As we finish the 2018-2019 NAWIC fiscal year, I would like to thank each of you for your support for NAWIC throughout the year. The incoming Board of Directors and a few others have been hard at work to set the stage for the upcoming year. Here are a few updates to help lead you into the new year!
Have you renewed your membership? Renewals are due by September 30. Late fees will apply on October 1st. This year, we will be giving away a NAWIC Nashville Hat to each member who renews or joins prior to October 1st. Don’t miss out! Our membership goal for 2019-2020 is to reach 100 members and we hope to retain at least 85% of our current membership!
The Annual Conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia this year. The Annual Conference is a NAWIC National event held each year to educate and strengthen the NAWIC membership. Our chapter had 7 representatives this year. There is also a Fall Conference, October 4-5th, in Birmingham, AL. Please see details below!
As a commitment as your President, I have chosen to lead the year with a theme of “Build Your House.” We will focus on growing you as a person, both personally and professionally. We will have education seminars each month that will help you develop skills to use. Although most of the luncheons will be education based, we will have a safety meeting and a jobsite tour.
The Board of Directors met in August to work on a strategic plan to help our chapter remain stable and to grow professionally. The Board of Directors voted to begin charging $10 per member to attend meetings to help cover the costs of speakers and lunches. Guests will be incur a $20 fee unless invited and registered by a current member. For members who commute over 30 miles from the NAWIC directory address to the meeting location will not be charged to attend the meetings.We hope we can continue to receive sponsorships throughout the year as well. New this year, we will also be offering our meetings via online webinars. We are still finalizing which platform we will use but we hope this will allow for more people to participate who cannot make it to the meeting location.
As a part of the 2019-2020 strategic plan, the Board of Directors will focus on Membership Retention and Education. Membership Retention will be guided by the theme to “Build Your House” which we hope will bring more benefit to your membership. How can we get you involved in NAWIC? How can we ensure you want to continue your membership? If you have suggestions, please email me or the chapter at NAWICNashville@gmail.com. Education is the core of NAWIC and we would like to see our membership participate in the core classes offered by NAWIC as well as our commitment to provide more education to you. More details to follow from the Professional Development & Education committee (PD&E).
I look forward to an exciting new year and hope to see you all soon!