Newsletter | Jan/Feb 2017
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|In this issue:
Note from the Editor - Rebecca Friedberg
Looking to Our 50th Anniversary - A Book to Tell Our Story - Jean Nilsson
Assessing the Archives, Getting the Book Started - Ingrid Audette
ACE Mentoring and the Laney College Tiny House - Cameron White
Women's March Washington DC - Mui Ho
Official Business - Rebecca Friedberg
2017 Programs - Rebecca Friedberg
** Membership ** - Rebecca Friedberg
Note from the Editorby Rebecca Friedberg | Share #1194
As previously decided, this first newsletter of the year will be the print issue for the year while all others will be digital only. Look for it in your mailbox in the next couple weeks. Extra copies will also be available at OWA+DP events.
Looking to Our 50th Anniversary - A Book to Tell Our Storyby Jean Nilsson | Share #1185
Assessing the Archives, Getting the Book Startedby Ingrid Audette | Share #1186
ACE Mentoring and the Laney College Tiny Houseby Cameron White | Share #1188
Women's March Washington DCby Mui Ho | Share #1180
Member Spotlight :: Conyee ChanShare #1181
Official Businessby Rebecca Friedberg | Share #1190
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 https://owa-usa.org/minutes.php
2017 Programsby Rebecca Friedberg | Share #1191
We have a variety of events, talks and tours in the works for 2017. See below for some of the events already set up, and stay tuned and check the calendar for more to be added!
Tuesday February 28th, 7p - 9p
Wendy Bertrand will lead a conversation about the Architecture and Feminisms Conference she attended in 2016. This is the kick-off to our informal Pizza and Wine series this year, in which members host casual events in their homes. OWA+DP provides pizza and wine. This will be at Carol Mancke’s home: 6312 Florio Street, Oakland 94618.
Saturday March 25th, time tbd
Kriss Raupauch will give a very special presentation on forensic architecture at the offices of Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc: 100 Pringle Avenue, Suite 340, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.
Friday Sept. 29th - Sunday Sept. 31st
Annual Member Retreat in Sonoma
Tuesday October 24th, 6pm
Annual Business Meeting, location tbd
Sunday December 10th, 4-7pm (tentative)
OWA+DP Holiday Party
We’ve already had one exciting event: an informal OWA History and Archive Project meeting on Saturday January 28th. The project celebrates the Organization’s fast approaching 50th anniversary. See articles above in this newsletter for complete story
** Membership **by Rebecca Friedberg | Share #1193
Welcome New Members!
Dicerie Joy Gepitulan
Time to Renew
Remember, it’s a new year! Please renew your membership if you have not already done so, at https://owa-usa.org/payment.php
Perks of Membership
- Enriching year-round programs & tours
- Networking and mentorship opportunities
- Annual retreat in heavenly Sonoma, CA
- Access to industry compensation data
- Online portfolio hosting
- Career opportunities and job listings
- Long-lasting friendships and support
- Access to collective wisdom of your peers
- Bi-monthly newsletter online or by email