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Welcome to Ohio Chapter of WiNUP                      

  Orawan Wells, Ohio Chapter Chair

The energy in the first quarter of 2016 is going full force and I am extremely excited with all of the new members, chairs/co-chairs, and volunteers that we have this year. We have had a successful membership drive in which membership is currently at 158 active members as of the beginning of March 2016. We ended last year with approximately 150 active WiNUP members. This not only brings our chapter growth, but fresh ideas on how to make us a better Chapter, networking and volunteer opportunities while serving as a chair/co-chair for a committee, and even the opportunity to run for the local Ohio Chapter Board or the International Board position. I would like to personally thank Deb Hohn (Membership Chair), Lindsay Chambers (Membership Co-chair and 2016 Ohio Vice-chair), and Danielle Dorsey (2016 Treasurer) for their dedication and endless hours. I also want thank each and every one of you for all the hard work and dedication that all of our committee chairs/ co-chairs and volunteers have provided this year. I know that you are in these
positions - in addition to your full time job - and your time is appreciated. Below are some upcoming opportunities that I would like for you to strongly consider in 2016:

  • Plan to attend the 2016 WINUP Annual Conference in Nashville, TN
  • Consider running for Ohio Chapter Officer
    (Secretary, Treasurer, International Board Rep, Vice-Chair)
  • Consider running for International Board Officer
    (Secretary, Treasurer, or Vice President/President-Elect)
  • Volunteer for the 2017 Conference Planning committee
  • Attend one of our monthly events and find opportunities where you can volunteer your time and network with other members
  • Bring a colleague/friend who is not a member to a WiNUP meeting
  • Reach out to a member that has not been able to attend a meeting due to work and come together.

As the 2016 Vice Chair and Programming Chair, Lindsay Chambers, has planned an exciting year in 2016 with the assistance of the Special Events Committee. The more active and engaged you are, the more valuable your WiNUP membership will become. We are all here to support/mentor one another. If you have any questions,
concerns, or ideas, please feel free to reach out to me via my direct work phone (614-716-1862) or email (


Orawan Wells, 2016 Ohio Chapter Chair

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 1st Quarter Newsletter 2016