Region FY18 Slate Announcement

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The FY17 Region D Nominating Committee was charged with selecting at least one qualified candidate for each of the following FY18 positions: Lieutenant Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Region D Rep to the Society Nominating Committee, Senator, Collegiate Senator, Collegiate Representative, and Collegiate Communications Editor.

Eligibility of all candidates on the FY18 slate has been verified to the bylaws requirements for their respective position. Members of the FY17 nominating committee have completed their evaluation of nominees for the FY18 elected positions and have selected the following slate of candidates. Candidate profiles and statements can be found on the Leaders page of the Region D website (regiond.swe.org)

Lieutenant Governor
1. Christi Fiorentini, Atlanta
2. Ramona Walsh, Atlanta

Secretary
1. Emily Huber, current Univ of Florida, transitioning to Space Coast

Treasurer
1. Christine Cathcart, Charlotte-Metrolina

Senator
1. Atoosa Vaziri, Central Florida
2. Cassandra Bayer, Central Savannah Area
3. Wendy Cocke, Atlanta Region D

Representative to Society Nominating Committee
1. Laura Gimpelson, Nashville

Collegiate Senator
1. Natalie Hahn, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
2. Grace Devine, Georgia Institute of Technology

Collegiate Representative
1. Jessica Jiang, Georgia Institute of Technology
2. Catharina Santos, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
3. Jenna Newman, Univ. of South Florida

Collegiate Communications Editor
1. Elizabeth Hartzog, University of Alabama

FY17 Nominating Committee: Beth Todd, Angela Mitchell, Jeannie Marshall, Carissa Giblin (Chair)

Contact Carissa at CGiblin@VoyagerLT.com with any questions.

Call for speakers for Region D 2017 Conference

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We are still actively recruiting speakers for the Region D Conference. The theme is Growing Together, and we encourage you to submit any topic you feel would be relevant to your fellow SWE members. We look forward to learning from our own members, so please apply here!

Conference Hotel Information!

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The room block will close January 27, 2017, so book early to guarantee your space at the official conference hotel. Attendees with be staying at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, a short five minute walk to the Georgia Tech campus, with transportation from the hotel to campus and off-campus events provided. Reservations can be made at the Society of Women Engineers-Reservations Link or by visiting the website and putting “swe2017” lower-case letters only as your block code.

Region Position Openings

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Want to get more involved in SWE? You’re in luck!

Check out the current Region D position openings with nomination deadline of Wednesday, January 25th:

FY18 ROLES (see Role Descriptions online)

* Governor (2 year term through June 30, 2018) – filled

* Lt. Governor

* Secretary

* Treasurer

* Senator (2 yr. term through June 30, 2018) – 2 positions, 1 vacant for FY18

* Collegiate Senator

* Collegiate Representative

* Collegiate Communications Editor

Review the document (http://regiond.swe.org/positions.html) about the open positions and the election deadlines.  If you have any questions, contact Carissa Giblin, Region D Nominating Committee Chair at cgiblin@voyagerlt.com.

We are also seeking 2 people to participate on the Region Nominating Committee to assist with this process.  Contact Carissa at cgiblin@voyagerlt.com.

Region D Conference Update!

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As you all know, our last Region D conference will be held this March at Georgia Tech. This year’s conference theme is Growing Together and you can view the conference hype video here! You can register at sweregiondconference.eventbrite.com! Registration includes a ticket to Celebrate SWE at the Georgia Aquarium, the option to purchase an additional Celebrate SWE ticket is on the registration page if you would like to bring a guest with you.

***Early bird registration ends on January 15th!

Anyone interested in presenting at SWE Region D conference in Atlanta, GA (March 9 – 11) should contact regiondconference@gmail.com. They are still actively looking for sponsors as well and can be contacted at the email address above.

See you all in Atlanta!

** Senate Update **

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Attached is a summary of the proposed Senate Action Items for we16.  There is a fairly full agenda of both consent and discussion items.  If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Sandy Pettit, Region D Senator at eng.pettit@gmail.com