Judy Crockett

Judy Crockett
Judy Crockett

Friday, February 17, 2006

February Meeting Notes...

Women’s netWork

For those who missed it…

The Women’s netWork met for their regular luncheon Thursday, February 16 at the Tuscan Grille on River Street in Manistee. Nearly fifty women attended on the cusp of a blizzard.
The program focused on the kick-off of the Women’s Empowerment Giving Circle Career Mentoring Program. The first mentors/mentees were matched and they will begin meetings.
Selected for the program were Katherine Russell, a Brethren High School student with an interest in architecture. Her mentor is local architect Kendra Thompson and their work will focus on the new Manistee Blaker Airport terminal project.
Also selected was Megan O’Brien, a Manistee High School student with an interest in political science. Her mentor is Manistee County Commissioner Janice McCraner. Megan will be exposed to county commission meetings as well as the political scene in Lansing and around the state.
This program is being made possible as a direct result of the Women’s Empowerment Giving Circle fund that was created by the netWork through the Manistee County Community Foundation.
A second round of career mentoring will take place in Fall, 2006. More information will be available late summer through the MCCF. Cash donations for the Giving Circle are always encouraged and welcome.
Also discussed at the February 16 luncheon: 360 degrees - the Measure of a Leader that will be held in Manistee May 5th at the Manistee United Methodist Church. The live simulcast will feature a renowned line up of leadership experts for a remarkable day of leadership training. Contact Sally Koon at Jackpine Business Centers for more information.
The League of Women Voters of Michigan invites people to an informal gathering to discuss reconstituting the Manistee County Chapter. The meeting will take place at the Bear Lake Manor on the corner of Main and Smith Street in Bear Lake Monday March 6 at 7:00pm. RSVP to 864-2686.
Athena Award nomination forms are now available from Joni Purgiel at National City Bank or from the MECCA office at 11 Cypress Street. The award will be presented Wednesday, May 3rd at the Athena Award Program and luncheon during the Celebrate Women Festival.
Women are invited to learn more about how The International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) can enhance your professional career, and the benefits of membership, by attending a special meeting of the Sandy Shores Chapter from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the Manistee City Hall Council Chambers, 70 Maple Street, Manistee. The keynote speaker will be Julian Tonning. You may R.S.V.P. by phoning Cindy Lokovich at 231-398-2801 or by e-mail to clokovich@ci.manistee.mi.us.
The next monthly luncheon is Thursday, March 16, 2006 at the Tuscan Grille. Email manisteewomen@yahoo.com for more information.

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