USAWOA Web & Social Media Council

NEWS

Getting Started with Your New USAWOA.org Webpage for Your Chapter/Region

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By CW3 (Ret) Daniela Davies
National Web and Social Media Council (WSMC)
Chair Web and Social Media Team
Lead Membership Enhancement Team

As part of the Membership Enhancement Project, USAWOA is providing centralized web hosting for Region and Chapter websites at no cost to the Region or Chapter. This free service will provide a unified presence for all Chapters and Regions, nested under the association’s domain (USAWOA.org). There are three main steps required to get your newly customized website up and running, as described hereinafter:

Select A Website Template

Currently, there are three templates for Regions – and five for Chapters – to choose from. You can view the website templates

Region Website Templates

The Band Template

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The Start Page Template

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The Startup Template

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Chapter Website Templates

The Band Template

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The Start Page Template

USA-Startpage

The Startup Template

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The Marketing Template

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The Webpage Template

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Submit A Website Request Form

You will need to provide some basic information on who the website is for, the type of content structure desired, website management, and the type of specific content, when completing the website request form. Here is the type of information we are looking for:

Contact Information

  • Region/Chapter Official Requesting
  • Position of Region/Chapter Official Requesting
  • Primary Email (no .mil addresses)
  • Secondary Email (no .mil addresses)
  • Cell Phone Number

Website Structure

  • About – History
  • About – Leadership
  • Events
  • Calendar
  • Contact
  • Minutes
  • Library – Region / Chapter Minutes
  • Library – Chapter Manuals
  • Library – Chapter Forms
  • Library – Region / Chapter Documents
  • Library – Region / Chapter Videos
  • Media
  • Awards
  • Fundraising
  • Optional – something else

Website Content Information

  • Pictures of Leaders
  • Biographies of Leaders
  • Links to social media (in use by Region/Chapter)
  • Event Pictures
  • Event Picture Captions
  • Event Write-Ups
  • Region Articles
  • Releases from Individuals in Pictures

It is not a requirement to have a dedicated website manager. If your Chapter or Region does not have a designated person, the WSMC will lend a hand with this.

Upload Your Content to the WSMC Teams Channel

Earlier in the month, each Chapter president was provided with an official USAWOA.org email address and an invitation to the Web and Social Media Council’s Microsoft (MS) Teams Channel. If you are a Chapter president and did not receive an email with your login credentials for this account, or are having trouble accessing this account, please reach out to Chief Technical Officer CW4 (Ret) Carl Burnett

If you did not receive the MS Teams invite, please also reach out to the WSMC Joining the WSMC Teams Channel with your newly provisioned Chapter email will allow you to manage calendar events, which can be posted on your website.

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We look forward to assisting all our Chapters in setting up amazing websites and increasing our presence and digital footprint in the process!


CW3 Daniela Davies

CW3(Ret) Daniela Davies
Membership Enhancement Project
USAWOA Web and Social Medical Council Chair and Team Leader

You may have noticed some changes to our association’s website, USAWOA.org, recently. These changes are part of the USAWOA’s Membership Enhancement Project (MEP), which is giving our association’s digital presence an overhaul. Why is this important? Our digital presence is directly tied to our association’s visibility, credibility, and reputation. Let’s face it, digital communication is the most common form of communication now, either from websites, email, or social media sites, the way our association presents itself online makes a huge impact.

Many of our regions and chapters already have a digital presence through individual Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, or websites, however not all of these sites are maintained or functioning, also there is a lack of uniformity across the board. What kind of a picture is this sending to our current and potential future members?

What drives an impactful digital presence?

Meeting our members in the digital realm, where many already frequent on a daily basis, requires the association to provide a user-friendly experience regardless of the type of device, be it a computer, tablet, or other mobile devices. We must present strong video, photo, and graphic design content that is aesthetically pleasing and attention-grabbing; especially on media-forward platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitch.

The Membership Enhancement Project (MEP) provides centralized web hosting for regional and chapter websites. Instead of individual regions or chapters paying for their own hosted websites or using free sites with limited capabilities such as WordPress or GoogleSites, all USAWOA websites will be nested under the association’s domain (USAWOA.org) and will NOT have to pay a fee for this service. Currently, there three templates for Regional and five templates for Chapters to choose from. You can view the website templates at https://wsmc.usawoa.org/website_request.html

Introducing the USAWOA Web and Social Media Council (WSMC)

The Web and Social Media Council (WSMC) is a newly formed national standing committee established to administer our association’s digital presence by leveraging the talents of our members. The members appointed to the WSMC will be the primary leaders on how our association will be represented in the digital realm. The WSMC members will create a strong, clear, and visually enticing strategy across all digital platforms that align with our association’s mission.

The WSMC will manage and be the digital media stewards of the content of all USAWOA related websites and social media accounts. It will determine the strategies to increase our association's digital presence by focusing on the quality of content with guidelines for use of social media sites. For example, having fewer social media sites with solid engagement is far more impactful than having a weak presence on multiple platforms; the WSMC will develop strategies to determine which social media sites to focus our attention on.

WSMC Roles and Responsibilities

Council Chairperson – The Chairperson will be elected bi-yearly by the voting members of the council. The Chair will allocate the web and social media resources of the association. They will act as National Web manager and National Social Media manager when these positions are vacant. They will also appoint qualified National Web and Social Media managers.

National Web Manager – The National Web Manager will be responsible for all (as appointed) National/Regional/Chapter websites. They will act as a Regional or Chapter web manager and/or Social Media Manager when the position is vacant.

National Social Media Manager – The National Social Media Manager will be responsible for all (as appointed) National/Regional/Chapter social media sites. They will act as a Regional or Chapter social media manager when that position is vacant. They also appoint qualified chapter social media managers that are nominated by a regional director.

Current Members of the
USAWOA Web & Social Media Council
(WSMC)

Council Chairperson: CW3(Ret) Daniela Davies

National Web Manager: CW2 Kirk Carter

National Social Media Manager: CW3 Monette J. Madayag

Regional and Chapter Web Managers – seeking volunteers

Regional and Chapter Social Media Managers – seeking volunteers

Regoin/Chapter No. Region/Chapter Web Manager Social Media Manager
1 Europe Position Vacant Position Vacant
102 Rhienland-Pfalz Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
103 Rhien-Neckar Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
105 Nord Bayern Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
113 South of the Alps Position Vacant Position Vacant
2 Western Position Vacant Position Vacant
203 Arizona Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
204 Northern California Position Vacant Position Vacant
205 Northwest Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
206 Samurai Position Vacant CW2 Vanessa Cruz Pickens
CW2 Brad Garrett
CW2 Jasamine Emanuel
207 Morning Calm Position Vacant Position Vacant
208 Top of the World Position Vacant Position Vacant
209 Aloha Position Vacant Position Vacant
210 Painted Rock Position Vacant Position Vacant
211 Southern California CW2(Ret) Wayne Mackey
CW4(Ret) Eloise Lopez
CW4(Ret) Eloise Lopez
212 Gold Rush Position Vacant Position Vacant
216 GEM State Position Vacant Position Vacant
218 Oregon Trail Position Vacant Position Vacant
221 Big Sky Position Vacant Position Vacant
222 Fort Lowe-Apache Position Vacant Position Vacant
223 Northern Lights Position Vacant Position Vacant
225 San Francisco Bay/Central Coast Position Vacant Position Vacant
226 Silver State Position Vacant Position Vacant
227 Hafa Adai Position Vacant Position Vacant
228 Beehive Position Vacant Position Vacant
3 Mid-Northern Position Vacant Position Vacant
301 Screaming Eagles Position Vacant Position Vacant
302 Pikes Peak Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
303 Mid America Position Vacant Position Vacant
305 Show Me Position Vacant Position Vacant
308 Motor City Position Vacant Position Vacant
309 Derby Position Vacant Position Vacant
310 Longrifle Position Vacant Position Vacant
315 Quad Cities Position Vacant Position Vacant
319 Hawkeye Matthew Tormey Matthew Tormey
322 Crossroads Position Vacant Position Vacant
324 Rushmore Position Vacant Position Vacant
325 Cornhusker Position Vacant Position Vacant
4 Western Position Vacant Position Vacant
401 Fort Hood Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
402 Lone Star Silver CW5 Jason Dunn-Potter Position Vacant
404 Sooner Plains Position Vacant Position Vacant
406 Razorback Position Vacant Position Vacant
407 Acadiana Position Vacant Position Vacant
409 Sun City Position Vacant Position Vacant
411 Audie L. Murphy CW4(Ret) Tracey Ference CW4(Ret) Tracey Ference
5 Southeastern Mr Douglas Chapman Position Vacant
501 Fort Bragg Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
502 Masters WO1 Terrance Smith Position Vacant
503 Above the Best Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
507 Redstone Arsenal Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
509 Florida Sunshine Robert Willis Robert Willis
513 Marne Position Vacant Position Vacant
514 Swapfox Position Vacant Position Vacant
515 Greater Atlanta Position Vacant Position Vacant
0519 Rising Eagle Position Vacant Position Vacant
520 Volunteer Position Vacant Position Vacant
522 Tampa Bay CW5(Ret) Derrick Edwards CW5(Ret) Derrick Edwards
523 Palmetto State Position Vacant Position Vacant
6 Northeastern Position Vacant Position Vacant
601 Hampton Roads CW2(Ret) Robert McMath W2(Ret) Robert McMath
603 Crater Silver CW5(Ret) Travis Elliott
Craig Sears
Position Vacant
604 Lord Fairfax Position Vacant Position Vacant
605 Aberdeen Edgewood Silver CW2 Kristi Lybbert Position Vacant
606 Fort Dix Doughboy Monica Gonzales Position Vacant
607 Thousand Islands Position Vacant Position Vacant
609 Arlington Hall Minutemen Silver CW4 Bernard L. Aguon Position Vacant
611 Keystone Silver CW4 Michael Brent CW4 Michael Brent
613 First State Silver Position Vacant Position Vacant
621 WV Mountaineer Position Vacant Position Vacant
622 Patriot CW2 Jaime Acker
CW4 Amanda Tefft
CW2 Jaime Acker
624 Monocacy Position Vacant Position Vacant
625 Charter Oak Position Vacant Position Vacant

How to Become a Member of the WSMC?

An email was sent out to all members listed on the former Regions and Chapters site that were either listed as leadership or a web/social media manager. If you are in one of these roles and did not receive the email, I want to hear from you! Please email me at: wsmc@usawoa.org with your information (name, affiliated web/social media site(s), preferred contact information).

If you want to be part of the WSMC as a volunteer regional or chapter web or social media manager I also want to hear from you Please email me at: wsmc@usawoa.org with your information (name, affiliated web/social media site(s), preferred contact information).

The WSMC will begin monthly meetings/sessions via MS Teams once more members have been identified and appointed to the council.

Leadership

The Leadership of the Council

USAWOA Web & Social Media Council Chairperson

CW3(Ret) Daniela Davies

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CW3(Ret) Daniela Davies became a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association (USAWOA) in 2009 as a member of the Pikes Peak Silver Chapter. In 2019, she became a lifetime member of the association and member of the 1918 Society (#170). Daniela has been actively involved with the Masters Chapter since 2014 where she has served as a member of the Executive Committee, Vice President, and President.

Daniela is also a lifetime member of the Signal Corp Regimental Association (SCRA), the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Disabled Veterans Association, and a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #12190.

Chair of the council. Allocates website, social media, and video resources of the association. Appointed by National President. Will be elected by voting members of the council in 2022. Acts as national webmaster, national social media, and national video manager when positions are vacant. Appoints qualified national webmaster, social media, video managers.


National Web Manager

CW2 Kirk Carter

Kirk Carter

CW2 Kirk Carter became a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association (USAWOA) in 2019 as a member of the Masters Chapter. He is also a recipient of the USAWOA Honorable Order of the Eagle Rising (Bronze Level) award.

Kirk is also an adjunct instructor for cybersecurity programs at select colleges and works as a security consultant conducting security assessments or penetration tests. He takes opportunities to mentor fellow service members by participating in various professional development sessions with Warrant Officer Basic Course and Captain Career Course students.

When he is not working on his technical skills or mentoring fellow servicemembers, Kirk enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing the occasional video game, and enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, or cycling.

Responsible for the USAWOA.org website. Acts as a regional web manager when regional web manager positions are vacant. Appoints qualified regional web managers that are nominated by a regional director.
Active regions web managers are appointed by region presidents.


National Social Media Manager

CW3 Monette J. Madayag

Monette Madayag

CW3 Monette J. Madayag became a member of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association (USAWOA) in 2014 as a member of the Fort Dix Doughboy Chapter. She was elected as the Chapter Vice President from 2018-2019 and as the Chapter President from 2020-2021.

In 2019, Monette became a Charter Member of the 1918 Society, #312. In 2020, she became a Life Time Member, #02373L.

Monette is also a member of Adjutant General Corp Regimental Association (AGCRA), Reserve Officer Association (ROA), the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB), and the Travis Manion Foundation.

Monette continues to serve as a 2023 Annual Members Meeting (AMM) Committee Member and National Social Media Manager.

Responsible for USAWOA social media sites to include LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Acts as a regional social media manager when positions are vacant. Appoints qualified regional social media manager that are nominated by a regional director. Active regions social media managers are appointed by region presidents.



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