WREI UPDATE Issue 3
July 17, 2000
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The American Woman Award 2000
Save the evening of October 4, 2000the new date for our annual American Woman Award Dinner and Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. WREI is pleased to announce that Alice Rivlin will be the recipient of this years American Woman Award. Dr. Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, the first woman director of the federal Office on Management and Budget, and vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. She has not only blazed a trail for women in economics and public finance but in her long career of public service has managed to be both tough-minded and humane, a rare combination.
In addition to an exciting evening with Dr. Rivlin, WREIs Silent Auction promises to be a smashing success with a new collection of splendors and treasures. To name just a few: How about dinner for two at the nationally renowned Inn at Little Washington? Or, if you prefer something farther away, spend a weekend for two at the famous Mutiny Hotel in Coconut Grove, Florida. For those collectible items you just have to have, bid on an autographed baseball by Governor George Dubya and his wife Laura. And for those looking for a new hobby, try sailing! Lessons are provided by J. World Annapolis Sailing School.
Stay tuned! Additional updates on the Gala, this year's honoree, and the Silent Auction will be posted on our website soon .
The Ford Foundation
WREI has been awarded a generous grant from The Ford Foundation. Over a two-year period WREI will assess its missionparticularly its organizational aims, current projects, and products. In addition, WREI will develop new sources of funding that will meet our mission requirements.
Health Issues For Midlife Women
WREI, in conjunction with Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, will develop and disseminate a comprehensive health policy agenda for women between 45 and 65. Specifically, WREI will convene an experts summit this winter that will bring together leading experts from the policy, research, foundation, government, and advocacy communities in an effort to develop a health policy agenda for midlife women.
Fifth Biennial Conference on Women in Uniform
The Fifth Biennial Conference on Women in Uniform will be held at the Women in the Military Service to America (WIMSA) Memorial in Arlington, VA on November 30December 1, 2000. Carolyn Becraft, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs will be WREIs honored guest and speaker at the luncheon on December 1. Many of you will remember that Carolyn was the first director of our Women in the Military project.
WREI is still accepting papers for the conferencethe deadline is September 15. The final selection will be made by the end of September. Visit our online Call for Papers for submission guidelines and details. Coming soonconference registration materials and electronic registration.
FRIENDS OF WREI
Mary Jane Shackelford, who provides invaluable assistance in organizing our annual American Woman Award Dinner and Gala, was awarded the Best Friends Foundation Friendship Award on June 10 at the Foundation's Annual Recognition Ceremony. Past recipients include former First Lady Barbara Bush and Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. Way to go Mary Jane!
WREI says goodbye to two outstanding young staffers at the end of this month: Ann Potter and Laura Hessenflow. Ann, a former WREI fellow, will be returning to Chicago to finish her masters degree in public service management and Laura, our super intern, will be returning to Kansas to contemplate her next adventure.
WREI FellowsWhere Are They Now?