Archive for November 2015

Join us in Person or by Phone at our Fusion Networking Brunch

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:15 – Las Vegas Time (3:15 EST) to 1:15 p.m. (4:15 EST)
Paris Hotel
Versailles Ballroom 4
3570 Las Vegas Blvd, South
Las Vegas, NV 89109, US

IAEM 63rd Annual Conference & EMEX 2015
Clark County, Nevada

Please use the dial in number and enter the access code, followed by the # key as specified below. Courtesy request: Please mute phone when not speaking.
Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7000 Participant Access Code: 655475#

Join us for Brunch on November 15th and begin to infuse our expertise with dedicated and resourceful professionals. We will share who we are, what we do and the path we desire to explore with you!!!


Join us via conference call!!!



As First VP, Tyra Gore, calls this meeting to order. The following Officers have requested to be excused, but are present by phone:   Dr. J. McBride, President and Secretary-Treasurer Blythe Patenaude was in an accident and is unable to travel for another 3 weeks.


  • Opening of Meeting
    • Welcome
    • Opening Prayer
    • Sign/Call In
  • Old Business
    • Thank you letters to dignitaries, sponsors, and guest speaker
    • Year in review
    • Bylaws Review
  • New Business
  • 2016 Topics of Discussion
  • Board of Directors:
  • Incorporation Completed for non-profit status!!!
    • Bylaws – Amendment
    • 2016 Policies and Procedures discussion
    • 2016 Board of Directors
      • Election of Officers
    • 2016 Membership
      • Proposal for Membership2015 Annual Meeting
      • Page 2
      • Membership Requirement
    • 2015 Treasurer Report
    • 2016 Treasurer Duties
    • Board Meeting Dates:
      • January, April, July and October/November (IAEM Annual Conference)
  • Women’s History Month – March 2016
    • In conjunction with DHS/FEMA and IAEM, Partnership with the White House Council on Women and Girls
    • inWEM Meeting Celebration and Planning Meeting
  • 2016 Webinars
    • April, June, August, and October
  • 2016 Newsletters
    • February, May, July and September
  • 2016 IAEM Conference
    • 2016


  • 2016 International Women in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Hall of Fame at the 6th Annual Gala Reception and Induction Ceremony, Saturday, October 15, 2016, during the IAEM-USA 64th Annual Conference & EMEX at the (TBD) Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, Room (TBD).


  • 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, October, 16, 2016, 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm; during the IAEM-USA 64th Annual Conference & EMEX (TBD – Hotel, Savannah, Georgia, Room (TBD)If you are available to attend, please RSVP to by November 11th.Initial Duties (Suggested/Pending Discussion) of 2016 Officers
  • www.inwem.orgLet’s have an exciting “Fusion” Networking Brunch!
  • President
    • Liaison with partners
    • Liaison with inductees
  • President Emeritus
    • Center for Women’s Leadership
  • Survey
  • 1st Vice President
    • Chair bylaws committee
    • Liaison with IAEM
    • 2016 Hall of Fame
  • 2nd Vice President –
    • Potential Sponsors
    • Webinar Partnership with IAEM
  • Recording Secretary –
    • Membership
  • Financial Secretary                 2015 Annual Meeting
  • Page 3
  • Treasurer
    • Incorporation filing
    • Funding Resources    The following slate of officers, presented herein to carry the organization through its first full organizational year – 2016:2016 inWEM Slate of OfficersMs. Blythe Joy Patenaude, 1st Vice President and Acting TreasurerMs. JoAnna Larsen, SecretaryMs. Pamela L’Heureux, CEM, Executive Committee/Director
    • Dr. Jacqueline McBride, CEM, CPM, CVA, CDRCC, President Emeritus
    • Ms. Vilma Milmoe, 2nd Vice President
    • Ms. Tyra Gore, CEM, President
    • I, Jacqueline McBride, unable to attend this year, and in collaboration with the Executive Board, offer:
    • Elections: