President's Message
It’s November and holiday decorations are already beginning to appear on store shelves. November is also a month that reminds me of all that I am thankful for. I’m grateful for WTS and feel blessed to be a part of the organization, especially, the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter. 

The end of another year is already here and it’s time to start succession planning and elect our new chapter board of directors and select committee chairs. A call for nominations was recently sent out, please consider running or nominating someone for an office.

As the year winds down, make sure to take time during the Thanksgiving break to do the things you enjoy most. Reflect, remember, and find solace in those things (and people) you are most thankful for. 
Wishing you a happy, safe and blessed Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,
Adrienne Williams
President, Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter
Fall Professional Development Event
Using PowerPoint Effectively + Driving Creativity by Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson, with The Walsh Group, was back by popular demand to conduct his second Professional Development event for our Chapter. More than 20 participants learned how to “Use Power Point Effectively” by following four simple, proven strategies. Craig also led the group on how to be more creative with his “Driving Creativity” session. Participants walked away with a different perspective on how to view things, plus tips for taking great photos!

Annual Diversity Event
Leaders in the Transportation Industry

The 2019 Diversity Event, “Leaders in Transportation”, included a dynamic round table of Q&A with local leaders in the transportation industry. The panel included Teresa Ayala (Trinity Metro), Mayor Curtistene McCowan (City of Desoto), Ann Zadeh (City of Fort Worth Council), Courtney Chavez (TxDOT) and Angela Dominguez (Renaissance Contractors). Over 40 attendees had the pleasure of listening to a quaint conversation moderator by Rosa Navejar (The Rios Group) as the panel shared their inspiring struggles, experiences, and advice. 
WTS CHAPTER LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Denver, Colorado

Our Chapter leaders have attended the two-day chapter leadership training in Denver, Colorado from November 7-8, 2019. We've exchanged ideas, networked and were inspired by other accomplished WTS leaders from around the country. We are all excited about the new changes happening in 2020 including a website update and re-branding!!
Volunteer at Federal Small Business Conference, You Can Register for FREE!

Have you considered volunteering at a SAME event but weren't sure of the requirements or who to ask? Well, now is your chance to learn more about volunteering at the upcoming Federal Small Business Conference in Dallas, Texas, November 20-22, 2019 . Volunteering can get you a FREE or DISCOUNTED registration depending on the number of hours served!
A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Chapter Annual Meeting



When:
December 5, 2019

Where:
NCTCOG
Six Flags Conference Room
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, TX 76011

Time:
11:00am - 2:00pm
2019 Recognition Awards Nomination is open

WTS is now seeking nominations for the 2019 Recognition Awards (which will be awarded in 2020). Members are encouraged to submit award nominations for any or all the award categories. It is a great way to honor those who support WTS and the advancement of women, and to heighten awareness of the importance of WTS in the transportation community.
 
Please submit the nomination summary form and any supplemental information by December 6, 2019 to Brittney Farr at bfarr@dart.org.
2020-2022 Board Members/Committee Chair Nominations

WTS is currently looking for 2020-2022 Board/Committee chair candidates. Please read the descriptions of position you would like to apply for and submit the attached form to Belinda Pate no later than COB on  Monday, November 18, 2019.

Election and Tenure
The officers of the Corporation shall be elected biennially, by the members for a two-year term of office commencing January 1 through December 31. The election will be conducted in a manner determined by the Board of Directors. Any member in good standing with the Corporation (excluding student membership) shall be eligible to hold office. No member may hold more than one concurrent office, unless this would result in a vacancy. Officers are elected for a term of two years. No officer shall be eligible to serve more than two (2) consecutive terms in the same office, unless this would result in a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
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