NAPW La Mesa Chapter Discusses Formation of a Board of Directors and Chapter Goals

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National Association of Professional Women La Mesa Local Chapter met for their second meeting with great enthusiasm. The group began forming their Chapter Board of Directors and discussed ideas for future events to build a successful Chapter.

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Members expressed their desire to learn more about how to successfully integrate a new business plan into action to help grow their businesses. It was decided that this would be the main focus for the next Chapter meeting.

The NAPW La Mesa Local Chapter met for a lunch networking event at Gingham Restaurant on July 23rd, 2012 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. This restaurant is located at 8384 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, CA 91942. This was the second time the group met at this venue. It was chosen because it provided an excellent meeting space as well as a delicious and varied lunch menu for members to enjoy.

Jacqueline Cox-Anderson, La Mesa Local Chapter President, kicked off the meeting by welcoming the members and guests in attendance and briefly speaking about the La Mesa Chapter meeting agenda. Members were then asked to introduce themselves and talk briefly about their companies and the products they provide.

Members in attendance were Doris Kurtz, Traci Havey, and Andrea Katz Plotkin. Traci and Andrea are also new Chapter members. Guests were Pat Krause and Maricela Lamas. Pat Krause, guest of Doris Kurtz, expressed her interest in becoming a member of NAPW.
Traci Havey is a Financial Educator, Partner, and Vice President at Wealth & Wisdom Partners. The company uses financial strategies designed to help maximize wealth. They offer solutions for financial well-being, including the accumulation, distribution, and conservation of wealth.

Andrea Katz Plotkin is the Advocate and Consultant for Advocacy Resources of San Diego. The company’s principal products and services include educating and consulting in special education. She received her Doctor of Education degree from Alliant University. She is currently involved with the National Association of Educational Therapists. She is also interested in growing her business for profit.

After member introductions, Jacqueline spoke about NAPW and the benefits it offers its members, such as networking, continuing education, and discount perks. Jacqueline mentioned the current discount offered by Lenovo computers and passed around a flyer showing how the members benefit. At this time members were given the opportunity to network, talk more about their companies, and exchange business cards and promotional materials.

“Members expressed their desire to learn more about how to successfully integrate a new business plan into action to help grow their businesses. It was decided that this would be the main focus for the next Chapter meeting,” said Jacqueline.

Jacqueline expressed the need for a Chapter board and asked members to think about where they would like to serve. Doris Kurtz decided to take on the role of Chapter Treasurer. Jacqueline also informed the members about the time and date for the next meeting. The next meeting will be held on August 20th, 2012 at 12pm and the location will be announced at a later date due to the need to invite a guest speaker to discuss small business planning and the business plan as a tool.

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.

For additional information regarding the NAPW La Mesa Local Chapter and/or NAPW, please visit http://www.napw.com.

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