Recently, member Cheryl Schoenberg, Owner from the ground UP photography, brought this suggestion to the Board since our November PD&E Meeting is the same week Veteran's Day. In honor of the sacrifices made by veteran's throughout our country's history, we decided to support a local veteran's project that is helping our homeless vets take the first step home.
Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished by the community for the community.
They are building a specialized community of tiny-homes and onsite services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of the Veteran’s homelessness.
They recently got some good press about the Veterans Village of tiny houses they have been building for homeless vets in the area to use as transitional housing. They are building the houses in groups of 10 per build with a goal of having 50 completed when the current village is complete. They not only provide the transitional housing but also coordinate and/or provide the services the veterans need to move forward and rebuild their lives (and eventually move out of the transitional tiny house). They are a 501c3 working to end veteran homelessness in the area.
Some of the items needed to support the mission of the Veteran's Community Project include:
Gift cards to locations that also sell gasoline are the best choice. One issue veteran's have is that folks can't get to a job because they can't afford gas in their car. For those who prefer to donate cash, we collect the cash for the gift cards and Cheryl Schoenberg has volunteered to purchase them all at once because that would be easier for everyone. As a self-proclaimed "military brat" and spouse of a serviceman, she will make certain that the cards are not usable for tobacco or alcohol.
The Board appreciates that Cheryl brought this idea forward and encourages anyone to participate who would like to!
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Sustaining The Value and Preparing for Forum 2019
The next scheduled National NAWIC Members-Only webinars are in January! Check back for more information or visit the National NAWIC website to take note of the topics and dates!
Organizations in the Kansas City area are hosing two leadership summits specifically aimed at developing and retaining women!
Check out our Industry News page for these two events that may be of interest. You can click directly on the images below to go to the hosting organizations websites for more information and to register! These just me great follow-up sessions to the @MWRNAWIC Fall Conference in Bloomington, MN!
It's not too late to renew your NAWIC membership! (Or join for the first time!)
Pumpkins & Power Tools social event to be held on 10/29/18.
We had such fun last year, we are doing it again this year! Thanks to ESS and MMC Contractors for sponsoring this event, the cost for a pumpkin, pizza, beer, wine and soft drinks is only $10! Visit our Upcoming Events page to RSVP prior to 10/25/18 so we have enough pumpkins for everyone! Click on the image below to download the flyer and invite your co-workers and friends!
Fall Conference is in 2 Weeks!
The fall conference is October 25 - 27 in Bloomington, MN. We are building up momentum for a FANTASTIC Midwest Region Fall Conference! We got word that rooms at the hotel are sold out, but that doesn't mean that you can't attend! Visit the NAWIC Minneapolis St Paul Chapter website for information and speakers bios - and to register if you find that you can now attend!
A new page has been added to the website that will house the following documents available for anyone to download. Visit our Strategic Plan page and you will find:
November Membership Meeting & Community Service Opportunity.
Every good, strong organization has a strategic plan and/or a business plan that drives the operations of that organization to reach its goals. In August 2017, NAWIC National Board of Directors developed and subsequently approved a new Strategic Plan for guiding the national organization over the next several years.
In July of 2018, the incoming and outgoing officers and board members for Gr. Kansas City Chapter #100 took a weekend retreat to define, develop and create a strategic plan for guiding the chapter. The last strategic plan for our chapter was over 10 years old. With the growth of our chapter, and new challenges to the construction industry, including educational opportunities, workforce development and retention of employees in companies as well as member in NAWIC, it was time for a new strategic plan. The plan was drafted, adopted and is being presented now as the new chapter year kicks off with our NAWIC 101 presentation on October 8, 2018.
You can download your copies of both the National NAWIC and the Greater Kansas City NAWIC Chapter #100 Strategic Plans on our website: http://www.kcnawic.org/strategic-plan.html
Greater Kansas City NAWIC Chapter #100