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 New England Shoreline Chapter 

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About the Chapter


The New England Shoreline Chapter was founded in September 2009 and encompasses women in defense for the entire New England Region. The chapter was developed by a few women from Electric Boat who were interested in promoting women in defense.
Check out our calendar below for upcoming events and more ways to get involved.  Please join us!


Membership in WID-NESC is automatic when you become a member of WID national chapter. 

Membership in WID is open to all professional women and men whose primary professional activities relate to national defense and security. Members are typically from defense companies and other businesses, both small and large; all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, plus federal government agencies; and academia, associations, and professional services.

Through membership, you gain:
•  A framework for networking and introductions that makes it easier to meet fellow defense and national security professionals at the
    national and local levels. 
•  Educational and professional development opportunities that are designed with the time constraints of busy professionals in mind.
•  A way to give back to the profession through developing educational/networking events, mentoring, or community service activities

Membership Dues
Annual Dues - $40
Life Membership Dues - $500
Government & Military employees receive a complementary 1-year membership (after the first year, annual dues are $40.)

Sign up online now! Visit:

For any further questions of WID-NESC membership please contact:  Lorelei Schreiber

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President Virginia M. Andrea
Vice President Annette Seling
Secretary Kerri Nunn


Sarah Iadarola

Membership Director

Lorelei Schreiber

Programs Director

Amy Mello
Communications Director Anne Schmidt
BOD Advisor
Past President and
Mentorship Program Lead

Elaine Deciutiis

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News & Events




 April 26, 2016

The Brazen Hen
Westerly, RI
5 to 7:30 PM

Trivia Night - Spring Networking Social

A combination of networking and  brainstorming. Come share your ideas for WID in 2016. 

June 22, 2016 Latitude's Restaurant
Mystic, CT

Speed Networking Event

Several round tables of discussion


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View the bylaws of the New England Shoreline Chapter of Women In Defense here.

Download/Print/View the Bylaws.

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WID-NESC Scholarship program:

WID-NESC is offering one scholarship award of $2,500 to an active WID-NESC members or their children. Applicants must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Applicant must be graduating from high school, attending college or seeking continuing education.  Applications are accepted through May 2nd.

WID-NESC supports Safe Futures:

Safe Futures saves lives, restores hope, and changes the future for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in southeastern Connecticut.  They implement their mission through community education, prevention programs, influencing public policy, and providing free, confidential services to victims.  At each WID-NESC event there will be collection area for items needed for Safe Futures.

For more information on Safe Futures and how you can help, please visit their website:

Contact Us

Membership:  Lorelei Schreiber 
Other:  Amanda Pannenko   


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