The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Professional Women Held its Monthly Meeting this September

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The Pittsburgh Chapter focused on plans for positions held, organizing future meeting agendas and new venues suggestions

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"A flexible date may be helpful once we begin adding speakers, field trips to member workplaces and educational programs to our meetings."

The Pittsburgh Chapter meeting began at 6:30pm with six members in attendance. Members filling newly appointed roles within the chapter addressed the entire group and spoke about their plans, agendas and objectives for their positions.

The position of Chapter Recorder became available again when Sharon Suska turned the position over to the chapter for re-filling. Olena Kovalenko was kind enough to accept the position and will begin in October 2010. Susan Bosco, Chapter President, kept records for the September 2010 meeting.

In adoption of Janice Milliner’s idea for meeting procedure, the Pittsburgh Chapter put out a "call for agenda items”, and all were asked to consider what they would like to address at each meeting. Attendees also discussed Janice’s proposal to keep a set date for monthly meetings. ,

"A flexible date may be helpful once we begin adding speakers, field trips to member workplaces and educational programs to our meetings," suggested Susan.

Beth Lynch outlined her proposal to arrange member profiles in her “15 Minutes of Fame” program. It Beth's absence, the presentation was given by Niki Ratcliff. It was suggested that the outline be emailed to all members so that they can be aware of what is suggested as preparation for their profile presentations. Beth offered to take the spotlight first to lay out a guideline for members interested in participating.

Dierdre Krymski agreed to look into venues in areas outside greater Pittsburgh, so that members outside the immediate downtown area could attend. Several members asked for meetings in the suburban outskirts of Pittsburgh and Susan suggested at least one meeting be held there before the end of the year.

Niki Ratcliff, as Director of Programs, will set up presentations on human resources and will work with Peggy Archinaco to outline and explain the Star12 program.

After meeting agenda was satisfied, the members spoke amongst themselves as a group on both professional and personal levels and great discussion and conversation was had by all.

For additional information on the Pittsburgh Chapter and/or The National Association of Professional Women, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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