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Area women in construction form Cumberland Valley Chapter, NA By LINDA GREGORY Family Section Editor In 1953, sixteen women in Fort Worth, Texas organized Women in Construction, the first such group of women working in the construction industry. In 1954 they received their state charter, and one year later that charter was amended to make Women in Construction a national organization. This past Saturday night. Cumberland Valley Chapter became the 239th chapter to join what has become an international association of more than 7,000 women holding responsible positions in all aspects of the construction industry. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) sees as its basic purpose "to foster cooperation and better understanding among women actively engaged in the construction in- d'ustry." Its members are motivated by a desire for self-improvement and by a desire to be of even greater service to their industry by becoming better trained and more knowledgeable employees. This self-governing, nonprofit, nonsectarian and nonpartisan group cuts across all phases of the industry and brings together women with common interests and goals, whether architects, contractors, salespeople, or office personnel. NAWIC and its individual chapters undertake projects that are oriented toward the career development of the members hi terms of education and actual construction project experience, and projects that yield service to the construction industry m terms of scholarship and career recruiting. As the foundation grew and became self-sustaining, u became even more response tu member needs. The NAWIC Education Foundation administers Operation Woman Power, whose objectives are "to organize, develop and implement a highly specialized training program to foster career advancement for women in construction; to encourage orderly growth from secondary positions by building a positive attitude dedicated to responsible performance; and to achieve greater management opportunities for career development in construction for women." In 1963 a scholarship fund was established; over the years it became self-sustaining. Guts, token contributions, and congratulatory messages from national directors, officers and sister chapters from all parts of the country expressed a welcome to Chapter 239 and the hope that it will promote professional growth among its members in their dedication to the construction industry- Represented at the Cumberland Valley charter night were the national organization and chapters from Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Delaware, and Washington. D.C.. sponsoring chapter. Also attending were Maryland State Senators Edward Thomas and Charles Smelser. Region I National Director Gloria Hinkle. assisted by the president of the Washington. D.C. chapter, conducted the installation of officers. Representing the tri-state area, the following women accepted official duties of the Cumberland Valley Chapter: President -- Betty Stubits. Horn Corporation, Hagerstown Vice president -- Vicki Britner, Associated Builders and Contractors. Hagerstown Recording secretary -- Teddi Duda, Fabricated Metals. Inc., Frederick Corresponding secretary -- Nancy Garling, A.G. Crunkleton, Greencastle Treasurer -- Isabel Redding. The Blake Co., Hagerstown Directors -- Erik a Rauh, Service Glass Industries. Frederick; Nancy Jacob. CBS Electric, Kagerstown; Betty Eichelberger, A.G. Crunkleton, Greencastle; and Gladys Spessard. CBS Electric, Hagerstown. Eva Poling, past national president of NAWIC. presented the charter to the new chapter president, reminding the newly formed chapter of the overall goal of promoting education and service to the construction industry. "We are all working, career-minded women working in construction," she said. "We are not an auxiliary, but a mutual partner employed in all the facets. Our concern is that the industry remain a vital part of American life." On behalf of Chapter 239, President Stubits accepted the charter, subsequently signed by 28 charter members, affirming that "we shall work together to maintain the high professional standards on which (NAWIC) was built." She pledged that through involvement, Cumberland Valley Chapter would strive to do its part in working for the betterment of the construction industry. Signing the charter Cumberland Valley Chapter. National Association of Women in Construction, was chartered Saturday night in Hagerstown, with national and sister chapter representatives in attendance. Here Cumberland Valley Chapter President Bett Stubits. center, signs the official charter. Looking on are (left to right) Gloria Hinkel. Region I national director: Teddi Duda of Fabricated Metals, Frederick, recording secretary of Cumberland Valley Chapter: E\a Poling. NAWIC past national president: Erika Rauh, Service Glass Industries, Frederick. Cumberland Valley Chapter director; Vicki Britner. chapter vice president: and Dawn Waltz, Glenn Waltz Plumbing and Heating. Frederick, charter member. Another charter member from Frederick, not pictured is Charlene Donovan of R. F. Kline. (Photo by Linda Gregorj). Home births: pros, cons and a compromise By JEANNIE HANSON University News Service fessor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Minnesota, the care how few other people have the problem," he said. ing in centers like this include doctors and midwives who believe that the

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  1. The News,
  2. 02 Aug 1977, Tue,
  3. Page 22

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