Gallery 2016/2017.

Sensible Living for a Lifetime . . .

“Chapter Chartering ~ On Our Way”

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In 2016 (July 15-17), SWI held its Annual Business Meeting/Conference in the Flower City of Rochester, New York. It was a great success! SWI directors from thirteen States attended this event. We provided a talent extravaganza, seminars, break-out sessions, a luncheon, parade, picnic, induction ceremony, inspirational concert, and a formal banquet – for approximately three hundred attendees. Young ladies from Towson University and Delaware State University participated in the SWI Induction Ceremony. A total of seven young ladies from Towson were inducted into the Beta Chapter, and seven from Delaware State University were inducted into the Gamma Chapter. After successfully establishing the Alpha Chapter, in collaboration with George Mathis School #4 in Rochester, SWI’s Board of Directors decided to sever ties with School #4 to focus on developing a more inclusive SWI Community Chapter and/or a chapter in collaboration with a charter school.

“Surveying Our Past ~ Charting Our Future”

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SWI continued its efforts during 2017 (July 14-16).  The SWI Conference was held in Hanover, Maryland, with over 200 in attendance. This conference was devoted to developing camaraderie among members in addition to providing interpersonal training, a talent show, concert, formal banquet, and a trip to The African American Museum in Washington, D.C. Also, during the fall of 2017, SWI sponsored seven members of the Beta Chapter to attend a Women’s Retreat in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition, the Beta Chapter established the SWI Cares Project. In December, SWI Beta Chapter shipped four crates of items to a Homeless Shelter (Through the Storm Project) in South Carolina that houses Teenage Mothers. This effort also supported those who were adversely affected by the 2017 hurricanes. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, SWI and the Beta Chapter were involved is several community service projects in the DMV area that provided hundreds of items for those in need.