Aug 28, 2017

Meet the 2017/2018 Board: Rita J. – State Delegate

“Be Adventurous”

This is a little about your State Delegate for this current year! I have been the State Delegate 5 previous years and believe it is about the most fun you can have as a Board Member.

I just realized this is my 30th anniversary year as a Women of Today and I have loved every year of it! I have stayed active every year and even had family members that were quite involved, especially with Duk Duk Daze.

I have made some great friends in our chapter and in chapters across the state. I am looking forward to traveling with Carrie this year and hope many of you will join us on our travels. Be Adventurous!


Aug 25, 2017

August Walk on Wednesday

We meet on the Wednesday following our general meeting.
August 30th @ 6 pm
Meet @ Northwoods Park on Boone Avenue at the corner by Bonnie’s
home. If you do not know where it is, give me a call 763-546-4105 or
send an email:

Destination walk. We will plan to walk to Frankie’s, starting at the trail
from Northwoods Parkway to Winnetka Avenue and across street to
Frankie’s. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO WALK, feel free to meet us
about 6:20 or shortly after at Frankie’s. We will enjoy food, chatting
and then decide on our route back. We can either return to the park by
trail OR perhaps on 36th Avenue.

Aug 23, 2017

Personal Enrichment Course Reminder

Please join us at the New Hope YMCA on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm. We will have a speaker from North Memorial Hospital who will talk about Advance Care Directives. Advance care planning helps people explore and document goals and wishes for their future health care, should they ever be unable to express these wishes due to illness or injury. After the presentation you are encouraged to fill out a directive form or you may bring your current directive and have it looked over or notarized. You may also choose to take the form home and discuss it with your family. Remember, your children are adults at age 18 and must have their own directive, you can no longer speak for them as their parent. All attendees will be asked to sign in as a guest or present their membership card. ~Rita and Peggy

Aug 21, 2017

Breaking Free Donation Drive - August General Meeting

Breaking Free is the current MNWT Priority Project. Every year, Breaking Free helps over 500
women escape systems of prostitution and exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing
and education. (from Breaking Free's mission statement) Women involved in prostitution often feel isolated from the community. They often experience violence, addiction and homelessness. One small way of letting these women know that others care for them is donating hygiene packs. These small packages of toothbrushes, toothpaste, tampons, etc are handed out by Breaking Free members.

Please bring the following Travel Sized items to the General Meeting:

  • Toothbrush 
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste 
  • Tissues
  • Tampons (just 1 or 2) 
  • Hard candy with strong taste (mints)
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Lotion

Aug 11, 2017

Hosting a Wine Tasting Party 101

Limit your tasting to five or six different wines; a sparkling sweet, two whites, and two or three reds. One bottle will give you ten 2oz pours. 

You will read almost everywhere, to move from the lightest whites to the heaviest reds. So start with the sparkling wine, then move towards the darker heavier wines. 

Take your time between pours. Six bottles with five to ten minutes between pours is a perfect amount of time to taste and discuss. 

 Tasting tips to share with your guests: 
 • See Hold your glass by the stem at a 45-degree angle so it catches the light. It’s really about appreciating what you’re going to sip. 
 • Swirl Hold the base of the stem between your first two fingers and move it around (slowly!) in a small, circular motion to aerate the wine and unlock its aromas. 
 • Smell Stick your nose way into the glass (no, it won’t get stuck) and deeply inhale. This ritual triggers your taste buds. 
 • Sip Take a nice-sized sip and let the wine touch all parts of your mouth, rolling over your tongue and hitting the sides to really get the flavor. 

 Tongue-tied? These terms will help you describe what you’re tasting. 
 • acidic The tart (or over-the-top sour) quality that wine gives off naturally. 
 • tannic Tannins create a dry, puckery, astringent sensation in your mouth. 
body A full-bodied wine feels heavy (the way whole milk feels thicker than skim). 
 • dry A wine is called dry if it’s not sweet. Most table wines are considered dry.

Aug 10, 2017

An August Note from President Carrie

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer! It is going by so fast, I
cannot believe the State Fair starts next week. I really hope we see some of
you ladies at our next meeting! We haven't had a quorum since the start of
the new year and we have some housecleaning to do. The board is trying
really hard to figure out how to liven things up, and if you missed the last missed out on some fun! We hope to see you at the August
BBQ meeting because we truly can't do this without you.

Warmest Regards,
President Carrie

Aug 7, 2017

Newsletter Article Tips

The bloggers of Classy.Org write in this blog post about the three classic pitfalls of Non-profit Newsletters:

1. Problem #1 – It’s too boring. Tell a story and make it interesting so they are guaranteed to read it!

2. Problem #2 – It’s too long. Most people have very short attention spans and are lucky to read half an article. Keep it to the key facts – let them contact you for more once you’ve piqued their interest!

3. Problem #3 – It’s too unattractive. Design and formatting help make things pop! Read the full article for more on how to avoid these common pitfalls.

Thank you! Alicia D

Aug 4, 2017

Mark Your Calendars!

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm 

Where: Anna's Home in Crystal

Who: All members are invited to this social. This event is about reconnecting and getting to know each other.

What: It's a membership social with a twist. It's a social media social! Don't worry, you won't be asked to be in a video or anything crazy like that. This event is 80% social. Snacks and beverages will be provided. There will be plenty of time to get to know new members and reconnect with members you have not seen in awhile. For the twist there will be social media demos for those who are interested along with a little Pinterest 101. 

Aug 1, 2017

August Math Square

Try to fill in the missing numbers.
Use the numbers 1 through 25 to complete the equations.
Each number is only used once.
Each row is a math equation. Each column is a math equation.
Remember that multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction.