January 8, 2021
Message from Our President

Hi Ladies,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday and that your year is starting off right.

We are excited about our upcoming speakers and looking forward to their presentations. Below, in our newsletter, you will find our speakers and topics we will cover for the year.

Our next meeting we be by Zoom due to the current rise in Covid 19. We will announce each month whether we will meet in person or by Zoom. We are also in the early planning phases of Smart Women's Day Out and will plan to have the event in July of this year. We will send information out as we organize the event.

I hope to see you on January 21st.

Thank You,
Julie Taylor

January 21, 2021
Zoom Meeting starts at 11:00
Call in to our January Zoom Meeting to learn more about Mental Health issues. How much do you know about depression? What are the signs of possible suicide? How can you help a loved one who is struggling? Sign Up Here and Sandy will send you the link!
Valencia graduated from the University of Holy Cross with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and a concentration in clinical mental health, counseling, and school counseling. Valencia is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counselor Supervision and Education and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor. She has 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families with 8 years in the school setting as a school counselor and 5 years in private practice.

Valencia's areas of focus include EMDR, CBT, and trauma informed counseling practices.
Not a member? Attend your first meeting free of charge. Return guests pay $10 at the door. Annual membership dues of $60 cover your cost of all meetings and as well as low cost or no cost entry into some of our special events. Find more information and join our organization online at https://www.womenofwip.org/

Do you have questions? Contact us at womenofinfinitepossibilites@gmail.com.
SAVE DATES to your calendar from our
"EVENTS" links on Facebook!

Updates will also be posted on our interactive calendar at
December Holiday Lunch
We had a nice lunch at El Paso in Mandeville last month . We presented our year end donation to our 2020 Community Partners. Sandy brought a somewhat challenging Christmas crossword puzzle for us and Miranda really out did the group! But mostly, we just talked, and enjoyed a good lunch!
2021 Plans
Looking ahead
We hope you will be joining us for some great educational and fun topics that we are lining up for 2021! We will start the year on Zoom to keep us safe, given the spikes in Covid cases, and return to meeting in person when we can. We are planning our July Smart Women's Day Out, and praying that this Covid mess will allow us to have the event! As of now, these are the monthly topics we have scheduled:

January - Mental Health - Valencia Thomas, LPC,
February - Caregivers’ - Julie Agan, ED of COAST
March - Spring & Summer Gardening - Will Afton, LSU Ag Center

Later topics include:
CBD and/or essential oils
Healthy eating/cooking
Home/personal safety & scams
Increasing your creativity
Protecting your skin – dermatologist
Women’s Health

In addition. we plan to have a fantastic Smart Women's Day Out, a meeting to Give Thanks to our Community Partners, and a Holiday Party. Once the Covid restrictions are relaxed, we will restart our Adventures and PEGs.

If you have any ideas of Adventures, PEGs, topics or speakers, please let us know!
Community Partners

A Rhea of Hope - Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for Cholangiocarcinoma, a rare and usually deadly cancer. and to be a resource with those dealing with this cancer.
Mary Bird Perkins - News from Erica:

Free breast and colorectal screening Friday, January 22nd at Walgreens on Hwy 21. For more information and to make an appointment:

Learn more about the impact Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center prevention and early detection program is making in our community https://marybird.org/blog/caring-for-the-community/
The Hospice House - To allow families to visit with their loved ones, they have had to increase the cleaning between visits due to Covid. The most needed items are bleach, PineSol, Lysol, and antibacterial wipes. Of course, they will take donations of other cleaning items and laundry detergent as well.
Women’s Center for Healing and Transformation - you can help out with these immediate needs:

Cleaning Supplies - Clorox Wipes, Clorox, Lysol and/or Microban, and Garbage bags to sanitize.

Blessings Box - monetary donations, food and other non-perishables to keep the Blessings Box stocked and available to those in need.

Technology - laptop. streaming camera, and a wireless conference room sound system to set up for hybrid programs (virtual & in-person).

World of Wonder, WOW - Most needed items for this Spring to help 3,4 and 5-year-olds are:

Educational - Items to learn numbers, shapes, colors, and alphabet. Some ideas are: placemats, flashcards, numbered/ lettered blocks, preschool workbooks, puzzles, regular playing cards, dominos,

Motor Skills - balls, stacking, small clean up/garden items, coloring books, and their favorites - small animals ( at least 2 inches not to be a swallowing hazard), clay, finger paints

Comfort items - bath toys and stuffed animals
And always as many books as possible! 
Also any tax-deductible checks to be made to WOW FUND.
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