Present & Accounted For
A message from WPF President, Adrienne Jandler
I can hardly believe January has flown by; seems we just started the month and new decade. Like many, I always start the new year full of energy and enthusiasm, mindful of new opportunities in the year to come and the chance for growth and personal improvement. Now, a few weeks in, holidays past, resolutions set, and work shifting into the familiar routine and hustle, I find my attention slowly being pulled from that first-of-year focus. Two of my resolutions for the year are to be more present, and to say ‘yes’ more. I’m not sure which presents the biggest challenge.
FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING
Join us this month to hear Sallie Holder, an award-winning attorney turned business coach, who is the Amazon best-selling author of a brand-new book called “Hitting Rock Middle: The Road map from Empty Success to True Fulfillment.” She’s felt the pain that comes with staying the same, in a life or career that’s less than the one you know you’re capable of having. You long to create a bigger, bolder version of both, but the question is how? In this meeting, Sallie will get started showing you how! Don’t miss it!
STATE OF THE MEMBERSHIP
February brings the State of the Union address. Let me share with you the state of the WPF membership. We are a vibrant, energetic group. Talented, accomplished women want to join. And we want them to. Alas, we cannot accept all comers.
“Let’s Talk Race” … January Monthly Meeting Follow-Up
from Ernestine Taylor & Maria Hanlin
Wow! At our January meeting we challenged you to “Stand Up, Speak Up and Help Create a great nation of liberty and justice for all people.” We asked you for suggestions and, oh my, you had 53! Below are our top ten. If you want the full list, we will gladly share them with you.
GLE Graduates at Greensboro Day School
On January 15, 2020, one of our Girls Leadership Edge Facilitators, Kristen Tuma graduated a group of seven girls from the Girls Leadership Edge Winter Term course at Greensboro Day School. Katie Klod, Judy Piper, and Susan Russell from the Womens’ Professional Forum all attended the ceremony as well as members from the Family Success Center.
Special Interest Group Happenings
BOOKS & ARTS
Sailing in the BVI January 22-30, 2021
Back by popular demand, we’re planning our sailing trip in the British Virgin Islands for 2021! Our last two trips to the BVI were so popular and successful that we promised to go again in 2021. A trip like this takes substantial advanced planning as crewed yacht charters are popular and the 58ft catamarans that we like to charter are in short supply.
If you want to go, we must here from you NOW! Deadline to reserve your space is February 7th. Click here for full details.
WOMEN OF WALL STREET
Business Meeting February 20, 6pm, First Lutheran Church
For our first Business meeting of the year, we’ll be in a NEW meeting place close to the UBS offices. Directions are as follows:
Heading out of town on Friendly Ave. (West) BEFORE you get to Holden Rd. intersection, take the first entrance into the First Lutheran Church on your right. Park along the side or back of the church. Enter the church from the side (main entrance). We’ll meet in the Community Room down the hall to the right and will have someone inside or signs to direct you.
Lost and crying call: Margie Streck at 336-852-4325 or Peggy Ward at 336-337-5286.
For information, please contact PeggyWard at email@example.com.
February 4, 7pm at the home of Ronnie Grabon
From a beguiling voice in Mexican fiction comes an astonishing novel—her first to be translated into English—about a mysterious child with the power to change a family’s history in a country on the verge of revolution. Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put their love, faith, and future in the unbelievable. RSVP to Ronnie at firstname.lastname@example.org (336) 706-1621
February 26, Time & Place To Be Determined
Please check the events page for more information on February’s Dining Out and plans for each month in 2020. For more information, contact Amy Meinecke at email@example.com.
WILD WOMEN in the MOUNTAINS
March 20-22, 2020 @ Blowing Rock, NC ~ $125 per person
It’s that time again! Time to think about the fun and relaxation of 3 memorable days in the mountains with your WPF sisters! Stay at the home of a WPF hostess, reconnect with old friends and make new ones! Enjoy shopping, playing, hiking, dining, relaxing. West glow Spa even offers custom pampering. Sisters laugh and talk the whole weekend. You will completely decompress!
To register, email Sarah Shoffner: firstname.lastname@example.org
February 18, 5:30pm @ The Loaded Grape
Join us for a learning/ tasting adventure through the fine wines of the Italian Tuscan region! Please RSVP ASAP -limited to the first 20 to sign up – all Divas first and then open to all WPF members. RSVP to Kim Trone at email@example.com.
BOOKS & ARTS
NC Women Abstract Painters Exhibit, February 7, 6-8:30pm @ Greenhill
Let’s support women artists! Join us at Greenhill for this opening reception presenting five of the state’s outstanding women artists. Live music, cash bar, donation for entry. Free parking is available after 6pm in the Church Street deck.
Lunch Meeting, February 25, 12:30pm @ Embur
This lunch topic is on tools, tips and tricks to keeping kids safe when allowing them to use tablets, phones, computers etc….And should they have privacy on “their” devices? RSVP to Marlee Foster by noon Monday, Feb. 24 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GLORY TRAIN
February 14, 7pm @ UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage
In celebration of Black History Month, WPF sisters are invited to St. Matthews United Methodist Church FirstFruits Drama Ministry’s presentation of “The Glory Train” and “Come, Go With Me To Harlem”. Tickets $12 and may be purchased at the Triad Box Office 336 272-0160.