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Happy Snowy Winter!  It's shaping up to be a terrific 2010 for WHS.  This spring we will welcome Rosaline Cohen, Frances Fragos Townsend, Soraya Correa, celebrate at Happy Hour and support numerous events.  Please read through the activities planned for the next few months and see how you can get involved!  We have an amazing group of women networking, learning and growing their understanding of homeland security and we welcome you and your collegues to learn more about us.

N E W  M E M B E R S / N E W   C H A P T E R  
We are hosting our first membership drive this April with prizes and all.  We have also opened a chapter in Florida and are  looking at California, New York and New Jersey this year.  Congratulations and thanks to to Kim Deorsey of Relcor for taking up the chapter challenge!  If you know anyone interested in starting a chapter for us, please forward this email!
WHS now has sponsorship opportunities.  Thank you to those who have already offered to support us!  For small contributions you and your company can get a full-year of benefits all for sponsoring a lunch or event for WHS.  Contact me if you'd like more information.
W E   T H A N K   Y O U!
Thank you all for participating and volunteering to help with WHS' activities.  I am so inspired by the people I meet at every event!  None of this would be possible without you. 
See you at Happy Hour at Jaleo in Crystal City February 9th!
Kristina Tanasichuk
President & Founder
 P.S.  Don't forget to join us on facebook and linkedin!
 P.S.S.  I do tweet occaisionally as well but only when absolutely necessary! (womeninhs)
Happy Hour at Jaleo      FEBRUARY 9th
Happy Hour Every Second Tuesday! 
Jaleo Crystal City
Join us at Jaleo Crystal City for $4 drinks and tapas specials! MEMBERS ONLY
  February 9th   5:30-8:00 pm
Interested in sponsoring happy hour?  Email us.
WHERE:  Jaleo Crystal City
2250 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA  (703)413-8181
Resume Rundown: The H.S. Job Market        FEBRUARY 10th
 Where is your next homeland security job?Join WHS National with some "experts in the field" to learn about the educational opportunities, employment options and current requirements of the homeland security job market.
Jennifer Blanck, Assistant Dean, Career & Alumni Services, Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Jenessa Jacobson Hoffman, President, Potomac Recruiting
Evan Scott, President,ESGI 
Interested in sponsoring this event?  Contact us!
WHEN:  11:30 - 1:00pm   February 10, 2010 (Bring your lunch unless you hear otherwise!)
WHERE:  Davis Policy Center  7th Floor
The Heritage Foundation
 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE
 Washington, DC 20002
Jena McNeill, Policy Analyst, Homeland Security at the Heritage Foundation
Special thank you to WHSer Jena Baker McNeill of Heritage for hosting this meeting!
Government Industry Reception        FEBRUARY 18th
5th Anniversary logoThe Homeland Security & Defense Business Council invites members of Women in Homeland Security to its quarterly Government-Industry reception for great food, lively libations and high powered networking.
WHEN:  February 18;  6:00 - 8:30pm
WHERE:  The Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001
Rosaline Cohen        FEBRUARY 25th
RSVP Rosaline Cohen, Chief Counsel, House Homeland Security Committee
Join us for a Brown Bag lunch with
Rosaline Cohen
Chief Counsel to Chair of the Homeland Security Committee Bennie Thompson 
WHEN:  February 25; 12:00 - 1:30pm (BYOL)
WHERE:  Location TBA
(Interested in hosting or sponsoring this event?  Contact us!) 

Rosaline will discuss her work at the Committee, upcoming issues on the Chairman's agenda and the politics of homeland security in an era of extremely tight budgets.
American Red Cross "Oscar Night"     March 7
Ellen Howe, Oscar Night Host Cmte & Director at L-3Greetings WHS!
As a member of the Oscar Night Host Committee and active WHSer, I would like to personally invite Women in Homeland Security members and friends to join us for our Oscar Night® DC viewing party.  Oscar Night® DC is Washington's only official, Academy-sanctioned viewing party for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards®.  With only 52 Oscar Night® America events nationwide, Oscar Night® DC is the exclusive event for the DC market, benefitting the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. 


Your generosity will help to ensure that American Red Cross in your community continues to serve as your resource for safety before, during and after some of life's most critical situations. You, your family and your employees, in partnership with the American Red Cross, can be prepared for almost any emergency. Some of the ways we deliver programs to your community include:


v  Immediate relief in the event of a disaster

v  Vital information about how to prevent, prepare for or respond to any kind of disaster

v  Training in CPR , First Aid, Pet First Aid, Baby Sitting and offer Life Guarding and Learn To Swim programs

v  Youth services to local youth who will learn the spirit of volunteerism and humanitarian actions

v  Emergency messaging for a member of our Armed Services

v  Critical messaging between here and abroad for families separated by war and conflict


Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will either attend the event, or contribute to Women in Homeland Security's sponsorship efforts with any gift you can manage. 

Ellen M. Howe
Oscar Night Host Committee
Director, L-3 Security & Detection Services

WHS would like to provide a donation/sponsorship to this event.  If you are interested in supporting the Red Cross, please contact Kristina Tanasichuk, President, WHS.
Frances Fragos Townsend      MARCH 17
RSVP Frances Fragos Townsend
Join us for our Brown Bag Luncheon with
Frances Fragos Townsend
former Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security & Counterterrorism and chair of the Homeland Security Council; now partner with Baker Botts LLP

WHEN:  12:00 - 1:30pm  March 17  (BYOL)
WHERE:  Location TBA (Can you sponosr this WHS event?  Please contact us.)
Join us for a Brown Bag lunch to hear from one of the highest ranking and most experienced homeland security professionals in the nation.  Ms. Townsend will talk to us about her work in the former Administration, her thoughts on homeland security today and how we can become better prepared.  Click here for
her bio
Soraya Correa       APRIL 27
Soraya Correa, DHS 
Join us for our Brown Bag Luncheon with
Soraya Correa
Director Office of Procurement Operations, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

WHEN:  11:30 - 1:00pm  April 27
RE:  TBA (Can you host or sponsor this WHS event?  Please contact us.) 
Join us for a Brown Bag lunch to hear from one of the busiest and well regarded officials at DHS.  Ms. Correa will join us to discuss her role at the Department, her career in the Federal government, DHS' procurement plans and EAGLE II. Join us for this informal conversation with one of the most powerful women at the Department!
WHS University:  Paper of the Month
World At Risk Report from WMD CommissionWe all want to be better and smarter at our jobs and in our understanding of terrorism, its origins and the latest information on how we may stop it.  WHS will offer papers and documents from think tanks, universities, research facilities and other organizations to help you on your journey to be the best.  The feature this month is:
Report from the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Headed by Colonel Randy Larsen who spoke to WHS at National Defense University last June, the Report hands out scathing "grades" for the nation's efforts to protect the country from the threats posed by WMD and terrorism.  For a FREE copy of the Commission's first report, World At Risk, click on the report cover.
Spring Membership DriveEnjoying WHS' activities?  Share the news!  April will bring spring flowers...and the first Women in Homeland Security Membership drive!
Prizes include: 
WHS t-shirts, free tickets to events, "bling" and more!  Stay tuned for details but the referrals start now -- Get your WHS  "dollars" for every friend you bring into the fold.  Redeem them for prizes and treats in the month of April.  Happy Spring!
 Summers cartoon
Send this to 5 friends...in honor of the old Jhirmack commercials!