February 7, 2006 – The IAM Women’s Department announced the first IAM Sisters to be profiled in the IAM Sister of the Month program that will recognize the hard work and dedication of women in the IAM. Sister Stormy V. Moore-Moffat, Secretary-Treasurer and Organizer for IAM District Lodge 776 in Texas was selected for the U.S. and Sister Noreen Schmitt, Recording Secretary for Local Lodge 764 in British Columbia, was selected for Canada.
An IAM member for 28 years, sister Moore-Moffat advises anyone seeking a leadership position within the IAM to begin by attending meetings regularly and volunteering where help is needed. “Your sisters and brothers will respect and depend upon you when they see you’re always working to make things better,” said Moore-Moffat.
Sister Schmitt has been an IAM member for 30 years and has spent 12 years serving on the Executive Board of her local lodge. She has also been elected to three terms as Secretary of her local constituency for the New Democratic Party (NDP), three terms as Recording Secretary for the British Columbia Women’s Rights Committee of Provincial NDP and a delegate to four Grand Lodge Conventions.
Click here for more information on the program and to download a “Sister of the Month” nomination form.