Judy Crockett

Judy Crockett
Judy Crockett

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Bold Spirit Author Linda Hunt to Speak May 4

Talk about determination. Talk about inspirational. Please get a copy of Bold Spirit and read it today. It is the story of a Norwegian immigrant mother of eight children names Helga Estby who boldly walked across the continent with her 18-year old daughter Clara to win $10,000 in an attempt to save her family home. This book covers social, economic, political and cultural landscapes in America in the late 1890s.

Linda Hunt will talk about this book, (Thursday, May 4 Tuscan Grille, $15) the importance of family stories, and how easy it can be to erase someone. Helga will inspire you, build your confidence, and give you the determination you need to succeed at anything. Book signing will be available at the luncheon.

Tickets for the luncheon will be available at the Convention and Visitor's Bureau in Manistee.

League of Women Voters meeting April 3, 2006 at 7 p.m

The next meeting of the League of Women Voters of Manistee County will
be Monday evening, April 3, 2006 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at
The Manor in Bear Lake, on the corner of Main and Smith.
At the last meeting, at which Anne Magoun, current State President of
LWV was the guest speaker, the group decided that having a set date
(the 1st Monday of the month), time (7 p.m.), and place (Bear Lake
Manor) would be helpful in these early stages. Later, quarterly
meetings may be more appropriate and locations will vary. And, of
course, The Manor is such an elegant and comfortable location.
The agenda for the upcoming April 3 meeting will include the following:
1. get acquainted time
2. confirm selection of meeting dates/time/location
3. develop membership campaign strategy
4. select 1-2 projects on which to direct our immediate attention.
Projects that elicited the most
interest at our last meeting were:
preparing "They Represent You" bulletins for Manistee County voters;
holding "Meet Your Local Candidates" seminar(s) for the upcoming
and organizing LWV observers to attend local government council
Bring Your IDEAS, for projects and Bring a FRIEND.
LWV Membership applications will be available at the April 3 meeting.
Or, you may become immediate members online at www.lwvmi.org.
If you have any questions or need to contact us prior to Monday's
meeting, please call Jackie at 864-5030 or Dendra at 864-2686.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Carol Atkins to Speak at March Luncheon

Make plans now to attend the March 16, 2006 Women's netWork luncheon at the Tuscan Grille downtown Manistee. March is Women's History month...so we ask you to think about women who have made a positive impact on your life...you'll have the opportunity to talk about them during lunch. Following lunch, we have the pleasure of listening to a video presentation from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm addressing Women's History Month.

Did you vote in the last election? You will want to thank our speaker, Carol Atkins. Carol was one of many women who spent years working on the campaign to give women rights. No, she is not 150 years old. She is not 125 years old. She is not 100 years old. Women earned the right to vote in the 20s thanks to women like Carol who worked hard for years and through much abuse to give each of us women a very special gift - -- women's rights . Come to the luncheon Thursday and thank her personally!

RSVP to manisteewomen@yahoo.com The cost is $10 and includes your lunch. 11:45 - 1:15pm.

Friday, March 03, 2006

From www.womensmedia.com

Interview with Madeleine Albright:
Advice for Working Women

By: Nancy Clark
CEO, WomensMedia

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    Nancy Clark: Among our audience are 25,000 professional women
    each month. Their concern is frustration in not reaching the upper levels
    of corporations. Looking at the statistics, it appears gender is making
    a difference — 16% of upper management is female (46.5% of workforce
    is female). What advice and insights do you have for women?

    Madeleine Albright: I tell women to act in a more confident manner.
    You need to learn to interrupt. Ask questions when they occur to you
    and don’t wait to ask. Also, you don’t need to ask permission to ask
    a question.

    Be a risk taker; business appreciates risk takers. This trait is desirable
    in prospective leaders.

    I want to emphasize: Don’t be a woman with a chip on her shoulder.
    I see many women with this attitude. They don’t accomplish as much
    as they could. Others don't want to assist them with their concerns.

    Nancy Clark: Do you see business starting to appreciate the
    talents women can add?

    Madeleine Albright: Yes, I see relational leadership skills beginning
    to be highly valued by business. Sometimes being a woman is an
    advantage in business. Women are excellent multi-taskers, and as
    such, are well suited to new business demands. When my daughters
    had children, they perfected this talent and could appreciate how I’ve
    used it in my life. Multi-tasking is necessary for raising children and
    now is very important in the way business needs to be conducted.

    Nancy Clark: My reason for taking action is the realization that
    decades after the start of the women’s movement, recent MBA
    female graduates are still saying, “If I just put my head down and
    work through lunch, work even harder, then I’ll be recognized.”
    Repeating these same actions and expecting new results is alarming
    to me.

    Madeleine Albright: Yes, I read that same Catalyst survey and agree
    that if women continue to keep their heads down working away, instead
    of speaking up, they won’t get noticed.

    WomensMedia.com, the site for working women

    Madeleine Albright
    Former U.S. Secretary of State,
    Author of Madam Secretary

    Madeleine Albright Nancy Clark photo
    Madeleine Albright and Nancy Clark, CEO WomensMedia in a photo taken during this interview.

    Madeleine Korbel Albright was nominated by President Clinton on December 5, 1996 as Secretary of State. After being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she was sworn in as the 64th Secretary of State on January 23, 1997. Secretary Albright was the first female secretary of state and was the highest ranking woman in the U.S. government. Secretary Albright has three daughters.

    Madam Secretary

    League of Women Voters Monday, March 6

    Manistee County Chapter of the League of Women Voters. Everyone is invited to an informal (coffee and chocolate!) gathering to discuss the role and purpose of the League of Women Voters of Michigan, and to consider reconstituting the Manistee County Charter. Mary Grover, President of Grand Traverse Area League of Women Voters will be the Guest Speaker. The gathering will be held at Bear Lake Manor, Corner of Main and Smith Street, Bear Lake, on Monday, March 6, from 7 until 8.30 p.m. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization established in 1920 to encourage informed and active citizen participation in government. It never supports or opposes any political party or candidate but rather works to increase understanding of local and major policy issues through education. Membership in the League of Women Voters is open to all citizens, women and men, of voting age. See www.lwvmi.org for more information about the League. An RSVP would be appreciated - please call 231 864-2686 or email lwv@deertracks.com.