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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March Membership Meeting
Mar
15
5:30 PM17:30

March Membership Meeting

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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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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February Membership Meeting
Feb
15
to Feb 16

February Membership Meeting

  • Widmer Brothers Brewery & Pub (map)
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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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CFMA SUICIDE PREVENTION SUMMIT
Nov
15
7:00 AM07:00

CFMA SUICIDE PREVENTION SUMMIT

  • Oregon is a top 10 state for suicide.
  • The construction industry is #2 suicide deaths per 100,000 employees, and #1 for number of employee deaths by suicide
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among men aged 25-54

CFMA Suicide Prevention Summit 1.0 - Join us for stories of hope, speakers and information.

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November Chapter Meeting - Bid Day Simulation
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

November Chapter Meeting - Bid Day Simulation

Understand why they call it a "War Room"
Battle it out in a mock bid with and against your fellow members and colleagues, no risk
involved. Cost estimators (no experience required in this scenario) collect and analyze data in order to estimate the time, money, materials, and labor required to construct a building. Enjoy learning how to put a winning bid together and find out who will be the successful bid team! It is sure to be Fun and exciting. It will go quick so get there on time and eat while playing. Teams welcome! But Bid Leaders will be available for ensuring a "level playing field"!

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New Member Orientation
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Orientation

  • Gildas Italian Restaurant and Lounge (map)
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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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Oct
19
to Oct 21

NAWIC 2017 PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION FALL CONFERENCE

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NAWIC 2017 PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION FALL CONFERENCE

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PORTLAND CHAPTER #54 INVITES YOU TO THE NAWIC 2017 PACIFIC NORTHWEST FALL CONFERENCE IN BRIDGETOWN!

Click here to download the Conference Book


OCTOBER 20‐21ST, 2017 – MARRIOTT CITY CENTER
  PORTLAND, OR

REGISTER NOW AT:HTTPS://NAWICPNWFALLCON.EVENTBRITE.COM  
 

No matter what it is you’d like to be, do, eat or drink – You can, in Portland.   Plan on coming in early for the beer and staying for the donuts!   And a few other reasons to visit us:
NO. SALES. TAX./ WELCOME TO BEERVANA, MORE BREWERIES THAN ANY OTHER PLACE ON THE PLANET/ COME HUNGRY WE HAVE FOOD CARTS/ WE LIKE BIG BOOKS, GET LOST IN POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS/ WE’RE CRAFTY, VISIT OUR OPEN-AIR SATURDAY MARKETS / DON’T FORGET TO PUT A BIRD ON IT, WHILE KEEPING PORTLAND WEIRD!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday (10/19):   BrewFest @ Rock Bottom Brewery @ 6p
 

Friday (10/20):      Job Site Tour at 1p
                               Registration opens at 4p  
                               First‐timer’s meeting and Officer’s meeting @ 5p
                               Shanghai Tunnel Tour @ 7p

 

Saturday (10/21):  Breakfast @ 8a
                              Conference begins @ 9a
                              Keynote Speaker:   Amy Pearson / Live Brazen, 
                              Master Certified Martha Beck Life Coach


                              Industry Speaker:   Eric McDonnell / KPFF – Cross
                              Laminated Timber Construction


                              Legal Panel Discussion: Topics to include contract
                              disputes, key contract provisions as well as how
                              insurance and bonds impact course of construction.


                              NAWIC Business


HOTEL INFORMATION

MARRIOTT CITY CENTER

520 SW BROADWAY, PORTLAND  


GROUP ROOM RATE: $179/NIGHT

PARKING:   $36/NIGHT
CUT‐OFF DATE FOR ROOM BLOCK:   SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

 

CALL 1‐800‐228‐920 OR USE THE LINK BELOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR GROUP RATE FOR NAWIC PACIFIC NW REGION FALL CONFERENCE

Food within 4 Blocks of Hotel

Shopping

Transportation

  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Bluestar Transportation ( www.bluestarbus.com ) $14 way / $24 roundtrip Airport to downtown
  • Max Train - Run about every 15 minutes most of the day, every day.

FREMONT BRIDGE SPONSOR ‐  $1,000

Fremont Bridge Sponsorship includes: Two Registrations, Two Bottles of Oregon Beer/Wine, Full page ad in Conference Program, Recognition on Event Signage and an Introduction about your company during the conference.  

ST. JOHNS BRIDGE SPONSOR ‐  $750

St. Johns Bridge Sponsorship includes: One Registration, One Bottles of Oregon Beer/Wine, Full page ad in Conference Program, Recognition on Event Signage and an Introduction about your company during the conference.  

TILIKUM CROSSING SPONSOR ‐  $500

Tilikum Crossing Sponsorship includes: One Registration, Half page ad in Conference Program, Recognition on Event Signage and an Introduction about your company during the conference.  


PROGRAM BOOK ADVERTISEMENTS

Full Page Ad ‐  $150
Half Page Ad ‐  $80
¼ Page Ad ‐  $45
 

INTERESTED IN A SPONSORSHIP?  

Please contact Charris Sonne‐Phinney
csphinney@anchorias.com or call Charris at 503‐224‐2500.  
Charris will provide additional information as well as coordinate your conference registration.   
Thank you!


PAYMENT FOR SPONSORSHIP AND ADVERTISEMENTS BELOW

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July Chapter Meeting
Jul
20
4:30 PM16:30

July Chapter Meeting

  • HPP East Project - Project Site Office (map)
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Turner Construction Job Tour - HPP East Project


The HPP East project is a continuing care retirement community building that is an addition to the existing HPP campus and our fourth project for Pacific Retirement Services (PRS). The building is a 45,500 sq. ft. concrete structure with wood framing. There are 10 custom apartments on the upper floors and two levels averaging 1,500 sq. ft. each. The below grade levels consist of underground parking for the campus staff and building residents.  

Project Volume: $9.5 million
Sq. Ft.: 45,000 sq. ft.
Completion Date: January 2018

PPE/Clothing: Please wear pants, boots, sleeved shirt (short sleeve acceptable). Bring YOUR OWN hard hat, safety glasses, gloves and high visibility vest. If you need PPE brought for you, please contact kelly.aust@skanska.com to arrange by July 14th.


Details:

  • Parking: Please park at the Lloyd Center Mall: 1260 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232

  • Project Site Office: 1300 NE 16th Ave, Portland, OR. Please meet in the main lobby to sign in and obtain name badges.

  • Project Construction Site: 1650 NE 17th Ave, Portland, OR. (Must check in at Project Site Office before entry to jobsite)

  • Dinner: Prime Rib + Chocolate Cake (www.primeribcc.com) – following jobsite tour, group will have dinner at a nearby restaurant. (cost for dinner is included).

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

     

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