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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region. WELCOME! Hello and welcome to the Fall 2013 edition of the Governor’s Monthly Newsletter!  Please be sure to share this information with your section Link this newsletter from your section website!

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governor s newsletter fall 2013 sonora region
Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

WELCOME!

Hello and welcome to the Fall 2013 edition of the Governor’s Monthly Newsletter! 

Please be sure to share this information with your section

Link this newsletter from your section website!

  • In this edition I’ll be sharing information about the following items:
  • Governor’s Corner
  • SWE 2013 Award Winners – Congrats!
  • Region B 2013 SWEeter Futures and BSC winners
  • FY14 Region goals
  • Treasurer training and New Faces (collegiate)
  • SWEeter Futures for FY14!!! Log your outreach!
  • Endowed Scholarship
  • Region Websites & Blogs – Visit often!
  • The Society of Women Engineers is (SWE) is a non-profit educational service organization whose goal is to encourage women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders.
  • The Sonora Region, also known as Region B, includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Utah.
  • The SWE Mission is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
  • For more information on SWE visit www.swe.org.

Welcome!

  • Congratulations to Vi Brown!
  • The Region B Society Nominating Committee Representative for FY14-FY15
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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

GOVERNOR’S CORNER

  • I hope everyone is settled into the new SWE year. It was great to see so many of you at WE13 in Baltimore! Many more Region B bees were adopted in Baltimore so keep all those fun pictures coming! I’m looking forward to all the upcoming fun in FY14.

There’s been a lot of changes this year in SWE so make sure to watch for updates and to contact region leadership if you find you still have questions.

Throughout the year if you have any SWE questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

  • P.S. I’d love to highlight your section –
  • feel free to send me a photo, or news
  • blurb to include in a future edition!
    • Stephanie Loete
    • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
    • Region B Governor | Member, Antelope Valley Section
    • (m) 661.992.8982 | (e) Stephanie.Loete@swe.org

Sharon Cascadden

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, SWE-LA member Sharon Cascaddendied peacefully in her sleep at 75 years old after battling cancer over the last several months. Sharon was an active member of SWE and a big part of

the history of SWE-LA and Region B. Her smiling face and bright energy could be found at SWE conferences for decades. Sharon is survived by her husband Neil, also a SWE member.Donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to the following:

Manhattan Beach Community Church

Checks may be made payable to MBCC

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

(for more details go to chla.usc.edu or 323-361-2308)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

(for more details go to swe.org or 877-793-4636)

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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

Congratulations to all the 2013 SWE Individual Awards winners!

Region B winners include:

Distinguished New Engineer:

Natalie Vanderspiegel, Solar Turbines (San Diego County section)

SWE Fellow:

Virginia Counts, P.E., Medtronic, Inc (Phoenix section)

Emerging Leader:

Sonja Domazet, Northrop Grumman Corporation (Los Angeles section)

Linh Dang, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (Los Angeles section)

Outstanding SWE Counselor:

Helene Finger, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Distinguished Service Award:

Anita Eileen Gale, F.SWE, The Boeing Company, (Orange County Section)

Resnik Challenger Medal:

Christine Geosling, Ph.D., Northrop Grumman Corporation (Los Angeles section)

Please join us at WE13 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, to learn more about this year’s award recipients and celebrate their achievements!

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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

Congratulations to the FY13 top SWEeter Futures performers!

3rdPlace – Cal Poly SLO

2nd Place – Tucson

1st Place – Greater Salt Lake

  • FY13: Top three Balanced Scorecard“scorers”
    • 3rdPlace – Orange County
    • 2nd Place - Phoenix
    • 1st Place – Los Angeles

Congratulations on all the 2013 Region B success and thanks to everyone who reported their hard work!

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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

Highlights from FY14 Region B Tactical Plan:

  • Region Mentoring program with 10 mentor/mentee pairs – Need Help! Volunteer to help organize today!
  • “SWEeter Futures Outreach Program” – combined efforts to reach out to 25,000 K-12 students – launched at WE13
  • 95% of sections turn in section reports on time - 91% after report #1
  • Increase Region B Membership retention to 75% - 60% region retention at end of Oct.
  • Improve Region (electronic) communications – new region council DropBox up and running, website still needs help
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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

New Faces Program

Collegiates: Applications are now open for National Engineers Week Foundation’s New Faces of Engineering–College Edition. This third-annual event honors the best and brightest engineering students in the U.S. and beyond.

Applications are available at: http://www.facebook.com/CollegeEdition and the deadline for submissions is Nov. 15. Nominees will be announced Feb. 13 immediately prior to the kick-off of Engineers Week 2014 (Feb. 16-22). Winners, to be announced on April 2, receive scholarships and national recognition in print and online.

Access Recordings of SWE Finance Training for FY14 Section, Region and MAL Officers

Are you a section, region or MAL officer and interested in learning more about finances at the section and region level? The finance committee recently recorded two webinars:

SWE Finance Training for FY14 Section, Region, and MAL OfficersSWE, Your EIN, and the IRS

These webinars help prepare collegiate and professional treasurers and presidents/governors with the tools they'll need for a successful year. The first webinar covers the latest version of the finance manual and the second webinar deals with EINs and other tax issues. The run time for each webinar is about 30 minutes.

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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

It’s back to how it started!

Eligible events = Any K-12 STEM outreach event from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SWEeter14

Log your events today!

Region B “SWEeter Futures Outreach Program”

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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

Region Endowed Scholarship

– Help us reach our goal!

  • Goal: $27,500*
  • Raised to date: $19,250 (70%)
  • Needed for Goal: $8,250

Note: Contact Keli Callahan, or any Region Officer, to make a donation to the Endowed Scholarship Fund! Every bit helps 

  • *Includes additional $2,500 requested by SWE to cover administration fee
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Governor’s Newsletter Fall 2013 Sonora Region

SONORA REGION WEBPAGES

Region B Blog:

http://sweregionb.org/

Senate Blog:

http://sonorasenate.wordpress.com/senators/

Collegiate Team Blog:

http://regionb.wordpress.com/

PLEASE VISIT OFTEN!!!

  • PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
  • The region leadership joins the Program Development Grant committee in congratulating the San Buenaventura Sectionfor their “BRIDGES Charter School FIRST Lego League Rookie Team” program
  • And the San Diego Section for their STEP Up program!
  • If your section has a great program idea learn how to complete a grant proposal and related documents, please visit the Program Development Grant Community in MySWE Communities.
  • Have YOU applied for a PDG lately?
  • IRS e-postcard
  • Is your Section FY13 income less than $25,000? If yes, you can file an e-postcard with the IRS!
  • File be November 15 -
  • https://epostcard.form990.org/