October 2015: Join me in serving JAWS

Why I love JAWS:

Friendships old and new.

Shared wisdom, formal and informal.

Support in a noncompetitive environment.

Costumes, karaoke and dancing!

We left CAMP (aka the Conference and Mentoring Program) rejuvenated.

We gained new journalism knowledge (so much I can’t even summarize it), serendipitous connections, memories of Glacier National Park and more to take home with us.

On the shuttle to the airport, JAWS member Sonya Green told me she periodically refreshes herself with her “bottle of JAWS” while working in her Seattle radio newsroom.

Whether you were at CAMP or couldn’t make it, I’d like to encourage you to open your “bottle of JAWS” throughout the next year — and share it with the other women journalists in your life.

The JAWS board wants to help you share the JAWS love.

Here’s how:

I’m honored to serve as the president of an organization that has done so much for me and my career. Be sure to save Oct. 28-30, 2016, for the Conference and Mentoring Project in Roanoke, Va. And I look forward to helping you keep the spirit of JAWS going all year round!

— Sandra Fish