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GREATER ORLANDO CHAPTER 73


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  • 13 Jul 2020 10:00 AM | Pearltry Suen (Administrator)

    President's Message

    “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.”

    ― Napoleon Bonaparte

    The time for action has come after much deliberation and planning, our Board has decided to move forward with a hybrid membership meeting in August with the health and welfare of our members and/or participants and guests in mind. The hybrid membership meeting will allow up to 45 in-person attendees and make the meeting available to members virtually (please check our website in the coming week for further details and safety measures/requirements). We urge members to attend in whichever capacity they feel most comfortable.

    I look forward to seeing you all soon and providing a chapter summary of our year. Please show your appreciation for this year's committee chairs and leadership by reaching out to them with an attagirl! Let's be sure to encourage and uplift our incoming Board of Directors as President-Elect, Nancy Massingill, leads us into a year of recovery and rebuilding during these unprecedented times.

    Thank you for allowing me to be your chapter President. Although this year threw us all a curve ball ... this pandemic has taught me how to lead in "deliberate calm" and learn how to incorporate virtual engagement into our chapter. I hope that we continue to build on this as just another means to empower women throughout the construction industry.

    Thanks again and stay safe!

    Top Things to Know

    1) Our July Membership meeting has been cancelled.

    2) August Hybrid meeting accepting registrations up to the first 45 with the aforementioned forms completed, temp checks, etc. More details will be forthcoming.

    3) Annual Conference has been changed to vitrual meeting - See Below for more information

    4) SAVE THE DATE- Installation Banquet is set for Saturday, September 12th from 5-10pm

    5) Southeast Region Fall Conference Octoer 9-10th South Florida

    6)  Member, Rookie, and Supporter of the Year Nominations are now being accepted! See below for more information.

    7) WIC Groups have been assigned and posted under the Members Only section of our website. Be sure to connect with your WIC (Women In Construction) group and tell us what your group is up to! Be sure to post pics and tag our chapter pages in all the fun

    8) Members stay updated with your chapter's events and meetings by joining our chapter's LinkedIn group, Instagram page and Facebook page.

    Turner is passionate about our commitment to the utilization and development of small, minority and women-owned businesses. We’re committed to ensuring that diverse contractors are given the opportunity to do business on all our projects, and we strive for at least 20% S/M/WBE participation on every project – even on private work when an owner goal is not established.

    We want to work with you!

    To learn more about Turner’s prequalification process and trade partner relations,

    Please contact (Pearl – psuen@tcco.com)



  • 17 Mar 2020 8:10 AM | Pearltry Suen (Administrator)

    Update with Chapter President, Vanessa Pierce

    Top Things to Know

    1) Forum 2020 has been cancelled. Tampa will be hosting Forum 2021 and Orlando will be hosting Forum 2022. Stay tuned for details.

    2) We will be voting on the proposed NAWIC Southeast Region Event Fund at Fall Conference. Please contact Cindy Spiropoulos with any questions or concerns in regard to same.

    3) I have been closely monitoring the coronavirus and its impact on our world. As always, the health and safety of our members and colleagues is my top priority. As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to evolve, the new restrictions set by the CDC are for all gatherings over 50 in the next 8 weeks be cancelled. In light of the current CDC's recommendations, we have cancelled our April Membership meeting. Please note that Forum has also been cancelled which was addressed by National President Diane Mike under separate cover. We are committed to taking the necessary actions to help support you.

    Thank you for being a valued member of NAWIC. Stay safe and please let me know if you need any assistance during this time.


  • 10 Mar 2020 1:24 PM | Pearltry Suen (Administrator)

    **Updated 3/16/2020 10:05am** 

    NAWIC Members,

    As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to evolve, the new restrictions set by the CDC last night are for all gatherings over 50 in the next 8 weeks be cancelled. This covers our Forum season almost completely. All NAWIC Forums will be cancelled.

    I am currently having calls with our conference coordinators to work with the hotels to cancel Forums.

    We will be sending individual notifications for each Forum regarding the process to receive registration refunds, canceling of room reservations and information specific to that region’s contract.

    If you have booked a flight to any of the Forums, I suggest you cancel your flights as soon as possible.

    I have also included additional resources from Tina Craft with Fringe Benefit Plans, for you to share with your companies or for your own knowledge.

    NAWIC considers the safety and well-being of our members and conference attendees a top priority. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed of any changes or updates.

    Please contact me directly at president@nawic.org should you have specific concerns and I will do my best to address your questions.

    Thank you,

    Diane Mike, CBT

    National President 2019-2020 


  • 07 Mar 2020 1:30 PM | Pearltry Suen (Administrator)

    NAWIC Greater Orlando Chapter 73 had a splendid time supporting Habitat for Humanity and spending some time under the Florida sunshine and help out with the Pine Hills Community! 

    We raised a total of $2,375 with combined efforts from our Silent Auction and individual fundraising! 

    We're so excited to continue impacting our community 

    Thanks to our day-of Builders: Vanessa Pierce, Angela Highland, Paula Howell, Laurie Soleim; Pearltry Suen, Nicole Elijah, Elizabeth Duncan


  • 05 Mar 2020 8:00 PM | Pearltry Suen (Administrator)

    Co-sponsored by Turner Construction ; Mills & Nebraska! 

    This event gathered professionals from all over Greater Orlando to network and meet other folks in the construction industry. Many friendships were made and many business cards were traded. 

    Our Silent Auction was a success fundraising $1,000 to go towards Habitat for Humanity for Saturday's Women Build (3/7/2020) 

    Our fun photo booth embracing power tools was sponsored by LP Video Productions!

     


  • 03 Mar 2020 5:00 PM | Pearltry Suen (Administrator)

    President's Message

    With St. Patrick's Day near I feel its only right to start off this month with an Irish blessing: "May the dreams you hold dearest be those that come true and the kindness you spread keep returning to you." Wishing you all the luck of the Irish!

    Top Things to Know

    1) Members stay updated with your chapter's events and meetings by joining our chapter's LinkedIn group, Instagram page and Facebook page.

    2) WIC Groups have been assigned and posted under the Members Only section of our website. Be sure to connect with your WIC (Women In Construction) group and tell us what your group is up to! Be sure to post pics and tag our chapter pages in all the fun.

    3) WIC Week will be held March 1-7th.

    4) Register for the Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2020. Sign up via https://habitatorlando.rallybound.org/woman-build-2020/Team/View/123858/NAWIC-Greater-Orlando-Chapter-73

    5) Registration for Forum 2002 is underway! - April 30th – May 3rd at the Embassy Suites Tampa – Downtown Convention Center register via https://form.jotform.com/193496008007155

    6) Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Annual Conference Membership Awards; send in your candidate for the Lifetime Achievement, Future Leader, and Member of the Year Award by June 1, 2020 via nawic.org

    7) Nominations are open for interested and qualified candidates to serve on the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. See Kizzy Ferrer for more information or email her at nawicferrer@gmail.com.

    March Membership Meeting

    When: March 10 2019 |

    Networking from 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Meeting from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Historic Dubsdread Ballroom

    549 West Par Street, Orlando, FL 32804

    For information and to register click HERE


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