Upcoming Events!


ROI of Volunteering, Karen Connors

Karen G. Connors (far Right) pictured with husband (left) and two amputees at a Putt-Putt Tournament.

WID CFL announces our April 2014 program
The ROI of Volunteering… presented by Karen Connors, Consultant and Community Volunteer.

Please join us Tuesday April 29, 2014  @ JHT, Inc.
2710 Discovery Drive, Suite 100,
Orlando, FL 32826

Please go to “Events” to register.
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Karen G. Connors is an Army Brat and an Army Wife. Living on military bases made her keenly aware of the support system these areas provide for military families. As a member of the AUSA Executive Committee (and Army Ball Committee), she organizes the effort to escort Wounded Warriors to the annual Army Birthday Ball.

Karen is the chair of the Military Affairs Committee for Florida Citrus Sports and a mentor in the Mentor Leadership Program for the Camaraderie Foundation. She also works with the VA, Florida Realtors Association and the City of Orlando on Heroes Commons at Jefferson – a housing initiative for minority veterans.


Calling Volunteers!

This year the CFL WID Chapter is planning a few special events.  The first is our Bowling Fundraiser, which will be held at Firkin and Kegler in May, to raise funds for our STEM Scholarship.  In August, we will be celebrating the CFL WID Chapter’s 5th Anniversary. The CFL WID Special Projects Directors are looking for interested CFL WID members to assist in the planning of these events.  If you’re interested in supporting the Bowling Fundraiser, please contact Valentina Merkulova at valentina.merkulova@ml.com.  For those interested in planning the 5th Anniversary Celebration, please contact Beth Biddle at elizabeth.m.biddle@boeing.com.
Thanks in advance for your enthusiasm and support for our CFL WID Chapter!

Past WID Events

Visit our Event page to learn more about the next WID CFL  event, but here are our past speakers:

March 2014 WID Event:

?????????????For our March 2014 program WID CFL chapter was very fortunate to have Stuart Armstrong – Chief Technology Officer for QinetiQ, share his knowledge and insight on The Impact of Game Technology on How We Learn.  Not only was it informative and funny, he shared and demonstrated with the large audience many examples and tools from past and current technology.

February 2014 WID Event: 

berridgeWhat a wonderful and informative presentation by our guest speaker Mr. Randolph Berridge, President of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. Mr. Berridge provided us with three very useful websites:  http://www.visitthecorridor.com  www.floridahightech.com and www.visitthecorridor.com .

January 2014 WID Event: 

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Our guest speaker was Dr. Melissa Dagley, who is the Executive Director of Initiatives of STEM (iSTEM) at the University of Florida.  Dr. Dagley provided a very power talk on the cooperative partnership opportunities to help enhance our future generations in the STEM fields.  During this meeting a STEM scholarship was awarded, please check under STEM for more details.


December 2013 WID Event

WID CFL Supports the Museum of Military History!  Our guest speaker was a representative from The Museum of Military History.  The Museum of Military History opened an exhibition on Friday, December 6, entitled Women in the Military at their facility in Osceola County. Learn more about this exceptional organization at: www.museumofmilitaryhistory.com

From l to r: Tiffany Lamb, WID CFL President, Robert Dent, MoMH Director of Marketing, Melissa Ross, WID CFL Programs, Don Smith, MoMH Director, Col. David Smith, Candidate for U.S. Congress

From l to r: Tiffany Lamb, WID CFL President, Robert Dent, MoMH Director of Marketing, Melissa Ross, WID CFL Programs, Don Smith, MoMH Director, Col. David Smith, Candidate for U.S. Congress

Our Mission

WID’s mission is to cultivate and support the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security and provide women with a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education, and career development.