Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Well Armed Woman National Chapter Leader Conference

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the National Chapter Leader Conference for The Well Armed Woman held in St. Louis, MO. My good friend Ashley and I were lucky enough to represent San Diego as its chapter leaders. With some incredible sponsors such as Ruger, Mossberg, CAA, Glock, Walther Arms, NRA-ILA, Magpul, CCW Safe, RWC Group and Gun Tote'n Mamas, this first annual conference blew expectations out of the water. There were almost 20 beautiful gun giveaways and thousands of dollars of merchandise in swag and giveaways.

Giveaway table.... just for Day 1! 

We had several amazing seminars including a leadership seminar with the fabulous founder of TWAW, Carrie Lightfoot, and a guest presentation from the incredibly talented Gabby Franco (Olympic shooter and Top Shot contestant).

San Diego Chapter Leaders with Founder Carrie Lightfoot
Guest Speaker Gabby Franco
One of my favorite sessions was the industry panel. Representatives of several of our sponsors attended and really listened to what we had to say and what we are looking for. One particular fact stands out in my head - one rep indicated that surveys sent out to their gun owners had a female response rate of less than 3%. That is nowhere near representative of gun ownership. Yet, the company is hearing almost no feedback from its female gun owners. So please - read those emails, and RESPOND!

These companies have also acknowledged the changing industry and have offered amazing deals to our members. You may or may not have heard.... but Glock has offered an incredibly generous pricing program for TWAW members!! As if you didn't already have enough reasons to join..... Contact me for more info!

At our banquet, we were able to mingle with many of the representatives and personally speak with and get to know them. How amazing is that opportunity?!

Mingling with Glock representatives

TWAW has had phenomenal growth since its inception in early 2013, and there are even more exciting things to come in 2015. The big news is..... they will be converting to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! This opens so many doors and will only help this amazing organization grow.

I am so excited to see where our group will go.

See you on the range!

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