It is hard to believe that this year is coming to an end. But what a great year we had! There are so many new members getting involved and coming up with new ideas. It is exciting to see the new direction that our Chapter is heading. I hope you all had an opportunity to view the new website: www.kcnawic.org. If not, please take a moment to look at it. Meredyth Melcher, Website Committee Chair, and the Committee Members did an excellent job in putting it all together. It’s a new look and easy to navigate! Great things happen when we come together and share a common goal.
Ladies I cannot emphasize enough what a great organization we are involved in. We have so many resources at our fingertips. What do you want from your membership? Do you want to learn leadership skills or enhance your leadership skills? Then volunteer to be on the board or chair or co-chair a committee. Do you want to enhance your skills in the construction industry? Then look into the educational opportunities NAWIC has to offer through the National Education Foundation. If you want to network then come to our monthly membership meetings, and national and regional events. Okay, I touched on some of the business resources now what about personal. A few months ago, I received an email from a fellow NAWIC member from Colorado. She and her husband were planning a road trip to St. Louis. Since they would be traveling through KC and KC is known for their BBQ, she asked if I could recommend a good BBQ restaurant. How many of us think to utilize NAWIC in this way? We have a lot of resources within reach, whether it’s for business or pleasure. It’s time to renew your membership so I hope you all consider the value of your membership. You will get out of
it what you put into it.
I look forward to seeing all of you on September 13th to for the installation of the 2010-2011 Officers and Directors.
Lisa Derringer, President
Greater Kansas City NAWIC Chapter #100