Newsletter - November 2017

 

WIT-NC News, Events & Announcements

December Celebration * Help the Needy * WIT-NC Returns to NetApp * Helping Phoenix * OWIT Japan * VAT/Carnet Webinar * Annual Survey and Elections

 

DECEMBER PROGRAM - WIT-NC HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Join us at NetApp on Wednesday, December 13th for the Holiday Celebration & WIT-NC Supports the Local and Global Most Needy.At this extended program you will learn about WIT-NC's philanthropic efforts. Our selected charities, including Family Giving Tree, Next Door Solutions, Slave 2 Nothing, and Heifer International will speak about their efforts. The event will also be filled with holiday festivities including music, networking and prize giveaways! Contact our Door Prize Committee to contribute. More info.

FAMILY GIVING TREE
At our December event, we will also be collecting gifts on behalf of Family Giving Tree for deserving children and adults in need. If you did not receive a tag at our November event, or were unable to attend, and would like to participate, choose a Family Giving Tree Virtual Gift Tag. Let's make the holidays special for those in our community who have the least.

WIT-NC RETURNING TO NETAPP
WIT-NC Sustaining Sponsor NetApp has extended their commitment to host WIT-NC events throughout 2018! Our gratitude and thanks to NetApp, Andrea Appel and Tobias Anderssen for their ongoing support. WIT-NC is excited to continue this relationship into the new year.

WIT-NC MENTORS PHOENIX OWIT CHAPTER AS IT REBUILDS
WIT-NC President Leslie August has been working with Marisa Walker and Denise McClafferty of the OWIT Phoenix Chapter, along with Christyna Doege of the Tampa Bay chapter to discuss the current status and challenges facing the Phoenix Chapter. The group had discussions relating to recruiting, retaining, and energizing chapter leadership and volunteer base, positioning an OWIT chapter among similar and potentially competing organizations, building and retaining a membership base, and exploring the road forward for the Phoenix chapter.

WIT-NC SPARKS START OF OWIT TOKYO CHAPTER
Following their visit to WIT-NC's Summer Networking Extravaganza, members of Tokyo's customs broker community successfully established the first OWIT chapter in Japan. They have had their first OWIT event and plan to continue to engage the global trade community in Tokyo.

OWIT WEBINAR: VAT REFUNDS AND ATA CARNETS
OWIT International is hosting a Web Event - VAT Refunds & ATA Carnets Minimize Your Tax Liability and Import Duties on International Shipments on Monday, December 4th from 9:00 - 10:00 A.M. PST. The program will feature WIT-NC's very own Leslie August, as well as Britta Eriksson, co-founder of Euro VAT Refund Inc. OWIT webinars are discounted for WIT-NC members who have registered on the OWIT.org website. Register for the webinar here.

ANNUAL SURVEY (SHORTENED!) AND ELECTION OF 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We will be collecting responses for our Annual Survey at our December Event, along with voting for our Board of Directors elections. This is your chance to shape the future of WIT-NC in the upcoming year. We read each and every response, so your thoughts and comments are appreciated!