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AWMI Feb 2016 Newsletter

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AWMI Feb 2016 Newsletter

  1. 1. This past November several of our AWMI Cleveland Board members attended the 2015 AWMI Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ. We came back with not only a tan but also with the honor of having been awarded the Chapter of the Year! We want to thank all of our new members that joined us in 2015 as well as our faithful members that continue to support not only our events but our board members as employers, co-workers & as our life long friends. Each year the Chapter of the Year title & trophy is awarded to the Chapter that increases its’ membership by the highest percentage. Due to amazing local supporters not only here in Northern Ohio, & western Pennsyl- vania, but also those who travel from Columbus, Chicago & even North Carolina; we were able to exceed our goal by 161% & doubled our mem- bership, now exceeding over 110 incredible members!! HOW WAS THIS POSSIBLE? Many factors aided in increasing membership! 1. Our membership has become more diverse. We have transitioned beyond events involving only carbon flat-roll service centers & integrated alloy, white metal producers & distributors, value -add vendors, various sized mills, scrappers & event students! 2. Our Cleveland Board members are also very diverse; working from many different facets of the metals business. Fresh ideas! 3. We are exploring new topics for events as well as area venues. We will continue to include new locations, speakers & educational tours from mills, service centers, and processors of aluminum, titanium and stainless products. 4. We are giving back to our members through scholarship opportunities & encourage collegiate level involvement. 5. We are listening to our members! Thank you to those who have completed our surveys during 2015! We appreciate your feedback & accept the challenge to take our Chapter to the next level by continuing to plan events around our member’s interests & suggestions! February 2016 We are the Chapter of the Year!! ...and we have the trophy to prove it! The Cleveland Board had faced challenges starting 2015 with a very small Board; this was due to some turnover of board positions and vacancies within a short period of time. However we were able to turn negatives into positives & those remaining stepped up! All hands on deck! These circumstance made our Board even stronger and more cohesive as a unit. We are also proud to report that we have doubled the size of our Cleveland Chapter Board adding some amazing new ladies to the roster! We are proud of the successful year in 2015; but we know that we will have new challenges in 2016 due to the state of the current metals markets. We are working to again maintain our current membership base while also continuing to reach out to potential new members. We will continue to evolve with a revived membership base which was the key to chapter growth in 2015; and how we will continue to maintain our stability in 2016. Please do not forget to renew your membership for 2016! We encourage you to invite a co- worker to one of our events! If you have questions on renewal or addition- al comments, contact our Membership Chairperson, Charlene Cybator at The Next BIG Event! March 2, 2016 Educational Event at the Auto Show! Join us for dinner at the IX Center & enjoy the Cleveland Auto Show **featuring 2 guests speakers, see pg 3!
  2. 2. Page 2February 2016 MORE AMAZING SPONSORS! American Metal Processing Company Concast Metal Products Co. COSI Linde, LLC Ferrous Metal Processing Penn Stainless Specialty Metals Processing Tensile Testing The Tin Ceiling TimkenSteel Tri America Steel Vita Hair for Life Youngstown State University Platinum Sponsors Phoenix Steel Golf Financial Group Jaro Transportation Services Inc. Gold Sponsors MidWest Materials Ohio Steel Plate Olympic Steel Samuel Steel Pickling Company Steel Transport Universal Steel Silver Sponsors ArcelorMittal Forge Products Corporation Sparta Steel ...what a great 2015! A Very Happy Holiday at The Terrace Club! We appreciate the support of our guests & sponsors!
  3. 3. Page 3February 2016 Looking forward to 2016... We are planning another exciting year, full of AWMI MEMBER benefits! Special pricing, seating and early registrations just to name a few... SAVE THESE DATES! March 2, 2016 AWMI goes to the Auto Show! Please join us at the IX Center for dinner with Christopher Kristock, Vice President, Quality and Advanced Technology, SET Enterprises Inc. Retired Vice President, Quality and Advanced Engineering, Severstal North America & Dick Kerwin of Alpha Aluminum April 28, 2016 Members Only Mill Tour at ArcelorMittal ArcelorMittal will be hosting 2-tours this spring, 8am & 1pm. We will be opening up registrations mid-March to our members first, for this FREE event. April 28, 2016 Annual Industry Dinner at the Metropolitan at The 9! We are excited to have Dan DiMicco, former CEO of Nucor & author of AMERICAN MADE Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness June 2016 2nd Annual Networking Event, location TBD...we are learning towards the Hardrock Rocksino for this one! August 2, 2016 Annual Golf Outing! Tee off with us at Firestone County Club in Akron, Ohio September 2016 Mill Tour Part II! We plan to add an extra educational event to the calendar… perhaps Titanium is a girl’s best friend!?! October 2016 2016 Membership Drive, date & location TBD...we may include wine & chocolate! November 2016 Annual National AWMI Conference, Orlando, FL; all chapter members welcome! December 7, 2016 Holiday Party & Silent Auction See you at the Terrace Club! Educate  Network  Mentor  Grow Please search for our Group, AWMI Cleveland Chapter & join us for the most up to date info and events! PLEASE PASS THIS PUBLICATION ON TO A CO-WORKER!!
  4. 4. Educate  Network  Mentor  Grow Association of Women in the Metal Industries (AWMI) is a society of professionals, founded in California in 1981, to promote and develop the growth of women in the metal industries. AWMI believes that women in similar industries can benefit themselves and their companies through relationships, education and shared knowledge. The programs and activities of AWMI are structured to enhance members’ skills and experi- ence, address challenges confronting the industry, increase numbers in metal and promote career growth to the next level. Membership is open to both women and men who are seeking to develop all aspects of their professional development and career advancement. February 2016 Page 4 AWMI Cleveland Chapter Board of Directors Cleveland Chapter President Julie Farr, Customer Service Manger, Chromalloy Secretary & Programs Co-Chair Mallory Schaffert, CRM Analyst, TimkenSteel Treasurer & Newsletter Editor Denise Vaughan Programs Co-Chair Melissa Stephenson, Corp Credit Manager Universal Steel/Columbia National Group Fundraising Co-Chair Amanda Visconti, Outside Sales, Penn Stainless Fundraising Co-Chair Kelsea Kiene, Channel Specialist, 3M Membership Chair Charlene Cybator, Account Manager ArcelorMittal Steel USA Social Media & Publicity Laura Byrne, Regional Sales Manger, Olympic Steel Member at Large Chelsea Bush, Office Manager, TriAmerica Steel Member at Large Annette Marado, Director of Strategic Marketing Carpenter Technology Corp Past President Janet Kuban, Quality Assurance Manager EXAL Corporation

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