Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2017

Official Business
by Rebecca Friedberg

Steering Committee Transition Meeting

On January 15th, 2017 the old and new steering committee members met at Cafe Bistro in San Francisco for the annual transition meeting. We discussed the various steering committee positions’ responsibilities for the new members and each person chose her new or continuing role.

The new steering committee chairs are as follows:

Policies & Procedures: Hannah Chatham
Programs: Carol Mancke, Spring Friedlander
and Aziza Zare
Public Relations: Conyee Chan
Membership: Helen Vasquez
Newsletter: Rebecca Friedberg
Information Administrator: Cynthia Bathgate

We also said a heartfelt thank you and sad goodbye to those members rotating off the steering committee: Gloria Kim, Naomi Horowitz and Sharon Chio. We’ll miss them at the meetings but will see you soon at an upcoming OWA event.

We then reviewed the goals from the 2016 Visioning Retreat and gave updates on progress. We reviewed and approved the 2017 budget, as well as the minutes from the previoius meeting. We discussed membership strategies and potential upcoming programs. (See Programs)

Finally, we set the Steering Committee meeting dates and locations for the 2017 calendar year. As usual, we will alternate between San Francisco and East Bay. As a reminder, OWA members are always welcome at any Steering Committee meeting.

Logged-in members may always view complete, approved meeting minutes on the OWA+DP website at

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