make light the work"--so the saying
goes. We are thankful to the many graduates who have volunteered and
are currently serving as chairs and members of our conference
committees. There is still much work to do and we certainly welcome
additional volunteers to serve on these committees.
committee chairs will post a brief
overview of current activities. Check here often to see the progress.
Even if you are unable to serve on a committee, we value your input and
feedback. You can contact committee chairs via the links below.
are brief descriptions of mission of
the current working committees, as well as the committee contact link.
Committee: BG Halstead
'81 and BG Anne MacDonald '80 will Co-Chair this important conference.
Kathi Snook '80 and Ellen Houlihan '82 assist them by serving as
co-executive directors for the conference planning and organization.
Kathi and Ellen are working to coordinate the efforts of the 21
individuals who serve on the Organizing Committee. The Organizing
Committee consists of the Co-Chairs, Co-Executive Directors, Chairs,
and Co-chairs of seven working committees, the USMA and AOG liaisons
and representatives from West Point Women. Contact the Organizing
Co-Chairs: Robbie Williams '85 and Lisa Glen '85
committee will coordinate all support
requirements for the conference. This includes blocking hotel rooms,
reserving conference space, arranging everything to do with meals and
publishing information for participants on transportation, parking and
security at USMA. So far, rooms are being blocked and facilities at Ike
Hall reserved. There is still many decisions to make and coordination
to be done. Click here to serve on and/or contact the Admin/Logistics
Co-Chairs--Mary Cheyne '93 and Jenn Minus '93
committee's charge is actually a bit broader
than its name indicates. In addition to what might be
expected--arranging and managing all aspects of audio/visual
support--this committee is building an e-mail/contact database,
developing a pre-conference survey from which collected data will be
including in a highlight view that will run during the conference,
collecting photos for the video, coordinating conference displays and
recording of oral histories. Click here to serve on and/or contact the Audio-Visual
Co-Chairs-Lisa Strine '88 and Deb Van Edelen '92
USMA and AOG
are providing significant support to
this conference, but fund raising to reduce the costs to participants
is imperative. The fund raising/sponsor committee is identifying and
soliciting sponsorship from corporations, businesses, professional
organizations and individuals. This work is critical to our conference
and is currently our top priority. In addition, this committee will
explore possible gift ideas to honor women graduates and direct the
fund raising efforts to support that gift. Click here to serve on
and/or contact the Fundraising/Sponsor
Chair--Carol Barkalow '80
For many of
us the wine glasses have broken and
the shirts have faded (and shrunk). Maybe its just a coffee mug that
you want to use in the privacy of your home or perhaps it's a tote bad
that you'll take everywhere! This committee will identify and
coordinate the sale of appropriate memorabilia/commemoratives items,
and will post items for sale on the website. Click here to serve on
and/or contact the Memorabilia/Commemoratives
Co-Chairs--Kathy Gerstein '80 and Pat Locke '80
committee is designing and coordinating a
conference program that is informative, engaging, relevant and of value
to participants, and
in keeping with the
celebrating 30 years
of successful integration of women to USMA.
has taken the results of the web-based initial interest survey, and are
now structuring a series of presentations in keeping with what the
respondents have indicated they want the conference to focus on.
here to serve on and/or contact the
Co-Chairs--Marene Allison '80 and Sue Filburn '91
word out and creating a marketing plan
for this event will be the first priority of this committee. Work will
also include determining VIP/guest lists for conference and events,
creating and distributing printed and electronic materials
(invitations, announcements, programs, flyers) and coordinating with
USMA PAO office for press/media coverage. Click here to serve on and/or
contact the Public
Chair--Donna McAleer '87
is fire power" will certainly be true
with this conference --and maybe even "wireless power." This committee
has been significantly engaged to get this website up and running. And
now, the site cannot be forgotten. This committee will continually work
for the next year to keep the site updated and information flowing.
Close coordination with all of the working committees with be essential
to effective conference communication flow. Click here to serve on
and/or contact the
Web/Electronic Communications Committee.
Advisor: COL Cindy Jebb '82
Mr. Roy Spells,
Advisor to USMA Superintendent:
Jeanette McMahon '83
Point Women Representatives:
Niave Knell '92 and Nancy Gucwa '80.
Women is a global network dedicated to
providing mentorship, solidarity, education, support, and empowerment
to the lives and careers of female West Point graduates.
network, form contacts, and work together to pursue a wide range of
professional, personal, and philanthropic opportunities. For more
information, please visit the website www.westpointwomen.org.
Click here to contact West