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image NAWIC’s South Central Region represented seven chapters in Texas, four in Louisiana, and ones in Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee at this year’s AMEC.

SAN ANTONIO – Approximately 400 women from across 127 international chapters of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) attended the organization’s 61st annual Meeting and Education Conference (AMEC) Aug. 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. More than 100 attendees were attending the four-day conference for the first time.

    On Wednesday evening, the Fiesta-themed welcome party in the ballroom served up Tex-Mex. Thursday morning’s general session kicked off with the Joint Base San Antonio Honor Guard presenting colors and 323D Army Band “Ft. Sam’s Own” vocalist SSG Nakita Fox singing the national anthem.
    The NAWIC Founders and Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) awarded more than $65,000 in 51 scholarships to students attending trades and colleges. Also, the executive vice president, Dede Hughes, announced her retirement as of Dec. 31, 2017 after 20 years serving in her appointment.
    In addition to motivational speaker Jennifer Lee helping members “Make Great Things Happen,” several workshops were held from Thursday through Saturday on topics ranging from impacting your work environment to understanding Blue Beam better. The conference also included the NAWIC Officers Workshop, open to chapter members, as well as the gala and passing of the gavel. –mh

Photos by Jacqueline Associates

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