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  • 1. THANK YOU Annual Event Premier Sponsors
  • 2. SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE Betsy Durant, Committee Chair Christa Seaberg Krista O’Malley Stephanie Clarke Karen Mason Susan Schroeder Diane Evans
  • 3. 2009 Scholarship Recipients Christine Adamietz Shirley Hu Sydney Autry Brenna Luck Natasha Bergeson Samantha Randby Kelsey Bruning Crystal Rinkenberger Tansey Cregan Maria Ustavalkova
  • 4. Milestone Membership Awards 10 Year Member  BorSon Construction Gold Associate Member 5 Year Members  Associated General Contractors – AGC Minnesota  Rani Engineering  Rinke Noonan Law Firm  White Crane Construction
  • 5. Thank you to all of our Past Presidents 2007-2008: Brigid O'Malley, Reiling Construction Inc. 2006-2007: Susan Blanchard, Safety Signs 2005-2006: Krystal Quade Vierkant, Rock On Enterprises, Inc. 2004-2005: Jennifer Strand, Strand Solutions, Inc. 2003-2004: LouAnne Reger, J&L Steel and Electrical Services 2002-2003: Kathleen Meyer, Meyer Contracting, Inc. 2001-2002: Joan Donovan, J.D. Donovan, Inc. 2000-2001: Dianne Holte, Holte Contracting, Inc. 1999-2000: Cindy Haley, J&C Trucking of Forest Lake, Inc. 1998-1999: Diane V. Sorenson, L&D Trucking, Inc. 1997-1998: Sarah Bazey, Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc. 1996-1997: LouAnne Reger, J&L Steel and Electrical Services 1995-1996: Nancy Blanchard, Safety Signs
  • 6. 2009 Annual Awards and Recognition Event
  • 7. In Memoriam We mourn the passing of our dear friend and long time AWC member Helen Baker, President and Owner of Golden Valley Transfer. Helen served as an active board member from 2003-2005 and AWC Treasurer for the 2005-2007 term. Helen believed one passage that she often said: “Well behaved women don’t make history.”
  • 8. 2009 Board of Directors President – Kim Zimmer, Electrical Visions, Inc. Vice President – Heidi Gunderson, Woody’s Rebar Co., Inc. Past President – Brigid O’Malley, Reiling Construction, Inc. Secretary – Betsy Durant, Durant Mobile Wash Treasurer – Jan Rhody, Northstar Imaging, Inc. Members at Large:  Dianne Holte, Holte Contracting, Inc.  Wendy Kram, Edgestone Consulting, Inc.  Lynn Littlejohn, Mortenson Construction  Laura Moore, RJF Agencies, Inc.  Claudia Osterman, the hathor group  Karen Mason, The Travel Concern  Advisors  Julie Jandrich, BankCherokee – Finance Advisor  Sarah Fisher, Hellmuth & Johnson – Legal Advisor  Theresa Wilhelm, CrossRoads Consulting Services – Accounting Advisor
  • 9. 2009 Committee Chairs Bylaws – Sarah Fisher Construction Partnering Program – Diane Holte Disadvantaged Business Entities – Sue Blanchard Education – Pam Burke, Fran Rachal Finance/Scholarship – Julie Jandrich Membership – Claudia Osterman Special Events – Betsy Durant
  • 10. 2008-2009 Accomplishments  Hired a full time Executive Director  Moved from a Home Office to Leased Office Building Space  Changed Board Term and Fiscal Year to Calendar Year  Executive Director Completed Mini MBA Program for NonProfit Management -University of St. Thomas  Entire Board Completed Customized Board Training with University of St. Thomas consultant - Gary Kelsey  Hired CPA to Improve Financial Controls and Ensure Integrity in the Processes  Completed a 5 year strategic plan facilitated by Wendy Kram of Edgestone Consulting  Updating Bylaws to Reflect Changes in Organization  Creating a formal Policy and Procedures Manual  Launched Website with Increased Capabilities
  • 11. AWC’s Strategic Plan Outlook Developed our 5 Year Growth Plan 2009 Growth Goal – To have 100 WBO Members  We started the year with 48 WBO members  We are currently at 69 WBO members Within 4 years - Serve Membership in Greater Minnesota Our 5 Year Plan is to expand our membership and service to a five state area
  • 12. Our Event Proceeds in Action!
  • 13. Education and Networking for our Members NETWORKING GC Open House – Adolfson & Peterson Knutson Construction Ryan Companies EDUCATION  Retreat at Ruttgers Speed Networking Marketing and EVENTS Associate member Expo Presentation Workshop Annual Awards LEAN Practices and AWC Scholarship Golf Construction Estimating Holiday Workshop Newcomer Orientations Stimulus Package Update Legislative Day at the Doing Business with the Capital University of Minnesota
  • 14. Construction Partnering Program  An innovative program created by the City of St. Paul to increase contracting opportunities for minority and women owned businesses in the construction industry.  With the financial support of the City of St. Paul, the Association of Women Contractors (AWC) and Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA) jointly manage the CPP Program.  A dozen CPP relationships have been developed, including the following current partnerships.
  • 15. Call to Action! Want to make lasting connections and become more involved in this growing organization? Consider involvement in one of our committees. Membership Education/Networking Contact Barb for more DBE information! Special Events
  • 16. Scholarships Since 2001, the AWC has awarded $49,000.00 in scholarships to young women. This total includes the exciting $10,000.00 we are awarding today. THANK YOU for your continued support! Through your sponsorships and donations we are able to assist women further their education in the construction trade.
  • 17. Upcoming Events – Register Now! Bocce Ball Networking Event, June 23rd 12th Annual Golf Tournament, July 21st Annual Retreat at Ruttger’s, September 25-27
  • 18. You Helped Us Get Here Thank you!