Bluebonnet Chapter No. 74, is the Austin, TX, chapter of the International Right of Way Association. Our Chapter was founded in 1985 by professionals in the right of way field to unite members for education, to improve service to employers and the public, and to advance our members within the profession. We are part of Region 2 of the International Association. Our current membership includes 232 professionals involved in a wide array of projects requiring real estate and right of way services.

Upcoming Events & Education

Region 2 Refresher & Education Courses – August 1-3, 2018

The 2018 Region 2 Refresher will be held August 2 – 3, 2018.  Education Courses 304 and 604 will be held on August 1, 2018.
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Join us at Joe’s Crab Shack located at 600 E. Riverside, Austin, Texas for our July luncheon featuring speaker, Justin Word. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY!
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Course 504 – Computing Replacement Housing Payments – July 12-13, 2018

This course will be held at HDR Engineering, Inc., located at 7745 Chevy Chase Dr, Bldg 5, Ste 220, Austin, Texas, ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE! You
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Message from the President

Greeting Chapter 74:

I can’t believe a year has already passed and my time serving as your President is up! First, let me say what a pleasure it was representing this great chapter as your President. I would like to thank all of you for giving me this opportunity. The Officers, Chairs and committee members have worked hard providing educational lunches with great speakers and venues, maintaining our financial records, recording our board minutes, planning and hosting YP events, coordinating sessions, speakers, etc… for seminars and education in addition to creating newsletters and emails to keep you informed, meeting membership goals and assisting with our members professional development goals. Whew… was a lot of work to do in your spare time and it could never have been accomplished without these great members volunteering to take on these tasks. Often, they had to give up their evening hours or weekends to complete the numerous tasks assigned to them. Let’s not forget all those wonderful employers who sponsor events and employee participation. Surely, these members and organizations deserve recognition for all their efforts.

As my last letter as your President, I remind you that nominations for Region 2 Professional of the Year, Employer of the Year and Young Professional of the Year are due June 24th. Please take the time to submit your nomination today to: Teri Morgan [email protected].

 As the summer ramps up, here are a few dates to remember:

  • IRWA – AI Joint Luncheon; June 21st at the City of Austin Learning and Research Center
  • 64th Annual International Education Conference; Edmonton, AB, Canada June 24 – 27, 2018
  • IRWA Monthly Luncheon; July 10th at Joes Crab Shack, 600 E Riverside Dr, Austin, TX
  • IRWA Region 2 Refresher Seminar; August 1 – 3, 2018 in College Station, TX

These are all great education and networking events. I hope to see each of you at one or all of these upcoming events.

Your incoming President, Alex Gale, is looking for volunteers so if you have interest in serving on a committee, you can reach Alex at 512-974-1416 or email; [email protected].

Thank you again Board Officers and Committee members for all your efforts and support of our members!

Have a great summer!  Hope to see you in Edmonton.

Warmest Regards,

Virginia J. Anderson, SR/WA
Chapter 74 President
2017 – 2018