2020-2021 COMMITTEES LIST

Audit

Chair: Meagen Hendricks, meagen.hendricks@dunkinbrands.com

Functions: This committee audits our financials every year in a 1-2 hour session.
Date: October

Holiday Brunch - The Holiday Brunch is postponed this year due to COVID.

Chair: Carol O’Donnell, crmmodularhomes@aol.com

Functions: This is a social event NAWIC RI hosts each year. We sell raffle tickets to fundraise for the Chapter and donate toys to various organizations.
Date: August – January

Membership

Chair: Jackie Pagel, jpagel@gopella.com

Functions: This committee distributes surveys on member needs and works to recruit new members. Committee members also collect updates for the website, posts events to the website and suggest changes as needed.
Date: Year round

Nominations

Chair: TBD
Functions: This committee solicits members for leadership and board positions in the Chapter
Date: March-May

Professional Development & Education

Chair: Bridget VanDemark, bridget.vandemark@e-arc.com

Functions: This committee is charged with suggesting quality programs, sourcing speakers and finding locations to host the speakers for meetings.
Date: Year round

Sponsorship

Chair: Kristen Piscopiello, Kristen@jtavone.com

Functions: This committee will look at our current sponsorship tiers and recommend updates and improvements. They will procure sponsors for individual events and apply for grants for the chapter.
Date: Year Round

WIC Week

Chair: Lindsey Desjarlais, ldesjarlais@gilbaneco.com
Functions: This committee programs a week of activities in March to highlight the role of women in the industry, educate on the opportunities available for women and secures ways to give back to the community.
Date: December - March

60th Anniversary Celebration

Chair: Lisa Carlisle, lcarlisle@lisacarlislearchitect.com

Functions: This committee will plan the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Chapter. Responsibilities include site selection, contract negotiation, invitations and marketing and agenda selection.
Date: November 2020 – August 2021

Block Kid’s

Chair: Katie Kohm, kkohm@pierceatwood.com
Functions: This is a National NAWIC program. NAWIC RI works with the YWCA after school programs in Providence and Woonsocket to host a competition to use building blocks and other materials to construct a building. The winner is forwarded to additional rounds all the way up to Nationals. This year the competition will be virtual.
Date: November - January

CAD Drafting Competition 

Chair: Lisa Carlisle, lcarlisle@lisacarlislearchitect.com

Functions: – This is a National NAWIC program. NAWIC RI works with local high schools and colleges to disperse the annual parameters of the drawing competition, receive the submittals and judge them. Winners receive scholarships from our chapter and are forwarded to National.
Date: September - May

Construction Career Days 

Chair: Sophia Karvunis, sophia@closetsetc.com

Functions: This committee organizes members to attend the Department of Transportation’s Construction Career Days in the Fall and Spring. The committee plans an activity to do with the high schoolers that drop by our table.
Date: October & April

Rosie’s Girls

Chair: Rebecca Downing, rebecca@dbcri.com

Functions: NAWIC RI facilitates 6 weeks of carpentry classes for girls in the Rosie’s Girls program in partnership with the YWCA of Rhode Island. This committee plans the projects, find sponsorship dollars to fund them, assembles all materials and teaches the girls how to build them.
Date: January - August

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