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How exciting it is to serve as your 2005-2006 National Vice President. Since the ABWA 2005 National Women's Leadership Conference in Grapevine, I have received notes, Emails and calls from members across the country, and have enjoyed sharing all the wonderful accomplishments each chapter/network and individual member has achieved. We are connected with an awesome Association! The sky is the limit with ABWA!

It's unbelievable, but every year the National Conferences and Spring Conferences get better and better! If you haven't attended an ABWA Conference, then you don't know what you're missing! I always enjoy the opportunity to see everyone from across the nation, connecting with old friends while networking with new ones, and experiencing the wonderful learning opportunities.

I hope you are making plans NOW to attend one of the ABWA 2006 Spring Conferences, as well as the 2006 National Women's Leadership Conference this fall. Locations and dates are:

  • Philadelphia, MS -- March 17 - 18
  • Hershey, PA -- March 31 - April 2
  • Lake Tahoe, NV -- April 7 - 8
  • Muncie, IN -- April 21 - 23
  • Jacksonville, FL -- April 28 - 20
  • St. Louis, MO -- May 5 - 7

Our ABWA 2006 National Women's Leadership Conference will be in Anaheim, CA, September 27 - October 1.  

Is your chapter/network planning to sponsor a member and pay for her registration? That would be a great way to share the excitement of an ABWA Spring or National Conference with one of your members! Many chapters/networks in every district try to find creative ways to finance the registration for members to attend Spring or National Conferences. If you are looking for positive ways to ensure renewal and retention goals are met, talk to your local Board about a plan to finance or contribute to members’ attendance at these annual ABWA events.

As your National Vice President, it is my privilege to serve you. I want to hear your successes and challenges over the coming months so that together, we can make a difference in growing our Association. Contact me and lets share our ABWA stories and talk about making 2006 a very successful year. Please let me know how I can help you and your chapter/network reach your goals!

Thank you for the opportunity to spend this year as your National Vice President and for your commitment to ABWA! I'm truly looking forward to the opportunity to connect with you this year.

Yours in ABWA Friendship,


ABWA 2005-2006 National Vice President