What we learned at the National Training Program in New Orleans!
1. Over 800 attendees were counted for the 2015 NTP, 80% were not FEW members. Think about that for a minute.
2. We initiated a new chapter president for Wasatch Chapter. She is Theresa Slade (VA). Please welcome Theresa to FEW leadership. Anne Kestner of the DFC Chapter was a NTP scholarship winner. Congratulations, Anne!
3. The FEW Foundation will provide a $150 scholarship to any RTP. Get with our regional manager, Sherry Henderson, if you are interested.
4. There are 9 regions in FEW. The Rocky Mountain Region covers the most land area (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and North and South Dakota).
5. The largest regions by # of chapters are: DC Metro (27); Southeast (16); Southwest (11); the Great Lakes (10); the Western Region (8); The Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Continent (both 7); Rocky Mountain region (6); The Pacific Northwest (3); and the Northeast region (2). If you are counting, this is 97 chapters.
6. The FEW executive board wants to hear from you! Do you prefer another NTP or a legislative event (i.e. Advocacy Day) for July 2017? E-mail Sherry Henderson or the Executive Vice-President for training (Suzi Inman).
Our 2015 Spring Regional Training Program (RTP) was a success–looking forward to the High Plains Chapter hosting the 2016 RTP. See you in Aurora soon!
Here’s nod of recognition and congratulations to our 2015 Rocky Mountain regional award winners:
2015 Unsung S/Hero: Deborah McGinnis (Librarian) – US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (Downtown Denver Chapter)
Outstanding Individual Member Achievement Award: Peggy Andreasen (retired IRS) (Wasatch Chapter)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Hammack (retired DOE) (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
Best Legislative Program: Rocky Mountain Chapter
Best Newsletter: Rocky Mountain Chapter
No awards: Best Chapter Programs; Best Chapter Fundraising; Membership; and Overall Outstanding Chapter Achievement
** See the winning narratives in the Award Documents tab**