Membership Newsletter – Volume 17 Issue 6

From the Conference to You

  • Submit your photos!  Finalists of the conference photo contest will be selected from the NEA app this Friday, June 2nd.  Winners will be chosen via Facebook vote by June 16th.
  • Materials from the conference will be available here.
  • Want to help plan next year's conference?  Email our PD Chair.

NAYGN Post Cards

Want to help shape the Post Card Push Day 2017 design?  Email our PI Chair.
The Government Outreach Committee is meeting June 13th via WebEx, and we want to hear your ideas!  Please join us at this link.

Drawing Contest Winners

1st Place: Tavetria Amponsah
(see Tavetria's picture)
2nd Place: Tiauna Turner
3rd Place: Gabriella Kucinski

14 NAYGN chapters each submitted their top 10 drawings.

Essay Contest Winners

1st Place: Tommy Tran
2nd Place: Aarushi Venkatakrishnan
3rd Place: Drazen Gieman

28 essays were submitted and reviewed by our NAYGN team.
PI Team's favorite quote from the essay contest:
”People love them some electricity and they need it for a long duration of time.


Core Business

You NAYGN Core held one of their biannual meetings May 20 and 21 in Scottsdale, led by our new President Abbey Donahue (see picture).  Here are some highlights:

  • Strategic Plan updates: shaping the vision and direction of NYAGN for the next 5 years.
  • Implementing the 2017 Impact initiative.
  • Special briefing on the ANS K-12 school outreach project, designed to get accurate nuclear resources in nearly half of the public schools in America.  Want to know more? E-mail us.
  • Planned winter Core meeting to coincide with the Atlantic Regional Event (Oct 27-29) in DC.
  • Recognized officers completing their terms (Monica Beistline, Bobby Ashworth).
  • Two Core members balanced significant time zone differences, with Treasurer Steve Ward calling in from UAE and PI Chair Chris Wolfe calling in from South Carolina.


Children's Book is Coming

Duke Energy's NAYGN chapter is in the final stages of releasing a nuclear-themed children's book.  Core NAYGN is going to distribute thousands of these to the chapters.  More to come!  Here's a sneak peak at sketches for two of the pages.

Congratulations to our Winners!

Each year NAYGN recognizes many of the great contributions chapters and members contribute to their company, community, and industry. These awards truly signify outstanding performance and NAYGN is both grateful and happy to recognize the following award winners!  Want to know more? E-mail our Awards chair.

Best Chapter in Atlantic: Dominion Innsbrook
Best Chapter in Carolinas: Duke Energy
Best Chapter in Midwest: Exelon West
Best Chapter in Northeast: Westinghouse - Pittsburgh
Best Chapter in Southeast: Entergy-Arkansas Nuclear One
Best Chapter in West: Palo Verde
Best Overall Chapter: Duke Energy

Founder's Award: Kristin Murray Zaitz
Public Information Award: GE Hitachi
Knowledge Transfer & Retention Award: Duke Energy

Future Award: Nuke 101 - Natalie McIntosh, Kristine Madden, Amber Von Ruden, Steve Buck, Jill Pflugshaupt
Future Award: High School Essay Contest - Amanda Lang, Petrina Williams, Chris Wolfe

George Hairston Visionary Leadership Award: Ben Waldrep