WiN President's Message

2018 President's Message 
May 2018

WiN is really growing and becoming a strong, influential,
employee organization.  The strength of
our organization relies on a large, diverse membership - members joining from
entry level, field, area, state, centers, and outside agency employees.  WiN supports all members regardless of their
job titles, job series, gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national
origin or religion.

WiN has many exciting, active projects that need membership
support and leadership.  Check out our
website for more information about our projects.  WiN is as strong as its members.  I encourage all NRCS employees, retirees, and
other agency employees to join and start supporting WiN’s mission and
vision.  By building a strong
organization we can support each other and build leaders to take our agency and
organization into the future.   We have
recently seen young adults stand up and support their passion toward living and
building safer communities.  These young
adults are our future and we need to listen to their concerns and engage and
encourage them to be proactive in society. 

Knowledge is power! 
Being a member of WiN will empower you if you get involved in WiN’s
projects, suggest and offer up new projects, attend WiN conferences and recruit
more members.  Strength comes in numbers
and diversity.   The larger and more
diverse membership we have, the more powerful and influential WiN will be.  

My mission for this year is to steer the WiN ship in a
direction that continues to support WiN’s mission and vision.   WiN will grow stronger through the
commitment of all WiN’s members to not only think of themselves but to help
raise up their fellow co-workers, family and friends. 

In today’s culture we need to help each other be successful
in our careers, as well as help each other build self-confidence and leadership
skills.   The technologies we have now
allow us to stay very connected.  By
staying connected we can build coalitions and solve issues before they become

I look forward to 2018 being a fun, exciting and productive
year inspiring everyone to step up and lift up yourself and your neighbors!

                          - Katrina Thompson, WiN President