News for the Summer

Nina Else (Rocky Mountain) writing on board, Marsha Strackany (Columbine) in the middle and Carol Culbertson (High Plains, now Phoenix Valley of the Sun) holding a paper. Carol joined us for the 2015 NTP and hasn't changed one bit!

Nina Else (Rocky Mountain) writing on board, Marsha Strackany (Columbine) in the middle and Carol Culbertson (High Plains, now Phoenix Valley of the Sun) holding a paper. Carol joined us for the 2015 NTP and hasn’t changed one bit!

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).


Debbie and Anne-2015

Debbie McGinnis with award presenter Ann Vanderslice of Vanderslice Retirement Planning Strategies

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**



Stick around for Summer 2015. More fun!!


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