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Discover Engineering Event Feb. 25, 2017


On behalf of everyone at Discovery Center, we thank you and WOTM for your participation with Discover Engineering last Saturday. We truly appreciate the time you gave to help interest kids about engineering. 


We had 1,357 visitors for Discover Engineering..a new record! We had 20 companies and engineering societies participate in the event, and two more that had to back out at the last minute do to extenuating circumstances. We also had four high school robotics teams and one junior robotics team participate. 


We had approximately 85 professionals volunteer at their company tables. In addition, approximately 20 students from robotics teams demonstrated their robots and let children take turns at the controls! We heard countless visitors tell us how fun the day was and how thankful they were to have this day for their kids.


In addition to exciting children about the world of engineering, the day also provided adults with a glimpse at many companies and engineering societies they may have heard of, but didn't really know what they produced or represented. We are happy to help foster awareness of the many important things our local companies and engineering societies do to improve the world around us! 

Tags: discover engineering, discovery center museum, engineering

Thank you from RPS


Thank  you for the school supply donations at the December 2016 Membership Appreciation Dinner

'Twas the week before finals and all through the school not a supply could be found, not even a spool (of string). The backpacks were hung in the lockers with care in hopes that just someone would be aware.  When what to our wondering eyes should appear, but a caring group of full of cheer!  Buckets and bags filled with all kinds of things that will help our students learn until spring.   The teachers' eyes - how they twinkled!  Their smiles - how they shined!  Exclamations of joy - what a blissful state of mind!  The best holiday gift EVER and you are the reason!  Many thanks to you all and to all a joyful season. 

Tags: donations, RPS, school supplies, thank you

Carl and Melba Bradberry, Judy Pike, and Teresa Beach-Shelow

2016 Member Emeritus Awards


WOTM awarded four of the founding members with lifetime membership emeritus awards.

Tags: Dedication, WOTM

WOTM is always looking for help on our committees


Are you interested in helping raise money for scholarships? Would you like to network with other business professionals within manufacturing industries and business that service manufacturers? Request to join our board or one of our committees and help make an impact on students and manufacturing professionals in our community. Board members meet monthly to discuss upcoming events, budget, marketing ideas, and any current needs within WOTM or the community.  Committees are formed with the chair position to assist on projects, such as, fundraiser, golf, and special events and meet outside regular board meetings.

Tags: scholarship, women of today's manufacturing

Women of Today's Manufacturing: 2016 Year in Review

WOTM: 2016 Year in Review


As 2016 is coming to a close, I want to thank all our board members, board of directors, members, sponsors, and the community for a successful year. December of 2015, Women of Today's Manufacturing accepted a challenge through the Community Foundation of Illinois to raise $1,000 through our 50/50 raffles -- we are proud to announce that thanks to all who helped, we not only met but exceeded that goal!

Tags: scholarship, women of today's manufacturing