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Organization Update – 1/4/2019

Hello Competent Women!

It’s an exciting new year here at Women for Sobriety! We are busy here at the office with year-end tasks – taking inventory, double-checking the financial records in preparation for year-end reporting, and processing all those fantastic donations by our generous 4C women! Our CMs and CCMs really stepped up and sent in so many of their group donations so that we could get them into the books under the appropriate year – thanks so much to all of them for their diligence and of course their continuing dedication to bringing this life-saving program to their local communities!

Our volunteer Management Teams are gearing up for the new year, too. The Volunteer Team is busy as always recruiting and screening 4C women to help with tasks. The Face-to-Face Management Team has prepared a new special item to support our weekly meetings (more details soon) and distributed a survey for the upcoming CM Support Circle, and I launched a new CM Tools & Resources web page just for CMs, CCMs, and their helpers. The Internet Services Management Team has met several times and is busy with implementing a new chat room for the WFS Online support community. The Outreach & Events, Fundraising, and Materials & Literature Management Teams will all be holding open meetings for interested volunteers over the next 2 Wednesdays. Check in on the forum or email me at admin@womenforsobriety.org if you’d like to attend – anyone willing to help is welcome!

The Conference Planning Workgroup is hard at work – planning is going great and we are working on organizing some smaller sub-groups to work on specific tasks like coordinating the informal activities, fundraising auction, etc. One of our online participants reached out to a prominent online recovery coach/blogger and I’ll be meeting with her next week to further discuss arrangements. I just love the women in this program – such take-charge women! Now while the professionals are great, I will take a moment to say how much our conference attendees love workshops facilitated by bona fide 4C women, so please consider filling out a Call for Presentations form and sharing your competence with your Sisters by developing an engaging new breakout session. Workshop presenters will again be receiving a waiver of their base registration fee ($300 value) for the weekend!

Of course, the most exciting news for us in the office this week is the new window dressings, thanks to our online Bloomers group! You can see in the photo above that we went for a solar filter film on the top window panels, wide-slat blinds for the side windows, and a roller shade on the door. I know it doesn’t look like much, but if you check out the photo from 11/16, you can see what an improvement this is! I am still amazed that the Bloomers raised the money for this restricted fund in less than 24 hours. Thank you, Bloomers!!!

Enthusiastically Yours,
Adrienne Miller
President/CEO
Women for Sobriety, Inc.