See the chapter organization structure and voting positions – Chapter Board Structure
What is your role as a board member? Click here for a brief description of each board position
Click here for a more detailed description of director positions
Training: Did you appoint a new board person or have a board member who missed mandatory training? Click here for links to training webinars
Plan your year! – click here for the Chapter Business Plan Template

See our NEWH Inc. Leaders – Click here for the NEWH Inc. Organizational Chart


In addition to the Board Training that is done by the NEWH, Inc. office staff … we are now bringing Strategic Planning to our Chapters and Regional Groups. What you learn will benefit both your time working on the NEWH Chapter Board … and also benefit your professional career! Click here to find out more and when your chapter/region is due for training


Have questions on using the NEWH Logo or using the NEWH, Inc. name?


This Recognition of Excellence is presented in the name of Joyce L. Johnson, 1918-1991, to an NEWH member in recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the NEWH, Inc. and the pride demonstrated by exemplary contribution for the benefit of all the members of NEWH.

For more information on NEWH, Inc. and Chapter awards, click here


Click here for a one-page page PDF of current NEWH corporate partners logo collage (2019 coming soon). This can be used in newsletters or event signage. Need a PowerPoint slide show to run continuously in the background at your event? Click here for the PowerPoint!

See the 2019 PowerPoint report shared at the Founders Circle in May 2019.


The NEWH By-laws were amended at the NEWH, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting, held September 12, 2011.  Find the final by-laws here: NEWH_By-laws


Is your chapter thinking about starting a new initiative? Use the Project Scope Document to find out if the initiative is feasible, who will be responsible for the various aspects of the initiative, and the establishment of a timeline .

CHAPTER Calendar

Mark these important deadline dates including deadlines for delegate reports, NEWH magazine, TopID, board nominations and more! Check the link for updates throughout the year!

QUARTERLY CONFERENCE CALLS/WEBINARS (*see below for new Think Tank Sessions in the works…)

NEWH held quarterly webinars/calls for each discipline of the chapter boards. These calls were facilitated by the NEWH, Inc. VPs and NEWH, Inc. Directors. Check out ideas from past conversations! Minutes from past calls posted below.

PresidentsFebruary 2015, May 2015, July 2015, February 2016, July 2016, February 2017, May 2017, August 2017, February 2018, May 2018, August 2018, February 2020

MembershipFebruary 2015, May 2015, September 2015, February 2016, May 2016, September 2016, February 2017, May 2017, February 2018, May 2018, September 2018, February 2019, May 2019, September 2019

EventsMarch 2015, May 2015, August 2015, March 2016, August 2016, March 2017, June 2017, August 2017, March 2018, June 2018, August 2018, March 2019, June 2019, August 2019

ScholarshipFebruary 2015, September 2015, February 2016, June 2016, September 2016, March 2017, February 2018, June 2018, August 2018, February 2019, June 2019

Treasurer-SecretaryFebruary 2016, August 2016, August 2017, February 2018, August 2018, February 2019

Marketing –  March 2015, June 2016, August 2016, March 2017, June 2017, August 2017, March 2018, June 2018, August 2018, March 2019, June 2019, August 2019

Development/Fundraising –  March 2015, June 2015, October 2015, March 2016, September 2016, April 2017, June 2017, September 2017, April 2018, June 2018, September 2018, April 2019, June 2019, September 2019

Regional Steering CommitteeApril 2016, June 2016, April 2017July 2017, April 2018, July 2018, July 2019

*Think Tank Sessions – new in 2020!

What is in the works..

We are in the process of revamping and revitalizing the past quarterly calls to Think Tank Sessions to address current topics of interest. We will be offering 3-4 Think Tank Sessions throughout the year to discuss a specific topic (i.e. how to get designers more involved in your chapter/region; how to attract new members/show member value; sponsorship benefits/menus; how to attract/service student members, etc.). Think Tank facilitators will be comprised of select NEWH, Inc. directors, chapter/regional board members, and NEWH staff.

A schedule of the Think Tank Sessions for the year is being developed and will be emailed to chapter presidents and steering committee chairs once complete.

What does this mean to me as a board member?

Each president/steering chair will assign at least one board member to represent their chapter/region to participate in each Think Tank Session. The chapter/regional board member representative will be tasked with calling into the Think Tank Session, listening/taking notes, and reporting back to their board members the highlights of the Think Tank Session.

Any other interested board members can participate/call-in to the Think Tank session, but the chapter/regional representative will be the person responsible for taking the information learned back to their board members.

How does this affect me today?

Please disregard the quarterly discipline call schedule that was emailed in January 2020 and stay tuned for some exciting stuff!



In order to kick off the new year on a positive note for chapters, we offer a Training Webinar for each director/discipline position to ensure all directors are informed of their board role. Participation in a webinar for your board position is mandatory for anyone serving on a chapter board and takes place in December and January prior to the board member his/her role. If you did not participate in a mandatory call and need to schedule a one-on-one with the NEWH, Inc. staff, please call 800-593-6394.

Stay tuned for the Mandatory webinar schedule for 2021 board members (being held in Nov/Dec 2020)

Training: Did you appoint a new board person or have a board member who missed mandatory training? Click here for links to 2020 training webinars