Fall 2013 Edition - Sonora Region

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Governor’s Newsletter

Fall 2013









Sonora Region

The Society of Women Engineers is (SWE) is a non
-
profit educational service organization whose goal is to
encourage women to achieve their full potential in
careers as engineers and leaders.


The Sonora Region, also known as Region B,
includes Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California,
Southern Nevada, and Utah.

The SWE Mission is to stimulate women to achieve full
potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand
the image of the engineering profession as a positive
force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate
the value of diversity.

For more information on SWE visit
www.swe.org
.


WELCOME!

Hello and welcome to the Fall 2013 edition of the Governor’s Monthly
Newsletter!



Please be sure to share this information with your section

Link this newsletter from your section website!

In this edition I’ll be sharing information about the following items:



Governor’s Corner


SWE 2013 Award

Winners



Congrats!


Region B 2013 SWEeter Futures and BSC winners


FY14 Region

goals


Treasurer training

and New Faces (collegiate)


SWEeter Futures for FY14!!!
Log your outreach!


Endowed Scholarship


Region Websites & Blogs


Visit often!





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Congratulations to Vi Brown!

The Region B Society Nominating Committee
Representative for FY14
-
FY15





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Fall 2013







Sonora Region

GOVERNOR’S CORNER

I

hope

everyone

is

settled

into

the

new

SWE

year
.

It

was

great

to

see

so

many

of

you

at

WE
13

in

Baltimore!

Many

more

Region

B

bees

were

adopted

in

Baltimore

so

keep

all

those

fun

pictures

coming
!

I’m

looking

forward

to

all

the

upcoming

fun

in

FY
14
.

There’s

been

a

lot

of

changes

this

year

in

SWE

so

make

sure

to

watch

for

updates

and

to

contact

region

leadership

if

you

find

you

still

have

questions
.

Throughout

the

year

if

you

have

any

SWE

questions

or

concerns,

please

feel

free

to

contact

me
.



P.S. I’d love to highlight your section



feel free to send me a photo, or news

blurb to include in a future edition!





Stephanie

Loete


Society

of

Women

Engineers

(SWE)

Region

B

Governor

|

Member,

Antelope

Valley

Section

(m)

661
.
992
.
8982

|

(e)

Stephanie
.
Loete@swe
.
org

Sharon
Cascadden


On
Tuesday, September 17,
2013, SWE
-
LA member
Sharon
Cascadden

died peacefully in her
sleep at 75 years old after battling
cancer over the last several
months. Sharon was an active
member of
SWE and a big part of

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the history of SWE
-
LA
and Region B. Her
smiling
face and bright energy could be found at
SWE
conferences for decades. Sharon is survived by
her husband
Neil, also a SWE member.

Donations may be made in Sharon’s memory to
the following:


Manhattan Beach Community Church

Checks may be made
payable

to MBCC

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

(for more details go to chla.usc.edu or 323
-
361
-
2308)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

(for more details go to swe.org or 877
-
793
-
4636)

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Sonora Region

Congratulations to all the 2013 SWE Individual Awards winners!


Region B winners include:

Distinguished New
Engineer:


Natalie
Vanderspiegel
, Solar Turbines (San Diego County section)


SWE Fellow:


Virginia Counts, P.E., Medtronic,
Inc

(Phoenix section)


Emerging Leader:


Sonja
Domazet
,
Northrop Grumman Corporation
(Los Angeles section)


Linh

Dang, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (Los Angeles section)


Outstanding SWE
Counselor:


Helene Finger, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


Distinguished Service Award:


Anita Eileen Gale, F.SWE, The Boeing Company, (Orange County Section)


Resnik

Challenger
Medal:


Christine
Geosling
, Ph.D., Northrop Grumman Corporation (
Los Angeles
section)


Please
join us at
WE13
Conference in
Baltimore, Maryland,
to learn more about this
year’s
award
recipients
and celebrate their
achievements!






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Sonora Region

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Congratulations on all the 2013 Region B success
and thanks to everyone who reported their hard work!


Congratulations to
the
FY13
top
SWEeter
Futures
performers!


3
rd

Place


Cal Poly SLO

2
nd

Place


Tucson

1
st

Place


Greater Salt
Lake

FY13: Top
three
Balanced
Scorecard

“scorers



3
rd

Place


Orange
County

2
nd

Place
-

Phoenix

1
st

Place


Los Angeles


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Sonora Region

Highlights
from
FY14 Region
B Tactical
Plan:


1.
Region Mentoring program with 10 mentor/mentee pairs


Need Help! Volunteer to help organize today!

2.
“SWEeter Futures Outreach Program”


combined efforts
to reach out to 25,000 K
-
12 students


launched at WE13

3.
95% of sections turn in section reports on time
-

91% after
report #1

4.
Increase Region B Membership retention to 75
%
-

60%
region retention at end of Oct.

5.
Improve Region (electronic)
communications


new
region council
DropBox

up and running, website still
needs help

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Sonora Region

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Access
Recordings of SWE
Finance Training for FY14 Section,
Region and MAL
Officers


Are you a section, region or MAL officer and
interested in learning more about finances
at the section and region level?

The finance
committee recently recorded two webinars
:


SWE Finance Training for FY14 Section,
Region, and MAL Officers

SWE, Your EIN, and the
IRS


These webinars help prepare collegiate and
professional treasurers and
presidents/governors with the tools they'll
need for a successful year. The first webinar
covers the latest version of the finance
manual and the second webinar deals with
EINs and other tax issues. The run time for
each webinar is about 30 minutes
.

New Faces
Program



Collegiates:

Applications are now open for
National Engineers Week Foundation’s
New
Faces of Engineering

College Edition
. This
third
-
annual event honors the best and
brightest engineering students in the U.S. and
beyond.


Applications
are available at:
http://www.facebook.com/CollegeEdition

and
the deadline for submissions is
Nov. 15
.
Nominees will be announced Feb. 13
immediately prior to the kick
-
off of Engineers
Week 2014 (Feb. 16
-
22). Winners, to be
announced on April 2, receive scholarships
and national recognition in print and online.

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Fall 2013








Sonora Region

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Region B “SWEeter Futures Outreach Program”

It’s back to how it started!


Eligible events = Any K
-
12 STEM outreach event from
July 1, 2013


June 30, 2014


http
://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SWEeter14



Log
your
events today!


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Sonora Region

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Region Endowed

Scholarship



Help us reach our goal!


Goal: $27,500*


Raised to date: $19,250 (70%)


Needed for Goal: $8,250


Note
:

Contact
Keli

Callahan, or any Region Officer, to
make a donation to the
Endowed Scholarship Fund! Every bit helps



*Includes additional $2,500 requested by SWE to cover administration fee



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Sonora Region

SONORA REGION WEBPAGES


Region B Blog:

http://sweregionb.org/


Senate Blog:

http://sonorasenate.wordpress.com/senators/


Collegiate Team Blog:

http://regionb.wordpress.com/


PLEASE VISIT OFTEN!!!

IRS e
-
postcard

Is your Section FY13 income less than
$25,000? If
yes
, you can file an e
-
postcard
with the IRS!


File be
November 15
-

https://epostcard.form990.org
/


PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT GRANTS


The region leadership joins the
Program Development Grant
committee in congratulating the
San
Buenaventura Section

for their
“BRIDGES Charter School FIRST
Lego League Rookie Team”
program

And the
San Diego
Section
for
their
STEP Up
program

!





If your section has a great program idea learn
how to complete a grant proposal and related
documents, please visit the Program
Development Grant Community in
MySWE

Communities
.


Have YOU applied for a PDG lately?


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