Feb 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

We are half way through my term as Chapter President.  The time is flying by!  I hope that the year 2020 is treating you well so far.  Our Wichita AFWA Board has been busy lining up some very interesting meetings over the next few months, and gearing up to elect the Board for the next fiscal year.

We need your help!  Our committee participation has dropped and we have a few overworked members that need some relief.  Did you know that if each member picked just one committee - we could accomplish so much more!  Most of committees have just a few tasks to do on a monthly basis, so the phrase "many hands make light work" really does work.  Please look and see where you can jump in and help.  Even if it is only for 1 small task - that would be a big help.  Please contact a board member and let them know what you are interested in.

Planning is well under way for the Annual Women Who Count Conference in October.  This year the conference will be held in Chicago, IL at the beautiful Drake Hotel.  Please let us know if you are able to attend.  If conference fees are a challenge - let us know, as we plan to have some scholarship money available to help our members to attend this worthwhile event.

If you have a group that you think would like some financial literacy training, please contact the AFWA Board.  We are looking for more opportunities to spread the word and help bring financial literacy to those that need it.  

Thanks for your continued membership in AFWA.  We are here to provide our members with excellent networking, CPE, and other membership benefits.  However we need our members to stay engaged and let us know what they want to see.  We are always accepting ideas for meetings whether it is a topic that you would like to learn more about or a location that you think we should try.  We are here to add to your experience, so please reach out and share your thoughts.

I wish you a good and productive busy season.  Thanks!!!

Kris Culliton

Wichita Chapter President


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Calendar of Events

March Membership Meeting - Tuesday - March 17th - Speaker:  Ryan Milam - See meeting page for details.

April Membership Meeting - Tuesday - April 21st

May Membership Meeting - Tuesday - May 19th - Speaker:  Jill Miller

June Membership Meeting - Tuesday - June 16th - Speaker:  Dawn Monroe & Installation of Officers



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Contests, Recaps, and Opportunities

Scholarship Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Please see the Scholarship page to download an application and check out the requirements.


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Committee Requests and Reminders

Once again, it is time to elect our slate of officers for the upcoming 2020-2021 year.  We thank all current and past board members for their time and support of AFWA.  Please consider being part of our Leadership team.  There are several opportunities available and we are looking to you, our members to step up into those positions. Please contact Kate Grant at [email protected] if you are interested or would like to make a suggestion.  The slate of officers will be presented at our March 17th Membership Meeting. We thank you for your support and look forward to presenting a slate of officers to continue our future. 

                                                Kate Grant – Nomination Committee Chair

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Past President's Dinner

Past President's Dinner

This year we held our Past President’s Dinner at Bella Vita.  We had an amazing turnout of Past President’s.  A good time was had reminiscing of years past and discussing the future of the Wichita Chapter.  Every year this event brings us together to honor our legacy and we are appreciative of those who have paved the way and continue to provide support and guidance for our future.  The Past Presidents were once again very generous and donated a combined $700 to support our scholarship fund.  On behalf of the Board, the members and recipients of scholarships we thank you for your generosity.  Please remember to thank those who have given us so much! 

                               Kate Grant – Immediate Past President


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