. It was a lot of fun being stars with all of you!
A new year brings new people, new ideas and new goals. Kansas City I present the following challenges to you:
1. Increase membership participation and satisfaction
2. Streamline NAWIC information, communication and processes by utilizing the new website and social media
3. Mentor and motivate young women to pursue a construction career and hold first chapter MAGIC Camp
4. Reach out to new members: mentor and motivate them
5. Continue to hold joint events with local NAWIC Partners
6. Have Fun
I am challenging you all to help achieve these goals over the next year. As a group we can collaborate and enhance the success of women in construction. Society is going to a green and digital world. I would like to see the Kansas City chapter jump on this boat. By doing this we can help our members become more efficient with organization and time management. The new website we have adopted has put us right in line to utilize many resources. It has given us the tool to have a secure membership login. Meeting minutes, committee reports, and reimbursement forms are at your finger tips. You now will have the ability to be better informed with what is going on in the chapter. The new web calendar is easily updated and will have real time dates for all meetings and deadlines. Your password has been sent to you, so members get on, check it out and see what new things Kansas City has to offer.
I hope to see all of you at our first membership meeting together October 11! Just remember this is just start of our journey together. We are all going to be shining stars over the next year. Shoot for the moon, if you miss you will land among the stars!
Brooke Eimers, President
Shoot for the moon, if you miss you will land among the stars! This is the theme for the year. But what does it really mean to you? To me it is aiming for a goal that deep down; I am not so sure is achievable. It is keeping this goal embedded in your mind and when you are at your breaking point and you don’t think you can take anymore, it is a goal that keeps you going at the end of the day. Many of us it might be career related, family related, spiritually related or even NAWIC related. We all have various goals in everything we do and this is what pushes us to become better employees, mothers or officers? Shooting for the moon is what does it for me. The way I look at it is that we all should set our goals higher then what we think is really capable and if you don’t quite make it then you are landing among the stars. You have still reached goals! You can’t hit a perfect 10 if you are only shooting for an 8. It is when you surpass that goal and land on the moon is when you truly achieved your potential. Set a goal, make a plan and get to work at it.
So now the goal is to get every single NAWIC member involved and the plan is to make you aware of what NAWIC has to offer in October:
· October 11 membership meeting: Jennifer Benefield KC Ikon bridge project. Bring a boss or coworker, but don’t miss this presentation!
· Get out your costumes and get out of town for the Annual Planning Conference at Lake of the Ozarks October 30-31. Our new Region 6 director Connie Leipard has a costume welcome party planned for Friday night and action packed day full of business and seminars on Saturday for a very affordable price. You still have until October 15 to get registration in.
· Get out your hammers and tool belts cause Habitat for Humanity Women Build round 2 is just around the corner as well on October 23.
Brooke Eimers, President
Greater Kansas City NAWIC Chapter #100