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Scoop 77 - April 2021

Monthly newsletter for April 2021


Presidents Message

Happy 58th Anniversary ladies! April marks the month that the Eugene-Springfield chapter became the 77th chapter to charter in the National Association of Women in Construction!

A bit more of our NAWIC history, by Ellie Cooper:

The Portland Chapter #54 recruited the business sponsors, members and the women of Eugene, Oregon to help get us chartered on April 17, 1963. The chartering was held in the historic Eugene Hotel located on East Broadway.

The Eugene Hotel in the 1960s
The Eugene Hotel in the 1960s

The National NAWIC President from St Louis, Florence Creighton, presented the charter to “Cascade” chapter's first President, Helen Sill, with 28 members! The chapter name was changed to Eugene, Oregon and was part of Region #9, the Pacific NW chapters and Canada, with the National Office in Fort Worth, Texas. Since then Canada has created their own Women in Construction, CAWIC, and many other countries have also! NAWIC's Non-profit status was filed by the state of Texas in 1959-60. The national magazine, NAWIC IMAGE, was published in 1969-70 for all members to enjoy. Nowadays our Chapter is still going strong, with 28 total members (just in time for our anniversary!), and tons of NAWIC pride.

Thanks everyone for an awesome 58 years! Let's keep it going for another 58 years and beyond!