Great Lakes Chapter Federally Employed Women

Great Lakes Chapter Federally Employed Women Our purpose is to promote the equality and advancement of women in Federal government. FEW is a private, non-profit organization established in 1968.

The Great Lakes Chapter of FEW, established in1974, is located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, MI. Members of our chapter work together in committees on projects related to our pur-pose. We sponsor training programs, working in coalition with the American Federation of Government (AFGE) Local 1658 and the local Office of Equal Opportunity, and meet regu-larly with Detroit Arsenal leadership to s

hare the concerns of women in our workforce. Members of the Great Lakes Chapter of FEW have the opportunity to experience working with a group of professional women and men dedicated to taking action to end s*x discrimination and to increase job opportunities for women at the Detroit Arsenal. They have the opportunity to develop personal skills - leadership skills, communication skills and technical skills. They have increased access to information they need for career planning, and have the opportunity to net-work, meet a mentor, or become a mentor for someone else. Membership is open to all Federal and DC government employees and to any other person sup-porting the goals and objectives of FEW. Great Lakes Chapter Annual dues - $35.00

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Army Community Service (ACS) Honors Military Spouses & recognizes Military Spouse Appreciation Day on 12 May 2017:

Monday, May 8th:
Military Spouse Appreciation Day in the United States
The Friday before Mother's Day in the United States is observed as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It is a day to acknowledge the significant others of military personnel who hold the fort down at home while their partners are protecting the country.

The first Military Spouse Appreciation Day was observed on May 23, 1984. It was established as a one-off observance through a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan. The day was later made into an annual observance by Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger. In 1999, the U.S. Congress declared May as National Military Month to acknowledge the service of the men and women in the military.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which is also sometimes known as Military Spouse Day, aims to bring national attention to the role that military spouses play in maintaining the morale of the military and in supporting their significant others while they serve the country.

Army Community Service (ACS) Honors Military Spouses
Beginning the week of May 8 and running through May 12, 2017 ACS will be sending daily email blasts with important Military Spouse information. Please take the time to read the daily email and learn a little bit about life as a Military Spouse.

How Can YOU Honor a Spouse? Thank a Military Spouse for their unofficial duty in service to our country. Consider donating time or money to a charity that serves our Military Spouse population. Take time out of your day on May 12, 2017 to post to your social media accounts in recognition of the Military Spouse.


An article from Greater Good Science Center - The science of dogs influencing how people work in groups discussed in this article is from Central Michigan University! Go Chips! Maybe you want to consider incorporating dogs and/or nature into your next teaming activity?!

Check out the women of The View's conversation, may be searched by "behar trump fake news" to get an excerpt from the sh...

Check out the women of The View's conversation, may be searched by "behar trump fake news" to get an excerpt from the show where the women discuss the CNN - Buzzfeed actions which were not the same, the responsibility of journalism/journalists at this unique point in history, and POETUS' trying to shut down the press. You will learn something and be proud these women can find smart, thoughtful consensus. We need this. Our country needs this. I never thought to say it before, WE NEED THE WOMEN OF THE VIEW!
PS. Whoopi's "Michelle 2020" shirt was pretty awesome too.


From: Federally Employed Women [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2016 11:44 AM
Subject: Federally Employed Women Congratulates Donald J. Trump

Federally Employed Women (FEW)
Congratulates Donald J. Trump
On Becoming the 45th President of the United States of America

I would like to congratulate Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump on winning the Presidential Election.

FEW believes this hard-fought campaign has increased awareness for continued dialog in order to begin the process of uniting around our common concerns, and less about those things that divide us. We look forward to engaging the new Republican Administration in a meaningful discussion about workforce issues, including paid parental-leave, which Mr. Trump supports. FEW continues to champion issues for federal workers who are women to ensure that they are fairly compensated and the agencies they work for are adequately funded. FEW believes our government agencies play an integral role in the lives of U.S. citizens here and abroad, as well as the security of our nation.

FEW looks forward to working with Mr. Trump to help address these important issues affecting women in the Federal Workforce, as well as all Americans.

Wanda V. Killingsworth
National President

Investing in Our Future!


Great Lakes Regional Training Program (RTP) starts tomorrow evening at the Embassy Suites
28100 Franklin Road, Southfield, Michigan, 48034, USA
+1-248-350-2000. Join us!


Check out the new memoir "Negroland" from Pulitzer Prize winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson. She was interviewed this week by Terry Gross on WHYY's Fresh Air. Catch it on the podcast @





Our thoughts and prayers as a Nation are with the service members killed last week in Chattanooga. We honor their service. We offer our gratitude
to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We do not give in to fear. You cannot divide us. And you will not change our way of life.

We ask God to watch over the fallen, the families, and their communities. As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and
on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 25, 2015. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.



This is the 65th year The TACOM community
has supported this annual event.
Consider dressing a doll this year
to help brighten a child’s holiday.
To get a doll, contact: Esther Brewer-Jones, 586-282-5726
This year the dolls will be due back 9 Sep 15.
Thanks for your support!

Slavery’s Long Shadow
Slavery’s Long Shadow

Slavery’s Long Shadow

Despite changing attitudes on several fronts, race in America is an issue that won’t go away.


League of Women Voters Detroit and Detroit Branch NAACP Invites the Community to May 5th Ballot Proposal
What is it and What Would it do?
Thurs., April 9, 2015
6 p.m.
8220 Second Ave.
NAACP Branch Office
Information will be provided on the ballot proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution and on the new laws that will be triggered if the amendment is approved by voters.
The presentation includes information on how state revenue would be in- creased and how it would be spent.
Pros and cons of passing the proposal will also be discussed.
This is a FREE community event. For more information contact [email protected] or call 313-288-9590

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An invitation from Grosse Pointe Soroptimists:

The Outreach Committee of COSW, WSU student organization Not For Sale, Heavenly Hope International and SIGP ould like to invite you to our Human Trafficking Event this February 10th, 2015.

Visit for more details and a calendar of events.

Soroptimist is an international volunteer organization for women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, through programs leading to social and economic empowerment in local communities and throughout the world.

Leon & Lulu are having a fundraiser for Skyline, 11 FEB. Skyline Camp & Retreat Center will receive 10% of the sales of ...
Leon & Lulu - live well. laugh much. shop often.

Leon & Lulu are having a fundraiser for Skyline, 11 FEB. Skyline Camp & Retreat Center will receive 10% of the sales of all items purchased between 6 & 8pm. Leon & Lulu is located in the building that housed the historic Ambassador Roller Rink and offers 15,000 square feet of shopping at 96 W. 14 Mile Road
Clawson, MI 48017 248-288-3600 There will be complimentary nibbles, sweet treats and beverages to enjoy as you search for the perfect Valentine, birthday, anniversary, shower or wedding gift.

eon & Lulu is metropolitan Detroit’s own award winning lifestyle store, selling well-designed furniture, fun accessories and unique gifts in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Located in the historic Ambassador Roller Rink, you will find a shopping experience unlike any other. Leon & Lulu is serious abo...


From the desk of the President, Great Lakes Chapter FEW

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I encourage everyone to enjoy their time off with family and friends and be safe in whatever you do.

I am looking forward to seeing and working with everyone in the new year... You guys are the greatest! Take care.

Leslie Wilson-Smith
President, Great Lakes Chapter FEW

Donate to Scholarships for FEW members and dependents during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) via Federal Employee Ed...
Southeastern Michigan Area CFC -

Donate to Scholarships for FEW members and dependents during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) via Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) 5 Digit Code = 11185. Do it now at the SE Michigan CFC link, below. You'll be glad you did.

Campaign materials are complete, volunteers in place and the process of reaching out to our generous donors will begin soon.

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Check out the map of the best places to be a mother!
40 maps that explain the world

Check out the map of the best places to be a mother!

Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.


Check out Google today. The graphic honors Rosalind Franklin's 93rd Birthday.

If you live in Detroit, check out your new, printable Detroit Voter Guides online thanks to the League of Women Voters. ...
League of Women Voters of Michigan » Home

If you live in Detroit, check out your new, printable Detroit Voter Guides online thanks to the League of Women Voters. Congratulations LWVMI! You came together for Detroit. Great Lakes Chapter FEW salutes you!

A nonpartisan political organization dedicated to Making Democracy Work through voter education, issue advocacy and citizen participation.

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National Voter Registration Day
September 24, 2013
The LWVMI has reserved space in front of the State Capitol Building for an event celebrating voter registration. Local Leagues are invited and encouraged to participate on September 24. More information on the event will be sent to Local League Presidents as it becomes available.

Sharing from NWHP
National Women's History Project

Sharing from NWHP

Gerda Lerner died on January 2, 2013. I attended her memorial service, which was held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at Madison on Sunday, April 28, 2013. (An article about the service follows). I wanted to attend the service not only to honor Gerda’s memory, but also to hear stories...

Very special Google Doodle

Very special Google Doodle



U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The Invisible War

Stressing the importance of awareness, protection of victims and increased prevention, the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command located at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, conducted a program in April in support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, known as SAAM. The national campaign is designed to raise awareness and educate Soldiers and DA employees about the Army’s position on s*xual harassment and assault. Kay Crawford, TACOM Human Capital Office, G1, started the program by showing the documentary The Invisible War to Soldiers and civilians working at the Arsenal.

The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent s*x crimes in the military in 2011. Twenty percent (20%) of all active-duty female Soldiers are s*xually assaulted. Female Soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounts for more than half the victims.

The film is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about the epidemic of r**e and s*xual assault within the U.S. military. Filmmaker Kirby Dick stated in an interview with Independent Lens, “I hope The Invisible War will gather a critical mass of attention on the epidemic of s*xual assault in the military and change policy.”

While The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systematic cover-up of military s*x crimes, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice, it also features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the existing conditions leading to s*xual assault in the military, its long-hidden history and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.

TACOM’s focus was on the historical educational aspect of the documentary to promote awareness, understanding and prevention for the military and civilian teammates of the Detroit Arsenal. Federally Employed Women (FEW) partnered with the TACOM LCMC G1 to present the program


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