2016 Community Outreach Committee


Purpose: Increase the visibility and influence of WEDC and its members within the community

“What we do”

WEDC Leadership Conference Nov 2016

Outreach Committee members are working Pre-Conference activities to include:

Partnering

Developing Community Partner Application

Working with partners - WEDC Foundation/WBCNA/WID-TVC/AAUW/WEDC/ Huntsville Madison Leadership to obtain a partnership commitment.

Financial Assistance Applications

Application for financial assistance is now posted on the WEDC Web. Outreach Committee will coordinate & process Non-Profit scholarship requests (applications).

 

Alabama 2016 Elections

23 Aug 2016 Huntsville Municipal General Elections to elect Mayor and District 1 and 5 City Council Members and School Board Members.

30 Aug 2016 Madison Municipal Mayoral Election

8 Nov 2016 General Election President/Senator (Shelby)/House of Representatives

 

 

Nominations for Awards

April 2016  - Women Honoring Women nominations are now open and are due No Later Than 15 April 2016. Please see WEDC Website for instructions/application.

The WEDC Foundation Women Honoring Women event is September 15, 2016 at the VBC.

29 May 2016  - WEDC will be submitting nominations for The Association (HATS) Professional of the Year Award and Society of the Year Award – The event is scheduled for June XX, 2016 at the Westin. Information can be found on the WEB ……not up yet

 

May/June 2016 - WEDC will be submitting nominations for the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards; event is scheduled in the August timeframe. WEDC members start thinking about who you would like to nominate.

 

Jul/ Aug 2016  - WEDC will be submitting nominations for the Madison Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards; event is scheduled in the November timeframe. WEDC members start thinking about who you would like to nominate.

Sep 2016 - WEDC will be submitting nominations for AL.COM Women Who Shape the State Award; event is scheduled in the November timeframe. WEDC members start thinking about who you would like to nominate.

In 2015 WEDC crafted 8 nominations, 3 of our nominations got in as part of the final 34. Honorees were - Laura Hall, Jan Davis, Allison Dillon-Jauken

Future Awards Sep 2018 - WEDC nominations for Momentum Leadership Awards Alabama. 5 Awards  - Excellence, Leadership, Inspiration, Vision, and Impact.

www.momentumleaders.org

The next bi-annual event will be in 2018. 

The 2014 Momentum Leadership Awards Alabama went to

 Jan Davis and Debra Barnhart. 

 

Women On Board

WEDC Outreach Committee is currently developing a Women on Board Coaching/Education Training breakfast series to be held at the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce for WEDC members.

Members please stay tuned for upcoming announcements.

STEM Events

2016 AAUW – Tech Trek 12-18 Jun 2016

Tech Trek is a residential STEM camp, a program of AAUW in partnership with UAH.  It is designed to build the confidence and determination of girls to enter STEM fields Sixty-five (65) rising 8th graders from all over the state were selected to attend camp, and several more slated as back-up campers out of a total of 123 applicants.

Tech Trek items of interest to WEDC Members:

    • Volunteers will be needed the week of camp to help in classrooms; watch for an email from Cindi Branham/SignUpGenius if you (or your fellow employees) are interested in volunteering for one or more shifts
    • Tech Trek is looking for student counselors; do you know someone? 
        • The ideal woman would be a student, minimum 20 years old, willing to spend the entire week in the presence of amazing young girls mentoring and staying on campus with them; stipend position
        • Interested students should be referred to Dr. Jennifer English (englisj@uah.edu); contact Cindi Branham if you have problems (256-651-4241)
    • Professional Women’s Night will be held on Thursday, June 16
        • Dinner and “speed dating” interaction where the students may speak with the Professional Women and learn their stories, obstacles, and how they succeeded. (
        • WEDC members with STEM backgrounds have participated  in this event in the past and will be called upon again.

For information about any Outreach Committee Activities contact:

Corby Dellarocco, Chair corby.dellarocco@gmail.com

Tamra Ozbolt, Co-Chair tamra.ozbolt@eci-inc.net

Reminder 2017 is WEDC’s 25th Anniversary

 


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