Regional gatherings recap: June 2015

JAWSDC_LakeJacksonJAWS D.C.: At least three dozen JAWS members gathered Saturday at Roberta Baskin’s breathtaking home on the bank of Jackson Lake in Manassas, Va. In addition to boat rides by Capt. Jim (Roberta’s husband and journalist), JAWS members enjoyed dips in the pool and great conversation at every corner. If only every summer day could be this magical!

JAWS Northern New England: We had our first Northern New England regional meeting in Concord this past month. Eleven women attended, and we signed up four new members. It was a lovely evening with a nice mix of ages and professional backgrounds. We look forward to hosting more events soon, including some in Maine and Vermont. Anyone interested in joining us should contact Meg Heckman. JAWdesses in town to cover the NH primary are welcome!

JAWSNYC_LoriSokolJAWS NYC: About 15 women enjoyed a warm June evening on the terrace of member Lori Sokol’s fabulous apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. We talked about all kinds of issues and struggles – many of us are in the process of “reinventing” ourselves; some changing from beat reporting to academia or management; others moving between platforms or taking on new skill sets. These discussions were also great opportunities to talk about CAMP. There were also some new faces – hopefully soon-to-be new members. And you couldn’t beat the view.