Hello Northeast Region Chapters!
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: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=p7Zhl4kSRb66nq4EWt4bIdQ . 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 www.ewb.neu.edu.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with ideas.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Bree Carlson and Julie Gagen, co-Presidents