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Letter from the President

Where has 2023 gone?  I don’t think I remember a year ever moving this fast!

We have made great strides to celebrate WiNUP’s 100 Anniversary this year and there is more to come. 

One of my goals this year is to gain members that represent the Water and Wastewater industry.  In June, WiNUP ran an advertisement with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) through their Total Water Solutions monthly email. The AWWA has more than 50,000 members. In August, the American Public Works Association (APWA) accepted WiNUP’s 100th anniversary press release for publication in their monthly periodical, Reporter.  The APWA boasts a membership of over 31,500 public works professionals.  Through these two avenues, I hope that almost 100,000 people saw our story of sustainably supporting women in the utility industries for 100 years and ventured to our website for more information.

As we move through the second half of the year, I would like to continue to encourage our chapters to gather for an Anniversary celebration and a community STEM event.  Invite friends and colleagues to join in these events so they can get a glance into WiNUP. I ask that you take lots of pictures and submit them to the newsletter!

Our Centennial Celebration in Niagara Falls is just around the corner! I hope you are all following along with the WiNUP Conference Countdown on the WV WiNUP Facebook page!  If this is your first conference, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything! I can’t wait to celebrate with you all in Niagara Falls! 

"You've always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself." ~Glinda the Good Witch


Karen Gilmer
2023 WiNUP International President

Karen Gilmer
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Women's International Network of Utility Professionals is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (6) organization under the IRA Code.  Section 501 (c) (6) of the IRS code provides for the exemption of business leagues - which is an association of individuals with a common business interest.  Contributions to WiNUP are not tax deductible as a charitable donation.  Contributions may qualify as a business expense.  Donors should consult a tax professional.