NAPW Indianapolis Local Chapter Makes Big Plans for 2012, Raises Funds for Charity and Makes for Business Connections at December Meeting

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The National Association of Professional Women's Indianapolis Local Chapter mapped out their 2012 agenda at their December meeting. They also announced their generous contributions to Adopt-A-Family and Dress for Success for 2011.

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Dress for Success Indianapolis is always looking for professional women who have skills and expertise to offer another woman on her way. NAPW Indianapolis is proud to partner with DFS Indy to help them accomplish that goal.

The Indianapolis NAPW Chapter gathered at Dress for Success Indianapolis to celebrate the end of another program year with their Professional Women’s Group, and to develop business relationships. PWG members and NAPW members enjoyed dinner and a panel discussion facilitated by Candice Brisson, Manager of PWG at Dress for Success Indianapolis.

Attendees include current members Nita Conaway, Shannon Hitchcock, Danuta Panich, Michelle Post, Bridget McDaniel, Ellyn Traub, and Carol Coots. Panelists were asked to share their expertise on several topics the PWG group has been learning about this year. Topics included finances and budget, work/life balance, and written and unwritten rules of the workplace.

“Dress for Success Indianapolis is always looking for professional women who have skills and expertise to offer another woman on her way. NAPW Indianapolis is proud to partner with DFS Indy to help them accomplish that goal,” Lynn said.

NAPW members have presented as PWG meetings, volunteered to help with personal shopping for DFS clients, sponsored and attended the annual fundraiser “Stepping Out in Style” Show, hosted a PWG meeting and provided gift bags to PWG members with items to help them keep on track!

The NAPW Indy Chapter has adopted two families for Christmas from the Dayspring Center. Nita Conway is coordinating our Adopt-A-Family project to provide these families with a Merry Christmas from NAPW and will be working on gathering wish lists and pledges for purchasing gifts for the families.

“Thank you for your donations of over $1,000 to sponsor two families of four, each with two children, and ensuring they have a bright and merry holiday season!!,” Lynn said.

2011 was a year to Share… and 2012 will be a year to Learn! The Chapter’s plans for 2012 Indy Chapter Meetings are underway. “If you have an idea you would like to share or a meeting you would like to host…let us know! Email Lynn at mooreinnovative(at)att(dot)net with your ideas and the month you would like to host,” said Lynn.

Melissa Trisler would like to plan a “Soup’s On!” or a “Souper Bowl” event and will work on location, ideas and an organization that will benefit from this event. Suggestions were made to collect pasta (elbows and spaghetti) and rice for Second Helpings as entry fee for the event. Melissa will follow up with details of what she is working on.

Lynn Moore would like to plan a “Wine and Canvas” event where you become the artist and paint a masterpiece that can be given as a gift, hung in your home, or auctioned off at one of our partner events.

Other ideas include Harmony Wine – Wine Making - Jaye Miller will explore; Danny’s Closet – the male version of DFS –Vickie Proksch will explore; Purchased Event – Invite other women – Mikki Post will explore; Planning for your Parent’s Future – Carol Coots, Mary Ann Heck and others will explore; Healthy Lifestyle – Zumba, Kickboxing, Bellydancing, etc.; Speakers: Brian Kavicky – Lushin & Assoc. – Lynn; Stepping Out In Style – DFS Fundraiser – September - Sally or Lynn.

The Indianapolis Chapter Meetings are posted on the Indy Chapter page of the NAPW site: New Members: Prospective members will be invited to participate in up to two meetings prior to requiring a membership commitment to continue their participation. Members who would like to bring a guest may do so by their confirmation when they RSVP. All new member information will be sent to NAPW Chapter Contact Cindy Burns for follow up.

Local Chapter Fees: There are no local chapter fees. Chapter members will be responsible for their meal expense and a portion of the cost for special events, speakers, etc. as they confirm their attendance.

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