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  1. 1. OF WO M ON EN L ASSOCI ATI IN CONSTR NA U IO CT ION NAT ® withForum Preview 2013Are you looking for an opportunity for personal and professional growth? A place tonetwork with colleagues in the industry and to meet new friends? Trying to find anavenue to build your knowledge and gain insight about innovative solutions for yourbusiness? Discover the power of NAWIC by attending an Annual Forum near you!Each region holds an Annual Forum in the spring. Attending Forum is one of themany benefits your NAWIC membership affords you. Read all about the upcomingevents in this preview. Mark your calendars, and get involved in Forum 2013! OF WO M ON EN L ASSOCIATI IN CONSTR NA U IO CT NAT ION ®
  2. 2. Region May 17-18, 2013 1 Tarrytown, N.Y. The lobby of the Doubletree Tarrytown offers a place to unwind and a warm reception when you walk through the doors. Photo courtesy of Doubletree by Hilton.Registration Rates: $180, $160 before March 31, and $200 after April 30Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel TarrytownHotel Rates: $154 plus tax for a single or a double roomSeminars: cheduling – Where Does the Critical Path begin?; Closeout – I Have to Turn Over S That?; Strategic Planning – Does Your Company Have One? NAWIC Does; Jobsite Logistics – Where Could That Crane Fit Effectively?; and Disaster Relief PreparednessSpeakers: Yasmine Branden, CCA, NAWIC President-Elect and a FEMA reservist Attractions: yndhurst Castle, Kykuit: Rockefeller Estate and “Guys and Dolls” at the Westchester L Broadway Dinner TheatreFor information, contact: uth Somoza • 203-618-7332 • R “Do you know the answers to the seminar questions? If you do, share with us. If not, join us for industry knowledge, personal growth, life skills, networking and fun in a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting.” — Director Maura C. Hesdon, LEED AP
  3. 3. Region April 26-27, 2013 2 Columbus, Ga. The RiverWalk is a 15-mile outdoor linear park that hugs the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Photo courtesy of Columbus, Ga. Convention and Visitors Bureau.Registration Rates: 140 for members and $150 for members after April 5. $ $160 for non-members and $170 for non-members after April 5Hotel: Columbus MarriottHotel Rates: $119 plus tax for a single or double room before April 5Seminars: rugs in the Workplace, Project with Home Depot, Personality Profiles and a tour of the D white water rafting project.Speakers: Cindy Johnsen, CBT, CDS, CIT, NAWIC President, and Teresa Tomlison, Columbus mayor. Attractions: ational Infantry Museum, white water rafting and the River Center N for Performing ArtsFor information, contact: haitra Ziebarth • 561-523-1810 • • C “Join us in beautiful Columbus, Ga. There are opportunities for networking, great speakers, a tour, as well as seminars. Our National President is joining us and this would be a great time to meet her.” — Director Stephanie Crane, CIT
  4. 4. Region May 3-4, 2013 3 Fort Myers, Fla. Fort Myers, Fla. is famous for its gorgeous, pristine beaches. Photo courtesy of Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. Rates: $150, $165 after April 2 and $180 onsiteHotel: Crown Plaza at Bell Tower ShopsHotel Rates: $99 plus tax for a double at Crown Plaza,, group code “NAW.” $109 plus tax for a double or a king suite at Homewood Suites,, group code “NFM.”Seminars: emolishing the Barriers of Women in Construction and D Women Power, Power Women: The Energy Within the Utility IndustrySpeakers: Cindy Johnsen, CBT, CDS, CIT, NAWIC President; Trudi K. Williams, PE, CEO TKW Engineering, Inc., Florida State Representative District 75; and Mike Scott, Lee County Sherriff, Welcome to Fort MyersAttractions: ell Tower Shops, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, and the beaches of B Fort Myers and Sanibel IslandFor information, contact: Nancy G. Martins, CIT • “All Seafaring Women are invited to attend Region 3’s Trade Winds Forum 2013, celebrating the contributions women in the ‘trades’ have made to our industry. We will offer an educational and entertaining weekend—with Pirate-Island festivities!” — Director Jean L. Cox, CBT
  5. 5. Region April 5-7, 2013 4 Louisville, Ky. The Galt House boasts a spectacular view of the river. Photo courtesy of The Galt House Hotel.Registration Rates: 150, $170 after March 12 $Hotel: Galt House HotelHotel Rates: $129 for a single or a double room, limit of four people per roomSeminars: ublic Speaking – How to Keep Those Knees from Knocking; P Social Media Toolbox – Connect, Communicate, Collaborate; Golf for Business – Keep Your Score Low, Your Networking High; Ergonomics – Keeping Your Body Working Right; Self Defense – Hands-on Training to Help Keep You Safe; and The Value of Pursuing Leadership in NAWICSpeakers: Sandy Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Vice President and Keynote Speaker Holly Bolton, CE Solutions, “The Design and Construction of Effective Communication”Attractions: appo’s Shoe Outlet Store, Louisville Slugger Museum and Churchill Downs ZFor information, contact: Kimberlee Perry • 502-564-4087 • “You should attend Forum because it is the best bang for your buck! It is the best way to improve your education within the industry, within the Association and for your personal growth. Plus, it’s fun!” — Director Mardi Gauer, CIT
  6. 6. Region April 19-20, 2013 5 Little Rock, Ark. The grounds of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center are used throughout the year for events such as Riverfest. Photo courtesy of the Little Rock Convention and Vistors Bureau.Registration Rates: $150, $175 after after April 1Hotel: Doubletree Hotel Little RockHotel Rates: $109 for a single or a double room; $119 for a triple; and $129 for a quadSeminars: Tour of Garvan Woodland Gardens, Public Speaking, etc.Speakers: Yasmine Branden, CCA, NAWIC President-Elect and Susan Harper, storyteller Attractions: illiam J. Clinton Presidential Center, Heifer International, Quapaw Quarters Historic W District, and Little Rock High SchoolFor information, contact: Hilda Cox • 501-951-3404 • “Forum is a great time to renew friendships with other NAWIC members and make new ones. Forum gives you the opportunity to increase your knowledge in different areas of construction. See design by the University of Arkansas Landscape Architect students and hear ‘Mrs. Garvan,’ the first woman to own a construction company in Arkansas. Come learn and have fun!” — Director Phyllis F. Haynes
  7. 7. Region April 12-14, 2013 6 Wichita, Kan. Wichita’s Hotel at Old Town was built in 1906 as a warehouse. It opened as a boutique hotel in 1999. Photo courtesy of the Hotel at Old Town.Registration Rates: 125, $140 after April 1 $Hotel: Hotel at Old TownHotel Rates: $122 for a single room, $142 for a double room and $10 for each additional personSeminars: Leadership, Safety, Bobcat Rodeo and MentoringSpeakers: Judy DeWeese, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Immediate Past President and Kris Young, AGC Immediate Past PresidentAttractions: ight scene, movies and shopping in Old Town area; a winery and gambling 30 N minutes south of Wichita; and the River Walk area for walking or runningFor information, contact: Rhonda Richardson • 316-268-0200 • “White Star Machinery is a local Bobcat distributor and their top salesperson is our own Edi Clark. White Star Machinery is happy to be hosting a bobcat rodeo for us Friday evening to give those office-bound women an opportunity for hands-on equipment training. Also, mentoring, what is it? Come to learn more!” — Director Bev Sauerwein, CIT
  8. 8. Region May 17-18, 2013 7 Tulsa, Okla. The BOK Center is Tulsa’s state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue. Photo courtesy of Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau.Registration Rates: $150, $165 after May 1Hotel: Tulsa Hyatt Regency HotelHotel Rates: $109 for a single room, a double room and a quadSeminars: IA Documents with Katie Loughmiller, CIT, LEED GA; The Value of Pursuing A Leadership in NAWIC with Sandy Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Vice President; and an Art Deco Walking Tour of Downtown TulsaSpeakers: Connie Leipard, CIT, NAWIC Treasurer and Dr. Heather Yates, Oklahoma State University Attractions: ayfest, Blue Dome District and Tulsa Drillers Baseball MFor information, contact: Kasey Baumann • 918-809-4905 • “Join Region 7 in Tulsa, Okla. for a roaring good time at Forum 2013! Stroll downtown Tulsa for an Art Deco Tour, celebrate Tulsa’s 50 fantastic years in NAWIC and welcome our new Region Director.” — Director Gracie Narey, CIT
  9. 9. Region May 2-4, 2013 8 Palisade, Colo. The Victorian-style Wine Country Inn is surrounded by vinyards. Photo courtesy of the Wine Country Inn.Registration Rates: 175 for members and $200 for non-members, after April 10 $225 for $ members and $250 for non-membersHotel: Wine Country InnHotel Rates: 125 plus tax for a king or double queen double-occupancy room, $135 for a triple and $ $145 for a quad before March 10. Estimated rates after March 10 are $173 plus tax for a double, $183 plus tax for a triple and $193 plus tax for a quad.Seminars: ersonal and Professional Development PSpeakers: Connie Leipard, CIT, NAWIC Treasurer Attractions: he Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Range, mountain biking, hiking, rafting, T Colorado vineyards, etc.For information, contact: Tara Cerny • 970-216-5801 • “Region Gr8 invites you to share the flavors of NAWIC in a grand Western adventure at Forum 2013. The weekend will be filled with opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. Whether you are running the rapids of the Colorado River, wine tasting and brainstorming with colleagues, or engaging with a wide range of electrifying speakers on topics that will energize your self growth, it is going to be informative, educational and fun.” — Director Karen Edmonston
  10. 10. Region April 12-13, 2013 9 Spokane, Wash. Constructed in 1914 under the auspices of Louis Davenport, the Davenport Hotel has served as a beacon of culture and refinement throughout the region for the better part of a century. Photo courtesy of the Davenport Hotel.Registration Rates: $170, $190 after March 14Hotel: Davenport HotelHotel Rates: $135 for a Davenport Hotel Deluxe single or double occupancy or $150 for a triple; $125 for a Tower Deluxe single or double occupancy or $140 for a triple; and $195 for a Davenport Hotel or Tower Suite with single or double occupancy or $210 for a tripleSeminars: trategic Planning, Marketing Your Chapter, Tour of Davenport Hotel S and a Tour of a local projectSpeakers: Dove Sifers-Putman, NAWIC SecretaryAttractions: iverfront Park, Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Downtown Tasting Room R and the Ice Palace at Riverfront ParkFor information, contact: Chris Wigginton • 678-731-8172 • “Enjoy tours of local projects and a tour of the uniquely built and renovated Davenport Hotel, built in 1914. Learn how to market your chapter effectively. Discover the ins and outs of the NAIWC Strategic Plan and how to implement one for your chapter.” — Director Dalene Schafer Bloom
  11. 11. Region May 17-18, 2013 10 Gilroy, Calif. Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is designed to educate guests and to foster a greater appreciation of horticulture. Photo courtesy of the Gilmore Welcome Center.Registration Rates: 125 for members, $140 for members after April 16, $140 for non-members, $ $155 for non-members after April 16Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn GilroyHotel Rates: $119 for a single or a double roomSeminars: utlook/Social Media/Identity Theft and Public Speaking/Effective Communication OSpeakers: Dove Sifers-Putman, NAWIC Secretary; Carlos Sempere, Forell/Elsesser Engineers, “Rebuilding After a Major Earthquake;” and Karisa Kenyon, Klarity Coaching, “How to Coach Yourself: Integrate mindfullness, self-awareness and leadership”Attractions: ajor Outlet Mall, Wine Tasting, Gilroy Garlic Plant and M Gilroy Gardens Family Theme ParkFor information, contact: Tracy Reeves • 408-778-6761 • “The Region 10 Forum will be educational and fun. We have some great speakers and seminars lined up as well as some fun surprises too. Please mark your calendars for May 17-18 in Gilroy, Calif. A Registration Form was sent out in January.” — Director Donna Revis, CIT
  12. 12. Region April 19-20, 2013 11 Columbia, S.C. A couple strolls around the grounds of the Govenor’s Mansion including the historic Lace House in Columbia, S.C. Photo courtesy of Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau/Brett Flashnick.Registration Rates: $110, $120 after March 29Hotel: Embassy Suites, ColumbiaHotel Rates: $121 for a king room or a double queen roomSeminars: outhern Etiquette, Handwriting Analysis, Ask Beth Z and Jim Hudson SSpeakers: Sandy Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Vice President; South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley; and Katrina ShealyAttractions: Riverbanks Zoo, South Carolina Museum and The VistaFor information, contact: icki Broome • 803-356-1730 • N “You are encouraged to attend Annual Forum to take advantage of professional development opportunities and networking with other NAWIC construction professionals.” — Director Deborah L. Knight, CDS, CIT
  13. 13. Region April 19-20, 2013 12 Irvine, Calif. The Doubletree by Hilton Irvine Spectrum is located next to the Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center. Photo courtesy of the Doubletree by Hilton.Registration Rates: $175, $195 after March 23Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Irvine SpectrumHotel Rates: $115.50 inclusive for a single or a double room, $126.50 inclusive for a triple and $137.50 inclusive for a quadSeminars: N/ASpeakers: Connie Leipard, CIT, NAWIC Treasurer; Irvine Ranch with “Irvine: From Spanish Rancho to Planned Community;” and Jeff Dailey with “Strategic Planning for the Region, Chapter and Yourself”Attractions: rvine Spectrum Entertainment Center, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach IFor information, contact: ynne MacVean • 714-446-8880 ext. 227 • L “Spend the weekend on the Irvine Ranch where we will learn about the Ranch’s development, create a strategic plan for our region and you and enjoy the festivities at the glamorous Saturday Evening Awards Gala.” — Director Keri Hawkins, CBT
  14. 14. Region May 2-4, 2013 13 Rapid City, S.D. More than three million people visit Mount Rushmore National Monument each year. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.Registration Rates: $150, $200 after April 2Hotel: Holiday Inn Rapid City-Rushmore PlazaHotel Rates: $79 plus tax for a standard or king leisure room, $80 plus tax for a king executive room, and $109 plus tax for a plaza suite. Rates are guaranteed until April 2.Seminars: trategic Planning, A Healthier You, Costa Rica Project and AGC of South Dakota SSpeakers: Sandy Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Vice President; Michelle Lounsbery, AGC of South Dakota Executive Director; Cheryl Carleton, Wellness Director; and keynote speaker Malcom “Chap” Chapman with “The Art and Practice of Leadership”Attractions: Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse MemorialFor information, contact: Codi Gregg • 605-341-3554 • “The Black Hills Chapter is looking forward to hosting our NAWIC sisters in our community to show off the area and connections. Seminars will promote a healthier you, help you understand strategic planning and offer networking.” — Director Amy Berg, CBT, CIT
  15. 15. Region April 12-14, 2013 14 Newport, R.I. The Cliff Walk is a 3.5-mile paved walk that follows the Newport shoreline past Gilded Age mansions. Photo courtesy of Rates: $125, $150 after March 20Hotel: The Newport Harbor Hotel and MarinaHotel Rates: $129 for a single room or a double roomSeminars: Safety and a Friday night tour of the Newport Opera House and MansionSpeakers: Dede Hughes, IOM, NAWIC Executive Vice President, and Peter GeorgeAttractions: liff walk, mansion tour, and waterfront CFor information, contact: irginia Bragger • 401-864-4703 • V “Please join Region 14, in Newport R.I. Accommodations are waterfront. Safety, health, motivational seminars and a tour of the Opera House are only part of our event. Colonial history, Gilded Age mansions, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, museums, interesting architecture, vineyards, sailing, beaches, great restaurants, shopping and year-round festivals and events are just some examples of what awaits you in this beautiful seaside city.” — Director Carol O’Donnell, CIT
  16. 16. RegionS 2013 NAWIC Forum 1 14 RepresentativesRegion 1 Yasmine Branden, CCA, NAWIC President-ElectRegion 2 Cindy Johnsen, CBT, CDS, CIT, NAWIC PresidentRegion 3 Cindy Johnsen, CBT, CDS, CIT, NAWIC PresidentRegion 4 Sandy Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Vice PresidentRegion 5 Yasmine Branden, CCA, NAWIC President-ElectRegion 6 Judy DeWeese, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Immediate Past PresidentRegion 7 Connie Leipard, CIT, NAWIC TreasurerRegion 8 Connie Leipard, CIT, NAWIC TreasurerRegion 9 Dove Sifers-Putman, NAWIC SecretaryRegion 10 Dove Sifers-Putman, NAWIC SecretaryRegion 11 Sandy Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Vice PresidentRegion 12 Connie Leipard, CIT, NAWIC TreasurerRegion 13 Sandy Field, CBT, CIT, NAWIC Vice PresidentRegion 14 Dede Hughes, IOM, NAWIC Executive Vice President “NAWIC’s strength is its members and Forum is your time for renewing acquaintances and making new ones while continuing your professional development. This is your opportunity to share your ideas and successes with other members as well as National Board members. Be sure you talk about how you are revitalizing your chapter, including mentoring new members and developing future leaders.” — NAWIC President Cindy Johnsen, CBT, CDS, CIT