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Area VIII Meeting Success Brings Call for June 4 Follow Up

Managers from MASWM Area VIII and other visitors met March 26 for in Houston. The meeting was so successful another has been set for June 4 in Lebanon.
MASWM Area VIII Director Linda Kimrey, with the help of Manager Sharon Tyger, hosted a regional meeting at Opportunity Industries in Houston for area managers March 26. 

One of the most dramatic outcomes involved sharing and discussing each workshop’s policies. Because of the vast array of guidelines, Linda will be sending out electronic copies to attendees. 

The group also discussed the complexity of data that new managers must learn and how to best support them. One critical finding was that most new managers, and sometimes older ones, don’t know what they don’t know! In order to better equip one another, the group determined that one of MASWM’s greatest strengths is the ability for managers to help and learn from one another! 

The discussions also included other topics, including forklift training.

It was with the agreed that another Area VIII meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Laclede Industries in Lebanon. 

The March 26 meeting began with participants enjoying buffet style BBQ and all the fix-ins, including dessert, courtesy of Sharon and her shop.

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