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Chapter 145 President's Message


Dear Members, 

AMEC (Annual Meeting Education Conference) 8/16/17-8/19/17 Anaheim, CA.

This year AMEC started off with chapter presidents meeting with Connie Leipard (National out-going president), the first timer orientation and a fun filled beach theme opening night party with live music and dancing on Wed. 8/16/17. 

Above Left photo shows - from left to right: Angelina Perryman, Piljo Yae, Dorothy Pulcher, Gerry Burton, Denis Quiggs.

Above Right photo - NE Regional member photo.

On Thur. 8/17 the business meeting was opened with a guest speaker, the Mayor of Garden Grove, CA.,followed by Aimie Cohen, author of "Women Up: Overcome the 7 deadly Sins that Sabotage Your Success".  One thing I carried away from

this seminar is to create a 'brag-book', in another words, a portfolio of my accomplishments that will help to achieve successful projects.  The national 2017-2018 directors of the board and officers were installed.  Check out detailed information by visiting attached website link http://www.nawic.org/nawic/Convention.asp   

The surprise present for the retiring executive vice president Dede Hughes was a retirement quilt that was created by sawing together each chapter's themed art work representing their locality.  Our chapter's Liberty Bell art work was designed by our immediate past president Ashley Poglese.  It was truly a magnificent quilt.  

Left photo shows - left to right Catherine Schoenenberger (incoming National President), Dede Hughes (retiring executive vice president), Conney Leipard (out-going National President)

On Fri. 8/18, I attended "Ask Outrageously!" a professional workshop by Linda Swinding, and afterwards I attented a NAWIC Panel Follow-Up to 'Ask Outrageously!' moderated by Jessica Murphy, Esq. with panel members Barbara Allen (Kansas City MO), Deborah Beachner (SE Kansas chapter) and Amber Kinney (Birmingham AL). They shared their secret to getting what you really want.  I wish everyone of you could have joined these wonderful seminars and meet women in construction from far and wide.  In the afternoon, I attended the PR/Marketing and Membership Seminar with one purpose in mind for our chapter PR/Marekting and Membership chairs: "Bringing NAWIC into the Future" by Victoria Kurczyn, 2017-2018

 PR/Marketing Chair and Jillian Penkin, 2017-2018 Membership Chair brought energetic and dynamic young members' insights while connecting our chapter's wisdom.  The Evening Gala was dazzling and many different achievement awards were given out.  The DC chapter president Romina Byrd was awarded the 'Future leader of the year award'.  She may be attending our 9/20/17 event to reconnect with Gerry Burton who is one of our chapter members and who started the DC chapter in the 60's.  Left Photo shows Romina Byrd on the left.

See more AMEC photos under event website page!

I look forward to seeing you all during our 9/20 event, and thank you for this opportunity to share my experience with you, and don't forget to renew your membership before 9/30/17 to avoid penalty fee.  New members who joined after 7/1/17-9/30/17 do not need to renew this year.

I am very excited to work with our chapter incoming president Angelina Perryman next year! and being an active and fully engaged NAWIC member in the years to come.

Shout-out! SAVE THE DATES.

9/20/17 Speaker Marla Hamilton from PIDC/Chapter board and officer installation at Maggiano's, Philadelphia, PA.  Register today! we have a limited seats available.

NORTHEAST Fall Conference 11/9/17-11/11/17 Newport, RI. Click here to register!

NORTHEAST Spring Forum 4/26/18-4/28/18 Baltimore, MD. - Will be electing a new NE regional director (2 year-term)

2018 AMEC 8/15/18-8/18/18 Orlando FL.

Save the dates for 2016-2017 chapter events.  


Piljo Yae (NAWIC Philadelphia, PA Chapter 145 President 2016-2017)

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