December 22, 2014

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    Holiday Party Review December 3, 2014

    Dimly lit with hints of holiday cheer, C’est Cheese hosted the Annual Holiday Party for the Association for Women in Communications, Santa Barbara Chapter. Members and guests sampled fine wine paired with delectable cheeses, artisan crackers, and other hors d’oeuvres. Every year AWC-SB honors a member of the year and a nonprofit organization. Introduced by AWC-SB’s President, Dr. Minette Riordan, Perie Longo, an exquisite poet, child therapist, and teacher accepted the honored of Member of the Year. When Longo read a poem written by a fourteen year old student of hers, she encouraged her audience to think of nonmaterial gifts…

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    Review Sandra Tsing Loh’s Visit to AWC-SB November 5, 2014

    By Alessandra Labrador At AWC-SB’s event on November 5, Author, Sandra Tsing Loh, shed light on what it means to go through menopause. After discussing her book, The Madwoman in the Volvo, Loh depicted a positive side to menopause, emphasizing the importance of discourse on a taboo subject. When Loh experienced her own menopausal meltdown she turned to research to get some answers. She discovered women experiencing “the change”, showed hormone levels similar to that of a preteen girl. Since the women of today live much longer than women of the past, fertility only applies to a third of a…

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    Wed, Dec 3: AWC-SB Annual Holiday Party

    Event management for Wed, Dec 3: AWC-SB Annual Holiday Party powered by Eventbrite Annual Holiday Party Honoring Member of the Year: Poet Perie Longo Nonprofit of the Year: Friendship Center Wednesday, December 3, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm C’est Cheese 825 Santa Barbara Street AWC-SB Members $25; Nonmembers $35 TICKET DEADLINE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AT THE DOOR: Members $35; Nonmmbers $45 Start the holiday season off by celebrating with AWC-SB at our annual holiday party. By tradition we will honor our 2014 Member of the Year Perie Longo and Nonprofit of the Year Friendship Center. Come enjoy holiday cheer with other communicators…

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    Member Spotlight: Carolyn Jabs

    Carolyn Jabs has written about families, ethics, environmental issues and the Internet for almost four decades. In 1984 she published The Heirloom Gardener (Sierra Club Books), a book “often cited as a turning point in the pro-heirloom movement.” Hundreds of her articles have been published in magazines ranging from Readers Digest and Redbook to Self and Working Mother. Her opinion essays have appeared in Newsweek and the New York Times. In the 90’s, Carolyn started writing about how computers infiltrated American homes, first as a Contributing Editor at Home PC and then at Family PC.  When the dot.com crash shuttered…

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    Meet Our 2014 Board of Directors

    President: Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker who’s passion is connection. Through her work as a trainer, coach, writer and speaker, she has educated thousands of people – helping them to improve communication skills, relationship skills and build confidence in their creative abilities. Minette’s passion for connection is deeply rooted in her belief that it is our connections to Spirit, self and others that are the foundation of true happiness. You can find her blogging at MinetteRiordan.com and HeartWiseLife.com. Locally, she runs a Meetup for Women who love art and journaling and need more creative space…

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Poems for 2014 Women of Achievement Award Winners

The Making of an Editor for Marianne Partridge When you’re raised on a Long Island race track, your father a horse trainer, you seek speed, live the excitement of story, take control of the ending. When you think you’re not really a writer, you draw together those who are great, go for broke, become an editor. When told the job isn’t for a woman and Rupert Murdock fires you from the Village Voice, you become a tireless feminist, dedicate yourself to what Gloria Steinem calls the “longest revolution.” You dig in your heels, kick up some dust, get flying and…

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2013 Nonprofit & Member of the Year

By: Rachel Cansler AWC-SB hosted their annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 4 at Municipal Winemakers in the Funk Zone. Members and friends came together to celebrate the holidays, enjoy delicious cuisine catered by Marmalade Cafe and honor the association’s Nonprofit of the Year, Storyteller Children’s Center, and AWC-SB Member of the Year, Lisa Angle. Storyteller Children’s Center is a local nonprofit organization that provides superior, tuition-free early childhood education for homeless and at-risk children, as well as comprehensive support services for their families. Executive Director, Terri Allison accepted the award for the nonprofit, sharing a heartwarming story about one…

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August President’s Message

Summertime, And the livin’ is easy Fish are jumpin’ And the cotton is high ~ Porgy and Bess I hope that some of the “livin’ is easy” mindset has been with you this summer! If not, there are still some good summer days left.  To capture the summer spirit, we at AWC-SB hope you will join us by doing some summer reading with us and also connecting with your communications comrades. AWC-SB kicked off the summer with our always fabulous Women of Achievement event, Money Matters: Journalism, Justice and Empowerment, at the Montecito Country Club. Please read Rachel Cansler’s review…

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