JUNE 2016 BOARD
CHAIR: Eileen Hoeter, Vancouver
VICE CHAIR: Kimberly Skyrme, Washington D.C.
SECRETARY: Faith Dickinson, Pittsburgh
TREASURER: Carol Savoie, Los Angeles
MEMBERSHIP Co-Chair: Meighan McGuire (North and South America), Minnesota & Emma Thomas, (Outside Americas), London
SHOWCASE: Carol Bidault de L'Isle, Louisiana
COMMUNICATIONS: Sherry Richardson, Atlanta
WIFTI BOARD MEETS IN BEAUTIFUL SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
The annual WIFTI Board meeting was held October 1-3 in the home of one of our newest Chapters, New Mexico Women in Film and Television. In attendance were, Carol Savoie (Los Angeles), Eileen Hoeter (Vancouver), Glenis Giles (New Zealand) Kimberly Skyme (Washington DC) and Janet Davidson (New Mexico). Skyping in were Sara Zommorodi (Sweden), Sherry Richardson (Atlanta) and Meighan McGuire (Minnesota.)
The Inn and Spa at Loretto graciously gave us a meeting room in their lovely hotel. And the Sage Inn gave the visitors a remarkable rate to stay in their hotel.
Much work was accomplished, and you will be seeing the fruits of this labor coming soon. In fact you are visiting our new website which was put together by Carol Savoie in her free time (ha!) The 2011 Women's Day Showcase is on its way, and by now you have the information to submit you films to us. We seriously discussed our future, which belongs to all of us. These face-to-face meetings are truly something I hope many of you get a chance to experience. Spending time with Women from vastly different parts of the world with one thing in common, a love of film, is extraordinary. The time spent with these Women reinforces our mission to promote and care for Women in Film around the world.
It was not all work, NMWIF and Women in the Arts combined to give us a welcome party at the Jay Etkin Gallery. The International Board got to spend time with members of the NMWIF Board while having High Tea at El Paradero, a wonderful bed and breakfast run by Sue Jett (former film producer.) And then on our own time Sunday we toured some parts of Northern New Mexico.
During our second day we held elections. You have a new slate of International officers. I urge you to use us. We are here for you and your Chapters. I look forward to seeing all your wonderful films for the 2011 Showcase, and being in touch personally with as many of you as I can.
Vice Chair WIFTI