Garden City, NY (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
The group of professional women celebrated the Chapter’s official launch with an evening of networking, sharing goals, and setting future plans for the Chapter.
Newly installed Fairfield County Chapter President Marcia Taylor-Reid kicked off the launch event with a warm welcome to members and guests.
She went on to describe the mission of the Chapter.
“We are professional women who come together to share ideas, advise in areas of our expertise, and nurture and help one another,” she said.
“The Fairfield County Chapter also plans on finding unique and creative ways to give back to our community.”
The Chapter President announced that the role of Chapter Secretary will be filled by Jamie Morazzini, and the role of Chapter Social Media Director will be filled by Tonya Johnson.
The roles of Vice President and Event Planner remain open.
Marcia also reminded the group of professional women of the National Networking Conference set for Friday, April 26th in New York City.
The Chapter President said she would be going to the event and encouraged members to attend.
“This promises to be an exciting event and I hope some of you can join me,” she said.
“Please let me know if you are planning to attend and we can arrange to meet either on the train or in the city!”
Members and guests then embarked on a discussion about future Chapter meetings and events.
Holding workshops as well as social-type gatherings seemed to be well-received by attendees.
Workshops would consist of someone presenting in his or her area of expertise or where specific topics could be discussed and ideas shared.
“These workshops would be held in venues that would accommodate a more intimate and quiet environment,” said Marcia.
Tonya Johnson, the Fairfield County Chapter’s Social Media Director, will check on the availability of her church in Bridgeport for the first workshop where she will deliver a presentation on social media.
The idea of holding meetings at members’ and guests’ places of business was also suggested.
A discussion regarding how to increase participation from more Chapter members took place.
One suggestion was to divide up the member listing among those willing to make phone calls to reach out to members and make them aware of the newly revived Chapter. There are approximately 141 Fairfield County Chapter members.
The suggestion was made for all attendees to wear name tags at future gatherings.
The Chapter President said she will be providing them going forward. To conclude the meeting, Marcia held a gift bag business card raffle with five unique and lovely gift bags.
“Congratulations to all of the raffle winners and thanks to all who attended and helped to make the Fairfield County official launch meeting such a great success!” said the Chapter President.
Attendees included: Marcia Taylor-Reid, Tonya Johnson, Jamie Morazzini, Scarlett De Bease, Leslie Foale, Gretchen Garrigues, Tracy Gravius, Paula King, Ariela Sarai, Elizabeth Scarpelli, and Jamie Schatcher.
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.