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Newsletter | Jul/Aug 2014


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Brief Update from the Steering Committee
by Jean Nilsson, Ed.


2014 Steering Committee

The Steering Committee has been working on a variety of fronts in addition to this year’s events, which happily, we find have all been well attended and enjoyed. For next year, we are considering adding a series of informal gatherings to compliment the presentations and tours. Please feel free to contact any Steering Committee member with your thoughts or questions (click on our photo here to go to the Jan/Feb issue in which we introduced ourselves).

Among our PR efforts to make our organization more visible and helpful to women in design professions, we are continuing with plans to update our logo and website, which we will discuss at the annual business meeting in October, and discussing initiating a blog instead of, or in addition to, our bi-monthly newsletter.

We continue our connections with the AIA, particularly joining efforts with SFAIA’s Missing 32% and Mentorship Committees, whose concerns and members overlap those of two of our “pods” (does anyone have a better term than “pod”?) See articles in this newsletter on Mentorship groups and the upcoming “Missing 32%” Symposium, which we again are sponsoring.

Membership renewals, however, are down this year, partly due to less need for the health insurance long-offered as one of our membership benefits. PLEASE RENEW to support our group’s mission and goals!

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