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NAWN Members
Annual Meeting & Mixer
October 24, 2013
NAWN's Annual Meeting & Mixer 2013
President’s Report
Jennifer Glover
• 2013 at a Glance: Open House (members and interested individuals)
at the McCoy in January, monthly socials, monthly Board meetings,
two large-scale fundraising events (March and November), new
member informational socials, business connections meetings,
committee meetings, SWANS, book clubs, neighborhood outreach,
volunteering, beneficiary research, and charitable giving
• Contributions of 2013: Safety Town, Empty Bowls, Scholar Author,
Eaglethon Dance Marathon (Nationwide Children’s Hospital), New
Albany July Independence Day Run and Walk (LifeCare Alliance &
New Albany Symphony), New Albany Special Olympics, Victoria
Boals, and New Albany K-1
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Vice President’s Report
Heather Buchanan
• Our Mission: The New Albany Women’s Network exists to provide
a network for all women who live, work, or have an interest in New
Albany, Ohio, and to enrich and foster a united, strong community
through various social, charitable, educational and community
outreach programs.
• Our Vision: Through the power of our organization, the dedication
of our time and the combination of our efforts, we strive to create a
strong community for all who live and work in New Albany.
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Secretary’s Report
Martha Chaddock
NAWN maintained a plot at the Community Garden
–Improved the soil by adding additional organic matter.
–Planted easy to grow and maintain cutting flowers that did not
require watering.
–Included bouquets of cut flower with meals we provided.
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Treasurer’s Report
Lisa Bednar
● Our mission is to provide a way for women who live, work
or have an interest in New Albany to connect and give back
to the community - therefore, the bulk of our operating
budget is for Social membership benefits as well as local
donations. (Donations in addition to our annual
fundraising events and our chosen endowment projects.)
● Our additional operating expenses are primarily for
general operating administrative items such as accounting
fees, insurance, postage - basically all general costs of being
an organization.
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Beneficiary Research
Laura Whitaker
• Committee: Kate Ault-Kinkead, Heather Calamari, Martha Chaddock, Molly
Cooper, Robin Giroux, Sheryl Landers, Debra Lowery, Marianne Troutman
• In 2013, we received ten applications and conducted site visits/interviews
with the four “best match” applicants.
• Rachel’s House was voted to be the 2013 Fashion Show beneficiary.
• Helping Hands Center was selected to be the ENA 2014 beneficiary.
• Currently accepting applicants for 2014-15 beneficiary consideration, with a
deadline of January 15, 2014. Application available on website.
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Laura Whitaker
• NAWN recognized two New Albany High School seniors for
their outstanding dedication and commitment to service in their
• Two $2,000 scholarships were awarded.
• The 2013 recipients were Leigha Anthony and Devon Pitts.
• Leigha has volunteered for Victory Ministries for 6 years and is
planning to study Business at the University of Colorado Boulder.
• Devon was recognized for his work with World War II veterans,
and will attend Denison University.
An Evening In New Albany 2013
Piper Wright
• Benefited NAWN's Endowment Fund
• Event Raised $32,143.67
• Attendees enjoyed food and drink, The Conspiracy Band,
fabulous silent auction items, and a photo booth
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14th Annual Charity Fashion Show
“Fall Into Winter”
Piper Wright
Benefitting Rachel’s House
Saturday, November 9, 2013 11:00am – 2:00 pm
Winding Hollow Country Club
Featuring the latest designs for the upcoming season
Silent Auction for all of your holiday shopping needs
Sit down lunch, dessert, cash bar, raffles
$45 per person or $400 for a table of 10
Visit to purchase
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An Evening in New Albany 2014
• Benefitting Helping Hands Center
• Saturday Evening, March 1, 2014
• Winding Hollow Country Club
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Jules Alexandrunas
• Kickoff Party at Plate benefiting Helping Hands Center raised
over $4000 in August
• September 1st thru November 20th Individual Fundraiser with
13 participants - Drawing for OSU Raffle Tickets in November
for 2014 Season
• Corporate and Small Business Sponsorship Drive of 2014 in
effect now thru November 28th.
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Kristen Hamrick
“2013 Highlights”
Movie Night - Oscars edition at Arena Grand Theatre
Wine Tasting at the Wine Guy
Summer Ladies Nights at ELLA and BonVie
Family Day at the Clippers Game
Brewers Day
Fall Recipe Swap
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Kate Ault-Kinkead
• Our Annual Open House was held in January and about 70
members, old and new, attended.
• Two New Member Socials were held this year.
• The April social invited 30 new members and 22 attended.
• The October social will be held within a week.
• As of October 1 NAWN had 262 members.
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Communications – Julie Kriss
Enews – Jill Olman
 Thus far this year, we have sent 41 emails to our membership,
comprised of 10 monthly newsletters (ENews) and 31
other adhoc announcements and event reminders. We have also
introduced paperless post invitations for social events, which
have been a nice addition and a huge success!
 In the last 10 months, we have had an average constant contact
open rate of 56.5%, which is up 3.3% from last year. In the last
3 months, we have had an average paperless post open rate of
 The constant contact email with the highest open rate was "We
Are Going To Miss You So-Last Chance Membership Renewal",
which was sent in February and had an open rate of 70%. The
paperless post email with the highest open rate was the "Fall
Recipe Swap" sent in September and had an open rate of 79%.
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Website – Christy Arenschield
• The NAWN website has continued to get more hits this year.
The majority of our members now join and renew online.
• We are also trying to strategically increase our use of Facebook
as a communication tool
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Public Relations – Kerri Mollard
•Seven Press Releases sent this year - new board officers, ENA,
ENA results, scholarship winners, beneficiary decisions, ENA
sponsorships, Fashion Show - with three more releases yet to be
•New media relationships with Capital Style, The Women's Book,
New Albany Life, and others including blog posts.
•Created "NAWN in the News" on the website to list releases and
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Advertising – Heather Buchanan
Ads in NAWN Member Business Directory
–Located in front of 2013 Directory of Members
–Advertises businesses to all NAWN members and helps off-set
printing costs
–$25 for 4 lines of text
–23 advertisements sold
–Thank you to participating businesses, without whom the directory
would not be possible.
–If you or someone you know owns a business, big or small, please
consider this advertising opportunity for 2014; email
[email protected] if interested!
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Charitable Projects
Jackie MacLaren
– Had another successful Holiday giving program and are
looking to repeat it
– Assisting 44 New Albany families through the schools which
equaled 125 children. Everyone’s wish was fulfilled plus an
extra Kroger card for most families.
– Again this year, focusing on New Albany families in need
with school age and younger children
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Lorrie Durik
SWANs has had another vibrant, active year. Here are the events we have enjoyed.....
January - Matinee viewing of "Les Miserables" and lunch at the Easton Theater
February - Fabulous insiders' tour of Children's Hospital followed by lunch at Black Creek
March - Off to the Hollywood Casino for lunch and a private tour of the facilities
April - A tour of Decorators' Show House in Bexley with lunch at the property
August - Artists for a day.... Painting party and lunch at The Plate Restaurant
September - Private tour of the Josephinium Pontifical College followed by lunch at
October - our 9th annual hat and tea party. Held this year at Mozart's Clintonville cafe.
November - Lunch, chef's culinary demo at Ella Restaurant and visit with an artist at
Hayley Gallery
December - Holiday brunch and organizational meeting at a SWAN member's home.
[We had a few months when activities did not take place and that's OK - we stay flexible
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and do what we can, when we can....]
Empowering Women Series
Sheryl Landers
A quarterly series that focuses on the betterment of women through educational
classes with input from members.
The series presented this year:
l. Tour of the Ealy House: Learn the early history of New Albany in this National Register
home with tour guide, mayor of New Albany and NAWN member, Nancy Ferguson.
2. Container gardening: Presented by Healthy New Albany with NAWN member Deborah
Milks at Oakland Nursery.
3. Healthy You, Healthy Me: A program about healthy family prepared snacks. Sampling
4. Strategies for Self Defense: Being aware of our surroundings is one form of self defense.
But it is how we handle a situation
and what do we do when we suspect someone is
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watching or waiting for us that matters. Officer John Duff was the speaker.
Terri Erlenbach
• Meet on Wednesdays for Starbucks and Storytime
• Other activities this year: Picnics, zoo trips, apple picking,
pumpkin patch, Polaris playtime, COSI, movie afternoon
• Ages are 4 and under
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Book Groups
Sheryl Landers
NAWN has 4 active reading groups; 3 in the evening, and 1 in
the afternoon. The fourth group was formed this year and has
been successfully meeting.
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Neighborhood Outreach
Brenda Khoury
•NAWN Outreach volunteers have provided meals for families
throughout New Albany – both NAWN members and nonmembers
•There are over 100 members who generously volunteer for the
• Provided support during illness, cancer, death and joyful new
•This service is a huge support for families during life changing
events and is a reminder of the close-knit, caring community we
live in
•A huge thank you to everyone who participated. Email
[email protected] to be added to the next meal volunteer
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Volunteer Coordinator
Marianne Troutman
NAWN volunteers assisted at a variety of
community events this year
•The New Albany Walking Classic
•The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day
•Empty Bowls at the NA Middle School
•New Albany Independence Day Run and Walk
•The Decorators’ Show House
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Business Connections
Amanda Knapp
• Is a great group of women in the workplace who meet to chat,
network and share best practices.
• Often just interact "mixer" style in a casual and informal way.
• Sometimes have topical meetings. This year topics included PR,
advertising/marketing, empowerment, hot topics and web
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2014 Slate
President- Jennifer Glover
Vice President- Heather Buchanan
Treasurer- Julie Kriss
Secretary- Brenda Khoury
Past President- Christy Arenschield
Beneficiary Research- Laura Whitaker
Social- Kristen Hamrick
Communications- Amanda Knapp
Membership- Kate Ault-Kinkead
Events- Piper Wright
SponsorshipJules Alexandrunas
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2014 Standing Committee Chairs
SWANs- Lorrie Durik
Business Connections- Jackie MacLaren
Book Groups- Sheryl Landers
Neighborhood Outreach- Siobhan Twomey
Charitable Projects- Chrisanta Clemans
An Evening in New Albany 2014- Lisa Ruzek
Public Relations- Kerri Mollard
Website- Christy Arenschield
Enews- Jill Olman
Empowering Women Series- Allison McHenry
Coordinator- Kelly May
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Thank you for attending!
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