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About the Chapter

Women In Defense (WID), A National Security Organization, and all it's Chapters are an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), is a professional organization for individuals whose careers are related to the defense of the United States and national security.

The Iowa/Illinois chapter was formed in 2001. WID provides its members with opportunities for professional development, a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences, a vehicle for expanding networks. It also provides opportunities for members to meet and interact with officials from Government and industry in open discussions on key issues.

Iowa/Illinois Chapter has established a scholarship program that benefits local high school and college students. Since our inception we have awarded several thousands of dollars in academic scholarships to deserving students.

Members of the Iowa/Illinois Chapter are concentrated in the Quad City area. Men and Women from government, military installations and industry firms provide the chapter as a source of networking, educations, and career development.

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Barbara Dunlavey
WID Executive Director

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For Membership, Scholarship or Program information on the WID Iowa / Illinois Chapter, contact:

WID Executive Director Barbara Dunlavey via or 1-703-247-2551.




Vice President







Past President


Golf Outing
Web Master
WID Wisdom, Education
Social / Fundraising
Mentoring / STEM

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News & Events






3rd Tuesday Monthly

Various Locations

Bimonthly Meeting

April, 2015

Isle of Capri
1777 Isle Prkwy
Bettendorf, IA  52722


4th Annual Fashion Show

Time:  11:00 a.m. Social
           11:30 a.m. Lunch

Tickets:  See flyer for details

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June 11, 2015 Rock Island Arsenal Island-wide Scholarship Presentation

August, 2015

Glynns Creek
19251 290th Street
Long Grove, IA  52756


16th Annual Women in Defense Golf Outing






Rock Island Arsenal Island-wide Scholarship Presentation Ceremony on
11 June 2015

11th Annual Women In Defense Golf Outing

11th Annual Women In Defense Golf Outing was held 3 August 2012 at Rock Island.
For photos please go to our Facebook site, click here.



Mary S. Adams


Iowa/Illinois Chapter NDIA, presents the Paul L. Greenberg Award to Mary S. Adams, in recognition of lifetime contributions to the Ammunition Industrial Base, 2012.



Wine Tasting Event

A wine tasting event was held at Johnny's Steakhouse, Moline, IL on December 9, 2011.  Fred Smith intrigued everyone with his knowledge of pairings with wine and food.  It was an event enjoyed by both members and non-members.


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The Women In Defense Iowa/Illinois Chapter is pleased to announce  our 2015 Scholarship winners:

For FY 2015, the Women In Defense Iowa/Illinois Chapter is proud to have donated $1,500 to the WID National HORIZONS Scholarship funds.

Iowa-Illinois Chapter Women in Defense
P.O. Box 4932
Rock Island, IL  61204-4932


The 2012 WID Scholarship WInners:
WID Scholarship Winners 
To see all the pictures, go to our Facebook site.


The 2011 WID Scholarship WInners:
WID Scholarship Winners 
Download/Print/View 2011 WID Scholarship Winners.


The 2010 WID Scholarship Winners:
WID Scholarship Winners

Download/Print/View 2010 WID Scholarship Winners.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions please contact any of the board members or myself.  We look forward to talking to you!

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