National Association of Women in Construction
      Dallas Texas, Chapter #2
Renew your NAWIC Membership today!!
Calling all members, its time to renew your membership to ensure your status stays active.  Renewals for all incoming board members and committee chairs needs to be completed by October 1, 2014.  For all current members, please renew as soon as possible, we want you to stay with us and keep the Dallas Chapter strong.  If you need assistance renewing, reach out to any board member.

For any non-members looking to join, please go to the membership tab and complete a PDF application, or use the link to connect to the NAWIC national page to enroll online.  
Monthly Dinner Meetings & Upcoming Events
Block Kids Competition
Saturday October 11, 2014, 8:30am to 12pm
at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas

Contact Kelly Braddy-Van Winkle to donate or volunteer
(214) 878-6440 or

What do we need?
Judges - needed to interview the "Constructors" and score their entries
Scribes - needed to assist the judges
Volunteers - needed to help with all the details
Sponsors - needed to help with the cost of the event
- needed for the goodie bags
What is Block Kids?

The Block-Kids Building Program is a national building program competition that is sponsored on the local level by NAWIC chapters and other organizations. The award-winning program introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. The program is open to all elementary school children in grades K-6. The competition involves the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three of the following additional items: A small rock, string, foil and poster board. Local winners advance to Regional Competition and one semi-finalist from each region is entered in the National Program competitions. National prizes are awarded to the top three projects.

History of Block Kids
Erma Lamousin, member, Gr. Mississippi Gulf Coast NAWIC Chapter initiated the first contest held in Biloxi. Erma shared the idea with president-elect Carol Ericson of the Connecticut/New York Line chapter, who enlisted Susan Levy, (Past NAWIC President), member of the Long Island NY chapter to write guidelines. Carol then recruited NAWIC President Judy Short, member, Cincinnati, Ohio chapter to assist the contest kickoff with a special presentation at the 1989 NAWIC Convention in Seattle, WA.  The rest is history. The contest was off and running. Erma’s granddaughter, Natalie Smith, designed the NAWIC Bock Kids who were then named in a special contest. “Connie Struction” and “Bill Ditt”became the official Block Kids’ names.
NAWIC Dallas October Dinner Meeting
October 20, 2014

"Influencing the Industry: We won't get there by staying quiet"

Presented by:
Norma Lehman, Associate Principal, LEED AP BD+C
Beck Architecture

Participation in the sustainability conversation is long overdue in the construction industry, and women are well poised to take the lead.  The landscape of the workplace is seeing significant shifts.  Currently nearly half of the workforce is women, and although we have made significant gains, there is still some work to do, particularly in our industry.  What can we do as women to shift the culture of our own circle of influence and be the leaders we are capable of being?  We will explore ideas like: Does sustainability have a special appeal to women?  What does it takes to be a good leader in this male dominated industry?  How can we engage more women in our field?  What can I do to make a difference?

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10, 2015

Dinner cost is $28

There are no standing reservations.  A reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are received 
72 working hours prior to the event.

NAWIC Dallas November Dinner Meeting
November 17, 2014

"Learn about OSHA standards and the effect they have on a company's bottom line"

Presented by: 
Dr. Martha E. Romero, CSHO, CTSP
President, Holistic-Safety, Inc.
"Attitude in Safety is Everything"

What Rights do Employees have under OSHA? What Responsibilities does the Employer have under OSHA? How does any of this affect our NAWIC members? Can you afford to miss out on the latest changes? 

NAWIC Pledge
As material for the construction of our building,
I pledge the agility of my hands,
the ability of my mind,
and the integrity of my heart.

Join us at a NAWIC Dallas meeting!
Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month.
Meetings are open to everyone.