Tips: October 2022

President’s message

I hope everyone is well as we start the 2022-2023 club year. I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve as the President of our club as we celebrate our 90th year! We have several goals for the upcoming year:

• Recruit and attract at least 10 new members.
• Continue to increase our club’s diversity (age, gender, and ethnicity)
• Offer exciting new service projects that engage all members and provide a positive impact to our community.
• Raise funds through our annual Shrimp Feast to ensure the continuation of our scholarship program and community outreach.
• Create more great networking events and activities.

Knowing that our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship, I am confident these goals will be met. We were grateful to kick off this year with our first business meeting on Wednesday, September 14th at the newly renovated Sparrows Point Country Club with our guest speaker, David Espie, Director of Safety with the Maryland Port Administration, retired FBI Special Agent. Thanks to everyone who was able to attend. Please join us for our next meeting October 12th at Vinnie’s Cafe, with our guest speaker Brian Hammock of CSX. See the flyer for details.

Three important dates to mark your calendar are December 9th for our joint Christmas party with the Traffic Club of Baltimore at Vinnies Café, April 21, 2023 for our annual Shrimp Feast at the UAW Hall and our 90th Anniversary Celebration on May 26, 2023.


Thank you to everyone who is supporting our sold-out FUN Football Fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support our AMAZING 90th ANNIVERSARY GALA! SAVE THAT DATE— MAY 26, 2023!! Our 90th Gala committee is looking for a talented Photographer! If you know someone, please email us at

The WTTC of Baltimore will celebrate with the hopes that we will be around for many years to come. Survival in the modern club economy hinges on the club’s ability to remain relevant, both to existing members and prospective members. Help us remain relevant by letting us know what outreach efforts you would like us to participate in, a topic or
guest speaker for a meeting, a trip or tour, a lunch meeting or Saturday get together. My email is

Ok everyone, please stay safe, I am excited and looking forward to seeing you soon!


Vice President’s Message

Dear Members & Friends of the WTTC:

Welcome to another fulfilling, educational, and fun year with the Women’s Traffic & Transportation Club of Baltimore!

With fingers crossed and a healthy outlook for all after the last two tentative years, we are happy to resume our meetings starting in September. We look forward to seeing you at our first and future meetings as we begin our 2022-2023 Club year. Whether you are new to the Club or a returning Member: Please click on the link below and fill out the attached application for membership in the WTTC. This helps us to keep our records current as there has been quite a bit of movement in our industry; especially in 2021 & 2022. Dues may be paid at the link below via PayPal. Dues for 2022-2023 must be received by latest Oct. 31.

New/Active Member: $40.00
Associate Member: $30.00
Lifetime Member: No charge
Our mailing address is: 1621 Joplin St., Baltimore, MD 21224.

Dues can also be paid at our September business meeting if that is more convenient for you. For updates on club events and additional information, please visit: and follow us on Facebook at “WTTC of Baltimore”. We look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Best regards,
Carol Calhoun
Vice President & Membership Chair

Member Spotlight

Christine Allen, Capital Forest Products

Let’s welcome one our newest members, Christine Allen, LogisticsManager for Capital Forest Products. Although she has only been
there for about 18 months, one of her initiatives is to build an entire freight department for the company.

The road to Christine’s career started at Petersen Aluminum Corporation. She started as an inside sales person, but was cross trained on several positions. That cross training paid off when the shipping and inventory manager left the company. She applied, was selected and spent 14 of her 16 years at the company in that
position. “I had to learn a lot on the job”, says Christine, “but it helped shape where I am today.” After leaving Petersen, she worked for Berry Global as their materials manager, responsible for bringing in the raw material and then shipping out the finished goods, and she had responsibilities in both Baltimore warehouses. After only being there a short time, she learned about her current position at Capital.

Christine attended Susquehanna University in 2001 and received certification in Transportation, Logistics and Cargo Security from Anne Arundel Community College in 2015. She is currently enrolled at American Public University to earn a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management.

Christine is married to Kipp Snow, Director of Transportation, Distribution and Maritime Logistics as the Community College of Baltimore County. Together, they have four sons, one full time dog, and a weekend pug. “We keep busy trying to have little adventures with our kids on the weekends which have included indoor skydiving, rope courses, or simply trips to the mall. I love to torture all of them with dinners together as a family and at least one game night”, says Christine.