Lynn Jones

August President’s Message

“Communication works for those who work at it.” ~John Powell

We know as a member of AWC-SB you value communication and are willing to work at it.  We are committed to supporting you in communications that will change your lives, our community and your professional careers. With that in mind we are busy developing your association so you will get even more value from your AWC-SB membership.

Starting in September AWC-SB has a new home! Antioch University, Santa Barbara has partnered with us to provide a wonderful space in their new building at 602 Anacapa Street for all of our program meetings. If you have been to Arch Rock Fish Restaurant, you have been to the building where we will be holding our meetings.

We hope you can join us on Tuesday, August 28, 5 pm for a free reception to welcome new AWC-SB members to our organization and introduce you to our Antioch partners on the Antioch rooftop patio. Join us for a glass of wine, take in the glorious view, connect with others in the AWC-SB community. Feel free to bring a friend who may want to learn about AWC-SB. Please RSVP for the reception online.

Starting this September, we will hold monthly program meetings. You won’t want to miss the first program Wednesday, September 12,  5:30-7:30 pm. Panelists who have successfully monetized their blogs, turned their blogs into a book, or leveraged their blog for their business will share their secrets. This program To Blog or Not To Blog, That is the Question will be facilitated by Lorrie Thomas Ross, CEO of the Web Marketing Therapy. More information about the meeting is coming soon, but you can sign up now. And, for members, our program meetings are now free!

AWC-SB has a new certificate program. For members who attend all of our program meetings we will issue a Communications Certificate in June at our annual event. Each quarter the meetings will focus on developing a particular area of communications expertise. This fall, the September, October and November meetings will center on the “Written Words.” This winter, the February, March and April meetings will revolve around “Business of Communications.”

If you are not a AWC-SB member, we hope you will consider joining. As a member, you are able to attend, free of charge, our six program meetings a year, which are $20 for nonmembers. You get discounts on our holiday party in December and the Women of Achievement event in June.  As a member you also get many benefits of the national Association for Women in Communications and are able to promote your business and books each month at our programs. If you are interested in becoming a member, you can attend the Rooftop Reception on August 28 or join online.

Appreciatively,

Lynn

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