Hello fellow SWE members!
Welcome to the new fiscal year for the Society of Women Engineers Wichita Section! For those I have yet to meet, my name is Hannah Morris and I am your newly elected president for FY18. I am very excited to be given the honor of this position and to get our year rolling.
To start, I would like to extend sincere appreciation to the section officers of FY17. Thank you for all your contributions!
This year, our first task is updating our communication. The distribution list is getting revamped to keep our communication with our members smooth and organized. To accomplish this, we are re-introducing Google Groups as the section’s main form of email distribution. If you are unfamiliar with Google Groups, this is a tool developed to communicate with many people using a single email address. It is available to users of all domains but an account must be created using your preferred email address. Our Google Group is titled SWE – Wichita Section. I have sent invites to join the group to all the emails currently on our distribution list in addition to all registered members of the section. If you have not received an invite to join the group, please reach out to me so I can resend it. Once you receive the email, please accept the invitation and set up an account to customize your delivery settings and access features of the group.
Our next order of business is planning our year! We will be having a planning meeting for FY18 on Saturday, July 15th from 2-4 pm. This event is open to everyone and will be hosted by Cassie Schroeder (Thank you Cassie!). If you would like to attend and give your input on events you would like to see the section host this year, please join us and RSVP with this link. If you are unable to make it but have suggestions for events or topics you would be interested in, please send them to email@example.com prior to the 15th.
The kickoff meeting is scheduled for August. We will determine an exact date during our planning meeting on the 15th. Please keep your eyes open for additional information on this event and plan to attend to see what is in store for this coming SWE year!
I am excited for this year and hope you are too! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns or suggestions at any time. I look forward to serving you in FY18.
Wichita Section President
Society of Women Engineers