Northeast Region Update

posted Feb 15, 2009, 6:51 PM by Co-President NER Natalie Rodrigues

Hello Northeast Region Chapters!
The Northeast Region was formed in 2008 to better serve the chapters in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Our mission is to facilitate student and professional chapter development, education, and cooperation within the geographic boundaries of the Northeast Region.
We are:
Co-President/ Treasurer: Bree Carlson,
Co-President/ MA & ME State Rep: Julie Gagen,
Secretary: Beth Cullinan,
CT & RI State Representative: Jeffrey Jacques,
NY State Representative: Jeffrey Asher,
DE & NJ State Representative: Mohamed Kilany,
NH & VT State Representative: Sandy Beauregard,
PA State Representative: Edwina Lam,
Northeast Region EWB Chapter Relations Manager: Rosemary Powers,
We've been hard at work for the last couple of months trying to get our region off the ground. Our recent initiatives are described below:
Northeast Region's Website:  We have a Northeast Region website ( We are trying to use this website to connect chapters to each other and to share successful strategies. If you have suggestions for the website or have content or presentations that you'd like to have uploaded, please contact Julie Gagen (
Northeast Region's Newsletter:  In March, we will be launching a quarterly regional newsletter. We're looking for articles, photos, and questions for our first issue. The quarterly regional newsletter will be a great way to publicize the work that you are doing in your chapter! Please contact Beth Cullinan ( for more information.

EWB-USA International Conference:  The annual EWB conference is being held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Thursday, March 26, 2009 to Sunday, March 29, 2009.  Scholarships to the International Conference are available! We are offering a total of five scholarships for members in the Northeast Region, one of which will be reserved for developing or new chapters. The scholarship amount is $200, and selection will be done by lottery. The application for the scholarship is on our regional website can be found here: .  The deadline is February 20, 2009.
Northeast Region's Chapter of the Month:  Northeastern University is our Chapter of the Month! The NEU chapter was established in 2005.  Since that time, they have completed several projects in Honduras and were recently approved for a Uganda project.  Through all of their hard work and exemplary project development, they have received awards of recognition by EWB-USA and research grants through their university.  To learn more about this chapter, please visit their website

Please contact your State Representative for more information on how to make your chapter our Chapter of the Month.
Northeast Region Workshop:  The Northeast Region Workshop will be held in the fall.  We are currently developing an application for chapters interested in hosting the workshop.  If your chapter is in good standing, has facilities available for hosting such an event, and is easily accessible, please consider applying to host the workshop.  Additional details will be sent out in March. 
Serving the Northeast Region Chapters:  We want to know how best to serve the chapters within the Northeast Region. Does your chapter want Wilderness First Aid training? Technical seminars to assist project teams with aspects of their work? Better connections to nearby chapters? Water Quality testing kits to rent? A lending library? Right now we're taking any and all suggestions- please email Bree Carlson ( with ideas.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Bree Carlson and Julie Gagen, co-Presidents