Category Archives: Chapter News

Clarion deadline extended to April 14

Last year's Clarion Awards entries were some of the best in the 36 years of the competition. In 2007, AWC streamlined the categories and enhanced the judging process. In 2008, the focus was on marketing. "This year, we’re doing both," … Continue reading

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Panelists showcase benefits of AWC membership

Lori Day, second from left, explains how AWC makes her feel at home in a professional community, as panelists Kathy Towner, Cecelia Munzenmaier, and Julie Torstenson listen. Members and guests listen to panelists at the Member Showcase meeting.(Photos by Peggy … Continue reading

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Make a Powerful Noise for International Women’s Day March 5

You’re invited to MAKE A POWERFUL NOISE for International Women’s Day! On the evening of March 5, the Greater Des Moines chapter of the Association of Women in Communications invites you to view "A Powerful Noise," an acclaimed documentary which … Continue reading

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National Membership Campaign: Save $50!

Join AWC between January 15th and April 15th and your membership application fee will be waived. Take advantage of the $50 savings and join the only communications organization that promotes the advancement of women in all facets of communications. To … Continue reading

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AWC National begins centennial blog

The AWC Centennial blog has its first posting! Please access the blog at http://awcpowerfulvoices.wordpress.com/ and share your comments. Help us spread the word…We're looking for stories (preferably with a headshot and short biography) to post. The blog is dedicated for … Continue reading

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Clarion Awards competition now open for entries

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 8, 2009 – The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) announced today that its prestigious 2009 Clarion Awards competition is now open for entries. Now in their 37th year, the Clarion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all … Continue reading

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Des Moines wins Most Improved Small Chapter award

AWC's national board has recognized the Des Moines chapter as the 2008 Most Improved Small Chapter. The award recognizes a chapter with fewer than 50 members that has been successful in revitalizing and reinventing itself. AWC National Board Chair Sheryl … Continue reading

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Brooke Brokaw Ruddy Wins 2008 Clarion Award

Brooke Brokaw Ruddy, Marketing and Communications Director for First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa, won AWC's 2008 Clarion Award for Online Publication–Internal Publication. She was recognized for a series of articles for the First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa intranet … Continue reading

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AWC and WIPP

AWC is a coalition partner with WIPP.  I believe the Elizabeth Dole Young Entrepreneur Scholarship could be a great way for AWC members to reach out within your community to young women communicators who have an entrepreneur spirit and present … Continue reading

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Learn to Protect Your Identity: Attend “Shred-It Day” at West Bank

Local alliance member Peggy Fleming, Communications Coordinator at West Bank, announced that West Bank is holding "Shred-It Day" on Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to noon. You are invited to bring up to 100 pounds of your identity-sensitive documents … Continue reading

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