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I Need Everyone's Attention!
Thursday, October 15, 2020
The teacher asked my pre-kindergarten 4-year-old daughter to warn her friends about a wasp near the playground. She determined the best approach was to be direct, so she climbed to the top of the highest play structure and yelled for everyone to hear, "I need everyone's attention!" Abigail is efficient and fearless, unaware of how funny she is, and genuinely concerned about those who might encounter the dreaded wasp.
Want to learn more about OWA's fascinating membership? Our members are amazing, and we want you to get the inside scoop on what makes them so great. Meet OWA's most recent featured member — Jennifer Centeno. After learning about Jennifer Centeno, you can view past Member Spotlights here.
The OWA awards Leadership Scholarships annually to two OWA members for an amount of up to $2,000 each. These grants are to be used to cover registration and travel expenses for attending a professional / personal development program. They are funded through the Individual Contributor Program donations. The purpose of the Leadership Scholarship is to provide a professional mentoring opportunity, reward those who have volunteered their time and efforts to help the OWA reach its goals, and to promote the founding principles of the organization: to connect, inspire, and lead future leaders.
You may nominate a colleague or self-nominate, but all applicants must currently be an OWA member and have served, or be currently serving, on an OWA Committee.
You're invited to the 2nd meeting of the new OWA Reads book club! The book club is open to all OWA members and "meets" the last Thursday, every other month, for a fun discussion around a current book. Join us Thursday, October 29, at 7 PM Central, as we talk about Untamed by Glennon Doyle.
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"Food for Thought . . . where food breaks down barriers and brings us all to the table!"
Food for Thought was created to facilitate dialogue with our neighbors and to embrace and highlight the diversity of our OWA members. Gathering together at the table promotes fellowship and provides a place of love and peace.
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The latest OWA newsletter includes the following great articles: