Nadine Mummaw of Lake Tapawingo, Mo, a Kansas City suburb, was elected and installed as President of the Women of the Motion Picture Industry, International (WOMPI) on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Clubâ€™s annual convention in Charlotte, NC.
Mrs. Mummaw, as an employee of Durwood Theatres (aka AMC Entertainment), became a member of WOMPI in March, 1973 and has served at the local level as President for three terms, as well as serving multiple times as Vice-President and Treasurer, and as Chairperson of both the Community and Industry Service committees. She also has served for two terms as International Treasurer and two terms as International Secretary, as well as served on various International committees.
In Kansas City, Mrs. Mummaw keeps active in the motion picture industry by volunteering and serving on several industry related organizations. She is currently serving as Vice-President of WOMPI KC, is on the board of CinemaKC, the KC Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest, the Film Society of Greater Kansas City, and is a member/or volunteers for Movie Bunch Group, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and the Fringe Festival. She is also a member of Variety of Greater Kansas City, and the Lake Tapawingo Womenâ€™s Club.
The primary objective of WOMPI is Service and the Promotion of Good Will for the Motion Picture Industry. WOMPI, International is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan organization founded in 1952 in Dallas, Tx by a group of women employed in the motion picture industry. The first WOMPI convention was held in Dallas, Tx with four clubs in attendance: Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Memphis. Through the years the Club grew to a total of 22 clubs, with one club in Toronto, Canada which make up WOMPI International. At that time, to be a WOMPI, one had to be actively employed in the motion picture industry. Today, with the withdrawal of the industry from most markets, to become a member, you must be, or have been, actively employed in the motion picture industry or affiliated industries which are related to the film industry. Currently WOMPI International consists of 6 clubs; Charlotte, NC – Dallas, TX â€“ Hollywood/Los Angeles, CA – Kansas City, MO â€“ Memphis, TN â€“ and New Orleans, LA. In addition, WOMPI has members-at-large in Des Moines, Jacksonville, New York, Toronto and Washington, DC.
WOMPI KC Community Service projects have included MDA, American Heart Assoc., Kansas School for the Blind, bingo parties and watermelon feasts for the VA Hospital, adopted needy families for holidays; Thanksgiving & Christmas, and hosted movie parties for Kansas Cityâ€™s underprivileged children. Today, the KC Club continues that program through donations of service, funds and food to childrenâ€™s camps and holiday parties for The Salvation Army Childrenâ€™s Crisis Center, The City Union Mission, Rose Brooks and local hospitals and nursing homes. Through the Clubâ€™s Industry Service program, members volunteer at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the Movie Bunch Group luncheon, Kansas City FilmFest, Variety the Childrenâ€™s Charity, and the Fringe Festival.