Hello Competent Women!
I realized that I forgot to introduce you to the newest member of the WFS office team! Amanda joined the team in October as our new Office Clerk. A local young woman in recovery, Amanda is excited to get to share her enthusiasm for sobriety through her work for WFS. Amanda will be helping with picking and packing bookstore orders, sending literature to groups, filing, scanning, cleaning, answering the phones, and general office assistance. Please join me in welcoming Amanda to the office!
The Face-to-Face Management Team met this week. We had a great discussion looking at our requirements for Certified Moderators and Certified Co-Moderators, which lead to a suggestion that we create a Moderator’s Support Circle – a regular meeting where our community group leaders can come together to share support encouragement. What a great idea! We have one member of the F2F team willing to contribute, but she will definitely need another volunteer to help make it a reality. CM/CCMs with experience with conference call meetings and/or webinar software strongly encouraged to apply! We also talked about the idea of inviting professionals with education and experience in group dynamics to participate in an update of our Moderator’s Manual. I have a few people to invite, but I would love to hear from you have this type of experience and are willing to lend your expertise!
We are also looking for a Peer Coordinator for our Fundraising Management Team. Peer Coordinators are the people responsible for helping keep the management teams active, productive, and on track. They help schedule and lead team meetings, follow up with the workgroups working on specific tasks, and make sure that everyone knows what they’re doing. Our fundraising team has not quite taken off yet, so this is a fabulous opportunity for someone who wants to step up, take charge, and build the team of their dreams! Experience in fundraising, grant writing, corporate sponsorships, and other non-profit funding strategies are strongly encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
I also finally got the Organizational Chart updated – you can find it in the Governance section of the About page, too. It’s really important to me that we are as transparent as possible right now, so I’m glad to be able to share this. You’ll also see the 2017 IRS Form 990 uploaded there. As with all non-profit organizations, we are required to make the past 3 years of 990’s available for public review. If you’d like to request copies of 2015 and 2016, just send me an email and I’ll get them sent directly to your inbox! We also decided to do a regular annual report rather than another mid-year report for 2018, so keep your eye out there for that.
Now I know what all of the forum participants are thinking – what ever happened to the feedback/ideas report that was promised? Well I haven’t forgotten, I’ve just been very very busy, but it looks to be a rainy weekend, so I plan to cozy up with some hot tea and my copy and paste buttons and get that posted as soon as I’m done with my new tap dance class on Saturday afternoon! (#statement6)
Physically speaking, I’m continuing the great office cleanout. I’ve recouped some good money selling off surplus equipment and supplies and I’m so happy to announce that the new heaters are installed! Just in time for winter!
Well, folks, that’s about it for this week. I’m very excited to see that people are starting to leave comments – please feel free to post any questions you have about all the exciting changes at WFS. I want everyone to feel like they are an important part of the changes going on organizationally and programmatically here at WFS – since of course, everyone is! Together, we can reach so many more women and do so much more! Thanks for helping!
Women for Sobriety, Inc.