This sold-out event offered a warm “open house” networking atmosphere for 140 women who came highly motivated to learn ways they could roll up their sleeves and become directly involved with NRA programs in their communities.
They were women from all walks of life who want to give back in a hands-on way. The energy - from both new and not-so-new members - was palpable.
The women split into groups, moving to tables that were identified as one that would offer discussion on a specific NRA program or outreach in which they were interested. Whether it was politics and grassroots, hunting and wildlife conservation, the NRA School Shield program, competitive shooting, youth programs, concealed carry and personal protection, or the NRA Foundation, a female NRA Board member - including the four newest electees: Il Ling New, Carrie Lightfoot, Julie Golob, and Kristy Titus - were on hand to moderate the discussion and answer questions.
After lively interaction between the women, each table appointed a spokesperson to share with the other what they had learned. The goal was to provide concrete information to those who are already clearly motivated to make a hands-on impact in their communities on a grassroots level - which is the very foundation of NRA. There were many takeaways offered by the women at each table, but the one that most agreed on was that that the WNEB, which has quickly become a favorite way for women to learn how to climb into the trenches of NRA programs, is going to need a bigger room at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings in Indianapolis. Pencil it on your calendar now.
If you live outside the Indianapolis area and are planning to attend the show, make sure you book early as rooms fill up fast! We're happy to be able to offer our members special low hotel rates, easy reservation booking and superior customer service. You can also save time when you arrive by pre-registering and having your badges shipped directly to you for free.
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A celebration of freedom featuring acres of exhibits, premier events, educational seminars and workshops, and fun-filled activities.