We have members from Ameren, Butler Supply, Centrex Electrical Supply, Crescent Electric Supply, FISHCO Group, Fletcher-Reinhardt Company, French Gerleman, Frost Supply, Graybar Electric, Guarantee Electrical, Martin Electrical Sales, Meglio & Associates, RJP Electric, Rauckman Utility Products, Sachs Electric, Schaeffer Electric, Schaeffer Marketing Group, St. Louis Lighting Group, Springfield Electric Supply and WESCO. If your company is not represented, why not have the women in your company contact us to find out information about attending a WEB program.
Members hold various positions in electrical companies: inside/outside sales, purchasers, vice presidents, quotations, administrative assistants and many other important positions.
WEB offers women the opportunity to meet others in the electrical industry and to obtain knowledge through various programs relating to electrical, governmental and business issues each month. Through our organization, these members can meet customers and others in the industry who share the same goals and ideas about the electrical industry. Not only is our organization involved with the electrical industry, but has also become involved with various St. Louis community projects.
WEB meets once a month (September through May) at a restaurant or member company facility. The meetings begin at 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.-hospitality (cash bar); 6:15 – 7:15 p.m. – dinner and 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.-program. We try to keep the dinner costs for each attendee to $25-$38. This group averages 45 members at each meeting, which is a great percentage attending out of the entire membership. Involvement and commitment by the many members of WEB through the years have made this organization so successful – from the past chairpersons who have dedicated their time, to all committee members and finally to each individual member, who continually supports each WEB activity.
Dues are $40 per year to join, but we encourage women to attend several meetings before joining WEB. They are under NO obligation to join by attending a meeting. If you (or others in your company) wish to learn more about WEB, please email [email protected].
WEB also provides women in the industry another opportunity to give back to their community through our many charity events through the years.
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Officers for 2019-20 are: Amy Barton-Graybar Electric-Chair; Jeri McCormick-FISHCO Group-Vice Chair; Melissa Berry-Schaeffer Marketing Group-Treasurer and Mary Jane Reinhardt-Fletcher-Reinhardt Company-Secretary.
History of WEB:
Originally, the St. Louis Chapter of the Electrical Women’s Round Table, a branch of the Electrical Women’s Round Table, Inc. of New York (organized in 1927), was formed in the spring of 1950. The Electrical Women’s Round Table became the Electrical Women’s Board of Trade (EWBT) when it became a division of the St. Louis Electrical Board in October, 1956 with 24 charter members. During 1982-83, the organization’s name was changed to Women’s Electrical Board (WEB).