Membership has its benefits.
During the 2017-2018 NAWIC Chapter Year which runs Oct. 1 - Sept. 30. the Greater Kansas City Chapter experienced nearly 400% growth in membership and became the largest single chapter in the United States. With over 110 current members as of July 2017.
The chapter was honored at the Annual Conference in August in Orlando, FL with the National Marketing & Membership Award. Honestly, as a chapter, we are humbled by the recognition, because it's the members who made it happen.
This was not a goal set forth at the beginning of the year, but growth that occurred naturally and spontaneously based upon the types of professional development programming offered, the enthusiasm for NAWIC and the individual construction career successes exhibited by our members, and the companies that support them.
If you would like more information on membership, our 2018-2019 Membership Chair, Melissa Neuer will be happy to help! In fact, any of our Officers and Board Members are available to speak to you or your employer about the benefits of membership - not just the opportunities for leadership development and networking, but the opportunities that membership and support of NAWIC's largest chapter will provide YOU and YOUR EMPLOYER!
Each year we have members who want to participate in the Membership Committee. These individuals work to communicate the value of membership in NAWIC to individuals and companies.
If you would like a presentation on NAWIC membership for your company, please reach out to our 2017-2018 Membership Chair Melissa Neuer.
2018-2019 Membership Chair
Kramer Commercial, Inc.
Kramer Restoration, LLC.
Types of Memberships
Active: Shall be open to women who are actively employed in the construction industry a minimum of an average of twenty (20) hours per week per month. Employment is defined as receiving compensation for service in an approved employment category and in which the majority of her job responsibility, in that approved employment category, is construction related. Each eligible Active Chapter Member shall be entitled to vote and to hold office and shall be a member of National and an affiliated Chapter.
Corporate: This is a transferable membership. This membership is open to companies that wish to designate a woman employee, who would otherwise meet the criteria for Active Membership, to represent the company. The company holding the membership may change its designated representative at any time. The company must buy one corporate chapter membership for each representative. Each eligible Corporate Member shall be entitled to vote, to hold office and shall be a member of National and an affiliated Chapter.
Associate: Shall be open to women who do not qualify for active membership. Associate members shall have no vote and are not eligible to hold office. Associate Members shall be a member of National and an affiliated Chapter. They may serve on Chapter appointed committees.
Student : Shall be open to women students enrolled in construction-related programs at institutions of higher education, vocational training programs and apprenticeship programs. Student Membership is non-transferable, and Student Members shall have no vote nor hold office. They shall be a member of National and an affiliated Chapter.
Retired: Shall be open to women who are retired and are at least 62 years of age. Retired members do not qualify for Active Membership, do not have to be members of a chapter and will be a member of National. Retired members shall have no vote and are not eligible to hold office but may serve on Chapter appointed committees.
At-Large: Shall be open to women meeting all the criteria for Active Member but not belonging to an affiliated Chapter of the Association. Members at Large shall be entitled to participate in all of the activities of the region in which they reside. Members at Large shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting/Convention of the Association, at which time their vote will have a one-tenth (1/10) value of a Chapter Delegate vote. Members at Large cannot hold office or serve on the NAWIC Board of Directors.
Student: Shall be open to women students meeting all the criteria for Student Members but not belonging to an affiliated Chapter of the Association. Students at Large shall be entitled to participate in all of the activities of the region in which they reside. They shall have no vote nor hold office.
International: Shall be open to women who are actively employed in the construction industry in countries outside of the United States. International Members shall neither vote nor hold office.
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On a national level NAWIC works with other industry and governmental entities to support the advancement of women in the construction industry. These partnerships allow NAWIC to team with other organizations to promote training among women in the skilled trades, cooperate in educational programs, and promote women-owned businesses.
For more information on our national partnerships visit: www.nawic.org/nawic/Partners.asp?SnID=1973469484
Learn more about NAWIC's International Affiliates and what they have to offer. www.nawic.org/nawic/International_Affiliates.asp?SnID=1973469484
To date, the NAWIC international affiliates are Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.