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View our calendar for upcoming events. Note: We will not meet in March. Our next general meeting will be Thursday, April 21 – see you there!

2011 Charity of the Year: MWN members voted to support HCI Care Services (Hospice of Central Iowa) in 2011. Learn more about volunteer/giving opportunities today!

From the President’s Desk: March 2011

Hello all,

FYI – we will NOT have a meeting in March this year. The third Thursday falls on Saint Patrick’s Day, and it was difficult for the Programs committee to get a restaurant lined up. After polling members at the February meeting, it also appeared that many of us have other plans with friends or family that evening (or would be out of town for spring break)! Anyway, I will miss seeing you in March, but the steering committee will discuss a summer meeting that will hopefully make up for this absence. Stay tuned to the newsletter for more information!

Spring is just around the corner and I keep thinking we’ve been blessed with an early spring in February this year. The unseasonable warm weather cleared up all that dirty snow. I’m thinking about spring break and that it might be a good year for a stay-cation if this weather keeps up! Hope you all are able to take a break and enjoy time with your family or friends!
Here’s a reminder that it is Women’s History Month; remember to celebrate the women who led the way for us – we owe it to future generations to do the same!

Please consider joining the steering committee – everyone is welcome to attend and provide input. Our next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. April 7 at Palmer’s Deli on Ingersoll. Hope to see you there!

I learned a new term this week and thought I would share it with you. Paraprosdokian sentences:  A “paraprosdokian” is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. Here are a few examples:

  • Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
  • Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
  • If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public.
  • War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
  • Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Best regards,

-Becky Patton-Quigley

Metro Women’s Network supports HCI Care Services (Hospice of Central Iowa). Visit our Programs/Charity page to learn how you can make a difference!

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