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									Greater Rochester, New York Chapter #314
National Association of Women In Construction
NAWIC’s Core Purpose: To enhance the success of women in the construction industry.

March 2009
Chapter Board of Directors Meeting Highlights

Check Out Our Upcoming Speakers!
April 1 – Nannette Nocon, CFP, ChFC, CIMA, Senior Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, Rochester, NY. She will speak about women’s financial issues – ―Dream-Plan-Track‖. Tailoring a plan to your needs and taking control of your financial future. May 6 – Women’s Wellness & Self-Care Vendor Faire – 2nd Annual event focusing on the needs of women – featuring various vendors to visit and discuss self-care needs. June 3 – Chapter Scholarship awards – meet the 2009 scholarship winner. Special guest Speaker: Carol Henry, CCA, Region 14 Director, NAWIC – ―NAWIC 101” – learn what makes NAWIC the association that is the best kept secret in the construction industry!

NEXT Board meeting to held in March 2009 – location to be announced
      Nominating Committee Fund raising for next year New IRS rules for NAWIC Chapter incorporation & insurance Edison Tech Career Day Forum 2010 hosting

Upcoming Calendar - 2008:
Local - Upcoming Chapter Meetings April 1 – Nannette Nocan, Financial Consultant speaking on Women’s Financial topics - will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Jefferson Road May 6 – Women’s Wellness & Self-Care Vendor Faire - will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Jefferson Road June 3 – Chapter Scholarship awards and Chapter elections – Speaker: Carol Henry, CCA, Region 14 Director, NAWIC – ―NAWIC 101” - will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Jefferson Road

May 2009 Vendor Faire
More vendors needed – do you know someone who would like to participate as a vendor? Contact Barb Smith at 585-293-2327 Plan on attending NAWIC Region 14 Annual Forum in Worcester May 1 & 2, 2009 – Region 14 Annual Forum, Crowne Plaza, Worcester, Massachusetts – combined event with NAWIC Region 1 (rooms will be $109 single/double) – registration information is mailed to each member and online at DEADLINE: March 27

Our Chapter Website is:
Check it out: Members – don’t forget – your company’s website can be added as a link! Contact: Cari Durbin

NAWIC Trivia
Answer the question with your dinner reservation for April 2009 to win a fabulous prize – look at the end of this newsletter for the question!

WELCOME - New Members
-Ana M. Hendrix, Christa Construction, Student member -Marci Miller, Associated Builders & Contractors

“Every $1 billion invested in highway construction would support approximately 27,800 jobs.”
- Roads & Bridges: Feb. 2009

News To Share
Visions of Excellence and Crystal Vision Applications - 2009
Both award applications are now available online at:

Stimulus Package Projects
Have you been wondering what local construction projects might be included for the upcoming Stimulus Package? Listed below are two websites with information for the local area. $73 million dollars of ―shovel ready‖ work for the Rochester Region New York State Dept. of Transportation, seven county area (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming counties) – check the Genesee Transportation Council website: Selected Projects.htm Stimulus

Region 14 Outstanding Member of the Year 2009 – applications are available from Judi Baxter

The New York State Department of Transportation is accepting applications for Transportation Construction Inspectors (TCI’s) to inspect highway and bridge contract work during the construction season. Applications are being accepted statewide. Deadline to apply is: March 20, 2009 Applications are available online: Applicants may contact: NYSDOT, Rochester, NY Tina Pratt at 585-272-3340 or

$50 million dollars of ―shovel ready‖ work submitted by the City of Rochester – This site can also be searched by Program Types and State/City - check the Stimulus Watch website: ter/NY For a summary of the funding made available by Stimulus Package – check Hard Hat News: ―$27.5 billion stimulus in bridges and highways investment‖ article from 02/18/09

Region 14 Annual Forum 2010
Canandaigua here we come! Canandaigua Inn On The Lake is the location – April 9 & 10, 2010 are the dates. The Rochester Chapter will be hosting this Region 14 conference for NAWIC. Committees are forming now – don’t miss out on the fun! Be watching for more details!

Membership Tips
Remember that first meeting, walking in and not knowing anyone? Make that person feel welcome – greet them, introduce yourself, and invite them to sit at your table for dinner. Chapter members should try to spread out and meet/greet guests. Bring along business cards to give out – you never know who might attend a meeting – it may be a new customer!

Nominations & Elections – coming soon!
March is the month to start looking for candidates to fill Chapter offices. Members will be calling to seek candidates for the Board. Elections are held in June. Look for officer descriptions in this newsletter.

Thank you letter from Bethany House
―Dear Sisters of NAWIC – The food has been consumed. The presents have been unwrapped. Santa has headed back to the North Pole. The party is now a splendid memory playing in the hearts and minds of all who were there. Your contribution of gifts for the families of Bethany House helped make this year’s Christmas gathering at St. Cecilia’s Church one of the best ever. You brought joy of this season to so many; it is beyond our limited language to describe the impact you have had. I only wish you could have been there to see the glee of the children and the gratitude of the mothers. This Christmas will be an awesome memory they will revere for years to come. Thank you for all you did to make it happen. As we look forward to the beginning of a New Year, we shall hold you and your loved ones in our prayers. May you be abundantly blessed for your generosity. With grateful hearts, Donna Ecker – for the staff of Bethany House.‖

Chapter Scholarship Committee
Applications are still available for the Chapter Scholarship. Deadline to apply is: March 31, 2009. Contact: Katie Goettel or Cari Durbin. Katie reported that there are two applications submitted so far and still time left. She is looking for two more members to help with applicant interviews – please contact her if you are interested.

WIC Week celebration – our NAWIC Region 14
had 100% participation – all Chapters holding special events and getting the word out. Congratulations! We received a Proclamation from Monroe County Executive, Maggie Brooks.


Bethany House – constant needs list
Our friends at Bethany House are always looking for the following items: Cremora, envelopes (business size), women’s underpants (size 6, 7, 8), socks, toothpaste, diapers (any size) and prayers.

Designs that feel good Carla A. Melville Full Web Site Design and Implementation Graphics Design & Logos Brochures, Power Point Programs Meeting Facilitation Project Management

Rochester Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Jean Kase, Director 585-753-2015 Upcoming Programs in March, April, and May 2009- check them out! Check out HER Rochester online:
her -- Celebrating the Women of Rochester magazine (Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle)

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.
ABC Rochester Chapter’s Upcoming Events  Laborer 1 – Spring 2009 training  Masonry 3 – Spring 2009 training  OSHA & Safety Update 2009 March 18 – Eagle Vale Golf Club
Need more information on any events? Contact Marci Miller at Fairy Godmothers of Greater Rochester
Former Greater Rochester NAWIC member and owner of Minority Materials Haulers trucking company, Renee Spallina is co-founder of this program. Their annual event is scheduled for April 2009 which outfits local disadvantaged high school girls with everything they need to attend their prom. They are seeking donated items and volunteers. Check out their website:

Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Construction Wish List – for use on their construction sites: hammer, tape measure, utility knife, safety glasses, laser transit, cordless drill, skid steer, power auger, random orbit sander, power miter box, lawnmowers in good condition for families To donate – contact: Bill Bartlett: 546-1470 x.307 4 Annual Cement Mixer Gala – June 6 , 2009 Hyatt Regency Rochester th Commemorating the 25 Anniversary of Flower City Habitat for Humanity – contact Teresa Bianchi: 5461470 x.305
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National Society of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) T3 Event at Turning Stone Casino & Resort, Verona, NY Friday, March 27, 2009: 8:30 AM to 1:00PM Technical Symposium – Training- Trade Show $30.00 – Register by: March 20 Contact: Rae Marie Mattis 585-241-3220

THIS SPACE CAN BE YOURS ! Newsletter Advertising NOW Available
It’s easy – supply electronic logos/graphics and wording for ad to: Cari Durbin – please email with any questions.

Upcoming Calendar:
NAWIC Region 14 May 1 & 2, 2009 - Annual Forum, Crowne Plaza, Worcester, Massachusetts – combined event with NAWIC Region 1 (rooms will be $109 single/double) October 24, 2009 – Annual Planning Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY hosted by Capital District Chapter #261 April 9 & 10, 2010 – Annual Forum, Greater Rochester, NY Chapter #314 2010 – Annual Planning Conference, hosted by Buffalo, NY Chapter NAWIC National Annual Convention 2009: Aug. 26-29 - Phoenix, AZ JW Desert Ridge Phoenix Resort Annual Convention 2010: Louisville, KY - Galt House Hotel & Suites Annual Convention 2011: St. Louis, MO Renaissance St. Louis Grand & Suites Hotel Thank you Supporters: to our Chapter Members and

CHAPTER OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2008-2009 President Mary Ellen Belding 585-352-9889 (office) Vice President Cari Durbin 585-226-2997 (office) 585-698-0130 (cell) Treasurer Patti Wirth 585-482-0200 (office) Recording Secretary Janice Durand 315-986-2514 (office) Board of Directors Chris Carter 315-253-8383 (office) Leta Brayboy 585-241-3071 (office) Katie Goettel 585-546-6616 (office) Carol Houle 585-396-1190 (office) Barb Smith 585-293-2327 (home) CHAPTER COMMITTEES CHAIRMAN Dinner – Jessica Stundtner Bethany House – Michelle & Jessica Stundtner Membership – Pat Hynes Scholarship – Katie Goettel Speakers – Geri Schmalze Marketing – Carol Houle Ways & Means – Website & Newsletter – Cari Durbin Feel free to contact any of these members if you are interested in helping on these committees. February NAWIC Trivia Quiz – no winner for last month’s question: How many founding members of NAWIC? Answer: 16

American Gutter Supply Inc. Associated Builders & Contractors B&L Wholesale Brown & Brown Insurance Christa Construction Crane-Hogan Structural Systems, Inc. Crosby-Brownlie Inc. Environmental Services, Inc. Fixie Chix Home & Yard Handbook GJV Enterprises of Rochester Gallina Development Gloria Winston Al-Sarag GMR Associates Inc. Heininger Inc. Hynes Concrete Contractor Inc. LMRP/ Marshall Sterling Inc. Monroe Piping & Sheet Metal NYS Dept. of Transportation Parsons Brinkerhoff Power Constructors R2M Building Products Inc. Rochester Colonial Manufacturing Signs Now State of NY—Alfred University Tracey Door Company Turner Construction Vargas Associates, Inc. Weckesser Brick Company

NAWIC Trivia
Answer the question with your dinner reservation to win a fabulous prize – the first correct answer wins!

QUESTION: How many members are on

the National Board of Directors?

Q & A Section
Q: Why be a chapter officer? A: This is your chance to participate in the ―running‖ of the Chapter. The Board of Directors and Officers conduct much of the business for the chapter. You will also learn about the Association and the relationship with the Chapter. Q: How much time will it take? A: Board meetings are held once a month, often on the same night as the Membership Meeting. They are generally no longer than 1 ½ hours. Q: What are the duties of a chapter officer? A: PRESIDENT - Presides at all meeting and serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. She shall be authorized to create Special Committees, and shall appoint members to all Standing and Special Committees and shall designate the Chairman. She shall in a timely manner prepare and file all documents necessary to protect the chapter’s non-profit status for the fiscal year in which she serves as President. She will represent the Chapter at Regional and National meetings. VICE PRESIDENT - Shall perform the duties of the President in her absence and succeed to the office of the President if that office becomes vacant. Be ready to assist any Committee Chairman, as needed. Educate yourself on the running of the Association. CORRESPONDING SECRETARY - Shall be responsible for all correspondence of the chapter. RECORDING SECRETARY - Shall be responsible for the permanent records of the Chapter including minutes of all regular and special meeting of the Chapter and the Board of Directors. She shall keep a current roster of Chapter membership and perform such other duties as may be requested by the President and Board of Directors.

TREASURER - Member who is elected to this position is responsible for the accounting of the funds of the local chapter. Immediately after taking office, shall secure bank signature cards for execution of those authorized to sign checks. These duties would include making deposits of funds received, disbursements of funds and maintaining a written register of the activity within the account. A monthly report is prepared for the members meeting and presented. This report summarizes the activity of the finances for the chapter for each month of the year the income and expenses incurred. The treasurer will also maintain records of all deposits and checks disbursed throughout the year with all bank statements and will be subject to a yearly audit by members of the presiding board. The treasurer will prepare a budget for the upcoming year to be presented to the presiding board and approved and then once again presented at a monthly members meeting. BOARD MEMBER/DIRECTOR - Attend monthly Board meeting and assist in administration of Chapter business including, but not limited, to monthly meeting speakers, budget, chapter committees, and other business as directed by the Chapter President. Q: What are the qualifications to run for office? A: Active and Corporate members may run for office. For President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer – you must serve one year as a Board Member/Director. Q: How long is the term? A: The term for each office is one year. No one may run for the same office for more than two years in a row. Our aspirations are our possibilities. Samuel Johnson

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