Join us and watch your network grow! Explore the pages on this Web site to learn more about Metro Women’s Network Iowa.

Upcoming events:

  • Dec. 2: Join us for our annual holiday social and charity drive at By Design, with catering by Chef Terrie Kohl. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 26. Early birds: RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 24 for a chance to win a free dinner at the next meeting!
  • Jan. 20: Rowena Crosby, Tero International owner and 2009 Woman Business of the Year winner, will join us for our annual membership drive at Glen Oaks Country Club.

2011 Charity of the Year: Nominate a worthy organization by Nov. 24, 2010, for Metro Women’s Network support in 2011. We’ll kick it off with a free-will donation at our holiday social Dec. 2!

2011 steering committee nominations: Play a part in our future! If you’d like to serve on next year’s steering committee or nominate another member, please send a message to admin@mwniowa.org. We’d love to hear from you! Learn more on our Steering Committee page. Elections will be held Jan. 20.

From the President’s Desk: October 2010

Can’t believe we are three quarters through 2010 already. Where does the time go?

I love October, and here are a few reasons why:

  • It’s my birth month – yes, I’m supposed to be “well balanced” Libra. Don’t laugh!
  • The temperatures are cooler, but rarely with snow.
  • Caramel apples. They’re healthy, right? It is a fruit after all . . .
  • Breast cancer awareness month – I’m blessed to have friends and family who are survivors because of early detection. Get that mammogram, everyone! Don’t forget the Susan Komen walk – if you want to join me Oct. 23, you can sign up under the John Stoddard team.
  • The Walk to D’Feet ALS is Oct. 16. I lost my husband to Lou Gehrig’s disease in August 2006. The local chapter of the ALS association provides support services to ALS patients and their caregivers. I’m on their board of directors and participate in this walk as a way to give back to them for the way they helped us. Please join me at Principal Park at 10 a.m.
  • Halloween is a FUN holiday. Whether you’re handing out treats to those little superheroes, monsters, witches and goblins or attending a Halloween event yourself, it’s a good time. I’m amazed every year with the creative new costumes. I’m also amazed at some of the jokes that come out of youngsters’ mouths!
  • Last but certainly not least is our MWN Woman of the Year dinner Oct. 21 – it always brings me joy to honor someone who inspires us to be great! This is a great night to bring a guest!

I look forward to seeing everyone on the 21st at Nick’s Bar and Grill for the Woman of the Year dinner.

I’d like you all to think about positions you would like to take on our MWN steering committee. It’s fun and painless!

Best regards,

-Becky Patton-Quigley

Metro Women’s Network supports the ALS Association Iowa chapter. Visit our Programs/Charity page to learn how you can make a difference!

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