As a WIN member, you can join one of WIN’s three committees anytime! Help us plan programs, review grant proposals and keep our membership engaged and growing, while learning more about WIN! Let us know at WIN@nufoundation.org if you are interested in joining a committee or have questions about the groups.
Here’s an update on what’s happening in each group:
Chair: Susan Rosenlof; Chair-elect: Meg Lauerman; Immediate Past Chair: Shannon Sands
Next meeting: Feb. 15, 3:30 p.m. (Zoom)
The Education Committee met Nov. 16 to further plans for opportunities for members to learn and connect with each other. A WIN Webinar featuring a University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communication course that spent months researching and reporting on climate issues will be at noon Dec. 2. Other virtual programs are in the works for January and February. WIN will continue to post learning opportunities for members and occasionally schedule WIN Chats for discussion afterwards. The group also debriefed the WIN Grant Awards Celebration. for which members planned the keynote presentation. Positive comments were received about the speaker and the breakout sessions offered at the end of the program. Meeting dates set: Nov. 16, Feb. 15, May 17 and Aug. 16, all at 3:30 p.m.
Chair: Ann Bruntz; Chair-elect: Emily Allen; Immediate Past Chairs: Kathy LeBaron and Courtney Kreifels
Next meeting: Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m. (Zoom)
The Membership Committee met in June to discuss ways to encourage members who had not yet renewed for this year to renew. The committee would like to expand its membership by seeking other WIN members interested in connecting with new and renewing members. Future 2021 meeting dates: Feb. 8, May 10, Aug. 9, Nov. 8, all at 3:30 p.m.
Chair: Cassie Kohl; Chair-elect: Vanessa Denney; Immediate Past Chair: Linda Hoegemeyer
Next meeting: March 3 (Subcommittee), May 11 (Full committee) 3:30 p.m. (Zoom)
The Grants Committee met via Zoom Aug. 25 to debrief the 2019-2020 grants cycle and make plans for the 2020-2021 cycle. The use of Zoom for site visits offered some time advantages for members participating and went well for the committee and grant seekers. The downside was the lack of personal interaction with grant seekers and other committee members and the informal time to discuss proposals with other committee members. Next year’s grant application timeline was set and will be posted on WIN’s website before Jan. 1. A subcommittee effort to contact past grant seekers and grant recipients about their experiences and the impact of their grants will be planned. Selection of the next committee chair was discussed. Meetings set for 2021: March 3, subcommittee for letters of inquiry review; May 11, full committee for proposal review; Tuesdays and Thursdays in June reserved for site visits; July 13, full committee for review of site visits.