Category Archives: Regional Gatherings

Join JAWS’ spring fling potluck in May

Jennifer dePaulBy Jen DePaul, JAWS Board Member, Chair of Regional Gatherings

We’d like to announce the first annual JAWS “Spring Fling Potluck!” Most of our active chapters already host regular monthly gatherings, usually in the form of a happy hour. We want to challenge you to ramp up your regional gathering by hosting a potluck in the month of May. Our goal is to have every active chapter (Bay Area; Boston; Chicago; D.C.; Frederick, Md.; New York City; Seattle; and Southern Calif.) participate in this event.

Regional gatherings recap: February 2014

JAWS D.C.: Former board member Roberta Baskin hosted a JAWS gathering Jan. 20 at the eclectic Mansion on O in Washington, D.C. More than 20 JAWdesses turned up at the bar, then roamed the mansion to search for more than 30 secret passages, admire the artworks and buy a few tchotchkes. They assembled in a private room (through a secret door) to catch up on life and livelihoods. Roberta handed out random quotations by women for women, and they talked about how each fragment of wisdom and humor resonated in their lives. Thanks to Roberta for organizing a great event.

California JAWS Trainings

JAWS members in the Bay Area benefited from two recent training sessions to boost social media skills.

Board member and journalism instructor Sandra Fish showed about 25 women the latest in how Storify can be used to tell great stories as they evolve. Members who came to the March event at the home of JAWS President Kat Rowlands asked for more. So in June, JAWS Secretary and journalism instructor Teresa Puente gave a three-hour workshop on social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkeIn and Google+ for a dozen women at the new offices of the Oakland Tribune.