Updated: Nov 2, 2022
Educate - Empower - Evolve
36th Annual Training Conference
North Wildwood showed us a few rays of sunshine, some highly esteemed speakers, and an abundance of connection. Throughout the week, I couldn't have been more proud of the mentorship, collaboration, and genuine support I saw you all have for one another. Every year I show up, I leave refreshed and reminded why this organization is one of the best surprises I've come across in my career. There were so many "aha" moments throughout the week for me, inside and outside of the classroom. In particular, the quote "playing small does not serve the world" struck me on such a deeper level. I had found myself in a season of my career where I thought that if I just stayed beneath the radar, I could just keep showing up and that would be enough. What this week highlighted for me is that while that's okay to do, it's not a place I want to stay. It lit a fire up under me and reunited me with my own "why". I came back to work the following day feeling just a little more right, and I have you all to thank for that. Enough about me though, let's talk about the good stuff!
Training & Upcoming Conferences
With another successful training conference in our rear view mirror, we take our gratitude for 2022's conference committee and look forward to what's next for MAAWLE. We have a Calibre Press Female Enforcers Training Event: Advanced Mental, Physical, and Tactical Skills to Survive. This training will be held at the Attorney General's Office, 1000 Madison Ave, Norristown PA 19403 on March 15-16, 2023 (https://secure.calibrepress.com/events/female-enforcers-two-day-event-philadelphia-pa/)
Next, we have the exciting announcements of........
September 10-14, 2023 - Annapolis, MD will be graciously hosting our 37th Conference
Rooms: First 50 are at $139/night before they go up to $179!!!!
2024 has already been claimed by Harrisonburg, VA - if your agency would like to host 2025, reach out to a board member and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the conference committees present, past, and future, for making this organization EVERYTHING it is!
Don't forget, we have scholarship opportunities for education and for NAWLEE. Our Jessica Cheney Scholarship application is available here: https://www.maawle.org/jessica-cheney-scholarship and if you are interested in representing MAAWLE at the NAWLEE conference April 11-14, 2023 in West Galleria, Houston TX, please fill this out: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PejN0s0Op59HHIzYpCbKggShVXKRee1XWi1m9MoZJPw/edit
and email me with any potential questions: email@example.com. NAWLEE scholarship recipients receive paid registration, but are still responsible for their own travel and additional expenses.
While speaking about the Cheney scholarship, Mr. and Mrs. Cheney's information was requested by a few of our members. Mr. and Mrs. Cheney LOVE letters and cards, and they certainly have contributed a lot to our organization. If you think of it, please send them a kind note: 3901 Trickling Brook Dr, Richmond, VA 23228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since I'm hitting home all the points of togetherness, I wanted to touch on another website feature we have, which is through the app "Spaces" by Wix. It allows you to see our website content, get updates from blogs like this, and more easily connect with one another. For more information, follow this link: https://support.wix.com/en/article/spaces-by-wix-an-overview
Please share your experiences with your fellow women in law enforcement - and start thinking of nominations for awards next year! https://www.maawle.org/projects-3. We know each other well, and we know heroic work is being done out there.
Feel free to submit great things about one another (promotions, retirements, etc.) so I can include them in the newsletter! Don't forget to follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/groups/103113955240
Thank you all,