BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Chapter #6 in Region #5 of the National Association of Women in Construction recently celebrated its 55th Anniversary.

The Baton Rouge Chapter was chartered on Feb. 8, 1958, the first chapter chartered outside the state of Texas.

The association started in Fort Worth in 1953 and now has 13 regions and over 4,000 members.

Rose Marie Pizzolato, a life-long resident of Plaquemine, joined the organization in September 1958 when asked by Mary Joy Hebert of Plaquemine who was a chapter member.

All the charter members of the Baton Rouge Chapter are now deceased.

Pizzolato, a life member of the Baton Rouge Chapter, was honored at the association’s Region 5 forum in Baton Rouge on May 3.

At the afternoon meeting session, Pizzolato was presented a pin for 55 years of service by Phyllis Chapman, the president of the chapter.

She was also congratulated and honored with a note of her achievements on the cover of the forum program.

Pizzolato is the first member outside the state of Texas to receive the NAWIC 55-Year Service Pin and she was given a standing ovation.