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Nov 30, 2015

A Message from Our President

Where has the time gone? It is hard to believe that I am writing for the November newsletter already. It has been an exciting and spicy year so far. We have had success with our biggest projects, which have allowed us to help a lot of people. We have had a lot of fun with socials, game nights and crafts. What we have done has been recognized by our state organization during conventions. With the busy holiday season fast approaching; please remember to schedule a little time for yourself. I know for myself I need to keep to a tight schedule what with kids activities, holiday parties and birthdays if I didn't life would be chaos.

Tawn

" The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being" -Lee Iacocca

Nov 25, 2015

Bookworms Book Club!

The next meeting is January 14th. 

It will be at Lori W's house. 

The book is Leaving Time by Jodie Picoult.

Nov 23, 2015

January Ways and Means Projects

Collections will be at General Meeting.
1. BRING CLOTHING that is in excellent condition for consignment. New or Almost New would be great.
2. Bring BOOKS in good condition. We will be taking the books to Half Price Books to resell.
3. Bring "do-dads" i.e. "collectibles". We will take those to a consignment shop.

Nov 18, 2015

Let's Grow Ladies!

The best part about volunteer organizations like NHWT is the opportunity for growth that it offers.
We-all want to make positive contributions to our communities-Most of us join organizations like-NHWT to help out with causes that are in place. We hear about the Cooper Craft Fair and think, "I could help with that". So we join and sign up to serve coffee, to clean the Highway, run a kiddie game at Duk Duk Daze or show up to a fun social event. The next year we may help out with the 5K or attend Bow Night.

I was one of those members. At one point I was asked to be on the DDD Committee as the prize person. I had no idea what I was getting into. It ended up being a fun job. Everything from the previous years were handed to me in a file. I only had to pick out new prizes, keep track of my spending and keep an inventory of what we used. I successful and I know I made a significant contribution to the event and our organization.

This year I took on the coffee shop for the Cooper Craft Fair. Although it seemed like a lot to take on, all I had to do was follow the format that was in place from last year. I had to make a few adjustments, but not much stress involved. The hardest part was not knowing what to expect on the day. The past chairperson was at the meetings and was available for questions at any time. Next year it will be easier as I will know what to expect.

This year I also took on the role as Treasurer. Now this, for me, was a stretch! I have no accounting skills. I don't even balance my checkbook. I do, however, keep track of my family's expenses and pay all of the bills. I have found that NHWT banking duties are a little more complex. But I'm doing it! The former Treasurer helped me get started and is available if I have problems. And my fellow board members have, been supportive and encouraging.

Even though there are times when I feel like I'm not sure what I'm doing and times when I feel like my numbers are way off, I know that I am doing my best. I think my numbers are at least close to accurate, I am proud of myself for trying something outside my comfort zone and I know that I am backed by a whole group of amazing women.

Soon, we will be looking for a new president and new board members. I encourage any of you to consider taking on a position. Anything. Or commit to chairing an event or serving on a committee. When we try new things, we grow in ways we never expect.( Now is the time to ask questions without feeling any pressure.) Let's grow together!

Bonnie H

Nov 16, 2015

Starry, Starry Starmint Night

Craft Day!
Make star mints. Dec 7th ... 7 pm - 9 pm @ Diane WC Home.
Please bring a firm container (shoe box, etc) to bring your creations home. They are a bit fragile.
If you are interested in a small mason jar table candle, bring $5.00 to cover supplies. Let me know when you sign up if you are interested.
Sign up at the Nov. Meeting or let me know at dcarr@comcast.net

Nov 11, 2015

PACKERS VS VIKINGS TAILGATE PARTY

COME ONE COME ALL - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2015

KICK OFF IS AT 3:00. @ TAWN'S

THERE WILL BE GREEN BAY BRATS AND CHILI. ALONG WITH WISCONSIN BEER, WATER AND SODA. PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE AND A CHAIR.

Nov 9, 2015

Leave No Trace - A message from our President.

In scouts we learn to practice the concept of "Leave No Trace". We take extra care to ensure that we leave as little impact as possible so others can enjoy the unspoiled outdoors. But, we know that no matter how hard we try, we do leave a trace. A footprint, matted down grass or broken twigs. When camping, we concentrate on the "physical" traces we leave behind. But every day, we are leaving a trace of our passing. Everywhere you go, everyone you meet, and everything you do, leaves a trace.

If you say something unkind, ignore someone when they are speaking, or snub them when they are trying to help, that can leave an ugly trace that can take a long time to heal.

On the other hand, if you thank your friends, family and co-workers for what they do for you, offer assistance, and pay attention, you leave a good trace.

You will interact with a stranger for a couple of seconds or with your friends for several hours, but no matter how long it is, you leave a trace of your passing. It's up to you weather you leave a trace that makes the world better or worse.

So members: What trace are you going to leave this week? This month? How about right now?
At home, at work, working on projects, at meetings?

It's up to you!

Tawn

Nov 7, 2015

Bookworms Book Club!

The Bookworms September meeting was cancelled. The next meeting is November 12th. We will be meeting at Byerly's in Golden Valley at 7:00

The two books we will be discussing will be Three Story House - by Courtney Miller Santo and A Sudden Country - by Karen Flsher

The  January will be on the 14th. It will be at Lori W's house. The book is Leaving Time by Jodie Picoult.

Hope to see you there!

Nov 4, 2015

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Thursday Dec. 17th 7:00 PM — Save the date!

Hosted by Sandy B & Delores H

Please join us for this annual, very fun event. You will need to make approx. 72 cookies of one kind. You do not have to be an experienced baker, just willing to share with others. We trade cookies, and you take home a nice variety for the holidays.

This year's event will be held at Sandy's home. Food and refreshments will be served, and at least one crazy holiday game played.

Please RSVP to Sandy asap. We do limit this to twelve members (so we don't have to make hundreds of cookies), so sign up early.

Nov 1, 2015

Monthly Wellness Recipe

Snacking is the downfall for so many women with their diets. Even seemingly "healthy" foods can be a problem. Almonds, for example, are a very health snack; but there are 164 calories in a 1 oz serving (about 25 almonds). So don't eat too many!! If like me you need to be able to snack guiltless, consider these ideas:

• Buy "100 calorie" packs of your favorite snacks, (like nuts). They are a great way of helping with portion control!

• Popcorn without oil or butter (and just sea salt) is a VERY health snack at a low 35 calories per cup. You can eat to your heart's content without overeating!

• Watermelon is a great source or water & fiber and comes in at a low 46 calories per cup.

• Do you have a sweet tooth like me? Medjool Dates will not only take care of your sugar craving, they are packed full of fiber and are only about 65 calories each.

• Kale chips — mix kale, oil & sea salt — bake — enjoy! Very healthy, very easy, very low calorie!