June Membership Meeting

June 21, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Hereford House
1400 Terradyne Dr, Ste 100
Andover, KS 67002
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45th Anniversay for Wichita Chapter of AFWA featuring Melissa Scheffler as guest speaker

Topics covered will include Networking, Mentoring, and Investing in your Career

Dinner Buffet Menu:

  • Beef Tips
  • Chicken Option
  • Potato Option
  • Vegetable Option
  • Salad
  • Dinner Roll
  • Dessert
  • Iced Tea & Coffee


$30 Members | $30 Non-Members

For any special dietary requests please e-mail Janelle.Leak at:  janelle.leak@fhr.com

Please RSVP by Monday, June 18, 2018 at noon via the website at www.wichitaafwa.org by clicking on the Meetings link.   Please include in your reservation your name, if you are a member or non-member, and what organization you represent. If you are paying at the meeting cash or checks are the only accepted forms of payment.  

Invite a Student, Summer Intern, or New Employees to attend.  Everyone is welcome! See attached flyer for more details!

Speaker Information:

Melissa understands the meaning of “there’s no place like home.” Melissa was born and raised in Newton, Kansas. After graduating from Newton High School, she left the Railers behind and became a Mizzou Tiger.

She divided her Kansas household to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. That’s where she started her broadcast career. She was an anchor, reporter, photographer, and producer for KOMU.

Melissa graduated magna cum laude from MU, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Religious Studies. She also studied British Literature in London. Then it was off to Medford, Oregon. Melissa was a weeknight anchor, reporter, photographer, and producer at KDRV for two years.

Next, Melissa traded the mountains for the Mighty Mississippi. She worked at FOX13 in Memphis, Tennessee for seven years. She was a morning reporter, investigative reporter, weekend anchor, and morning anchor.

During her career as a journalist, Melissa covered the September 11th terrorist attacks from New York City, one of Oregon’s largest wildfires in history, and Memphis’ Lester Street Massacre.

Melissa is an Emmy-nominated journalist, whose love for writing started in Mrs. McCloud’s Journalism class at Newton High.

She is a busy mom and wife. And, Melissa is very proud to be raising her family back home in Kansas!


Administrative Policies:

If you would like to make or cancel a reservation, please contact Janelle Leak at janelle.leak@fhr.com.  Please note that no cancellations can be made after the RSVP deadline.  Per chapter rules, if you register and do not attend, you will be charged the cost of the luncheon/dinner.  For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact Wichita Chapter Membership Chair listed below.

Program Title:  Professional Development
Learning Objectives & Program Content:  Technical  
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisites/Advance Preparation: None
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live
Recommended Amount of CPE Credit: 1 credit hour
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$30.00 Member Registration

$30.00 Non-Member Registration