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Presidential address


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Presidential address

  1. 1. THANK YOU Annual Event Premier Sponsors
  2. 2. 2006-2009 Service Recognized <ul><li>Thank you to the members of the AWC Board of Directors who’s term ended in December. </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Board: </li></ul><ul><li>Past President – Brigid O’Malley, Reiling Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Members at Large: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lynn Littlejohn, Mortenson Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Karen Mason, The Travel Concern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Claudia Osterman, the hathor group </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2009 Accomplishments <ul><li>Executive Director Completed Mini MBA Program for NonProfit Management -University of St. Thomas and High Impact Presentation Training at Dale Carnegie </li></ul><ul><li>Hired CPA to Improve Financial Controls and Ensure Integrity in the Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Completed a 5 year strategic plan facilitated by Wendy Kram of Edgestone Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Updated AWC’s Bylaws to Reflect Changes in Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Launched Website with Increased Capabilities including online registration. </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded $10,000 in Scholarships (10 – $1,000.00 Scholarships) </li></ul><ul><li>Grew membership from 48 WBO Members to 75 WBO Members </li></ul><ul><li>Grew total membership from 82 to 120. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Event Proceeds in Action!
  5. 5. Scholarships <ul><li>Since 2001, the AWC has awarded $49,000.00 in scholarships to young women. This total includes the exciting $10,000.00 we awarded in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>THANK YOU for your continued support! Through your sponsorships and donations we are able to assist women further their education in the construction trade. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Event Proceeds in Action!
  7. 7. 2009 Education and Networking for our Members EDUCATION <ul><li>LEAN Practices and Construction Estimating Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulus Package Update </li></ul><ul><li>Doing Business with the University of Minnesota </li></ul><ul><li>Worker’s Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Workshop </li></ul>NETWORKING <ul><li>GC Open House – Knutson Construction </li></ul><ul><li>PCL Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Lund Martin Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Bocce Ball Event </li></ul><ul><li>Retreat at Ruttgers </li></ul><ul><li>Associate member Expo </li></ul>EVENTS <ul><li>Annual Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday Event </li></ul><ul><li>Newcomer Orientations </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Day at the Capital </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our Event Proceeds in Action!
  9. 9. Community Outreach <ul><li>The AWC believes in giving back to the community. In 2009 the AWC was able to donate $1,000.00 to the Laura Jeffrey Academy due to the success of the Holiday Event. </li></ul><ul><li>Laura Jeffrey Academy is a year round, all girl middle school in Saint Paul.  Their mission is to provide a unique educational opportunity focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), using interdisciplinary learning. The donation is supporting their Destination Imagination program. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2010 Board of Directors <ul><li>Executive Board: </li></ul><ul><li>President – Heidi Gunderson, Woody’s Rebar Co., Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President – Dianne Holte, Holte Contracting, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Past President – Kim Zimmer, Electrical Visions, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary – Betsy Durant, Durant Mobile Wash </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer – Jan Rhody, Northstar Imaging, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Members at Large: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wendy Kram, Edgestone Consulting, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lois Walters, Gunnar Electric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pam Burke, Mike’s Clean Sweep </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laura Moore, RJF Agencies, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Fisher, Hellmuth & Johnson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jennifer Merchlewitz, Knutson Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advisor: </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Jandrich, BankCherokee – Finance Advisor </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2010 Committee Chairs <ul><li>Construction Partnering Program – Diane Holte </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantaged Business Entities – Sue Blanchard </li></ul><ul><li>Education – Pam Burke, Fran Rachal </li></ul><ul><li>Finance/Scholarship – Julie Jandrich </li></ul><ul><li>Membership – Claudia Osterman </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events – Betsy Durant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual Event: Mary Cave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf Event: Stephanie Clarke </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AWC Growth Committee - </li></ul>
  12. 12. AWC’s Strategic Plan Outlook <ul><li>2010 Growth Goal – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To have 125 WBO Members. We started the year with 69. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a Member Recognition Program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate establishing a 501c3 Scholarship Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investigate how we can leverage technology to serve our membership – podcasts, webinars, education components </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a committee to develop geographic growth strategies. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long Term Strategic Plan is to expand our membership and services outside of Minnesota. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you to all of our Past Presidents 1995-1996: Nancy Blanchard, Safety Signs 1996-1997: LouAnne Reger, J&L Steel and Electrical 1997-1998: Sarah Bazey, Simplex Construction Supplies 1998-1999: Diane V. Sorenson, L&D Trucking 1999-2000: Cindy Haley, J&C Trucking 2000-2001: Dianne Holte, Holte Contracting 2001-2002: Joan Donovan, J.D. Donovan, Inc. 2002-2003: Kathleen Meyer, Meyer Contracting 2003-2004: LouAnne Reger, J&L Steel and Electrical 2004-2005: Jennifer Strand, Strand Solutions 2005-2006: Krystal Vierkant, Rock On Companies 2006-2007: Susan Blanchard, Safety Signs 2007-2008: Brigid O’Malley, Reiling Construction 2008-2009 Kim Zimmer, Electrical Visions
  14. 14. Milestone Membership Awards <ul><li>5 Year Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloom Engineers & Associates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial System Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DelPrado Commercial Flooring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edgestone Consulting Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gunnar Electric Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M&N Structures Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reiling Construction Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Concern </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Milestone Membership Awards <ul><li>15 Year Members </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adolfson & Peterson Construction Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J&L Steel and Electrical Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McGough Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mortenson Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Signs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the hathor group </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Upcoming Events! <ul><li>Union Depot Mixer with Mortenson – March 23 </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop: Construction Contract Law and Certification Round Table – April 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarship Golf Tournament – June 22 </li></ul><ul><li>Lawn Bowling Networking Event - August </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Retreat at Ruttger’s - Sept 17-19 </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE </li></ul><ul><li>Betsy Durant </li></ul><ul><li>Stephanie Clarke </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Schroeder </li></ul><ul><li>Diane Evans </li></ul><ul><li>Kate Burke </li></ul><ul><li>Jennifer Crowder </li></ul>Mary Cave Rachel Otten Diane Caruso Sonja Dahlberg
  18. 18. Call to Action! <ul><li>Want to make lasting connections and become more involved in this growing organization? Consider involvement in one of our committees. </li></ul><ul><li>Membership </li></ul><ul><li>Education/Networking </li></ul><ul><li>DBE </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Committee </li></ul>Contact Barb for more information!
  19. 19. You Helped Us Get Here Thank you!