Official Publication of NCAWP
Linda K. Amos, Chapter President Thelma M. Hill, Editor
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North Carolina Association of Workforce Professionals (NCAWP)
NCAWP President’s IAWP Conference Report
Special points of interest: • Laura Coburn is the 2007-08 IAWP President. • IAWP is an affiliate of NASWA. • Thelma M. Hill is 200708 President of the IAPES Foundation • Donations to the IAPES Foundation is tax deductible.
Inside this issue:
Legislative Update 6
Two Retirees Scholarship & Grants Programs IAWP Membership Benefits What’s Happening? District V Direcrtor International Experience
NEG for Specialized 2 Customers
Hats off to a very supportive and dedicated ESC Administration that approved work-status for nine NCAWP members to attend and participate in the 2007 IAWP Educational Conference in Boise, Idaho, June 2-9, 2007. With the addition of two retirees, NCAWP was well represented at the Conference. NCAWP supported the attendance of International delegates to the Conference by contributing $1253.73 to the IAPES Foundation's International Development fund. These funds assisted two South Korean International Delegates (Yong-Sae Lee and Sang-Jin Ha) to travel to and participate in the Conference. NCAWP also donated an item to be purchased in the IAWP silent auction to benefit the International Development Fund. NCAWP expects to have an International Delegate in attendance at the ESC/NCAWP Annual Institute in October at the Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, Sunset Beach, NC.
NCAWP supports attendance at the IAWP Educational Conference. It pays the Conference registration fee for the NCAWP Region Chair of the Year. The 2006 Region Chair of the Year, Marilyn Williams, was unable to attend the 2007 Conference due to other commitments. The 2007 Region Chair winner will be given tan opportunity to share an experience of a lifetime. Dawn Boyer, Immediate Past President, the 2006 Executive Board and the NCAWP membership performed in an outstanding manner during 2006; which lead to NCAWP placing second in the IAWP Chapter Achievement contest for calendar year 2006. Dawn proudly walked across the stage to accept other awards presented to NCAWP. Thanks to all NCAWP members for your support as we continue to strive to make NCAWP #1 in Chapter Achievement.
by Linda Amos 2007 NCAWP President
IAWP PRESIDENTELECT TRAINING IAWP is all about education and training….. The tone was set for those of us attending the President-elect training by our International officers. Each of them participated signifying that not only were we important players in the scheme of things but that we had their support in accomplishing the goals of the organization. The training was facilitated by newly elected officers; president-elect George Faithful (OH) and Daniel Hayes (VA) Vice president, in addition, outgoing international Chapter Development Chair Lorraine Faulds of SC and District V Director also played a key role. The presenters strived to ensure that we had the tools needed to foster membership, be aware of deadlines and placed emphasis on the requirements for submitting winning IAWP award nominations Additional topics and tips covered include the importance of communicating with your agency’s
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National Emergency Grants Fund Two Programs
The Transition Services Program is designed to assist eligible spouses of active-duty military service members and Department of Defense employees of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, who have lost their jobs due to a military transfer or reduction in force, with employment or training that leads to employment. The program was funded by a National Emergency Grant (NEG) to run for two years and provide services to over 650 customers in order to assist in the economic well being of the local area and the state. The Transition Services Program provides tuition assistance, child care, transportation assistance, and employment searching skills to those individuals accepted into the program. The program serves as a onestop facility and is housed at the Cumberland County Spring Lake Family Resource Center. one time emergency assistance, short term employment training, and child care assistance. All assistance is provided as a vehicle to allow survivors to regain a level of self sufficiency for themselves and their family. For additional information, contact the Cumberland County Workforce Development Spring Lake Family Resource Center, 103 Laketree Boulevard Spring Lake, NC 28390 or (910) 321- 6441/(910) 3216442.
by Geneva Mixon Geneva Mixon is with the Cumberland County Workforce Development Center. In 2004 she became the Project Coordinator for the National Emergency Grants (NEG). As Project Coordinator, Mixon supervises six (6) personnel. Her staff consists of an Administrative Specialist, four (4) Case Management Specialists, and one (1) Eligibility Specialist. The staff coordinates their efforts with the local Employment Security Commission, Workforce Development, and Fayetteville Technical Community College. Geneva is presently serving as the Specialized Customer Service Committee Chair of the North Carolina Association of Workforce Professionals (NCAWP). As the Chair of this organization, promotion of this program is shared with the NCAWP members. She is also serving on the Spring Lake Chamber Board, the Cumberland County
The program provides several types of assistance, which is based on an individual’s needs. The assistance provided includes but is not limited to on-the-job training, work experience training, public sector employment,
EDUCATION = BETTER LIVES
DON THOMASON SCHOLARSHIP…
Granted to members with at least two years of membership or dependants of such. Five (5) applications were received. Grants will be awarded from $500 to $1000. The winner of this scholarship must compete in an essay writing contest and an interview session. Note: If more than three essays are received only the top three candidates will be selected for the interview. All essays must be received by the DTS Committee on or before the first of June. The applicants will be notified by the tenth of July of the results of their scholarship application. grams. Logan S Chambers Grant Granted to members based upon years of consecutive membership. Grant amounts ($75.00 - $200). Cannot apply two fiscal year in a row Freddy L. Jacobs Granted to full members and/or dependants. Award amounts ($75 - $250) W. Scott Boyd Educational & Training programs for Chapters or Regions. Grant based on number of members participating. Grant amounts ($250 - $750) NC Memorial Scholarship Granted to members with at least two consecutive years of membership. Must not be receiving financial aid from state agency and/or scholarship/grants. Grants up to $125 for education course or up to $75 for continuing education.
Payment Procedure Proof of course completion must be submitted WITHIN 90 DAYS of course ending dates.
by Nancy Womble, Chair, NCAWP Educational Development Committee
OTHER GRANTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS …
Don’t forget to apply for the following grants and scholarships as you pursue educational and/or training pro-
NCAWP President, Linda Amos interacts with IAWP Directors Anai, Leapheart and Clayton during IAWP Conference.
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Two Retirees at the 2007 IAWP Educational Conference
are truly respected at the International. Once we arrive at the Conference site usually on the day before the conference starts we pick up our registration package which includes tickets for the Early Bird social, The Awards luncheon, and Retiree luncheon, Idaho Night and the International Banquet and Ball. The International Banquet and Ball is a dressy affair with Men wearing Tuxedos and the Ladies wearing fancy gowns or cocktail dresses. Folks just don’t realize how well the attendees dress up . It is a walking fashion Show. The early bird gives everyone an opportunity to see old friends, make new friends and trade off State pins. Some of our longtime members have vests which are completely covered with pins from every State. Three members claimed attendance at 40 International Conferences and they are regarded as old timers. This writer is one of those who have attended 40 consecutive International Conferences, twenty-two of those as a retiree. Joan and I along with the rest of the NC members in attendance attended the Awards Luncheon where the North Carolina Chapter was awarded an Award. Dress for the Awards Luncheon was business casual. Idaho Night was a fantastic show held at the Idaho State History Museum. Dinner was served buffet style in the museum Where we were privileged to view the history of the State of Idaho. Artifacts of their early life were outstanding as were the Cowboys, Cowgirls, well heeled Ranchers and Ladies of the Night (Day?) dressed in the clothes of the day. The guest speaker of the night was a speaker of renown in the State of Idaho. His tale of the happening in the State of Idaho during its early years was fantastic. This writer whose number was called also won a baseball type hat with the Insignia of the Idaho State Police. Joan and I along with the other chapter members attended the Opening Session where the Conference was called to order. The leaders of the Association were introduced as were the District Directors, Past International Presidents. State Chapter Presidents carrying State Flags were introduced as well as those carrying Flags of the various Countries of our International Membership. Immediately following these ceremonies a Memorial Candle was lit for our departed members. Break time of 15 minutes then our first keynoter was introduced Michael Kroth, spoke on the topic of “Creating Passionate Work Environments!”. The afternoon sessions were from 1:00 p.m .to 4:15 p.m. All workshops were concurrent From 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Lee Foley, our IAWP Legislative and Educational Liaison, conducted a workshop on “The Future of WIA” . Other concurrent workshops conducted in the afternoon were ”One-Stop Program Integration”, “How to Reduce Stress and Increase Positive Energy” and “Developing a Work Readiness Assessment Tool. Joan and I as retirees made our own choices as to which workshop we were going to attend. All workshops were left up to the individual as to which workshop they would attend. All workshops were attended based on the interests of the attendee such as the UI person, ES person, the Labor Market Information person or the special program person also legal topics. Workshops usually are
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Attending the 2007 IAWP Educational Conference in Boise, Idaho, June 2-9, 2007, as retiree is just the same as an active employee except we don’t have to account for our time while there but to present a good example we do. We go through the same process as the active member in so far as arranging for our transportation, hotel accommodations and registration costs. We do have a certain amount of status in that we have the badge that also shows we are retirees (a ribbon attached to the badge). It is coveted status. We always are being asked what we do during our retirement or I’ll be joining you next year as a retiree. This year Joan Powers and I the only retirees there from NC were asked to put together an article for publication on how we fit into the overall picture of the international. In arranging for our transportation we usually take advantage of the discount offered by the designated carrier like the active employee attending without reimbursement. For the retiree we also have a luncheon set up for us where we are served a sit down lunch. Most times it comes with the registration package at no charge. We also have a retiree who sits on the Board who is nominated by the Retirees and selected from those nominees by the International President to be the Retiree Chair at later date. This year we had about 55 Retires in attendance but only 50 attending the luncheon We
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one and one half hours of duration. The latest information is passed on attendees. This is designed to keep all informed of the latest changes in our work areas. For the retiree it keeps us informed as to what changes have taken place since we retired and for the active employee it provides information that leads us to be a better and more knowledgeable employee. Immediately following the last workshop on Monday Caucuses were held by each District at the designated room and time. District V’s Caucus was held in the Willows room where we discussed the business of the District and the election of the incoming District Director. John Wittenstrom, of NC was elected to the office of District V Director. Individual State caucuses were held at the calling of the State Chapter Presidents. Individuals could apply for CEU(1.55 Continuing Education Units) from Boise State University, the designated University or College. The days left in the Conference were pretty much the same with concurrent Workshops being held each day . Joan and I as retirees were still making our own decisions as to which workshop to attend each day as was each member in the NC Chapter present at the International. Lunches were sometimes a sandwich and some soup or other food but never heavy because of possible nodding off during the workshops. Evening hours were pretty much filled with socializing but on several nights it was dinner on your own. We in the Chapter all checked with one another as to where we were going since individual commitments may have been made. We were fortunate we enjoyed the company of several from the chapter. We ate one night at Greek restaurant and another night at an Italian restaurant. The food was delicious as was the servings of food. Some of the food (Greek) I had not tasted before.
Thanks to John Wittenstrom it was a night of delicious food and drink. The night of Italian food was also a gem again thanks to John we had a wonderful Italian dinner. I am impressed with John and his knowledge of foods and restaurants. Thursday was business day and here is where the elections of officers come into being. A roll call of states and voting numbers present was taken. All members present from the North Carolina chapter are counted as voting members whether we have 6 votes and 15 members on the floor or just enough or less than the number of votes we are entitled to vote. Since there was not any opposition for any of the offices the motion was made and seconded that they be elected by acclamation. Our new officers are: Laura Coburn, Virginia, President, George Faithful, President-Elect, Daniel Hays, Vice-President and Catherine Leapheart, Secretary-Treasurer. Immediately after the election our officers were installed. That also included John Wittenstrom as District V District Director. Thursday afternoon was a free afternoon to ready ourselves for the Banquet and Ball. We all went to lunch somewhere and returned to the hotel to rest and/or start dressing for the evening. I want to tell you that I had my black shoes shined for the second time in two day by the professional at the hotel and my shoes did shine and since I was wearing my tuxedo, shined shoes was the order of the day. I want to add that there was a bevy of pretty North Carolina Ladies who graced the Ball room floor that night. Way to go Ladies! The Banquet was where we found that North Carolina Chapter placed second place in number of points awarded. South Carolina placed first with 427 points, North Carolina was second with 333 points, Idaho was third with 326 and South
Dakota was fourth with 291 points. It was disappointing knowledge to say the least since Dawn Boyer, our Immediate past President, worked hard to continue our runs at first place. The Ball was over at midnight but there were no North Carolinians on the floor most had gone to their rooms to prepare for next day departure or had grown tired and needed to rest. There were two of us left from North Carolina when we were collected to have our District V photo taken. We looked well but we were only a few of the many who were there. Photos have been made by this writer to be sure that we presented ourselves well. Friday our President elect arranged for those of who wee left to take a trolley tour of the City of Boise, She made the arrangements and we were off to see the City. It was a wonderful tour and we were much pleased with in seeing the city. A group photo was taken of those of us who took the tour. Photos were taken of us again and will be available to the chapter and individuals. Thank you Verna for the suggestion and arranging the tour. It was a perfect ending for a week. As we come to a close on this article I want to mention to you that on Monday night at the International, Virginia, the home of our new International President, a social was held called Virginia night. With a DJ present the theme of the night was beach night where shagging was the dance of the night. A contest was also held to determine the winner of the dance We didn’t dance but there was but one person and partner who really could do the shag. They didn’t win but they were the best. It was your new International President and her husband. I don’t remember who was the winner of the contest. There was also a contest to determine who had the most state pins
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on their shawls, vest, hats or jackets. I don’t remember who won but it wasn’t the guy I applauded for to win. He is my long time friend from Idaho, Al Snyder. In between times there were drawings to give away small gifts and my number was called. I won a container of hard candy. A delight to have when you need something sweet. This last sentence reminds me that the next International is going to be held on Richmond, Virginia June 2008 at the Marriot Hotel The closeness of Richmond, Virginia give North Carolinians the opportunity to attend another International. It is drivable or you can catch the train especially those of us who live in Raleigh-Durham Area or the eastern part of the state with I-95 and I-85 or fly if practicable or for the west maybe I-77 to I-81 or whatever. It will be a wonderful opportunity for all of us to attend an International so close to home. With those words we will close our article and wish you all well and happiness.
Bob Babcock, NCAWP Region VIII Co-Chair Joan Powers, NCAWP Chapter Historian
IAWP – What’s Happening?
Hello to all North Carolina and South Carolina IAWP members! I hope that those of you who attended the 94th International Educational Conference in Boise, Idaho, enjoyed it as much as I did! Boise is a beautiful city and Idaho appears to have a lot more than just potatoes! It is with great pleasure that I tell the world that District V, made up of the North and South Carolina chapters of IAWP are the very best chapters in the country! South Carolina finished 1st and North Carolina was 2nd. How is that for being together? Maybe next year we will finish 1st and 2nd again but change the order. I am a North Carolinian, you know! In addition to being on the board of IAWP as a District Director, I am also the chair of the Legislative Steering Committee. As such, I will be contacting each Chapter president and Legislative Chair asking for their input regarding our involvement with the legislative process. IAWP is contemplating various changes to how we treat the legislative process. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please contact Linda Amos (NC) or Kathy Robinson (SC) and share your ideas with them. Our International President, Laura Coburn (Virginia) has taken on the theme of: “Developing Professionals for Today and Tomorrow”. This is a very worthy goal and I fully support it and hope that you will too. Hopefully, most of you remember our chapter hosting the 91st International Conference at RTP in 2004. I tell you this because next year our neighbor, Virginia, is host(Continued on page 8)
My 94th International Educational Conference Experience
I want to thank the Employment Security Commission’s Management for making it possible for me to attend the 94th International Educational Conference in Boise, Idaho. It was a time spent learning new ideas and receiving continuing education on information already known. Especially beneficial to me as a NCAWP officer was the President Elects Training held on Sunday, June 3rd. Workshops such as Power Networking, Power of Language, Maximizing Your Workforce PotentialADA, and Avoiding Litigation Pitfalls are examples of learning new information and obtaining continuing education. Now don’t get me wrong, it was not all hard work. Boise is a very nice place to take your early morning walks or if you have a bike, an early morning bike ride. For Idaho night we were entertained at the Idaho State History Museum. Note: There was even a wanted poster of “Thelma Hill”. The visit to the museum was an educational experience in itself. The highlight for me besides the food was being able to observe and speak with the spinners and weavers that were demonstrating their crafts.
Judy Jones 2007 NCAWP Vice President
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Chapter History Display
There will be an NCAWP Chapter History Display at the 56th ESC/NCAWP Annual Institute at Sea Trails Golf Resort & Convention Center, October 10-12, 2007. The Chapter Historian maintains information about the chapter’s past. The items maintained include pictures, newsletters, convention/institute programs and other usual/unusual items. Anyone who has anything they would like to contribute to the history of NCAWP please send them to the chapter historian at Joan Powers, 12634 Buffalo Road, Clayton, NC 27527 or you can bring them to the Institute.
Joan Powers NCAWP Chapter Historian
Rangel Announces Hearing on Promoting U.S. Worker Competitiveness in a Globalized Economy
House Ways and Means Chairman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) today announced the first in a series of hearings on promoting U.S. workers’competitiveness in a globalized economy. This hearing will focus on the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. The hearing will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2007, in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 a.m. In view of the limited time available to hear witnesses, oral testimony at the hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing. FOCUS OF THE HEARING: The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is designed to help workers displaced by trade to adjust and better compete in the global economy. The TAA program will expire on September 30, 2007, unless legislative action is taken to re-authorize the program. The hearing will focus on the operational effectiveness of the current TAA program for workers, including changes made to the program in 2002. The hearing will also address ideas for further reforms to the pro-
gram, including proposals to expand TAA coverage to workers excluded from the program, such as some service sector workers, improving access to training, reducing the costs and complexity of the health coverage tax credit, and improving participation in the Alternative TAA “Wage Insurance” program for older workers. BACKGROUND: The Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (P.L. 87-794) created the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program to assist workers laid-off as a result of international trade. The main benefits of the program are extended income support and training. The program has traditionally applied to trade dislocated manufacturing sector workers. Firms also are included in the program, and coverage for farmers was added in 2002. Congress has amended the TAA program several times since its inception. In 1974, Congress eased program eligibility requirements. In 1988, Congress inserted a requirement that workers be in training in order to qualify for income support. In 1993, Congress created a separate NAFTA Trade Adjustment Assistance program (NAFTATAA). The most recent reform of the TAA program – the TAA Reform Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-210) – consolidated the former TAA and NAFTA-TAA programs into a single program, doubled training funds, and expanded program eligibility. The 2002 Act also extended TAA benefits to secondary workers, established a pilot program that provided for an alternative form of TAA for older workers (i.e., a limited wage insurance benefit), and added a new benefit, the health coverage tax credit (HCTC), to help trade dislocated workers maintain health insurance while in training. However, fewer TAA eligible workers than expected are receiving the additional benefits added in 2002.
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administrators, International Development Goals, Bylaws, Standard Rules, Policy and Procedures document, the Chapter Management handbook and Award judging guidelines. We were also reminded that there are some available grants to assist chapters with training efforts. The topics and hand outs provided were extremely informative and will help me tremendously. Most of all, the opportunity to network, learn and share experiences and information with other IAWP Chapters will be invaluable along with the support of chapter presidents before me for my year as 2008 NCAWP President.
by Verna Wade 2007 NCAWP President-Elect
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In announcing the hearing, Chairman Rangel said, “Overhauling the current TAA is a critical initial step in ensuring we have a 21st century workforce. We owe it to our workers, communities, and industries to have a plan in place that will help them succeed in a globally competitive environment. We need a strategic initiative that includes enhanced education and training opportunities, as well as improvements to the portability of benefits, and I look forward to hearing my colleagues’ ideas as we draft and implement a new worker competitiveness policy for America.” DETAILS FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS: Please Note: Any person(s) and/or organization(s) wishing to submit a statement for the hearing record must follow the appropriate link on the hearing page of the Committee website and complete the informational forms. From the Committee homepage, http:// waysandmeans.house.gov, select “110th Congress” from the menu entitled, “C ommittee Hea rin gs” ( http:// waysandmeans.house.gov/ Hearings.asp?congress=18). Select the hearing for which you would like to submit a statement, and click on the link entitled, “Click here to provide a submission for the record.” Once you have followed the online instructions, completing all informational forms and clicking “submit” on the final page, an email will be sent to the address that you supply confirming your interest in providing a submission for the record. You MUST REPLY to the email and ATTACH your submission as a Word or WordPerfect document, in compliance with the formatting requirements listed below, by close of business Thursday, June 28, 2007. Finally, please note that due to the change in House mail policy, the U.S. Capitol Police will refuse sealed-
package deliveries to all House Office Buildings. If you have questions, or if you encounter technical problems, please call (202) 225-1721. FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS: The Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record. As always, submissions will be included in the record according to the discretion of the Committee. The Committee will not alter the content of your submission, but we reserve the right to format it according to our guidelines. Any submission provided to the Committee by a witness, any supplementary materials submitted for the printed record, and any written comments in response to a request for written comments must conform to the guidelines listed below. Any submission or supplementary item not in compliance with these guidelines will not be printed, but will be maintained in the Committee files for review and use by the Committee. 1. All submissions and supplementary materials must be provided in Word or WordPerfect format and MUST NOT exceed a total of 10 pages, including attachments. Witnesses and submitters are advised that the Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record. 2. Copies of whole documents submitted as exhibit material will not be accepted for printing. Instead, exhibit material should be referenced and quoted or paraphrased. All exhibit material not meeting these specifications will be maintained in the Committee files for review and use by the Committee. 3. All submissions must include a list of all clients, persons, and/or organizations on whose behalf the witness appears. A supplemental sheet must accompany each submission listing
the name, company, address, telephone and fax numbers of each witness. Scheduled Witnesses:
Panel: The Honorable Adam, a Representative in Congress from the State of Washington. Panel: Sigurd R. Nilsen, Ph.D., Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, GAO Panel: John Edward Bolas, Jr., Freedom, PA Tammy Flynn, TAA State Coordinator, Bureau of Workforce Programs, Dept. of Labor & Economic Growth, Lansing, MI Virginia P. Flanagan, Consultant, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, Ky Curtis Morrow, Workforce Development Unit Manager, North Carolina Employment Security Commission, Raleigh, NC James Fusco, East Brunswick, NJ Panel: Marcus Courtney, President, Washington Alliance of Technology Workers, Seattle, WA Karen Pollitz, Research Professor, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown Univ. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow & Director of Center for Employment Policy, Hudson Institute Jane M. McDonald-Pines, Workforce Policy Specialist, American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Org. Howard Rosen, Executive Director, Trade Adjustment Assistance Coalition Panel: Mason M. Bishop, Deputy Asst. Secretary, ETA, USDOL David R. Williams, Director of Electronic Tax Administration and Refundable Credits, IRS
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North Carolina Association of Workforce Professionals (NCAWP)
IAWP Membership Benefits
Professional Growth Education and Training Legislative Advocacy and Awareness Useful Information for Workforce Professionals Networking
Member Services & Discounts IAWP Affinity Credit Card Program: Bank of America® (formerly MBNA® ); Toll-free: 800.523.7666; TDD: 800.TDD.MBNA Group Insurance Plans: Bertholon-Rowland Corporation; Toll-free: 800.542.9787; Fax: 312.930.0371 Auto Insurance: GEICO; Toll-free: 800.368.2734
Pictures courtesy of Linda Amos, Bob Babcock and Joan Powers
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ing the 95th International Education Conference. It will be held in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is a beautiful city with lots of history and easily accessible from North and South Carolina. I indicated to Laura that our chapters will help her as much as possible. Laura and the International Board of Directors are dedicated to making our organization an effective instrument to lead in the Workforce arena throughout the country and in the world. One of her main commitments and goals is to increase the membership of our organization. We are also in the process of creating an up-to-date, user friendly web site. This endeavor is progressing as I write these
words. I will keep you updated on the status of this project. Finally, I want to encourage each of you to market our organization. The workforce community is a large arena and many people involved have no idea of what IAWP is about. You are the mouthpiece for our organization. Lastly, I thank the leadership of both North and South Carolina for their support to me and our chapters. We would probably exist without their support but we would be just a shadow of what we are and hopefully will continue to be.
John Wittenstrom, IAWP District V Director
SCHEDULE OF 2007 EVENTS
IAWP Board of Directors Meeting
October 4-7, Richmond VA
ESC/NCAWP Annual Institute
October 10-12, Sunset Beach