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Welcome to Ohio Chapter of WiNUP                      

 

Lindsay Chambers, 2017 Ohio Chapter Chair


My fellow WiNUP Ohio Chapter members, as September moves ahead at full throttle, our International Conference in Philadelphia, PA is at our doorstep and will take place from  September 25th through the 27th. Over the past two years, the Ohio and Mid-Atlantic WiNUP Chapters have been planning for this event around the slogan “Find The Key To Power Your Future!”. We are most thankful to be able to share what a great organization we have to more of this community and its local utilities. A huge amount of appreciation goes out to Andora Marshall for her leadership role as the co-chair for this event. Please note that we are also most thankful for the many members that have put in work to secure sponsorship, help with planning, perform marketing, and so many behind-the-scenes efforts towards this event. We are also most grateful to our sponsors, as we could not have succeeded without the ongoing generosity of our local utilities, including American Electric Power, AEP Ohio,
NiSource, and Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives.

Our Chapter’s 2017 program calendar focus has been dedicated to “Developing Your Passion to Empower Your Future!” and we have had some exciting events this year. I truly appreciate those that were able to attend the recent self-defense
class and Mid-Ohio Foodbank Luncheon and volunteer event, along with those that have chosen to fuel their future by enrolling in our awesome mentoring program. Mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Social planned for Friday, December 1st at
NiSource and check out the Newsletter Calendar for other new and exciting events to wrap up 2017.

The 2017 Election for our Chapter concludes September 20th and we hope for a quorum so we can move forward with 2018 planning. I encourage you to consider taking on a committee chair leadership role next year to become further engaged in
the success of our chapter. Improve your performance plan forecast and further enhance your skill set in your current roles and prepare you for a successful career. It gives you leadership experience, helps you build your network, and improves your
personal brand. I am confident that with Hillary’s leadership in 2018, we can make membership even more beneficial to our members in Ohio.

In closing, while many other areas of the country and the world are experiencing catastrophic times with recent hurricanes and wild fires, and with it being suicide prevention month, may you and your loved ones be safe. If your heart moves you, please consider supporting these causes by taking a few moments of silence, making a monetary donation, squeezing the ones you love, or buying an extra case of water to be sent to these areas in need.

Life is precious; don’t let it pass you by! I cannot effectively express the appreciation I have to serve this fabulous organization.

Lindsay Chambers, 2017 WiNUP Ohio Chapter Chair

3rd Quarter 2017 Ohio Chapter Newletter