WIFLE-Enews June 2007


June 26, 2007
9:00 a.m. 
June 28, 2007
5:00 p.m.
Westin Mission Hills Hotel and Conference Center 
Rancho Mirage, California

WIFLE kicks off the Eighth Annual Leadership Training Conference on June 26, 2007, at the Westin Hills Hotel and Conference Center in beautiful Rancho Mirage, California. This year’s conference promises to be full of interesting workshops, motivating speakers, and distinguished guests. A few of the conference offerings will be highlighted in this newsletter. For more conference and hotel information, please go to http://www.wifle.org/conference2007/.

Leadership Training Conference Keynote Speaker
At the conference opening on Tuesday morning, June 26, Michele Leonhart, Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, will welcome conference attendees and present the keynote address on "Leading through Vision and Values."

June 2007 Highlights

.BE THERE!  Eighth Annual
 Leadership Training,
 June 26-28, 2007

.Michele Leonhart, Deputy
 Administrator, DEA, Keynote
 Bio and Photo

.2007 WIFLE Award Winners
.High Trust Organizations
.Join Our Golf Tournament
.WIFLE Business Meeting
.Conference Memorabilia
.WIFLE Wants Members
.Wifle Wants Member Stories
.Retirement, Phase Two
.National Law Enforcement
 Officers' Memorial Foundation...
 Plans for a Unique Museum




WIFLE is pleased to announce the selections for its Annual Awards Program. All employees nominated were especially talented, dedicated individuals for which their Agencies can be proud. Awards will be presented at the 2007 Awards Banquet, to be held Wednesday, 
June 27, 2007, 7:00 p.m., Westin Mission Hills Hotel and Conference Center.

Join us in congratulating the WIFLE 2007 Awards Winners.  

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At this year’s Leadership Training Conference in Rancho Mirage, 
Ms. Dottie Gandy of Coveylink will present a fascinating seminar, entitled High Trust Organizations, on why trust is “the one thing that changes everything” and how it has become the key leadership competency of the new global economy. Ms. Gandy discusses how ethical behavior and integrity enable leaders and organizations – and all of us – to be more energized and successful. 

The lessons presented in the seminar on inspiring lasting trust in personal and professional relationships that will lead to success and prosperity come straight from Stephen M.R. Covey’s highly acclaimed book, The Speed of Trust. Such reviewers as Larry King, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, and Steve Forbes have praised Mr. Covey’s book and believe his message to be a positive force in today’s world of business, government, and education. 

This seminar will open your eyes and make you think. Don’t miss it!


Join us at the Pete Dye Resort Course at The Westin Mission Hills Resort and Spa, for the Annual Julie Y. Cross Memorial Golf Tournament! This always-enjoyable event will be held on Monday, June 25, 2007, beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the practice tee, followed by an 8:00 a.m. “Shotgun” start.  Free GIFTS for ALL!!!

The cost of the tournament is $95.00 per person, which includes green fees, cart fee, practice balls and a delicious BBQ lunch buffet. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the WIFLE Scholarship Fund.

. Golf Flyer PDF
. Register &
Details on Webpage

Annual Business Meeting

Looking for Member Stories

WIFLE Memorabilia

WIFLE’s Annual Business Meeting will be held at the Westin Mission Hills Hotel and Conference Center on Monday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting is open to WIFLE members only. Among other things, the WIFLE Executive Committee will share information with members concerning activities of the past year, the WIFLE Scholarship Fund, and the Membership Drive. When you arrive at the Westin Mission Hills Hotel, be sure to check the hotel agenda board for room and location for the business meeting.

Please send an email to www.wifle@comcast.net by June 21 if you plan to attend this important meeting.

Member Stories for the WIFLE Website

WIFLE is asking members to send in their career stories and experiences “in their own words” for the WIFLE website. Member stories from women in various positions in federal law enforcement will appear in a separate section on the website, entitled WIFLE Voices Corner.

Please check the website at www.wifle.org/voicescorner.htm to learn some of the stories your fellow members have submitted. Why not send in your own story to WIFLE!

Once a year, during the Annual Leadership Training Conference, WIFLE indicia items are made available at a “storefront” location. You can physically visit the store to look through merchandise and make purchases. Of course, WIFLE merchandise is also available for purchase at any time at www.wiflestore.com. Proceeds from the sale of merchandise go to the WIFLE Scholarship Fund. 

Remember to look for the WIFLE merchandise store at the conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to make your purchases and provide scholarship monies to deserving individuals seeking to make a federal career in the field of law enforcement. Members of WIFLE receive an additional 10% discount on the purchase price.


You may not realize it, but one of the benefits of your membership in WIFLE is that you have joined an organization that is a network of professionals who have a variety of law enforcement experiences. And, it goes without saying, that the larger the number of members, the more numerous and diverse those experiences are. 

Please help to increase the number of WIFLE members by bringing in new members who, like yourself, are interested in coming together with other individuals employed and/or involved in law enforcement professions across the country and around the world. 

This is a wonderful time of year to share with prospective members information about the up-coming Annual Leadership Training Conference through the WIFLE website link. Remember to point out the variety of speakers and topics scheduled in the program, the awards that will be presented (including the WIFLE scholarships), and the assortment of social/networking events that will be held.

Last, remember that WIFLE is the only professional organization for women in federal law enforcement and their supporters.

by Saundra K. Harman, President of Harman & Associates, Inc. Bio

Download the June article by Saundra K. Harman, 
Phases of Retirement, in PDF format. 


There are, in effect, five phases of planning for and transitioning into retirement from a financial perspective.  In this article, Saundra outlines and explores what you need to know and to do in Phase 2.

National Law Enforcement Museum

On February 28, 2007, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) formally unveiled plans for the first-ever National Law Enforcement Museum. With groundbreaking scheduled for next summer, the National Law Enforcement Museum will be the largest and most comprehensive museum of its kind, providing visitors with a truly experiential voyage through the reality of yesterday’s and today’s law enforcement. 

The Museum will be located in the heart of Washington, DC, in a historic setting called Judiciary Square (400 block of E Street, NW). Appropriately, the museum site is directly across the street from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which was established in 1991. This property is surrounded by court buildings, the original City Hall for the District of Columbia, and the National Building Museum. This is a thriving area of downtown Washington that already attracts millions of tourists each year. 

On the same day, the NLEOMF launched the public phase of its fundraising campaign, A Matter of Honor: the Campaign to Support the National Law Enforcement Museum, with a goal of raising $80 million to build this living legacy and tribute to law enforcement.

Read more about the plans for the museum and how you can contribute to the fundraising campaign on the NLEOMF website.

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