Message from the Executive Director
2015-2016 passed in the blink of an eye and as we pause on the threshold of 2017 we give thanks.
I answered a phone call this week and spoke with a young mom who called WRC because she said, "I'm ready to get my life back on track, someone gave me your # and your website. I want to meet with someone who can help me." Through her tears, she shared just a little bit of her story and her need to move forward. Being a young mom is scary enough without being alone and feeling you have no where to turn. I'm thankful that this community sees the need for a place where women can take their next step forward.
We are grateful for the passion and vision of our Board of Directors who continue to work on our Strategic Plan furthering our mission in the community.
Leading the Way has become a successful annual event where we celebrate women's leadership. In the 2nd annual Leading the Way event, we honored Susan Osborne with our Founders Award and April Durr as our Rising Start in November 2015.
Our Herb Festival which raised over $30,000 in net proceeds and continues to be a much loved community event.
We are so appreciative of our Alamance community support through United Way, Impact Alamance, many sponsors, corporate and individual donors. Our membership is growing as well as our strong group of volunteers.
Our office staff, Kathryn Porter, Client Resource Counselor, Susan Barber, Membership & Marketing Coordinator, Melody Platt MSW Intern and Victoria Rende, voluneer who each brightens the days at WRC by daily serving women in transition. Their passion and dedication is unmatched.
WRC provides programs and services to meet many diverse needs of women from professional networking and business development opportunities to supporting, coaching and mentoring those facing challenging life transitions so that all can reach their potential.
A community is strengthened by women leading self-sufficient and productive lives. That is WRC's vision that drives the work we do. And that is why our work matters.
Warm wishes to you for a wonderful Holiday Season.
We empower women to improve and enrich their lives.
A community strengthened by women leading self-sufficient, fulfilling and productive lives.
2015-16 Executive Officers
President: Sherri Hamlett
Secretary: Diane Duffy
Treas.: Joy Isley
2015-16 Board of Directors
Vickie Hall Coon
Paige Berntson Gilliard
Monday to Friday:
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Through all of our programs in 2015-16, WRC touched the lives of 1451 women.
Our Success ToolKit provides assistance in creating a plan for self-sufficiency and offers support and encouragement during times of transition. Services offered include goal setting, coaching & mentoring, budget & career counseling, resume writing, and referrals to community services.
Working Women's Wednesday
is an exciting monthly luncheon series providing networking and professional development opportunities for professional women in our community. Dynamic speakers address today's issues and provide new tools for managing personal and professional life. The successful series began in 2003 and averages 80 participants each month.
Women Connecting Women:Career Management Workshop
6 session program empowering women in career transition through topics of self awareness, getting a foot in the door, resumes, mock interview, community connections and goal setting. Each session can be attended as a stand alone module or at best, completed in entirety for full career support.
Workshops are held throughout the year on a variety of topics including self esteem, financial education, wellness, relationship
s, employment skills training, and professionalism.
The workshops ar
e available free of charge and are open to members and non-members of the WRC. 28 workshops were held during the 2015-16 year
Membership Small Groups serve community-minded women with common interests through small group activities such as Book Women, Hiking Club and Dining Out.
Honor The WRC This Season With
A Special Gift
Melody Beattie once said, "
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Your donation to the WRC goes to empower women to lead self-sufficient, fulfilling and productive lives. Our clients:
- Start where they are
- Use what they have and
- Do what they can to take their next step forward
Save the Date: December 12th
Member Only Event: Holiday Gathering
Save the Dates: April 20-22, 2017 for the 20th Annual Herb Festival!