2019 Oct. Newsletter

Welcome to new members Kristen O’Shea and LaDonna Reiff!  Here is their contact information:

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Kristen O’Shea, Owner, O’Shea Strengths Coaching. kristen@osheastrengthscoaching.com  405-625-5896
LaDonna Reiff, Tax Supervisor, BT&Co. lreiff@btandcocpa.com  785-221-8346
National Conference is this week in Kansas City.  I will put together a report and add a link to it in next month’s newsletter.  We will elect new national officers and the election results will be announced Saturday evening.
Board meeting Tuesday, October 8, noon, BT&Co on Burlingame Rd..  All chapter members are welcome – but please let us know if you’re coming so we have enough chairs!
Chapter meeting Tuesday, October 15, 11:45 at Capitol Plaza Hotel.  This is our annual Associates Luncheon, where we show off the chapter to our bosses or our staff so they know what we do each month.  It’s a great opportunity to invite guests and prospective members!  Our speaker is Mea Austin, motivational speaker and executive coach.  Her topic is “Creative, Compassionate Leadership“. Come prepared to leave inspired and energized! Please share our FB event and let’s fill the room!
Plan ahead!  

November 19, 2019  Alana Roethle, Executive Director, 19th Amendment Centennial
December 17, 2019  Annual Holiday luncheon at Topeka Country Club
January 21, 2020 Cindy Evans, Director with K-State Research & Extension in Shawnee County, “Meetings without Madness” 
LOTS of links this month!
Link to Career Chapter Member Handbook (this includes our Standing Rules and chair position descriptions):
Link to ABWA National By-Laws:
Link to ABWA Chapter By-Laws (these are prescribed by National):
Link to instructions for accessing National training: Accessing Apex Campus modules.docx
Link to list of Apex Campus courses:
Link to School of Lean Roadmap:
The School of Lean and Six Sigma classes are provided by Gemba Academy:
What I’m reading:  Eleanor Roosevelt, a Spiritual BiographyHarold Ivan Smith.  I hadn’t really studied Eleanor Roosevelt before, but I knew she was quite a force in her day.  This book opened my eyes to the vast number of doors she opened for so many women to come after!  Unfortunately, it also reminded me that the more things change, the more they stay the same – we’re still fighting some of the same battles she did.
Crushing It! Gary Vaynerchuk.  There is a lot in this book I disagree with, but at the same time he makes some excellent points and helps me see what’s coming next.  I really need to ramp up my social media game for my business!
The 5-Second Rule, Mel Robbins.  A great one if you just need a little push or motivation to get going on something – no matter whether it’s losing weight, being more productive, saving money – it works on everything!
What are you reading?
Favorite podcast:   This Morning with Gordon Deal.  It brings me up to date on the news with a bit of humor.
What’s your favorite podcast?