February 2016 Newsletter

It’s a leap year, so we all get an extra day this February to get caught up and work toward those goals we set at the beginning of the year! February is also host to the loved by some and hated by others holiday: Valentine’s Day. The origin of this day is said to be the day that the ancient Roman Empire honored Juno, the Queen of Roman Gods and Goddesses and the protector of Women. Be sure to celebrate your inner Juno, your female spirit, on the 14th.

Our chapter meeting* on February 18th, will feature presenters from Dress for Success Oregon. The WIC week committee will be collecting clothing donations at this meeting and the March meeting to donate to this great organization that works to empower women. See flyer in the newsletter for more information on accepted donations.

Also during the February meeting, we will be voting for (4) paid delegates to attend the Pacific NW Region Forum being held on April 22nd-24th in Tacoma, WA. Forum is an annual regional event that provides professional education and networking opportunities. If you haven’t yet attended a regional or national event, you won’t be disappointed with the programming and the time spent with other WIC’s. This is a great opportunity to learn more about NAWIC, so please contact me if you would like to be considered for one of the Forum delegate positions.

The Oregon coast retreat, hosted by the Eugene chapter in Yachats, Oregon will be the last weekend of the month:  February 26th-28th. This is a fun filled and educational weekend with plenty of time to relax and socialize with fellow NAWIC members from all Oregon chapters.

Last month, I had solicited feedback from members in order to ensure our chapter is providing its members with what they really want. To make it easier to provide feedback, there is a 5 question survey included in this newsletter.

I will work with the board to incorporate feedback provided into our operations. Your opinion really matters, so please fill it out and send it back to me.

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