While the weather is bringing the Northeast region about as much joy as the Eagles are, I know that within our organization, we know how to make the best out of less-than-favorable circumstances. It reminds me of how during conferences, we have endured food poisoning, snow storms, and so much more. Yet, we always walk away as a whole, feeling more centered, more motivated, and more connected to one another.
So I'm going to make the best of this season and encourage you to focus on this new year. The dust has settled from the hectic holidays, so now it's time to focus on what IS within out sphere of influence with this next year. I was reading an article and I want to share an excerpt with you:
"Resolutions pressure you to focus on checking the box, rather than reevaluating the circumstances and making a decision that aligns with your core values (like getting enough sleep and caring for your family). New Year’s Intentions focus more on how you approach your life, rather than what you accomplish.
While this may seem like a small nuance, it’s a critical one, because what you ultimately end up accomplishing is a direct result of how consistently you work toward it. Anything that demotivates you is counterproductive. In doing this, it becomes your most powerful tool for creating successful change in your life because it gives you room to be a human – to play, explore, learn, pivot and grow – as your work toward living in alignment with your values.
I had never focused on the difference between a resolution and an intention, but after reading this, I did! If you have a new year's intention, feel free to share it below!
Now on to business...
Jessica Cheney Scholarship
We had several VERY IMPRESSIVE applications for this last Jessica Cheney Scholarship. Congratulations to Inv. Tara Burney from Alexandria Police Department, VA!! We are so proud of your continued dedication to your professional and personal growth through continued education.
For those of you who may not know, the Jessica Cheney Scholarship has two opportunities per calendar year for the scholarship at $1000 each. The new deadlines are January 1st and June 30th of each calendar year. Previous scholarship winners can reapply for future opportunities by completing the application process in full. Application information is available below.
Beauty Brains and Badges
Join us for the 6th Annual Beauty, Brains and Badges Brunch!
Get ready for an unforgettable event filled with empowerment, inspiration, and celebration. This year's brunch promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 23, 2024 and join us at 4700 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.
Harrisonburg, VA and Miles for MAAWLE 2024
273 days until MAAWLE 2024 in The Friendly City of Harrisonburg, VA!!! The conference committee is hard at work and will be releasing a tentative agenda soon, so stay tuned!
It's that time of the year again!
Below is the 2024 Miles for MAAWLE Challenge registration form. This year instead of a t-shirt, participants will be receiving a winter hat with the MAAWLE logo and the number of miles they completed. The cost to participate is $35. The challenge starts on February 1st and ends on February 28th. Please feel free to share this challenge with your friends, family, and co-workers!
Thank you all for your continued participation and support for this challenge - we do so well every year, and we are hopeful this year will be better than ever!
If you have any questions about Miles for MAAWLE, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or let a board member know and we will help you out however we can.
Thank you all for tuning in and I hope to see you before October!