NAWIC New Member Orientation
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

NAWIC New Member Orientation

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New Member Orientation - Welcome to NAWIC Portland Chapter 54!

This will be an interactive NAWIC 101 overview.  It's a great opportunity to become acquainted with the association, our chapter and fellow NAWIC members. The invite is also open to anyone wanting to know more about NAWIC.

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New Member Orientation
May
10
5:00 PM17:00

New Member Orientation

Are you new to NAWIC? Or just feel like you could use a refresher on NAWIC 101? Welcome New Members & Prospects! New Member Orientation is a great way to meet other members. Happy hour style get together along with a little education about who we are and what we are doing in the coming year. Welcome to NAWIC!

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May Membership Meeting
May
17
5:30 PM17:30

May Membership Meeting

Speaker:  Katherine Caldwell
Topic: Constructing Effective Workers Compensation Policies

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Kate manages HWB Oregon’s state workers’ compensation defense practice.  With over 12 years of experience in the field, she takes pride in her role as a problem solver for her clients.  Kate is very active in the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Oregon State Bar and currently serves on both the Executive Committee and the Access to Justice Committee.  When she’s not working, Kate enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.

 

Speaker:  Corinna Kupelwieser, Senior Risk Executive
Topic: First Three Days of a claim

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Corinna has worked on the employer side as a Safety Manager and implemented successful data-based programs that significantly reduced workers’ compensation claims and costs.  Her programs are recognized at the state and national levels. Using her background in research, she has implemented data analysis to support on-going client risk management objectives. She evaluates operations, management practices, and risk management policies of clients and assesses effectiveness in obtaining risk management goals.

Corinna is actively involved in several professional associations including the Risk and Insurance Management Society and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers.  She currently serves as the President-elect of the American Society of Safety Engineers (CWC chapter).

Cost: $35 for members, $40 for non-members, (Includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.)

5:30-6:00 pm       Networking
6:00 pm                Dinner
6:15-7:15 pm          Presentation
7:00-8:00 pm       Networking

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April Membership Meeting
Apr
12
4:30 PM16:30

April Membership Meeting

Are You Ready? 

Presence will help you attract and connect to your audience, get a date, a promotion or a sale.

Presence makes people more attracted to, and trusting of you. Presence will help you lead and make an impact in your family, work, or community. Please join us for a fun and interactive workshop!

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March Membership Meeting - WIC Week Finale
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

March Membership Meeting - WIC Week Finale

Speaker:  Dawn Jones Redstone
Meeting Topic:  ‘Sista in the Brotherhood’ Film Screening

In celebration of Women In Construction Week, the March Chapter Meeting will feature a film screening of the short film, ‘Sistah in the Brotherhood’ by the film’s director Dawn Jones Redstone. 

About Dawn

Dawn is a queer, Latinx filmmaker whose work centers the experiences of women and people of color. She's director and co-writer of the multi-award winning short film, Sista in the Brotherhood. Prior to making the film, Dawn worked as a journey-level carpenter and then went on to become training manager at Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. for several years. Her work has appeared online, in commercials and in festivals around the world. She is the 2016 recipient of the Lilla Jewel Award and has been named a Woman of Vision by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce.  Dawn is also the director of the recently released short We Have Our Ways as well as director/co-writer of the upcoming web series Nonprofit.

About the film

Sista in the Brotherhood is a 20-minute, narrative, short film about a black tradeswoman who faces discrimination on a new job site and who must choose between making a stand or keeping her job.

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The story follows apprentice carpenter (Sidony O’neal) who struggles to prove herself on her first day at a new job site. An outlier in a white, male-dominated workforce, she’s forced to navigate the crew’s reactions to her. When tensions arise, she receives inspiration from a surprising source to help her decide to either make a stand or risk never being recognized as the skilled worker she has become.

The film has screened and received awards across the country and is now being used to educate about the experience of women of color in male dominated careers. Sista was most recently purchased by the United Auto Workers International Union of Detroit as a training tool--one of over thirty organizations to use it for its illumination of workplace dynamics, sexism, racism, micro-aggressions and more.


Cost: $35 for members, $40 for non-members, (Includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.)

5:30-6:00 pm     Networking

6:00 pm     Dinner

6:15-7:15 pm      Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm      Networking

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Women in Construction Week
Mar
4
to Mar 10

Women in Construction Week

The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities.

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February Membership Meeting
Feb
15
to Feb 16

February Membership Meeting

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Speaker:  Trooper Chris Cowen
Meeting Topic:  Emergency Preparation

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Chris has worked in law enforcement for the cities of Columbia City, Scappoose and now serves as a Trooper with the Oregon State Police.  His time spent in law enforcement has given him a unique perspective on responding to and addressing a wide range of emergencies. Chris also utilizes his real life experience and the lessons he learned during his deployment with the U.S. Military to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. Hurricane Katrina was the third deadliest hurricane in US history.

The focus of this presentation will be to have an open discussion, get you thinking about emergency preparedness and what steps you can take to better prepare you and your family should an emergency happen. Topics will include first-aid, building a “go-bag”, communications pre- and post-disaster, creating a safety plan, food storage and many others.

Cost: $35 for members, $40 for non-members,

(Includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.)

5:30-6:00 pm     Networking

6:00 pm             Dinner

6:15-7:15 pm     Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm     Networking

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January Membership Meeting
Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

January Membership Meeting

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Speaker:  Mark Andersen
Meeting Topic:  Toastmasters Public Speaking Made Easier

Mark has been a member of the California Bar since 1979, and the Oregon Bar since 1982, as well as being admitted to the US Supreme Court & other federal courts. He has been a Toastmaster for over 30 years. He’ll share some of his insights into leadership, speaking, presenting, and presiding. He’ll ask us in turn to share our own experiences & work with us to improve our own skills and pursue our own interests.


Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 345,000 in more than 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders.


Toastmasters is the best way for anyone—whether a working professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree—to improve his or her communication and leadership skills. Members overcome the fear of public speaking and learn skills that aid them in becoming more successful.
www.toastmasters.org.

5:30-6:00 pm     Networking

6:00 pm            Dinner

6:15-7:15 pm     Presentation

7:00-8:00 pm     Networking

 

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*The Fine Print: if you accept/register(online or otherwise)you are accepting responsibility for the cost of the event, in the event you do not attend and have pre-paid, thank you for your donation! OR you may send someone to the event in your place. No-show reservations not pre-paid, will be invoiced if RSVP is not cancelled by Noon on January 11th.

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