2016 Community Outreach Committee
Purpose: Increase the visibility and influence of WEDC and its members within the community
“What we do”
WEDC Leadership Conference Nov 2016
Outreach Committee members are working Pre-Conference activities to include:
Developing Community Partner Application
Working with partners - WEDC Foundation/WBCNA/WID-TVC/AAUW/WEDC/ Huntsville Madison Leadership to obtain a partnership commitment.
Financial Assistance Applications
Application for financial assistance is now posted on the WEDC Web. Outreach Committee will coordinate & process Non-Profit scholarship requests (applications).
Alabama 2016 Elections
23 Aug 2016 Huntsville Municipal General Elections to elect Mayor and District 1 and 5 City Council Members and School Board Members.
30 Aug 2016 Madison Municipal Mayoral Election
8 Nov 2016 General Election President/Senator (Shelby)/House of Representatives
Nominations for Awards
April 2016 - Women Honoring Women nominations are now open and are due No Later Than 15 April 2016. Please see WEDC Website for instructions/application.
The WEDC Foundation Women Honoring Women event is September 15, 2016 at the VBC.
29 May 2016 - WEDC will be submitting nominations for The Association (HATS) Professional of the Year Award and Society of the Year Award – The event is scheduled for June XX, 2016 at the Westin. Information can be found on the WEB ……not up yet
May/June 2016 - WEDC will be submitting nominations for the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards; event is scheduled in the August timeframe. WEDC members start thinking about who you would like to nominate.
Jul/ Aug 2016 - WEDC will be submitting nominations for the Madison Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards; event is scheduled in the November timeframe. WEDC members start thinking about who you would like to nominate.
Sep 2016 - WEDC will be submitting nominations for AL.COM Women Who Shape the State Award; event is scheduled in the November timeframe. WEDC members start thinking about who you would like to nominate.
In 2015 WEDC crafted 8 nominations, 3 of our nominations got in as part of the final 34. Honorees were - Laura Hall, Jan Davis, Allison Dillon-Jauken
Future Awards Sep 2018 - WEDC nominations for Momentum Leadership Awards Alabama. 5 Awards - Excellence, Leadership, Inspiration, Vision, and Impact.
The next bi-annual event will be in 2018.
The 2014 Momentum Leadership Awards Alabama went to
Jan Davis and Debra Barnhart.
Women On Board
WEDC Outreach Committee is currently developing a Women on Board Coaching/Education Training breakfast series to be held at the Huntsville Madison County Chamber of Commerce for WEDC members.
Members please stay tuned for upcoming announcements.
2016 AAUW – Tech Trek 12-18 Jun 2016
Tech Trek is a residential STEM camp, a program of AAUW in partnership with UAH. It is designed to build the confidence and determination of girls to enter STEM fields Sixty-five (65) rising 8th graders from all over the state were selected to attend camp, and several more slated as back-up campers out of a total of 123 applicants.
Tech Trek items of interest to WEDC Members:
For information about any Outreach Committee Activities contact:
Corby Dellarocco, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamra Ozbolt, Co-Chair email@example.com
Reminder 2017 is WEDC’s 25th Anniversary