Palmetto Chapter of SC #385

Charleston, SC, August 28, 2018 – The 49 members of the Palmetto Chapter of SC #385 gathered at the Schoolhouse in Charleston, SC, to sign their official chartering document.  The document was also witnessed and authorized by National President, Dove Sifers-Putman, CBT, and National Secretary, Jill Hansen, CIT.

During this official chartering ceremony, the following Officers and Board of Directors were installed:

President: Janet Bates, C.F. Evans Construction
President-Elect: Dannielle Minetti, Cullum
Vice-President: Sharon Benzenberg, Knights Companies
Recording Secretary: Amanda Redick, Banks Construction Company
Corresponding Secretary: Marie Myers, Johnson Controls
Treasurer: Janice Toporek, Metro Electric Co.
Board of Directors: 
Mendi Arnold, Cullum; Candice Barnhart, BR’s Clearing & Grading; and Mary Beth Cline, S&ME

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), NAWIC’s South Atlantic Region, and NAWIC Chapter #113 (sponsoring chapter located in Columbia, SC) is proud to announce the newest chapter to join the organization: Palmetto Chapter of SC #385.

The group of 42 new chapter members from the tri-county area of South Carolina (Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester) met on July 26, 2018, at Charleston Electrical Contractors Association for their organizational meeting. The new members selected the official name of the chapter, adopted the national bylaws and standing rules, and set forth the recurring monthly general membership meeting (last Tuesday of the month) and board meeting (second Tuesday of the month. During this official meeting, the group also elected the following Officers and Board of Directors:

President: Janet Bates, C.F. Evans Construction
President-Elect: Dannielle Minetti, Cullum
Vice-President: Sharon Benzenberg, Knights Companies
Recording Secretary: Amanda Redick, Banks Construction Company
Corresponding Secretary: Marie Myers, Johnson Controls
Treasurer: Janice Toporek, Metro Electric Co.
Board of Directors: 
Mendi Arnold, Cullum; Candice Barnhart, BR’s Clearing & Grading; and Mary Beth Cline, S&ME

The formal chartering ceremony will take place on August 28, 2018, when the NAWIC Palmetto Chapter of SC will officially join the South Atlantic Region. (location and time to be announced at a later date)

Palmetto Chapter of SC #385 is interested in new members!  Please click the following link to download the membership application: 4th Quarter Application

For more information contact Janet Bates, C.F. Evans Construction, jbates@cfevans.com

We also appreciate the support of industry partners with the pre-organizational meeting and networking social on June 26, 2018, organizational meeting on July 26, 2018, and official chartering ceremony on August 28, 2018. Sponsors include Hood Construction, Seamon Whiteside, Carolina Tap & Bore, Waste Management, Haywood Baker, McWaters, Landmark Construction, ESP Associates, Davis & Floyd, Choate Construction, and the Charleston Electrical Contractors. We could not have done this without you!

Chapter #385 is still asking for sponsorships to help get the new chapter off of the ground.  Please consider one of the following levels:

Pearl – $100

Ruby – $250

Diamond – $500

Platinum – $1,000

For more information on Sponsorships, please click here