Glenna Kuhlman was an educator for 37 years in New Jersey. During this time she received her Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Leadership from the forward thinking and innovative Bank Street Graduate School in New York City. This enabled her to take a leadership role in helping to write the Mathematics Curriculum Standards in her state and in her district. During her career she was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Mathematics and was listed in Who's Who of American Teachers. She also redeveloped the Gifted and Talented Program for grades 2 through 6 for her school.
Her motto throughout life has been "Work hard, play hard." Having fallen in love with flying at the age of 16, at the age of 36 years she was one of few women to embark on flying lessons at the local airport in NJ. In 1981 she was given a RLU-1 Breezy for her wedding present (former husband now deceased) which she flew from La Porte, TX, to Hunterdon, NJ, via many stops--approximately 3200 miles in a totally open plane. As Wikipedia states, ' "no cockpit" high wing homebuilt pusher aircraft designed to seat the pilot and passenger with a maximum unobstructed view.' Shortly after that flight she was one of two test pilots for an ultralight (plane) called The Paraplane.
Following her retirement from teaching in the year 2000 she and her current husband, Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman, sailed their 45 ft. sailboat to Ft. Lauderdale from Noank, CT, decided they loved it here, and became residents.
Wanting to accompany her husband, a Master Maritime Captain, when the opportunity arose she got the required documentation for crewing on documented vessels including the STCW 95, Standard Training for Crew and Watch-standers, and her Merchant Mariner's Document. She finally got her opportunity and was a deckhand with 5 men including her husband, the Master Captain, when he took a workboat from New Orleans to Alexandria, Egypt.
Since then they started a business, "Castle Shipboard Security Program", the techniques formulated and tested for 8 years after her husband was boarded by pirates in the Bay of Bengal. This currently takes up most of her time. To help her prepare for the tactical portion of the program she spent two full months taking courses at the Sig Sauer Academy in New Hampshire. The courses included such topics as "Civilian Response to Terrorism", "Concealed Carry Instructor", Extreme Close Quarters Battle", "Reflexive Shooting", and "Bullets and Vehicles".
The goal of our WEC Membership is to ensure diversity by growing our group with talented executives from a wide variety of industries. While the WEC is not open to MLM organizations nor is it a one per profession networking group, we are actively looking for additional WEC Members in many industry fields while some of our current categories are fully represented based on our governing by-laws.
We encourage our members to seek out professionals in our WISH LIST when it comes to deciding who to invite to this wonderful sisterhood!
As of July l, Jan Bullard was promoted to Presidental Marketing Director for Team National of South Florida. This is a l00% debt free company where you either save money on all the things that you would normally buy, make money, or both.
Posted by Chris Guld, Monday, July 2nd, 2012 @ 4:25pm
Since this Groupspaces system seems to be handling all of our needs for a WEC website, I see no reason to keep maintaining the blog-style www.wecftl.com that was done with Wordpress. It was pretty, but far to complex to make it work for our needs. Groupspaces was built from the bottom up with clubs and membership management in mind.
So, on July 5, I plan to make a change (a simple redirect) so that entering www.wecftl.com into your browser will bring you straight here to our Groupspaces site. This will be both our public and our private website. If you're not logged in you can see the public items, but if you click on something private, like the Forum, you will be prompted to log in. There will still be a menu option to go to the "Old website" or "Blog" or you can type in www.wecftl.com/wordpress yourself to get to the last few years of content on our website.
Always changing, always improving.
If you have a newsletter item, you will still submit that to email@example.com and Susan Kingsley, or someone else from the committee, will either post it as an announcement here (like this), or keep it for inclusion in the monthly newsletter which will also be created here and then emailed to everyone.
If you have any questions, it would be great if you used the forum here (just click 'Forum' in the blue menu) to start a discussion. But, of course, you can always email me - Chris Guld - firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Chris Guld, Monday, May 7th, 2012 @ 12:14pm
Chris is WEC's wandering webmaster. She lives in a motorhome and travels the country with her husband, Jim and her dog, Odie. Her business is Computer Training for Travelers. The following video shows some snippets from her recent 'Techno-Geek Learning Rally' where 20 RVs came together for a week to learn and have fun. http://youtu.be/Po9PfXq4upA