Thursday, October 2, 2014


I just completed a successful training conference in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba.  We are looking forward to a fun-filled final banquet this evening. 

Watch this blog for more information about the conference and the board meeting in the coming days.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago

Hello Members

I am in Trinidad and Tobago at the early board meeting. The Women Police organization in Trinidad and Tobago are very welcoming. They are hosting there 2 Day conference here after the early board meeting. I will not be able to attend because I will be going back to work on Tuesday.

I am hoping that all our Region 6 members can come to our Conference in September 2013.
Africa will be a once in a life time experience.

Region 6 Coordinator
Kathy Caldwell

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New System for Members Only

NEW System for Members Only

The International Association of Women Police (IAWP) modernized its member services on January 1, 2013. This new system provides IAWP members with important self-service functions so you can directly update your contact information, choose what information to show in the Member Directory, and set privacy for your record. The Member Directory is now set to display only your first and last name, email address, organization, telephone, region and country. You can change the information if you choose by editing your personal profile. Under Members Only you will also find the new Chaplain’s area, discounts for members, a discussion forum, an announcement board, a link to the Regional Blogs, WomenPolice Magazine issues, automatic news feeds from around the globe, and much more. Additionally, the new system does support international characters so members can type in those characters and the system will store and will export them to be used in postal mailings.

To get to the new area:
  • Login with your email address, click Forgot Password. The system will generate a temporary password for you.
  • Log back in with your email address and temporary password.
  • Accept the terms of service then update your password.
If you experience any problems, email Take some time to log in now and review/update your contact information. This new service is where IAWP will generate labels for mailing so remember to keep your contact information up to date at all times.

Thank You.
Carol Paterick

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving all

Many of you dont know me and most dont know much about me. I decided this morning to post of my favorite Thanksgiving stories. It has nothing to do with being the police, but everything to do with how I became the person I am.

I grew up in a huge family, 11 children. I consider my mother a saint. One of my jobs in the household was to help with the laundry. You all know how much laundry you accumulate. Imagine laundry for 13.

One Thanksgiving, my mother decided we needed to get laundry done. So, she and I loaded all the clothes into our station wagon. My mother liked to get to the laundromat early so we could take up a whole row of machines and get it all done at the same time. The machines didnt have a coin slot, there was a master machine covered with buttons that controlled all the machines. One of my favorite parts was to put in the coins and push all the buttons. (Some people say I still push people's buttons). We loaded up a whole row of washers and went to do some shopping. The laundromat was in a strip mall that had a Jewel grocery store at one end and a National Tea at the other. As we were leaving I noticed an elderly woman quietly sitting in the waiting area. She had on a cloth coat, buttoned all the way up and held a purse on her lap. I thought it was odd because no other machines were going.

My mother and I shopped at the Jewel and came back to move the clothes from the washers to the dryers. The woman was still sitting in the same place. I looked like she hadnt moved. My mother and I then went to the National to finish shopping. My mother got the Wednesday paper everyweek to find out which store had sales and to clip coupons. We then shopped at each store picking up the sale items. After we finished at the grocery we went back to the laundromat to fold the clothes. The woman was still there.

My mother went over to the woman (a complete stranger) and invited her to come home with us for Thanksgiving dinner. She politely thanked my mother and told her she was waiting for someone. Doing the laundry for 13 people takes several hours. The woman sat there the entire time. Before we left my mother again invited the woman for dinner.She had a tear on her cheek, but again said no thank you.

I gained a new appreciation for the good hearted woman my mother is. In her mind, no one should be alone (even a stranger) on Thanksgiving. Even though we had a full house, there was always room for one more. My mother truly knew how to share her blessings.

I pray that I am half the woman my mother is. I thank God she is still with me. She is truly a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and remember to thank God for your own blessings.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Greetings and Salutation to All


My name is Laurie Hickman. I will be assisting Diane Mueller with her Regional Coordinator duties while she is ill.

I wanted to get this blog up and running so that we can keep each other updated.

Please feel free to email me at with anything you want sent out to the membership.

I hope to make Region 6 a contender for best region BUT I need you all to do it. Your ideas, suggestions, comments, and just your thoughts are welcome.


Testing the blog to make sure it is working.