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Editor's Noteby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
On behalf of the entire membership I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the members of the outgoing steering committee: Leslie Allen, Caroline SooHoo, Carolyn Orazi, Suzanne Stewart, Margaret Goglia and Mui Ho. Thank you so much for the time and effort you have devoted to advance the organization and help us all with your leadership. I will be assuming the role of editing the newsletter and events calendar for this year (I hope to aspire to meet Mui’s high standards) and Karlene Gullone will assume this editors position in 2011.
General Meetings in 2010by Leslie Golden | Print | Email
OWA has 6 general meetings every year usually on the second Tuesday of the month. Please put these dates on your calendar and go to our 2010 Calendar for more details and updated changes.
Feb.16 CED Archive Lecture and Tour - Waverly Lowell.
Apr. 20 Search Engine Optimization & Marketing Overview
Jun. 16 Rainwater & Grey Water Harvesting - Leslie Golden.
Aug 17 Lecture on Wetlands
Oct. 19 OWA - Business Meeting
Dec. 11 Holiday Benefit Party
OWA Program: CED Archive Lecture and Tourby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
Steering Committee Updateby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
• Darlene Jang; Continuing – Mid year 2010 (ex-officio 4-6 month +/-)
• Gilda Puente-Peters; January 2010 - December 2011
• Judy Rowe; Continuing – December 2010
• Karlene Gullone; January 2010 - December 2011
• Leslie Golden; January 2010 - December 2011
• Joanne Winship; January 2010 - December 2011
Meet Our New Steering Committee MembersPrint | Email
New Articles of Incorporation and Bylawsby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
Carol Brittain, an attorney and OWA member, has filed the New Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws to comply with the law while leaving our historical horizontal structure unchanged. A steering committee (of five) is to act as “board of directors” with each person serving a two year term. The three officers - president, secretary and treasurer (required by the state) are subordinate to and serving at the pleasure and discretion of the Steering Committee. We will refer to them as “OWA officers” and they are equal in responsibility and authority.
We are grateful to Carol Brittain for her time and energy working on behalf of OWA to make our organization meet the legal requirements.
The proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation
The proposed Amended and Restated Bylaws
Holiday Benefit Partyby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
Our traditional Gift Giving Party was held at Gilda Puente-Peters’ beautiful home in El Cerrito. Toys and gifts were collected and delivered by Andrea Lucas to the Hamilton Family Center in San Francisco. Everyone had a great time socializing and eating the wonderful food. The clean-up crew had the best time as we turned on the music and danced for over 30 minutes. Next time we need to remember to turn the music on earlier, so everyone can join in!
OWA Policy Manual - Sub Committeeby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
We are looking for volunteers to help draft the OWA Policy Manual. Leslie Golden is facilitating these meetings and would appreciate any volunteers to contact her at email@example.com. We are willing to meet any evening in her Oakland office, in S.F. or at a dinner out. Perhaps it can also be included in our East Bay dinner conversations at Au Coquelet in Berkeley every second Thursday of the month starting at 7pm. All are welcome.
Mentorship Programby Leslie Golden | Print | Email
The Mentorship Program is designed to help members take advantage of the diversity of seasoned professionals within our organization. Anyone who is interested in organizing the mentorship program please contact Leslie Golden. Life coach, Angelina Sorenson has offered to provide the first of three life coaching sessions free. She is willing to discuss work or personal related topics.
80% Federally Funded Program for new hires in Alameda County!by Leslie Golden | Print | Email
There is a federally funded program that pays 80% of a new hires salary for the first six months. Look at the Forum to see the details in full.
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