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June 16, 2011
AWI Learning Forum

Registration Open for “GREEN Talk,” “QCP Talk,” and “AWS Talk”

Hosts of these three online AWI "Talk" forums will answer your questions about sustainable building matters, the AWI Quality Certification Program, and the Architectural Woodwork Standards. Register today; space is limited!

"Green Talk"

June 22, 201
2:00 pm EDT, Online
Host: Rob Ziegelmeier

Total number of seats: 45
Cost: Free to AWI members
Registration: Click here

About Rob Ziegelmeier
Rob Ziegelmeier is the host of AWI’s "Green Talk." Rob’s multi-faceted committee service began in 1986 and culminated in his election as AWI National President (1996-1997). He chaired the AWI LEED® Task Force from 2003 to 2007 and currently chairs the AWI Sustainability Resources Committee, serves on the AWI Education Committee, and is an AWI LEED Team Presenter and a member of the AWI Speakers Bureau. In recent years, Mr. Ziegelmeier has established Forest Stewardship Council Certification for two companies. He conducts numerous AIA-accredited presentations to architectural and design firms on the impact of LEED on the woodworking industry and is a resource consultant to AWI members about LEED projects.

"QCP Talk"
July 27, 2011
2:00 pm EDT, Online
Presenter: Joe Sorrelli

Total number of seats: 45
Cost: Free to AWI members
Registration: Click here

About Joe Sorrelli
AWI's "QCP Talk" will be delivered by Joe Sorrelli, a Quality Certification Program (QCP) Representative. Joe's involvement with the QCP began with its founding. He serves as a QCP Inspector and has made AIA-approved continuing education presentations about the QCP to architects, designers and woodworkers. He is well versed in the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS). Joe's commitment to AWI dates back to 1979 on various AWI committees, and as AWI President in 1993-1994.

"AWS Talk"
August 24, 2011
2:00 pm EDT, Online
Presenter: Randy Jensen

Total number of seats: 45
Cost: Free to AWI members
Registration: Click here

"AWS Talk" will be delivered by Randy Jensen. For those members who don't know Randy he is a 30-year veteran of Leonard Peterson in Auburn, AL. He has served AWI in the following capacities: Quality Standards Board of Review, AWILL Executive Management Team and Press Division Bursar. He is currently Chair of the AWI Technical Committee and continues as an AWI Representative to the Joint Standards Committee, on which he works with AWI, the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC) and the Woodwork Institute (WI), developers and publishers of the industry-wide Architectural Woodwork Standards released in August 2009.
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Drive to Success...Destination AWI 59th Annual Convention!

AWI’s 2011 Annual Convention, October 26-29, in Charlotte, NC, will bring together an impressive array of presenters focusing "Innovation Strategies for Winning the Race." Who’s on the program?

Lineup of AWI Convention Speakers/Presenters

  • Jeffrey Dietrich, Senior Analyst, Institute for Trend Research
  • "The Big Picture of the Recovery"
  • Cliff Johnson, III, Vice President, National Association of Manufacturers
  • "Outlook for Manufacturing: The Race for Revitalization"
  • Marc Sanderson, President, Wilkie Sanderson
  • "Competitive Dynamics: Become a Driver"
  • Dr. Henry Quesada-Pineda, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
  • "Business Innovation: Strategies to Retool for Success"
  • Andrew Winston, Environmental Strategist and Author, Green to Gold and Green Recovery
  • "The Greening of Business: What You Can Learn from It"
  • (Moderator) Steve Waltman, VP Sales & Marketing, Stiles Machinery, Inc.
  • (Participants)
    Andrew Campbell, President, Eastern Millwork, Inc.
    Robert Pirrotti, President, Hollywood Woodwork, Inc.
    Greg Porfido, Chief Operating Officer, Mark Richey Woodworking
    "Innovation Forum: Companies That Lead the Pack"

Watch for release of the AWI convention brochure describing the complete program and registration information. And, watch for more news about the programs in upcoming editions of AWI NewsBriefs and AWI e-briefs. Save the Date – October 26-29.

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Safety Matters

2011 AWI / CNA Safety Awards Submission Period Open until July 1

It’s time again to apply for recognition in the 2011 AWI / CNA Safety Awards Competition. The submission period is open until July 1.

To honor those AWI Manufacturing Members who have good workplace and jobsite track records for safety, AWI and its safety insurance partner, CNA, are conducting the 2011AWI/CNA Safety Awards Program. As in previous years, AWI and CNA will bestow three different awards to architectural woodwork manufacturing members who meet the criteria. The awards are:

  • Best Safety Achievement Award
  • Zero Lost Time Accident Achievement Award
  • Safety Improvement Recognition Award

Awards will be distributed based on company size, thus leveling the competition among honorees with vastly different work hour totals.

The annual safety recognition program was launched on June 1, 2011. Submissions will be accepted from AWI Manufacturing Members until July 1, 2011. To submit your safety data for consideration, click here.

Without a safe working environment, your most important asset – your employees – can be endangered and less than optimally productive. Honorees will be recognized at a special awards luncheon during the AWI 59th Annual Convention, October 26-29, 2011, in Charlotte, NC.
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AWI Safety Week Quiz Answer – and Winners

Congratulations to winners of the 2011 AWI Safety Quiz. Who were they and what was the correct answer?

Thanks to all the entrants in our AWI Safety Week information contest. Congratulations to the winners who correctly identified the number one violation that the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations identified in 2010 among the standards for millwork manufacturing.

Listed below are the standards which were cited by OSHA for the specified SIC during the period October 2009 through September 2010.

1. Woodworking machinery requirements.
2. The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout).
3. Respiratory Protection.
4. Hazard Communication.
5. Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general use.
6. General requirements for all machines.
7. General requirements.
8. Mechanical power-transmission apparatus.
9. Powered industrial trucks.
10. Occupational noise exposure.

Tom Brown, Memphis Plywood Corporation (Eastern Time Zone)
Rod Luedtke, MEDCO Construction L.L.C. (Central Time Zone)

The following members also answered the quiz correctly.

Jam Efraimsen, Woodtronics, Inc.
Gary Cotnoir, Millwork One, Inc.
Eleanor Stump, Specialty Woodworks, Inc.
Roland Fangue, Woodworkers Construction

Bob Newell, Adams Group
Bob Krejci, Riverside Construction Services
Lester Bloch, Somerset Wood Products Company
Joshua Browning, Genbrook Millwork
Hunter McClure, Blue Ridge Cabinetworks
Gary Keller, Accurate Custom Cabinets
John Costin, Veneer Services Unlimited
Jeremy Miller, Kewaunee Scientific Corporation
Scott Robinson, Concepts in Millwork, Inc.
Jonathan Richert, Wooden Valley, Inc.
Dan Keller, RCS Millwork
Jeff Cox, Roland Woodworking, Inc.
Art Clancy, Clancy Woodworking
Dave Grimm, Commercial Millwork Solutions, Inc.
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Safety Solutions Web Portal Coming Soon

Stand by for a new comprehensive resource to help members provide a safe working environment for employees and comply with OSHA regulations while reducing risk.

See the article about the new safety portal in the June issue of AWI NewsBriefs.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in the AWI Safety Solutions Web Portal:

  • Member only access through new AWI Web site
  • OSHA compliance resources for both Federal and State
  • Forms, templates, resources
  • Safety PowerPoints, audio, training guides and handouts
  • Library of workplace safety topics
  • Safety Quick Links – find what you need quickly
  • Safety News – keep abreast of latest regulations

New resources from AWI...helping you make the most of your membership.

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AWI News

AWI Calls for Honorary Life Member Nominations

AWI is currently inviting nominations for the high distinction of Honorary Life Member. Do you know someone who should be recognized?

Honorary Life Members are individuals who have contributed exemplary service to the association, its’ members, and AWI’s Mission as deemed by his/her peers.

Any current or retired owner or employee of an AWI Manufacturing or Supplier Member in good standing is entitled to nominate an individual for the distinction of Honorary Life Member. Nominations will be made and presented to the AWI Board of Directors. A majority vote by a quorum of the AWI Board of Directors is required for election to the position of Honorary Life Member.

Nominees must meet the following qualifications:

  • A current or retired AWI member in good standing.
  • 25 years of membership in AWI.
  • 15 years of voluntary service to AWI.
  • All Past Presidents 10 years removed from office are automatically nominated.
  • An individual who may not have met above qualifications but has demonstrated superior leadership and championed the Mission of AWI.
  • All Rinehimer Award recipients are automatically elevated to the distinction of Honorary Life Member.

An Honorary Life Member of AWI shall receive the following:

  • Gratis Lifetime Individual Membership entitling recipient to all regular Manufacturing Membership mailings, meeting announcements, electronic communications and other benefits as might be determined by the AWI Board of Directors.
  • Recognition in the roll of AWI members.
  • Continuous Honorary Life Membership until death.
  • Entitlement to attend AWI events where attendance fees are charged at a reduced rate.  (Discount equal to 50% or maximum $200.00 attendance fee for Honorary Life Member. This same discount can be used to bring a spouse/guest.)
  • The Honorary Life Members will be awarded at the AWI Annual Convention.

The deadline for nominations is July 31, 2011. Click here to complete a nomination form.

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Business Tools

Seven Sustainability Trends Every CFO Needs to Know

Chief Financial Officers are already involved in sustainable business practices, as the finance team often leads budgeting, internal and external financial reporting and energy management. What do they need to know for these and other vital tasks?

Find out the trends, in the June 7th edition of GreenBuzz (free subscription) by clicking here.
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What Are They Talking about this Week?

Check out the hot topics this week among AWI members connecting on the AWI LinkedIn network.

What are AWI members talking about?

  • Vertical Laminate Shrinkage
  • Phenolic Cabinets
  • EPA Announcement about Polyurethane
  • Top 10 Green Rs
  • Payment Turnaround
  • Woodworking Strategies IQ Alert
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Figured Sycamore Video
  • Software Preferences?
  • FSC Requirements for Wood Edgebanding

Click into the forums anytime to find out what’s important among architectural woodworkers. The AWI LinkedIn home page is here. See what your peers are saying. If you’re not yet registered with LinkedIn, do it when you check out the current discussions. It’s free and it’s a useful networking tool among AWI members and now over 1100 participants strong.
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Trade Shows / Industry Forums


While you’re at the 2011 AWFS®Fair trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, July 20-23, stop in the AWI booth and the AWI / WCA-sponsored workshop.

AWI’s booth is #2064. Stop in and say hello; grab a gift; and bring a prospective member.

Check out the education workshop sponsored by AWI and the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA), as well as the range of AWFS educational seminars this year. All members of AWI will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on any of the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminars for which they register.

To take advantage of the discount when registering online, members must fill in their association name and Code Number. The Code Number for AWI is AW4323. To register online or for more information on the AWFS®Fair, go to www.awfsfair.org.

AWI / WCA SEMINAR AT AWFS"Using Industry Standards as Teaching Guides" (General Attendees)
Saturday, July 23 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Session Code: SA85B
Track: Teacher

Kent Gilchrist, Chair, AWI SkillsUSA Committee
Greg Larson, New England School of Architectural Woodworking
Patrick Molzahn, Madison Area Technical College
Scott Nelson, President, WCA

Moderator: Duane Griffiths, Stiles Machinery, Inc.

This workshop will integrate both the Architectural Woodwork Standards (AWS) and the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Skill Standards into a useful, practical package for teachers of woodworking, whether they be in schools or in plants. Gain an understanding of the WCA’s Skill Standards and how the process can produce WCA’s Woodwork Passport Credential. Combining the individual credentialing process with an overview of the AWS manufacturing standard makes the goal of developing a properly trained workforce attainable. This session is applicable to anyone who trains or instructs woodworking professionals to meet or exceed industry standards for advanced woodworking.
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ASA Webinars to Help Subcontractors “Focus for Success” in Tough Economy

Subcontractors can learn how to manage today’s extreme business challenges, such as how to sell their services in one of the worst construction economies in decades, by participating in a new series of webinars offered by the American Subcontractors Association in 2011-12.

ASA’s "Focus for Success" series will feature eight live, 90-minute web-based presentations:

  • "Managing Change Orders," 12:00-1:30 pm EDT, September 13, 2011.
  • "Bid Shopping and Bid Peddling: What the Law Does — and Doesn’t — Say," 12:00-1:30 pm EDT, October 11, 2011.
  • "Seller Beware! Why You Need to Know Your Customer Before Signing the Subcontract," 12:00-1:30 pm EST, November 8, 2011.
  • "Insurance and Surety — Emerging Risks for Subcontractors," 12:00-1:30 pm EST, December 13, 2011.
  • "Recovering Your Overhead Costs," 12:00-1:30 pm EST, January. 10, 2012.
  • "Selling Your Construction Services," 12:00-1:30 pm EST, February 14, 2012.
  • "Purchase Orders: How to Wage and Win the Battle of the Forms," 12:00-1:30 pm EDT, April 10, 2012.
  • "The Science and Art of Getting Paid," 12:00-1:30 pm EDT, May 8, 2012.

Subcontractors can sign up for the webinars by selecting "Register for an Event" on the ASA Web site, www.asaonline.com.

Registrants receive access to a live webinar via Internet and telephone. They may project the webinar onto a screen or wall and listen to it on a speakerphone for a group training event at their office. They also are able to ask questions of the webinar presenter. After the program, registrants will receive a multimedia CD-ROM with an audio-visual recording of the webinar, along with an ASA Certificate of Completion they can print out for each person who watched the webinar at their location.

The registration fee for each webinar is $99 for ASA members and $179 for nonmembers.
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Green Scene

Questions Arise about USGBC’S / LEED’s® “Regulatory” Role

What started as a lawsuit against LEED by its "perennial scourge" then developed into a four-page review of the fundamental roles of government vs. private organizations as certification bodies.

The author of "The Shadow Government" Michael Liu AIA, NCARB, concluded his analysis by stating that rethinking the power of certifying bodies to privately regulate industries perhaps should be considered as more properly a role of government. Find out what he has to say by reading the news blurb in the June 6th edition of ArchNewsNow.com (free subscription) by clicking here. From there go to "The Shadow Government" written by Liu.
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SFI Inc. Welcomes Extension of Maine Forest Certification Project

A number of publishers and paper companies are building on the success of a recent pilot project to make forest certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) standard more accessible to medium-sized landowners in Maine.

Partners include Time Inc., Hearst Enterprises, National Geographic Society, Verso Paper Corp. and Sappi Fine Paper North America. "This project shows the power of partnerships and the importance of responsible forestry from the forest floor to magazine stands," said SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow.

The initial pilot project that began in 2010 offered a rigorous yet more cost-effective and coordinated approach for medium-sized landowners to seek forest certification, as well as offering resources to support responsible forest management. This led to an additional 620,000 acres of lands certified to the SFI standard in Maine. The project extension announced recently involves new landowners, including Hilton Timberlands LLC, and is expected to add another 600,000 acres of certified lands, according to SFI.

Through forest certification, forest operations meet requirements set out in an independent standard such as SFI, and this is verified by a third-party audit. The SFI 2010-2014 standard is based on 14 core principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.
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Centennial High School Students Learn about Cabinetry

Woodwork students at Centennial High School in Las Vegas learn the art of woodworking and are getting jobs in cabinet shops.

Education is the key to their success, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review Journal (subscription required) on June 2. To read about the student’s projects, click here.
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WoodLINKS USA Names Interim Director

Trade publication editor Steve Ehle was recently named interim national director for WoodLINKS USA. He has been a long-time supporter of the organization.

For details see the June 8th edition of Woodworking Network (free subscription) by clicking here. No information about the announcement currently appears on the WoodLINKS Web site, www.woodlinks.com.
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Member News

Advanced Cabinet Systems Gains FSC Certification

Advanced Cabinet Systems (ACS) of Marion, IN, announced that they are working with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) on becoming a more sustainable company.

ASC is a leading manufacturer of high quality plastic laminate casework and millwork for education, healthcare, and retail markets. FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

"FSC Certification is becoming a must in this industry," said Philip Bowers, ACS Vice President. "There is a lot of public interest in the green movement and we need to show our clients that we are compliant with the highest social and environmental standards on the market," Bowers said. Many industry leaders carry FSC certification, as it is becoming increasingly popular with government procurement programs. The FSC certification can also generate LEED points, points that measure green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions, according to the company’s news release.

"Our FSC Certification will open many doors for us in the public bid market," said Jay Higgins, Director of Casework Sales, "And it’s only one of many steps ACS is taking to become a green organization."

The first step ACS took towards going green was when the company made a commitment to practice Lean Manufacturing, led by Plant Manager Bruce McLenithan. "Through Lean, we’ve found real areas of waste everywhere at ACS. We’ve made big strides in the past six months in moving forward in the reduction of time, space, human effort, equipment, and materials" McLenithan, who also taught a class to all ACS employees on the importance of Lean practices. Noted that ACS practices the "kaizen culture" which is a culture of continuous incremental improvement. Kai means change and Zen means to become good, hence good change.

You can learn more about ACS by visiting their Web site at www.advancedcabinetsystems.com. ASC has been an AWI Manufacturing Member since 1998.
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Chapter News

Chapter Membership Promotion – Well Done

Check out the impressive flyer created by the AWI Chicago Chapter to promote the benefits and value of membership.

Need an idea about how to promote membership, structure a recruitment offer, and show off the great programs offered during the year? Check out the Chicago Chapter’s flyer (attached). If you have questions about the chapter, contact Chicago Chapter President Chris Farrell, Inter Ocean Cabinet Company, at chrisf@interoceancabinet.com.
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Upcoming Chapter Events

What’s happening in your local AWI chapters and architectural woodwork communities?

Check out the informative AWI chapter programs sponsored in your area. Tap into your local AWI chapter for vital information that can help your business grow and put you in touch with fellow AWI architectural woodworkers and suppliers.  To reach any of the chapter officers for more information, visit the AWI Web site chapter page here.

AWI Iowa / Nebraska Chapter 
When: June 17, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting
Sponsor: Jaeckle Distributors / Scott Neubauer
Where: DMAC

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: June 21, 2011
What: Board of Directors Meeting
Where: Milwaukee, WI 

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: July 14, 2011 (8:30-9:30 am Registration; 10:00 am Shotgun Start; 3:00 pm Dinner/Awards)
What: Chapter Golf Outing, Dinner & Awards
Where: Four Seasons Golf Course, Landisville, PA
Registration/Information: See attached 
AWI Heart of America Chapter
When: July 21, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI New England Chapter
When: July 25, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting on FSC & Annual Golf Outing

AWI Ohio Valley Chapter
When: July 29, 2011 (8:00 am start)
What Annual Golf Outing
Where: Legendary Run Golf Course, Cincinnati, OH
Registration & Contact Details: See attached
Golf Game Form: See attached   
AWI Arizona Chapter
When: August 2, 2011 (5:00 – 8:30 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting
Information: Carlos Castillo, ccastillo@jowat.com 

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: August 5, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting & Golf Outing AWI New England Chapter
When: August 12, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting & Annual Fishing Outing

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: August 16, 2011
What: Board of Directors Meeting & Program
Where: Milwaukee, WI 

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: August 17, 2011 (12:00 noon)
What: Chapter Meeting and BBQ Lunch
Guests: AWI National Board of Directors members
Host: States Industries  

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: August 18, 2011
What: Tour of Blount International Inc. & Discussion of "Lean Applications"
Where: Portland, OR

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: September 1, 2011 (1:00 – 3:00 pm)
What: Lunch, Presentation, Tabletop Exhibit
Program: "Business Relationships in an Electronic Age" Program
Presenter: Herb Meldahl, Meldahl Consulting Services
Where: C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Information/Registration: See attached
Contact: Garry Astles, gastles@northwayind.com; (p) 717.503.6295

AWI Virginia & Carolinas Chapters
When: September 14, 2011
What: Joint Chapter Meeting & "Finishing 101" program
Where: High Point, NC
Host: Stiles Machinery
Hotel Accommodations: contact Joni Oligmueller at joligmueller@stilesmachinger.com
Table Top Displays: contact Owen McGee at mcgee@stilesmachinery.com by September 8

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: September 14, 2011 (Correct Date)
What: Annual Golf Outing & Chapter Meeting
Where: The Bog-Saukville, Madison, WI

AWI Heart of America Chapter
When: September 16, 2011
What: Golf Outing & Chapter Meeting
Host: Salina Planing Mill

AWI Iowa / Nebraska Chapter
When: September 16, 2011
What Chapter Meeting
Where: DMAC
Sponsor: Hafele America / Shawn Svoboda

AWI Arizona Chapter
When: October 4, 2011 (5:00 – 8:30 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI Florida Chapter
When: October 7-9, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting and Changeover Program of Officers and Board of Directors Meeting
Where: South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, FL

AWI Wisconsin Chapter
When: October 18, 2011
What: Chapter Board of Directors Meeting
Where: Milwaukee, WI

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: October 19, 2011 (12:00 noon)
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI Central PA Chapter
When: November 3, 2011
What: "LEED® & FSC Certification" Programs (1:00 – 3:00 pm); Lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm); Tabletop Exhibits
Speakers: Garry A. Astles, Northway Industries; Keith Atherholt, Lewis Lumber Products
Where: C. Ted Lick Wildwood Conference Center, Harrisburg, PA
Registration: $35 (Chapter / AWI Members); $70 (Nonmembers); $10 (Students)
Information: See Attached

AWI Virginia Chapter
When: November 9, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting & Plant Tour in Ashland
Host: Rex Lumber
Where: Richmond, VA

AWI Heart of America
When: November 17, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting
Host: Woodwork Manufacturing & Supply

AWI Iowa / Nebraska
When: November 18, 2011
What: Chapter Meeting
Where: DMAC
Sponsor: Blum/Kevin Voit

AWI Arizona Chapter
When: December 6, 2011 (5:00 – 8:30 pm)
What: Chapter Meeting

AWI Oregon Chapter
When: December 9, 2011 (5:00 pm)
What: End of the Year Meeting / Celebration

All chapters are encouraged to plan their events early to allow for ample promotion of your activities in this section of AWI e-briefs as well as through other avenues. Contact Greg Bednar, AWI Chapter Development Services at gbednar@awinet.org.

Members are encouraged to check chapter event listings in the most recent issue of AWI e-briefs, as well as with chapter officers and chapter Web sites for program changes. As plans become finalized, dates and presentations may change for chapter programs previously listed. This issue of AWI e-briefs contains the most current information available to AWI National.

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Next Issue of E-briefs

The next issue of AWI e-briefs will be published July 7, 2011.

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