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 First Coast Chapter 

About the Chapter

News & Events

Programs

Leadership

Bylaws

Contact Us

 

About the Chapter

Welcome to Women In Defense First Coast Chapter (WID FC), A National Security Organization affiliated with National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). WID FC serves members in the Tri-Base area of Northeast Florida, both women and men, whose professional activities relate to national security. As of Spring, 2016. WID has 21 chapters throughout the nation - WID First Coast became official on March 1, 2016!

WID was established to provide women a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education and career development. You will find many exciting reasons to be a part of WID FC:

  • We offer social, educational, and networking events throughout the year to our professionally accomplished members
  • We provide recognition through sponsorship opportunities to our member companies
  • We sponsor STEM scholarships, support, and mentorship to our supported community partners
  • One of the best values you will find in a professional organization

We invite all of our members to participate in meetings, seminars, and committee activities to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship between themselves and the organization. Details on events and activities are available here, via social media, email and newsletters, or you can contact us at WID.FC@outlook.com.

 

Membership

Membership in WID is open to all professional women and men whose primary professional activities are related to national defense or any aspect of national security. All WID members are automatically members of NDIA at no additional cost, and when you join WID FC, you are a member of the national organization as well. Benefits of membership include:

  • Networking and Professional Development Opportunities
  • WID Newsletter
  • WID Membership Directory
  • Access to NDIA Job Bank
  • WID Membership Pins
  • Subscription to National DEFENSE (the magazine of NDIA)
  • Automatic membership in WID-FC and the national organization for Women In Defense (WID)
  • Automatic membership in National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

Membership Dues

Annual (1 year) dues: $40
Lifetime membership: $500
Government & Military dues*: Complimentary
*Available to to all currently-serving military and government employees - Membership must be renewed annually.

As a result of WID's status as an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), WID members are automatically members of NDIA and eligible for the privileges and rights of both organizations.

Membership must be renewed annually, and renewal fees will be due on your anniversary. For example, if you join Women In Defense in December of 2015, you will renew your membership in December 2016.

Join TODAY!

Sign up online now.
Download/View/Print application

  • Mail application and a check made to Women In Defense to:
    Women In Defense, First Coast Chapter
    2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
    Arlington, VA 22201
  • Fax application (credit card option) to: 703-522-1885
  • Email scanned application (credit card option) to: awhite@ndia.org  

    If you have further questions email our Membership Director at WID.FC@outlook.com
    Note: If you are currently an NDIA member, and are not receiving WID-FC emails, please let us know at WID.FC@outlook.com.

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Leadership

Women In Defense Charter Board of Directors and Advisory Board
Contact the Board of Directors using WID.FC@outlook.com for the most efficient communications.

Women In Defense Board of Directors

  • President: Debbi Gray, KBRwyle, Senior Manager, New Business Capture, Aerospace Group
    904-553-7831 | debbi.gray@wyle.com
  • Vice President: Elizabeth May, Prosser, Director of Business Development and Marketing
  • Secretary: Sarah King, Prosser, Land Planner
  • Treasurer: Charisse Quesada, Crowley Maritime Corporation, Manager – Business Development, Government Services
  • Outgoing President: Vacant
  • Awards & Recognition: Debbi Gray, KBRwyle
  • Communications: John Prather, Senior Acount Executive, Office Creations
  • Membership: Cherrie Holloway, CH Contracting Services CEO
  • Programs: Sara Slettebo, ReMilNet, President
  • Special Projects: Rebekah Hudnall, EHUD Industries CEO
  • Corporate Liaison Coordination: Quincy Jackson, USN (Retired) 
  • Historian: Elizabeth May, Prosser, Director of Business Development

Women In Defense First Coast Advisory Board

  • Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP/USAFX; COO, Dynamic Computer Corp - WID National President
  • Debbie L. Berry, CMSP, Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions
  • RADM Marty Evans, USN (Ret.)
  • Don Fullerton, President, Prosser Inc.
  • Martin S. Kosiek, CAPT USN (Ret), Executive Director United States Military Airpower Museum (USMAP)
  • CDR Bill Spann, USN (Ret), Director, Military Affairs & Veterans Services, Office of Mayor Lenny Curry
  • Joe Snowberger, Office of Transition, Employment and Economic Impact, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • RADM Patricia Wolfe, USN (Ret) 

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News & Events

WID First Coast has a variety of social networking, professional development, and volunteer activities throughout the year and all around the region to make sure we connect with everyone.

Date

Location

Events

 June 7, 2016

Downtown

Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting

June 23, 2016 BlackFinn at Town Center, Jacksonville Wine and Wind Down Networking Social
July 12, 2016 Southside: Prosser, Inc.
13901 Sutton Park Drive South, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting

July 21, 2016

5:30-8:00pm

River City Brewing Company
835 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Joint Organization Networking Mixer
RSVP to WID.FC@outlook.com

 

July 28, 2016 Jacksonville University, Davis School of Business National Speaker and Professional Development
Information and RSVP http://conta.cc/296DK00
August 2, 2016 Orange Park: Andromeda Systems, Inc. 330 Crossings Blvd. Suite 300; Orange Park, FL 32073 Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting
September 6, 2016 Downtown Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting
October 4, 2016 Southside: Prosser, Inc.
13901 Sutton Park Drive South, Suite 200
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting
November 8, 2016
(alternate date)
Dial In Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting
December 6, 2016 Dial In Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting
January 18, 2017 Ramada - Mandarin
3130 Hartley Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

WID FC and SAME 2017 Signature Kick Off Event

Featuring Rear Admiral Mary M. Jackson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast

Board of Directors and General Membership Meeting: WID FC currently now conducts the BOD and General Membership Meeting as a conference call the first Tuesday of each month. Dial in information is available upon request to members in good standing. We are utilizing Constant Contact for getting the word out about our activities including the Board of Director meetings. Be sure your email and contact information are up to date to receive the latest information. Being involved in meetings for our new chapter affords you the opportunity to help shape what we are doing as a chapter

The schedule here provides dates and event for important chapter activities. Additionally, we use email, newsletters, and social media to keep everyone up-to-date. Be sure to contact any of the BOD or WID.FC@outlook.com to ensure you are receiving this important information.

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Bylaws

Please click here for the WID First Coast Chapter By Laws.

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Programs

WID FC will host special events on a regular basis throughout the year. These include dynamic speakers on relevant and current topics of interest to our industry, socials that bring professionals together in a casual atmosphere, and professional development activities that will stimulate growth for your career or interests, and events focused on injecting some of our time and talent back into the community to support the generations coming behind us and those who went before us. Your ideas help define WID FC. Be sure to share them! 

Watch the schedule above for WID FC’s exciting programs to include luncheons, speaker engagements, fundraisers, scholarship programs, conferences and support to local/national events. Additionally, we use email, newsletters, and social media to keep everyone up-to-date. Be sure to contact any of the BODs or WID.FC@outlook.com to ensure you are receiving this important information.

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Contact Us

Contact the Board of Directors using WID.FC@outlook.com for the most efficient communications.

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2111 Wilson Boulevard / Suite 400 / Arlington, Virginia 22201-3061
Telephone: (703) 522-1820 / Fax: (703) 522-1885
Email: wid@ndia.org