Thursday, February 18, 2016
Women in Government Services (WINGS) NEEDS your Participation
What a great meeting last night with WINGS Executive Committee. Here are some of the Highlights:
WINGS will host its first Scholarship breakfast at MML's Sommer Conference ! The room number for the breakfast is 215. The date of the breakfast is Wednesday, June 29. Breakfast will begin at 8:30 am. Watch for the flyer to save the date, and PLEASE distribute. The theme for this year is "Supporting Women in Municipal Government." A guest speaker will be announced at a later date. Tickets are $35 each and are on SALE NOW. Send money to Vivian Jackson, 3701 Lawrence Street, Colmar Manor, MD 20722.
Two scholarships are available for two women to attend the MML Summer Convention. WINGS is accepting applications from municipal women from across the State of Maryland n interested in attending the MML Summer Convention. You may request an application by emailing Mayor Malinda Miles at email@example.com.
WINGS will have a booth on Main Street. The Booth Number is 707. Two baskets will be raffled off -- one each day. Women joining WINGS will get a set of WINGS on the Exhibit Booth and a WINGS pin to wear on their badge.
WINGS will develop and distribute a new brochure that promotes WINGS and its activities.
Approved the Scholarship selection procedures.
Mayor Marnita King of Capitol Heights will be screening all application and making a recommendation to the Executive Committee two weeks before the close of early registration of the MMLL Summer Convention deadline.
WINGS will hold its annual elections in Ocean City at the WINGS breakfast. ALL positions are open for nominations -- president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and 11 board members to be appointed by their particular chapter. This is a change being proposed by the WINGS Executive Committee.
WINGS Executive Committee will be proposing to the membership the following Bylaw changes:
1. WINGS will change its membership base to include municipal women from across the State of Maryland
2. To increase membership and participation in WINGS decision making, that there be eleven women appointed by their chapters to serve on WINGS Executive Board and participate in monthly board meetings.
3. That WINGS will seek to ensure representation from across the State of Maryland on its Executive Committee.
NOT A MEMBER OF WINGS? You are missing an opportunity to be a part of CHANGE in government and in Maryland. There is an ever increasing number of women mayors across the state, and more and more women are serving on municipal councils that ever before.
ONE OF THOSE WOMEN COULD BE YOU!
As a long-time resident of Mount Rainier and a homeowner, it is important to me that municipal government be inclusive of all of its residents. It is equally important that information be communicated through all possible channel so that residents can get involved. It is also important for residents to volunteer and serve on committees, commissions, boards and task forces. I truly believe that municipal government is the government closes to the people, and as such should be easily accessible. This BLOG is another effort to reach out to the residents of Mount Rainier.