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Empowering Women. . . Enriching Lives 
Women's Resource Center E-Newsletter March 2017
In This Issue
Working Women's Wednesdays
Member Programs
Board Member Spotlight
Volunteer Opts/Herb Fest
Herb Festival
Career Management
Upcoming Events
Your Donation Counts
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March 22, 2017
India Cain
Applewood Cottage Candles
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Our Mission
We empower women to improve and enrich their lives.
Our Vision
A community strengthened by women leading self-sufficient, fulfilling, and productive lives

Executive Officers 
  President: Cathy Dusenberry,
1st Vice President: Julie Howe
Secretary: Diane Duffy
Treasurer:  Andrea Lambert
Board of Directors
  Karen Carrouth
Vickie Coon
Katy Davis
Diane Duffy
Cathy Dusenberry
William Gattis
Paige Berntson-Gilliard
Diane Heath
Julie Howe
Joy Isley
Ruth Koester
Andrea Lambert
Tom Mould
Lorry Miceli
Gail Moore
Jennifer Pettie
Rebecca Parks
Brandi Tipton
Executive Director
Susan Watson
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      Celebrating National
    Women's History Month
In 1987, as a result of state by state lobbying, Congress declared March as National Women's History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.  I n February 1980 President Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th 1980 as National Women's History Week. 
The 2017 theme is "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business".  One of the 2017 honorees is a woman from North Carolina.  Rebecca Anderson, in the founding director of HandMade in America which revitalized and expanded employment opportunities for twenty-five counties in the state of North Carolina.
Board Member Spotlight - Cathy Dusenberry
WRC Board President
Cathy is a native of Wilmington, N.C. and grew up at Topsail Beach.  She attended UNC-G and UNC-CH, majoring in Biology. I lived in Hillsborough for 11 years before marrying Reid Dusenberry and moving to Burlington in 1983.  After working as office manager in Reid's orthodontic practice for 12 years, she retired in 1994. A member of First Presbyterian, Dusenberry has served as a youth leader, participated in Peru mission trips and served as an elder. She have been an active member of Alamance County Arts Council and FOCUS, a women's investment group. Cathy enjoys painting in watercolor and acrylics, as well as mosaic tile work. Since retiring, she spends time doing adventure travel, hiking and birding. Cathy and Reid have five children and nine grandchildren.

Volunteer Opportunity at the
Herb Festival
The WRC appreciates all the those who give of their time and talents in support of our nonprofit organization. Your contributions make us successful. The upcoming Herb Festival is no exception
Contact Kim Jernigan and tell her how you can help at the Festival.
Wed. 4/19
3-5 pm    
Table Set up  
Thur. 4/20
8-12 pm

12-5 pm
Plant set up
Thur. 4/20
5:30-8 pm
Raffle Table
Holding Area
Floor plant management
Customer Service at checkout
Fri. 4/21
8:15-12 pm
12- 3:30 pm
3:30-7 pm
Raffle table
Holding area
Floor plant management
Customer service at checkout
Sat. 4/22
8:15-12 pm
12- 3 pm
Raffle table
Holding area
Floor plant management
Customer service at checkout
Sat. 4/22
Tear down tables
Move item to WRC offices
Contact Kim Jernigan  to volunteer at 336-214-0089 or
Click on the link below:
Save the Date!! 
April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017
The 20th annual Herb Festival is quickly approaching so mark your calendar to save the date now. Get your yard and garden ready for spring planting by attending the annual Herb Festival.  The event will be held April 20-22 at First Presbyterian Church, 508 W. Davis St. in Burlington.  Certified organic herbs, beautiful annuals and perennials, vegetable and heirloom tomato plants will be available for purchase.   
Master Gardeners will be on site to answer your gardening questions and help you make your plant selections.  Plan to stop by the booths of the vendors of numerous specialty items as well. 
Admission to the festival is free.  Cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover  are accepted.  Proceeds benefit the Women's Resource Center in Alamance County. 
Raffle tickets available for purchase several items including a special pottery item donated by Mark Hewitt.
I MPORTANT REMINDER: All proceeds from your support by making purchases at the sale go to support the programs and services of the Women's Resource Center in Alamance County. Please join us in helping women and their families.
Join us for the "Members Only" event on Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. Not a member?  You can join at the door!
Where:      First Presbyterian Church
                 508 Davis Street
                 Burlington, NC 27215
Admission: Free   
    For sponsorship opportunities and to RSVP, contact the WRC Executive Director Susan Watson at  swatson@wrcac.org or call (336)227-6900. 
Be a part of the 20th Annual Herb Festival and join our community partner list: 
Community Savings Bank Fund

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Village of Brookwood
1860 Brookwood Ave
Burlington, NC 
11:30 am - 1:00 pm 
India Cain
Women's Resource Center in Alamance County is thrilled to present India Cain, local artist, musician and business owner.
India's creative list is equally divided between music, art, and her candle making business, Applewood Cottage Candles.  On any given weekend, you can find her out in Alamance or one of the surrounding counties playing guitar and singing traditional folk and bluegrass with her music partner, Keith Allen.

Individual luncheon tickets are $27.50 for WRC members and $32.50 for non-members

          Register now

O ur March Career Management workshops     begin Thursday March 2nd and the sessions will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to  12:30 pm.
Session One:  My Story
Session Two:  Who Am I and Why it Matters
Session Three:  Foot in the Door
Session Four:  Women Connecting Women
Session Five:  In the Community
Session Six: From Story to Goals
The sessions are designed for women who are actively  seeking employment.  David Grinstead from ACC will     present the "Self Awareness" Module of the Working Smart soft skills certification program.  It is a great springboard   for how you think as you plan transitions in work, and employers are asking interviewees to demonstrate the knowledge gained from this participation. Come prepared to engage. Classes will run through Thursday March 23rd.
Classes are open to everyone at no cost.
Email or call for more information 
info@wrcac.org   336-227-6900

Goal Setting Workshop
@WRC Office
Leslie Flowers
Free with registration
March 2nd

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Growing up and Liking it: Mother/Daughter Workshop:  Register
WRC - 411 W. 5th St.
March 5th
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wine Dinner with Wine Enthusiast John Stubblefield 
Prego's Trattoria
2740 S. Church St.
March 21st

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Working Women's Wednesday
Village of Brookwood
March 22nd
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thomas Tire & Automotive Register
March 22nd 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Miller's Valley by
Anna Quindien
March 30th

7:30 pm
Savvy Women Get Organized
Two for Tea Restaurant
2306 S. Church St.

April 6th
6:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Advanced Directives
Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance/Caswell
WRC- 411 W. 5th St.

April 13th

12 Noon
 For more information or to register, call (336)227-6900 or email info@wrcac.org 
A Special Gift
Honor someone special in your life with a gift to the WRCAC
Your donation to the WRC goes to help women and their families become successful residents of Alamance County.  We focus on helping our clients
  • Start where they are
  • Use what they have and
  • Do what they can.

Be a part of our success story by making a tax-deductible donation now: http://wrcac.org/membershipdonate/


Cooking With Herbs:  Edna Parker
Chicken Breasts with Rosemary and Thyme
A simple favorite from Food and Wine Magazine
  • 4 large rosemary sprigs
  • 4 large thyme sprigs
  • 4 skinless chicken breast halves, bone-in
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Press a rosemary and thyme sprig on each chicken breast. Sprinkle the chicken with the crushed red pepper and season with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a large nonstick, ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil until shimmering.  Add the chicken breast, herb side down, and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Season the chicken with salt and black pepper, turn and cook until lightly browned, 2 -3 minutes longer.
  3. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the chicken for 20 minutes, or until the juices run clear when the breast is pierced near the wing joint.
  4. Transfer the chicken breasts from the skillet to a platter, cover and keep warm. Pour off any fat in the skillet and set the skillet over a burner.  Add the chicken stock and cook over high heat, scraping up any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.  Whisk the flour and water mixture into the skillet and boil until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Pour the pan sauce into a bowl and serve with the chicken.