Annual Scholarship Auction:
scholarships we award annually to local/regional male and female
students pursuing an education in a construction-related field are made
possible through funds raised at our Scholarship Auction. All
items presented for auction are donated by local businesses,
associations, groups, clubs and individuals who share in the NAWIC
commitment to facilitate the education of our area youth, particularly
those who are the future of the construction industry. The
Scholarship Auction is held annually in November, and is well attended
by members’ companies, their clients, and other supporters of NAWIC and
the construction industry in general. The auction is open to the
public, so please consider attending! Watch the events calendar
for details and a registration form. To donate an item, service,
or to help sponsor an item for the auction, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This years auction will be held on November 4, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island.
Garden Shed Building Project:
fun project is targeted to middle school aged children and makes THEM a
“design-build” contractor! Kids team up to form a company who
then work together to budget for, design, and then construct (using
arts & crafts supplies, which are provided) a 120 – 180 square foot
garden shed. Minimum building requirements have to be
incorporated, and each company’s imaginary budget is $18,000. Our
chapter is in the process of organizing this event
Block-Kids Building Program:
CALLING ALL KIDS IN GRADES 1-6
Block Kids Building Contest – Please note new location.
It's building time again! Join us on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 9 to 11:30 AM for the annual Block Kids Building Contest at the Bettendorf Community Center.
Block-Kids Building Program is a national building program competition
that is co-sponsored locally by Chapter #50 and the Davenport West
Family Y. This popular program introduces children to the
construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to
promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the
industry. Participants receive 100 plastic, interlocking building
blocks, a piece of string and a piece of aluminum foil to create a
building project in 45 minutes. They are encouraged to look for
creative solutions to construction challenges. The entrants will
be judged by members of the Quad Cities building community, and prizes
are awarded to the top three entrants. The project chosen by the judges
as the most noteworthy will be entered in a regional contest.
Winners at the regional level will then be entered in a national
contest. The program is open to all elementary school children in
grades 1-6. Pre-registration is strongly recommended but if there
are openings or cancellations registrations will be taken the morning
of the event. There is no fee to register.
Registration forms can be found here:
Block Kids Registration (.pdf)
Block Kids Registration (.docx)
Habitat for Humanity:
Each spring or summer, we coordinate a date for members from our
chapter to volunteer at a local Habitat build. This has proven to
be a fun and rewarding way to help our community, and perhaps learn a
new technique or skill!
Lorraine D. Wright Construction Awards:
This years award night has been canceled. Please check back for additional information and dates.
Industry Appreciation Night:
conjunction with a monthly meeting, our chapter recognizes our
employers for their gracious support throughout the year. The next
Industry Appreciation Night will be March 7th 2013.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EMPLOYERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF NAWIC CHAPTER 50.