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