The Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC-SB) is offering incentives to new members who join during its Fall Membership Drive. Members who join by October 31st can save up to $75. To add to the fun, prizes will be awarded to the local member who recruits the most new members, as well as the AWC chapter that enrolls the most new members. (See Twelve Reasons to Join AWC-SB.)
“Joining AWC-SB is a great way to get connected with communicators in our community. It’s the first group I joined after moving to Santa Barbara, and I’ve made lasting friendships,” said Lisa Osborn, radio broadcaster and president of AWC-SB. “The monthly meetings are an excellent way to stay connected and cultivate new skills, especially during the pandemic. And, the volunteer opportunities have helped me hone leadership and team-building skills.”
For almost fifteen years, AWC-SB has been the premier local organization for communicators in a wide variety of fields. Monthly meetings, now on Zoom, help women at all stages of their careers stay current with important developments in the technology, practice, psychology, and ethics of communications. Upcoming meeting topics include Solutions Journalism (Oct 7), How to Create a 60-Second ‘Sizzle Reel Video (Nov 4) and the annual holiday party with celebrity guests (December).
Benefits of AWC-SB membership include the opportunity to connect with a network of local communicators, free or discounted admission to local chapter events and opportunities to take on leadership roles. In addition, members enjoy the benefits of belonging to a national organization which offers monthly webinars, a national jobs board, the prestigious Clarion Awards and affinity program discounts on everything from offices supplies to pet insurance.
AWC-SB’s signature event is the Women of Achievement Awards which honors local women who have used their gifts as communicators for the good of the community. Although this year’s luncheon had to be postponed, the group plans to honor Barbara Ben-Horin, CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, and Luz Reyes-Martin, Executive Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and the SBCC Foundation, on Friday, April 30, 2021.
For more information about AWC-SB including details about membership levels, email Carolyn Jabs at firstname.lastname@example.org.