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Nov 15, 2016

Join the Book Club!

Now is the perfect time to join the NHWT Book Club! We  meet six times a year. Each January we choose the new books for the year. Our January book will be "My Name is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout. For more information email membership@newhopewt.org.

Nov 8, 2016

Fundraiser: Ends Nov. 14th

The New Hope Women of Today is having a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser. The link below will take you directly to our fundraiser.

ALL ORDERS DUE BY NOVEMBER 14TH.

Save time! Know what's for dinner on busy nights.

Save money! On average, each recipe can be made for $3 per serving or less, including groceries!

Prepare ahead! Make recipes ahead and store them in your freezer.

Oct 20, 2016

Winter State Luminary Walk

The January 2017 Luminary Bags are a sign of cerebration and honor for the women whose lives have been taken through sexual exploitation and human trafficking. These bags will send the message "Girls and Women are NOT for sale!"

There is a $5 suggested donation for each bag on display. The proceeds of the Luminary walk will go twards buying a van for breaking free.

Oct 12, 2016

Nov Book Club Meeting

Our Next Meeting is Nov. 10th at 7 pm

The Book: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

The Location: Hy-Vee Deli


Jul 18, 2016

Women that have inspired me

Calling all NHWT Members. There is an oportinity to challenge yourself this summer and have a little fun at the same time. The USWT is sponsoring a writing contest. All of the rules and requirements are listed below. Contact Anna for the mailing address. 

2016 USWT Writing Competition Information
·         Theme: “Women that have inspired me” (or who inspire me)
·         Requirements: The length of the essay is 600-800 words, double spaced, single sided.
·         Due By: September 1, 2016
·         Entry Fee: $5 (make check payable to USWT memo: Writing Competition)
·         Other: A Stat Sheet and Four copies need to be mailed along with the check to Diane Hellman

Jul 12, 2016

2016 Vendor Show

The 2016 New Hope Women of Today Vendor Show will be held on Saturday, October 1st. Unlike the Cooper Craft Show that is only for handmade items, the Vendor Show is for people who represent direct sales companies such as Tupperware, Mary Kay, Watkins, Tastefully Simple etc.

At this time we have vendors from the following companies, Tupperware, Post Perfect, Younique, Beauti Control, Watkins, Thirty-one Gifts, Norwex, The Juice Plus Company, Tastefully Simple and Mary Kay.

To be part of the Vendor Show, please contact Rita at zucarita@comcast.net.

Jun 28, 2016

Breaking Free: June

This is the second year of the three year MNWT Priorety Area Project Breaking Free. If you would like to learn more about Breaking Free here is their website, http://www.breakingfree.net.

For the 2016/2017 year I would like to focus on service.

My top ideas for this year are:
l) Host a graduation ceremonies.
2)A pre-meeting assembly of personal product bags for Breaking Free to use in their outreach program.
3) I will be collecting personal care items throughout the year.

Teddy

Jun 20, 2016

Youth of Today: June

I'm writing this article on June 20th the first "official" day of summer. I'm sure we all remember the excitement and thrill on the last day of school and start of summer! Nothing says summer more than "YOUTH".

The Youth of Today area promotes events, projects, ideas and activities that allow YOUTH to discover and experience the importance of volunteering, and also promotes foundations related to youth activities. We've already had our first Youth of Today event a Schools Out Party.

Our next scheduled event will be "Movie in the Park". This event will be the Friday night of DDD, July 15th, at the outdoor theater in Civic Center Park (behind City Hall). The movie will be "Inside Out" and time will be around 8:30ish.

A major emphasis of "Youth of Today" is Kid's Week, which is held August 14th-20th. I'm hoping we can schedule at least 2-3 youth events during this week. If you have any ideas please let me know.

Pam

Jun 15, 2016

Women's Wellness: June

I was shopping recently and purchased a towel (Pilates I thought you said Pie and Lattes). It really grabbed my attention !

So, I googled "Pilates"!

You can look on "You Tube" for Pilates classes or actually any type of exercise classes to do at home.

I have some exercise videos I might dust off and plan to use them! Really! Anyone want to be my exercise buddy ? It would be FUN! At some future time I will make "homemade" pie and we can have an exercise group meeting ! Will you join me in this adventure ?

Delores

Jun 7, 2016

2016 Annual Convention Awards

The New Hope Women of Today was honored at the 2016 Annual State Convention.The New Hope chapter of the Minnesota Women of Today is a community service and leadership training organization.

Teri  B, Sandy B, Delores H, Carole C, Shannon J, Alicia D, and Kellee P were honored with the Presidential Pin. The Presidential Pin is designed to recognize a member’s commitment to her local chapter. It exemplifies dedication and belief in the Women of Today creed that emphasizes service to the community, personal growth, and friendship. The MNWT State President personally selected  each of these members for this award. 

One Outstanding Local Programming Award is given in each area of the Minnesota Women of Today to honor individuals who go above and beyond in their service and dedication. Deb M received the award in the area of Living and Learning.

The Project of the Trimester award is given to local chapters for each area of the Minnesota Women of Today to honor Chapters that hold innovative and successful projects. Only one award is given for each area. The New Hope Women of Today was honored with the Community Connections Project of the Trimester award for their New Hope WT 5K Event. 

May 25, 2016

Photos: Annual Convention Fun...

What happens at convention, never really stays at convention.
Cheers!











May 17, 2016

The Lavon H. Cooper Scholorship. What's the story?

It's hard to be a member of the New Hope Women of Today and not have heard of Lavon H. Cooper, but do you know who she is or why the proceeds from the Cooper Arts and Crafts Fair put on by the New Hope Women of Today offer scholarships in her name? I didn't, so I started asking questions. There is not a lot of information about her, but thanks to the Robbinsdale Historical Society I got some answers.

Lavon H. Cooper, better known as Mrs. E.J. Cooper was the wife of long time Robbinsdale district superintendent E.I. Cooper. Mrs. Cooper attended Upper Iowa University for two years, where Mr. Cooper's father R.W. Cooper was president. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper where childhood sweethearts and were married July 20, 1918, just before Mr. Cooper was sent overseas. Mrs. Cooper received her
nurse's training at the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. She was only months away from graduation
when she was forced to leave the institution due to laws forbidding nurses to be married. She made the best of her training however during the flu epidemic of the 1920's in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

She then worked aiding new mothers and infants in New Mexico where Mr. Cooper taught.
The Coopers moved to Robbinsdale in the 1930's when Mr. Cooper was named superintendent of district 281. Mrs. Cooper's generosity was obvious in her frequent role as hostess to the staff, both in her home and at school.

In 1954, Mrs. Cooper founded the Schoolmasters' Wives Association. This organization was a social one, until the establishment of scholarships in 1957. In 1965 the scholarships were named after Lavon H. Cooper.

Mrs. Cooper was very active in many areas of the Robbinsdale community. She was a member of the Robbinsdale Library Club that provided the major support of the old Robbinsdale Library that is now used as an art gallery and Robbinsdale Historical Society.
Mrs. Cooper's memory will live on as a special person and dedicated member of district 281 and the entire community.

Information courtesy of the Robbinsdale Historical Society.

Deb

May 1, 2016

Just for Fun: May

Create your own word cloud today and share it with us on Facebook using the hashtag #NHWT. http://www.wordclouds.com/

Apr 26, 2016

Our Last Spicy Tidbits of the 2015/2016 NHWT Year!

Jenna A, We missed you at the last meeting. Hope to see you soon

Carrie A, Thank you for being the State Delegate. You will be great.

Merrin B, We are excited to hear you will be a Craft Fair Shadow. Thank you

Sandy B, Thank you for all you do to support the chapter.

Deb B, Thank you for your support and friendship this year.

Rosemary B, Thank you for joining. We hope to see you at another event soon Teri B, Great job with PR. Thank you.

Leslie B, Thanks for the 5K help this year.

Diane W C., Thanks for all of your support and help.

Wendy C, We miss you.

Carole C, Thinking of you. We hope you are on the mend and feeling fabulous soon.

Carole, Thank you for the H-U-G-E bag full of bras for our April collection at the general meeting.
You are very generous! Delores H

Carole, Glad to hear surgery went well, you looked Great afterward on the FB pic. Get Well Soon !
Karen P

Alicia D, Congratulations on your wedding, job, and move.

Tonia E, Thank you for joining. We are excited to get to know you more.

Jayne F, Thank you for all the behind the scenes work you do to support our chapter.

Peg F, We hope you are feeling up to a chapter visit soon. Thinking of you.

Moira F, It was great to see you at a meeting this winter. Hope to see you at another event soon.

Marion H, Thank you for chairing the Breakfast Bags event.

Bonnie H, Great job as treasurer. Thank you.

Tawn H, Thank you for being our President. Nice work!

Kathi H, We miss you. Hope to see you at the Banquet.

Delores H, Amazing job with Ways and Means this year. Thank you.

Mary H, Hope to see you at the Past Presidents Brunch this year. We always enjoy your stories.

Jenny J, Hope everything is looking up for you. Thank you for joining us at the Cookie Exchange.

Kathie J, You are a fabulous women. We hope you are feeling better and are able to join us at a meeting soon.

Shannon J, You are going to love being Secretary. Thank you.

Rita J, Thank you for being on the board next year.

Terri J, Thinking of you. Hope all of your plans fall into place.

Cassie L, Thank you for all the 5K work done this year.

Jeanine M, We miss you. Hope to see you at a social soon.

Deb M, Thank you for your fun Grandma's Night Out socials. Great Idea.

Pam M, Thank you for all you do to support our chapter.

Jodie M, Thank you for all of your help this year.

Jean M, Thank you for joining. We enjoy getting to know you more.

Anna N, Nice to see you at the Area 3 meeting.

Anna, Your invites for the banquet are very nice! Really quality and professional! Great Job! Delores

Dawn N, We hope you are enjoying your new location. Thinking of you.

Colleen N, We miss you. Hope to see you soon.

Teddy O, Great job with Breaking Free. You should consider sharing your talents with the district or state.

Charlene O, Thank you for your support this year.

Molly P, Thank you for hosting our last Grandma's Night Out Social. It was fun for all.

Karen P, Thank you for all you do to put out our newsletter. Your efforts are appreciated.

Kellee P, Thank you for being a Craft Fair Shadow. You will be awesome.

Judy S, Thinking of you. Hope to see you out and about sometime soon.

Jean S, Thank you for your continued support of NHWT and the community.

Jaclyn T, What can we say, you are fabulous and you know it!

Katee T, We miss you. Hope to see you soon.

Colleen T, Great job as PA this year. We hope you are having fun.

Diane V, Thank you for being a fabulous member.

Sue W, Great job as IVP. Thank you.

Renee W, Thank you for the great job you do with the Prayer Chain.

Sonja W, It's great to have you as a member.


Lori W, Thank you for all of your work with Bookworms.

Apr 19, 2016

Monthly Wellness Recipe: April

An important part of your overall wellness that is often overlooked — your financial wellness!

Have you and your family set a budget and do you review it regularly to see how you are doing?

Are you saving for the future and have you analyzed if you are going to have enough income throughout retirement?

A good financial planner can be a key in helping you achieve your financial goals. There are also many free online tools available.

This month, I encourage you to consider taking a look at your overall financial wellness picture!

Your Women's Wellness LPM,
Alicia D.

Apr 12, 2016

Breaking Free Information

Hello everyone I was on the Breaking Free website recently http://www.breakingfree.net and saw some interesting things that i would like to share with you all.

The first one being their facts and stats page which has some eye opening information about sex trafficking, http://breakingfree.net/facts and stats.aspx

and the second being this video of Vednita Carter the founder of Breaking Free telling her own story and explaing how she got out of the life and founded Breaking Free https://youtu.be/LIXleNxaVzA

—Teddy

Apr 5, 2016

Way$ and Mean$

Let's Put the FUN in FUNdraising ! 
You are invited !
Bras and Buns
Saturday, April 23 @ 10:30 am 
RSVP d2hoseth@q.com 
or
Sign up at April 18 General Meeting
Amy Holland is the representative 
612-270-7343 website: www.heybraladv.com
Hostesses: Sandy B and Delores H

Apr 1, 2016

Letter from the President: April

What a year we have had. I can't believe that this is my last newsletter article to you. I have enjoyed the spice trail that we all have been on this year. I have learned some new things along the way and I hope that you have also. My hope is that you will continue to reach into the spice cabinet for new spices as you continue your Women of Today journey. Only by trying new things and learning new skills do we continue to grow and develop as human beings. Don't be afraid to try something new.

"The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give." - Prince

Thank you for a great year! !!!
Tawn

Mar 28, 2016

Join Our Bookworms Book Club!

The next book and meeting will be....

The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto, by Mitch Albom

Meeting at Delores' house May 12th at 6:30 pm

Mar 24, 2016

Monthly Wellness Recipe

Struggling to get into a workout routine? Schedule it. Further, schedule it for a time you know you won't re-schedule or cancel. Evenings can be hard — life happens and the workout just doesn't happen.

Mornings are the hardest, but also the least likely to be re-scheduled. That is, of course, if you can wake up in time to actually get the workout done. And provided you actually get out of bed. And after getting out of bed you actually work out. OK — it's admittedly hard! BUT — I can help! Want a morning wake-up text? E-mail me your cell # and I will send you a 5:15 AM text to get out of bed & workout! Let's see how many of you will commit to morning workouts with me!

Your Women's Wellness LPM,
Alicia Dahmes

Mar 21, 2016

Save the Date:

"Bras and Buns" Fundraiser
April 23rd 10:30 am
More Details later !

Mar 18, 2016

A note from our President

Can you believe that it is March Madness time already? Do you have your brackets done? I do. Let's go Kansas!!! In our family we have a good time with the NCAA Tournament. We have a traveling trophy and even the kids play. The last 2 out of 3 years, Abigail has been the champion. Doing picks is a little like doing projects. You may not understand them, but in the end they are a lot of fun. Please consider chairing a project or taking on a leadership position. Your talents are needed.

Tawn


"Individual commitment to a group effort, That is what makes a team work." -Vince Lombardi

Mar 16, 2016

April General Meeting Date Change

The April general meeting date has been changed to April 18th at 7:00 pm.

Mar 14, 2016

US Women of Today Creed

We, the United States Women of Today, are dedicated to serving our community and nation, are committed to strengthening our individual talents and stand united by our friendships and beliefs in the future.

Mar 9, 2016

Minnesota Women of Today Creed

We, the Women of Today, are service. growth and fellowship. We believe that through us great lessons can be learned, worthy deeds performed, and a hand of fellowship extended to millions of women everywhere. May we leave the world a better place because we lived & served within it.

Mar 7, 2016

Monthly Wellness Recipe

Here's something to help with the Social aspect of your overall "wellness": writing letters!

Letting-writing has become a lost art — when is the last time you put pen to paper and wrote a letter to a loved one or a dear friend? Last year I started writing letters with the goal of sending I per month. While most letters lately have admittedly been to Bryan (my soon-to-be husband); many in the beginning were to friends and family. Not only was I able to bless these individuals; but it became a true source of joy for me as the giver. Find that stationary tucked in the corner of your desk, dig through your junk drawer to find a working pen, and start writing! I promise you will enjoy the
experience as much as the receiver will enjoy mail that isn't junk! -Alicia

Mar 2, 2016

Annual Awards Convention

Annual Awards Convention will be held May 20th — 22nd at the Mankato Hilton Garden Inn. A pretty close drive for anyone interested in just going down for the day! Mark your calendars and watch for the registration form coming soon!

Feb 29, 2016

3rd Trimester chapter visit

Alicia & Tawn will be traveling south to visit the Burnsville chapter on Monday, March 21 st. Contact Alicia for carpool details if you'd like to join us! We may also try to fit in a visit to St. Cloud
let me know if this interests you!

Feb 24, 2016

LOTS 2016

LOTS has been scheduled for Saturday, April 30th — mark your calendars! More details coming soon... This is great training for local chapter board members!

Feb 22, 2016

Join Our Book Club!

NHWT Bookworms Book Club

Our next meeting is March 3, 2016 at Caribou on 36th and 169 at 7:00 pm.

We will be discussing All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr 

Feb 17, 2016

Don't miss this Feb. General Meeting on 2/22/16!!

We will have a representative from Breaking Free on hand to receive our check and hygiene supplies we gathered throughout the year. Many, many thanks to Teddy O for making this a successful project.

Feb 15, 2016

A Message from our President: February

As I sit at my desk writing this, I am longing for the warming winds from the south to thaw us out. I am ready to be done with winter. We have a few fun events on the calendar, but could use a few more. If you have an idea, please contact me or one of the board members. If you haven't given any thought to what you would like to do next year, now is the time. There are plenty of fun positions available. Without help from everyone, our chapter activities will grind to a halt. Even though we think of ourselves as a large group, we really are a small group. That means that everyone needs to help. Try something new, you might discover a new 'spice" that it is the best thing you have ever done. We don't grow as people, without pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zones.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"  Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep dreaming!
Tawn

Feb 11, 2016

Featured Members: Shannon J

Shannon J
Member since July 2012

Why did you join? To get to know other people in the area as we just moved up from Eden Prairie.

Positions held this year:  I'm the Sunshine club.


Shannon’s Favorite Project: Duk Duk daze! Not only is it fun but the people watching is pretty awesome. :)

Feb 9, 2016

Featured Members: Teddy O

Teddy O.
Member since July 2014

Why did you join? I like to volunteer.

Positions held this year:  Breaking Free LPM


Teddy’s Favorite Project: Duk Duk Daze

Feb 4, 2016

Featured Members: Kathie J

Kathie J.
Member since June 2015

Why did you join? For volunteering and to meet some dynamic women.  


Kathie’s Favorite Project: Cooper Craft Fair, I got to sit at the membership table and tell people all about Women Of Today.

Feb 2, 2016

Featured Members: Anna N

Anna N.
Member since April  2009

Why did you join? I was looking to find women in my area to do things with outside of my family circle.

Positions held this year:  Past President, Parliamentarian, Flower Sales Chair…

Anna’s Favorite Project: This year it is the Memorial Bench. It has been a rewarding experience for me.

Jan 28, 2016

Featured Members: Renee W

Renee W
Member since  July 2005

Why did you join?  Great volunteer opportunities, get to know more people in the community. 

Positions held this year: Prayer Chain 


Renee’s Favorite Project: Shopping Spree - it is so rewarding to share and encourage the spirit of Christmas in the families less fortunate.  Helping the children experience the gift giving can be the start of much hope for them. 

Jan 27, 2016

Join our book club!

New Hope WT Bookworms Bookclub

We have picked our 2016 book selections

March 3, 2016 - All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

May 12, 2016 - The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto - Mitch Albom

July 14, 2016 - Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline

September 8, 2016 - The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy - Rachel Joyce

November 10, 2016 - A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler

January 12, 2017 - My Name is Lucy Barton - Elizabeth Strout

I hope you can join us.  
These books look like they will be great reads! 
email membership@newhopewt.org for more information.

Jan 26, 2016

Featured Members: Delores H

Delores H.
Member since 2010


Why did you join?  For social opportunities and service to community.

Positions held this year: Ways and Means LPM


Delores’ Favorite Project: Cooper, Vendor Fair, Cookie Exchange, Bra Parties, etc etc.

Jan 25, 2016

New Hope WT 5K Update

Registration is now open. Click on the 5K tab to sign up.

Proceeds of the 2016 New Hope WT 5K will go to The 30-Days Foundation (http://www.the30-daysfoundation.orq/), a great MN non-profit.

Our goal at New Hope Women of Today is to not only provide needed funds to our benefiting organizations, but also provide an opportunity for the community to get outside and enjoy the wonderful outdoors, create new healthy lifestyle habits, and have fun.

Children under 12 are FREE, and we will have fun kid activities going on during the race!


Jan 22, 2016

3rd Trimester chapter visit

Alicia will be traveling south to visit the Burnsville chapter on Monday, March 21st. Contact Alicia for carpool details if you'd like to attend!

Jan 21, 2016

Featured Members: Deb B

Deb B.
Member since Sept 1998

Why did you join?  I was looking for a social and volunteering organization and to meet new people and I saw an ad in the SunPost.

Deb’s Favorite Project: Holiday Shopping w/kids.  Helping less fortunate children and seeing the excitement they have being able to give a few gifts to those they love. Overall a heartwarming experience. 

Jan 20, 2016

Flower Sales 2016!


I can not believe I am sitting at my desk in -10 degree weather writing about flower sales. In just a few short weeks you will be receiving an email from me with this years flower sale information. Everything you need will also be available at the February general meeting. I am excited to announce 25% of the profit from this years flower sales will go back to the chapters general fund for the 2016/2017 year and 75% will be donated to the Seven Dreams Education Foundation.

The Seven Dreams Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation founded by community members, parents and education professionals of Robbinsdale Area Schools. Since SDEF's inception in 2003, the Foundation has funded 127 grants to support student success and maximize individual academic potential. They are dedicated to helping the learners of Robbinsdale Area Schools succeed by funding innovative education initiatives that enhance individual skills and experiences. The "Seven" in their name represents the seven communities in the Robbinsdale Area School District: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Plymouth and Robbinsdale.

Like years in the past the order forms will be due the end of March and the delivery day for the flowers should be Mother's Day weekend. Please keep your eye out for my email the 2nd week of February and help me sell flowers to support our chapter and the Seven Dreams Education Foundation.

Thanks, Anna

Jan 19, 2016

Featured Members: Sue W

Sue W.
Member since October 2004

Why did you join?  Interested in being engaged with the community; social

Positions held this year: Internal Programming VP


Sue’s Favorite Project: It changes from year to year. Duk Duk Daze is fun because my whole family can get involved.

Jan 18, 2016

Supporting Breaking Free


January s is the last meeting I will be collecting change during the general meeting however I will still be collecting hygiene products up until the February general meeting where we will present a check and give all the products collected to a breaking free representative.

Reminder I am collecting pads and tampons, toothpaste and tooth brushes, soap or body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and African American hair care products these items do not have to be full size they can be sample or travel size items. You can bring these items to the general meetings or to my house.

Teddy


Jan 15, 2016

Let's Put the FUN in FUNdraising!

Ways and Means

1. We will collect new or "almost new" clothing. Styles need to be one or two years new. Clothing should be in good condition and fragrance free.

2. We will also collect "do dads" i.e. "collectible items" you no longer want. Clothing and collectible items will be taken to Turn Style - Plymouth or Maple Grove

3. We will collect books in good condition. Books will be taken to Half Price Books for resell.






Jan 14, 2016

Featured Members: Alicia P.

Alicia P.
Member since April  2010

Why did you join? I was looking to get more connected within my community and find ways to serve my community.

Positions held this year:  State Delegate and Women’s Wellness LPM


Alicia’s Favorite Project: The 5K - because it was something I was passionate about & started.  I'm so happy to see it carried on for at least one year!

Jan 12, 2016

Featured Members: Katee T

Katee T.
Member since 2014

Why did you join? To meet new people in the community and it sounded like fun.  

Positions held this year:  Community Connections LPM


Katee’s Favorite Project: 5K

Outstanding Young Adult Honoree Reception and Banquet

There will be a a reception for our Honoree during winter state convention from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The reception is free and open to all members. Please stop by and show our Honoree your support.

Following the reception will be a banquet from 7 pm  - 10 pm. The cost is $47, meal options are Egg Plant Parmesan or Seared Sage Chicken. The registration form can be found in our January newsletter. St. Louis Park is only 10 minutes away. It is highly encouraged that chapter members register for the banquet and celebrate with our honoree.

Jan 8, 2016

January Recipe for Wellness!

Here's a fun workout challenge for those looking to get in shape this year!

Pick a workout and set a # to do each day.

For example Bryan has decided I can do 200 squats per day! Maybe for you it is 100 sit-ups or 25 push-ups.

Then try to get them done as fast and as early in the day as possible.

Track your progress — are you finishing them faster and earlier in the day than day 1? GREAT!!

Even better, find a partner to do this with — keep each other accountable and see who can do them faster!

Come to the January general meeting for a fun exercise surprise!

Jan 7, 2016

Featured Members: Merrin B

Merrin Baker
Member since June 2015

Why did you join? To belong to a group that helps others in need.


Merrin’s Favorite Project: Craft Fair

Jan 6, 2016

CONVENTION PROMO!!

Winter State will be at Double Tree Hotel in St Louis Park from 1/29 — 1/31

Late registrations still will be accepted.

I will have a convention Necessities Basket" giveaway. Anyone who attends convention will be registered for the drawing! Basket will include snacks, wine, and a few surprises!

• Early Bird Full Registration — 3 entries
• Early Bird partial registration — 2 entries
• Late Full registration —2 entries
• Late partial registration — 1 entry

-Alicia

Jan 5, 2016

Featured Members: Carole C

Carole C.
Member since 2011

Why did you join? To meet local women, we moved here after 35 yrs in Shorewood.

Positions held this year:  Cooper Craft Fair Vendor Chair

Carole’s Favorite Project: I like it all, we help in many ways, so fun to do it with our group of great women members.

Jan 1, 2016

Looking to 2016-2017


It's that time of year when we start to fill our board and LPM positions.

We will need someone to step up to be our next president. If this is something you have thought president you do not need to do everything, just do the best you can. This position is open to all members who have served on the board at least one year. It is open to new members who would like to try something different, members of many years who are finding a little open space in their calendar, members who are ready to take their turn as president, and members who have been president before and would like to do it again.

Everyone in the chapter should be president at least once. It is a great opportunity to get to know all of the other members of the chapter in a new way.

You do not need to have all the answers or even a lot of extra time. Not all presidents make it to every board and/or general meeting. Sometimes life gets crazy and they miss one (or more). Not all presidents can make it to all of the state conventions. If you miss one, we will just send someone to represent you.

If you care about the community and the members of NHWT, you have what it takes to be a great president.

It is not as scary as it looks from the outside. My year as president was a lot of fun. The support I received from the past presidents and other members was amazing. I enjoyed the opportunities given to me. With six children at home, I did not have a lot of time to go to all of the events or do as much as I would have liked. I still had the greatest time doing what I could when I could. Never once did a member make me feel bad I couldn't do more. It's not about doing everything. It's about taking your turn to support our community and chapter.

So, put your 2016-2017 planning hats on and choose what position you would like to help with next year.