There was tremendous energy and support for NAPW in Charleston,” said Catherine. “Members expressed a strong desire to continue meetings, invite their friends and colleagues, and many offered to speak at future meetings.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2012
The Charleston Local Chapter of National Association of Professional Women met for lunch on January 17th at The Ice House in Summerville, South Carolina. The chapter had a private room and a great turn out.
Catherine Marshall kicked off the agenda by welcoming everyone to the monthly networking meeting of the National Association of Professional Women’s Charleston Chapter, describing the organization’s Mission Statement, and asking everyone make introductions and to distribute their business cards. The group placed their business cards in a basket and had a drawing. Linda Collins won the NAPW “pink book” from the drawing.
Catherine had prepared a list of questions and handed them out to all for feedback about what they would like to gain from meetings in 2012. She also gave a brief talk about the Real Estate market for 2012. The meeting agenda continued with the election of a Chapter Board. Che chapter intends to establish volunteers for officers, establish volunteers for assistance in meeting planning, fill the position of Secretary, complete questionnaires for 2012 meeting planning, and complete feedback to be turned in to the President.
“The feedback and overall response to the meeting was great,” Catherine said.
Members present that have previously attended meetings included: Catherine Marshall, Tracey DeLong, Robin Giangrande, Jane D. Pelletier, CPA, and Gale Smith. New members present included: Virginia Rogers, Design Director, Interior Architecture, Swallow Tail Architecture; Rachel Burton, AIA, OAA, Leed AP Bd & C Architect, Swallow Tail Architecture; Sheila Salley, Independent Cruise and Travel Consultant, Expedia Cruise Ship Centers; Margie A. Pizarro, Esq., The Pizzaro Law Firm; L. Williams, Williams & Walsh Law Firm; Patricia Bascom, Owner, Charleston Telecom Solutions, LLC; Lisa Neicen, Home Mortgage Consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Michelle L. Carl, Webster Rogers LLP; and Peggy B. Smith, Goodwill; Linda Collins, Broker-In-Charge, Prudential Southern Coast Real Estate.
“There was tremendous energy and support for NAPW in Charleston,” said Catherine. “Members expressed a strong desire to continue meetings, invite their friends and colleagues, and many offered to speak at future meetings.”
Notebooks and pins were distributed. Virginia Rogers and Rachel Burton volunteered to speak at the next meeting. The group was reminded that Charleston Chapter Meeting information is posted on the Charleston Chapter page of NAPW.com for future reference.
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.