District 9 Women of Steel Conference - October 16-17, 2017 Cancellation

September 15, 2017



TO:      USW District 9 Presidents and Recording Secretaries


Greetings Sisters and Brothers:


Re:  District 9 Women of Steel Conference - October 16-17, 2017 Cancellation


Building strength and solidarity within the Women of Steel of District 9 is very important to increasing unity within our Locals and the District.  This is why we have a District WOS Conference every other year.  


However, it is with regret I inform you that due to circumstances beyond our Control the District 9 Women of Steel (WOS) Conference scheduled for October 16-17, 2017 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee has been cancelled.  With the ongoing devastation following Hurricane Irma, especially within our District, we have decided to postpone our District 9 WOS Conference until next year.


I apologize to all our members who, like us, were eagerly anticipating the 2017 WOS Conference. However, our first priority is, and must be, to focus on assisting as many members as possible within District 9 in the aftermath of Irma’s destruction. At a time when hundreds, possibly thousands, of District 9 members are dealing with personal loss and loss within their communities, we want them to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them.  An injury to one is an injury to all and, as our show of support as they rebuild, we will cancel and reschedule the District 9 WOS Conference.


As soon as details are finalized we will notify all District 9 Locals of the rescheduled date.  Locals submitting Conference Registration Fees will be refunded and/or checks returned. We have requested that the Embassy Suites cancel all reservations in conjunction with the Conference for your convenience. For any questions, please feel free to contact the District 9 office at 205.631.0137.


In Solidarity,


Daniel Flippo

District 9 Director


c:             Mark Cochran


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