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Thursday, March 2 2017: February 16 Meeting held at Norman Shutters in Lombard. March 16 “Going Green” Meeting. April 20 Meeting at United Supply May 18 Meeting Sales Training, Profitability. June 15 July 20 – ANTI-OUCH POUCH SEW-A-THON August- Planning Meeting for upcoming year September 21 – CWA Custom Window Accents in Harvard. October – Membership Drive November – Quiltmaster December – No meeting + continue reading
Thursday, May 12 2016: ZERO LANDFILL TO THE RESCUE Twice a year Zero Landfill provides an opportunity to rid you of your collection of remnants, bolts, and samples. ZLF collects clean, intact samples 2 X 2 or larger of nearly any non-hazardous material including carpet, sample books, binders, stone, brick, wall covering, etc. They then divert these materials from landfills by hosting a warehouse event whereby anyone can dig thru the mounds of materials and take whatever they find useful. You can get more info on what is acceptable at Or check out their FB page. Once again, United Supply in Roselle has generously offered to be a collection point for our members. They will haul our stash down to the ZLF drop off point on the designated dates. For those who remember last year, Pam's crew took quite a haul from our group so a big thanks to them for making this so easy. Hours for drop off... + continue reading
Saturday, October 24 2015: Meeting Your Candidate for Treasurer: Judy Maslanka My goals as WCAA Chicagoland Chapter Treasurer will be; to maintain and evaluate the collection /distribution of our money and to provide a common voice for our members. I have been an active member since 2004 and have held various committee chair positions. It is a privilege to be a part of this organization. I would like this opportunity to show my support by making a contribution as a board member. Our chapter has been able to accomplish many great things as a team. We have educated, contributed, inspired and elevated the perception of being a window covering professional. It will be thru our combined efforts and commitment that we maintain positive momentum. I am hoping to become an integral part of our future by securing a board position. Respectfully submitted, Judy Maslanka + continue reading
Saturday, October 24 2015: Meeting Your Candidate for Secretary: Janet Seida After previously working at Rockwell International in a secretarial position, I decided to follow my true passion, sewing. I started sewing about the age of six with small cross stitch projects. Over the years, I learned how to sew clothes and quilting. This eventually led to fabricating professional window coverings. My name is Janet Seida, and my business is Window Expressions by Janet, started in 1993. I joined WCAA in 2003. This organization has been instrumental in how my business has evolved and has provided me with support thru business contacts, camaraderie, continuing education and other business opportunities. I look forward to the opportunity to serve on the WCAA Chicago Board as Secretary. + continue reading
Thursday, September 3 2015: January 2016 - Holiday Party Restaurant TBD - Meeting Coordinator (Board Members) February 2016 - Why this cost? - Meeting Coordinator (Celeste Breene) March 2016 - Workroom Hands on Project - Meeting Coordinator (Sue) April 2016 - Power Point Presentations - Meeting Coordinator (Judy Maslanka) May 2016 - Comfortex - Meeting Coordinator - (Linda N) June 2016 - Machine Maintenance & Selecting Lining - Meeting Coordinator - (Maria Schmidt) July - Marketing through Social Media - Meeting Coordinator (Candy Klosner) August 2016 - Planning meeting - Meeting Coordinator (Board Members) September 2016 - Round Table - (Patty) October 2016 - (TBD) November 2016 - Story Boards Presentations - Meeting Coordinator (Sharon Konrad) + continue reading
WCAA Chicagoland 2015 Calendar
Wednesday, March 19 2014: WCAA CHICAGO CHAPTER 2015 MEETING SCHEDULE   July 16, 2015:  The Network, Libertyville - A presentation about buying programs, promotional opportunities and product knowledge.  While utilizing their staff in selecting the right vendor, with the best product for any applications June 18, 2015:  Springs Window Fashion, Middleton, Wi- Experts will be presenting products from Wood/Faux, new Virtual Cord Motorization/Motorization overview and their new Cellular program.  With a tour of the plant.  May 21, 2015:  Robert Allen Showroom, Chicago, IL - 'Color & Texture' Presenting a flourishing collection of fabrics bursting with energy, color and wild abundance.  Also we will have Sherwin Williams Paint 'Colormix 2015' Optimistic Odyssey.  April 16, 2015:  United Supply Co., Roselle, IL - Bonnie... + continue reading
Tuesday, February 11 2014: The National Board is constantly striving to improve upon the communication and collaboration between the National organization and chapter leadership.  National is please to announce the implementation of the Membership Development Council.  Primary Goals fo the Council will be: To connect at he local level with current chapter officers and funnel ideas, requests, issues etc. up to the Board and National Office, strengthening Chapter suppport and communication. To assist National Board committees where necessary and appropriate. The Council will also provide a means of developing leadership growth and commitment from within our Chapter Officers. The Following members have been appointed to the Council, effective February 1, 2014. Marcia Kalina - Marcia is the Immediate Past President of the Chicagoland Chapter and is currently serving on the... + continue reading
Tuesday, November 19 2013:    Judy Maslanka, our chapter's charity coordinator, still needs 20 to 25 pillows to fulfill our commitment to CASA's Suitcase Initiative. According to Judy, "They have loved them!" Please fabricate an envelope-back sham to fit a 12- by 16-inch pillow form. (More are appreciated!) The chapter will provide the pillow forms, and you will be putting a smile on a child's face. Thank you. + continue reading
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