Secretaries, this is your week. Since 1952, one week a year has been set aside in appreciation of your work. There are more than 250,000 secretaries in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas and here are highlights of some of the week's activities:
The Washington School for Secretaries holds free seminars beginning on Tuesday with "How to Make Our Money Work for Us." The seminars will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Washington School for Secretaries, 2020 K St. NW. Other seminars include: Wednesday -- "Creative Work Alternatives"; Thursday -- "Employer-Sponsored Day Care"; Friday -- "Secretarial Unions -- The New Wave of the 80s." For information and reservations, call 457-1895.
The Ad Hoc Coalition for National Secretaries Week, a joint venture of the AFL-CIO Department for Professional Employes, the National Commission on Working Women and the Coalition of Labor Union Women, has adopted the slogan "Secretaries are Something Else" to salute those in the secretarial profession and draw attention to their problems. The coalition will convey its message through pamphlets, news articles, public services announcements and position papers. The coalition's number is 638-0320.
Secretarial Evaluation Clinic holds its third annual fair and luncheon at the Hotel Washington on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme of the program will be "Pride, Professionalism and Progress." Secretaries will get a chance to speak out during the "Secretaries' Sound-Off" and there will several workshops and seminars. Entertainment will be provided by the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble and impressionist Chris Thomas. For further information, call 347-8339.
Eastern Business Machines of Riverdale will be working with several area radio stations in giving away nearly $15,000 in cash and prizes during National Secretaries Week. Grand prize winners will receive week-long vacations to Acapulco and Jamaica plus gift certificates to leading department stores. "To our knowledge, this is the biggest effort to date . . . to ensure that the professional secretaries who are so important to the success of our business, and all other companies, are properly recognized for their outstanding achievements," said Joseph F. McDermott Jr., president of Eastern Business Machines.
The American Florists Marketing Council will launch a promotion for National Secretaries Week with a multimedia campaign created by Henry J. Kaufman & Associates. Thirty second television spots will air on NBC and CBS and the ABC Information Network will carry 30-second radio announcements. The spots and newspaper ads will remind bosses to say it with flowers.
Leslie Ann Levine, executive secretary to John P. McGill, managing director of public and media relations for the American Trucking Associations Inc., has been named Secretary of the Year for 1981 by the Montgomery (County) chapter of the National Secretaries Association, International. She will represent the Montgomery chapter at the divisional competition in May along with other winners from Maryland, the District and Delaware. "The demand for well-qualified secretaries is much higher today than ever before," said Levine. "It is a demanding profession and one that I like. It gives me great satisfaction, a feeling of accomplishment and pride.