Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Members and guests of the NAPW Binghamton, NY Local Chapter gathered on October 25th for a professional networking meeting at Sip of Seattle, Johnson City, NY. During the networking event, attendees had the opportunity to hear a presentation about dealing with change from Chapter member and Woman in Transition Coach Betsy Dunda and discuss plans and goals of Chapter including details about its involvement in local charity events.
Binghamton Local Chapter President Domonica Creeley kicked off the meeting by welcoming everyone to Sip of Seattle, an informal meeting venue with great drinks and food and one that allowed for excellent networking opportunities. She briefly spoke about the meeting agenda and how it would progress. Members were asked to introduce themselves and talk about why they joined NAPW and what they would like to gain from this experience.
“Members then discussed some of the many benefits that NAPW has to offer and what items
they have taken advantage of,” said Domonica.
Next, the Chapter President invited the evening’s guest speaker, Betsy Dunda, to take the floor. A Woman in Transition Coach, Betsy specializes in helping women transition through different life situations or experiences. She presented a recap of her latest summit and talked about finding the missing pieces of your message.
After Betsy spoke, Binghamton Chapter Charity Chair Rebecca Zeeuw reviewed the local charities list with members and a discussion took place about the upcoming charity events members and guests may like to attend.
“We briefly discussed the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon and Expo to be held November 1st,” said Domonica. “Rebecca, Marianne, and I have purchased tickets for this event and we spoke about some of the items they will be having at the event.”
The group also discussed details about the upcoming American Cancer Society Relay for Life event including the team name, responsibilities, some items the Chapter could have at its tent and creative fundraising ideas for the event. Domonica will be checking with NAPW National Headquarters in regard to acceptable uses of the logo for this charity event.
Plans for future meetings including topics, locations, guest speakers, and the Binghamton, NY Local Chapter’s Facebook Page were discussed by Chapter members. The Chapter is researching local women-owned restaurants for upcoming meetings. Several women-owned businesses in the area have been contacted and the Chapter is currently talking with them about hosting future meetings.
“We have tapped into our wonderful Chapter for our guests speakers,” announced Domonica. “In addition to Betsy Dunda who was featured in the October meeting, we have Diane Lange scheduled to speak about stress reduction at our November 15th meeting. We are looking forward to these wonderful guest speakers and topics!”
The Binghamton Chapter brainstormed ways to engage other member to attend meetings and discussed reaching out to nearby Local Chapters to hold a Meet & Greet with other NAPW members.
“This would help us grow our Chapter of professional women and really showcase what wonderful businesses, people, and opportunities we have as a NAPW community,” said Domonica.
It was decided that since some of the Chapters in the surrounding area are also new, the Binghamton Chapter would look perhaps pursue this at its May meeting. Future dates for upcoming meetings are January 17th, February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, and June 20th.
Members in attendance were Rebecca Zeeuw, Betsy Dunda, Diane Lange, Marianne Kaufmann, and Domonica Creeley.
Betsy Dunda recently became a Woman in Transition Coach. She specializes in helping women transition through different situations or experiences: entering the workforce for the first time after college, changing jobs or careers, leaving a job to start a business, or re-designing life as an empty nester as a result of a divorce or for retirement.
Diane Lange is the Founder, Coach, and Consultant of Proclivity LLC. She was just recently internationally published. Proclivity specializes in leadership/management development, employee morale and performance, training initiatives, speaking engagements, and so much more.
Rebecca Zeeuw works for EMA as an Account Manager. EMA of New York specializes in drives and automations in the HVAC and manufacturing industries. An industry that is always evolving and changing, keeping informed and up-to-date on the new technology is critical.
Marianne Kaufmann is a Project Manager/Technology Consultant at DTCC-The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, which specializes in global finances. She is currently involved with Project Management Institute. DTCC - WINS. She is also a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.
Domonica Creeley works for Groundwater Sciences Corporation as an Administrative Assistant. Groundwater Sciences Corporation’s principal services include hydrogeological consulting, focusing on solving complex groundwater and soil contamination problems and development of water resources for public and private use.
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.