"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
Incorporation and Non-Profit Status Just Around the Corner for Autism Women's Network
Katharine Annear, AWN's International Director Australia, and Executive Director, Sharon daVanport met yesterday for a scheduled review to discuss organizational updates in the US and OZ. Katharine and Sharon are immensely pleased about both AWN Australia and US having recently completed their required paperwork to file for non-profit status. Katharine noted that it very much appears AWN in both countries will be filing their documents at approximately the same time.
Katharine reports that AWN Australia gathered for several meetings recently to wrap up the final stages of their required filings. "I am especially appreciative of Australia's AWN Assistant Director, Arlene Taylor's valuable work on the non-profit documents. Arlene has done a terrific job with all of the requirements," Katharine said.
Sharon was pleased to share the news about AWN USA finalizing their Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws. She further commented that said documents are slated to be filed with the governing agencies by the last week in January. With words of commendation, Sharon expressed her gratitude to AWN's Director of Advocacy, Savannah Logsdon-Breakstoneand the members of AWN Policy Committee which Logsdon-Breakstone Chairs.
As AWN's new Editorial Coordinator, I look forward to posting community news and tidbits, interviews, musings, and much more. I am thrilled to be working in this medum, and it will be a pleasure to get to know you readers. I am commited to improving the quality of life for individuals on the autistic spectrum in the here and now, and I'm enthusiastic about engaging the community of AWN supporters as well as I assist with quality information, in addition to researching, writing, and editing new material.