Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2016
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Get to Know a Member in 5 Questions - Hourig Ayanyan
Annual Retreat - Janet Crane
Julia Morgan Lectures - Naomi Horowitz
Annual Business Meeting - Cynthia Bathgate
Welcome New Members - Sharon Chio
Get to Know a Member in 5 Questionsby Hourig Ayanyan | Share #1156
Annual Retreatby Janet Crane | Share #1158
Julia Morgan Lecturesby Naomi Horowitz | Share #1159
If you have taken a look at the OWA+DP calendar recently, you have seen that there is a series of lectures by prominent woman architects taking place at the Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club. So far these have included Ellen Lou of SOM on September 22, Laura Hartman of Fernau & Hartman on October 13, and Marsha Maytum of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects on October 27. If you have missed these lectures so far, there is still one more coming up. Allison Williams of AECOM will be speaking on November 9. Tickets are available here.
Annual Business Meetingby Cynthia Bathgate | Share #1160
The Steering Committee would like to thank everyone who attended this year's business meeting. The major topics of this year's meeting were electing new Steering Committee members, approving next year's budget, a proposal from Jean Nilsson for the OWA+DP 50th Anniversary Book, and reports from each Steering Committee member regarding their work for the organization this year.
We are excited to welcome new members to the Steering Committee: Conyee Chan, Hannah Chatham, Spring Friedlander, and Helen Vasquez.
Thank you to the following members who will be ending their Steering Committee terms this year. We are grateful for all the hard work they have put into the organization: Sharon Chio, Naomi Horowitz, and Gloria Kim.
One fun thing that we incorporated into this year's meeting was asking attendees for feedback on what they would like to see in OWA+DP programs next year. Topics compiled from the retreat questionnaires were written on a white board, where each member could mark one item from each of the following categories: building tours, lecture topics, and skill development. Most interest was concentrated in women specific programs, like touring projects designed by/designed for women, and talking openly about your success as a woman in the profession.
One of the major changes to the budget this year was increasing the amount for the scholarship category. We are hoping that committing more funds will help motivate an effort to organize a scholarship fund that will help more women through their architectural studies. This will align with our mission for the outreach and support of women in all phases of their professional lives. We are also allotting funds in our special projects category for the OWA+DP 50th Anniversary Book, which Jean Nilsson will begin to organize this year. We have also adjusted the budget to help aid our archivist Wendy Bertrand to digitize our past newsletters to upload to the website.
News from Our MembersShare #1161
Welcome New Membersby Sharon Chio | Share #1165
Valerie A Wetter
We hope you will get involved, come to events, and get to know your fellow members.
We also thank everyone who has renewed their membership in the last two months.