January 3, 2022
Message from Our President
Happy New Year to All!

We hope that your holiday celebrations found you surrounded by who and what you love best and that each of you is looking forward to a safe, healthy, and fulfilling new year.

The WIP Board met during December to plan out our gatherings for this new year. We've come up with a new format that will shake up the old meeting every month predictable routine. One thing we know is that many of you have joined the Women of Infinite Possibilities organization because you are impressed with our focus on our Community Partners. Our plan this year is to focus on them even more by having them be the presenters for 4 of our meetings. This will be a chance for us to become more connected with our Partners and learn from them. We're also planning quarterly activities in place of regular meetings so that we have more time to get to know each other.

I want to say a big "thank you" to Julie Taylor for the 3 years she has devoted to being President of the WIP. Julie will continue on the Board as both Treasurer and Membership Director. Julie will be ably assisted by Dr. Bea Desper with Membership. Helen Adams will be taking over as WIP Secretary. Mary Ellen Guillory has done a stellar job as Community Partner Director and will continue in that role. Shirley DeLauzin will continue as our Activities Director.
I thank the Board for their confidence in me and am the 2022 WIP President.
 
Your President,
Sandy Hughes
womenofinfinitepossibilities@gmail.com
 
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.
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Updates will also be posted on our interactive calendar at
January 21, 2022 Meeting
Keeping Yourself Safe
Join us on Thursday, January 20th for our first meeting on the new year. We're kicking off the year with a focus on safety. Heather Botsford, from Covington Karate, will educate us on how we can increase our awareness of what's going on around us and will also show us some basic self-defense measures we can use if we find ourselves threatened.


A Look Ahead at 2022
Mark Your Calendars
Meeting dates are firm. Activity dates will depend upon the activity.

  • January 20th - Keeping Yourself Safe with Heather Botsford, Covington Karate
  • February 17th?? - Activity - King Cake Class
  • March 17th - Community Partner - Hospice House - What is Hospice?
  • April 21st - Tackling Technology and Learning about Hacks
  • May 19th?? - Activity - "Hammer and Stain" or some other crafty thing
  • June 16th - Community Partner - Women's Center
  • July 21st - Smart Women's Day Out
  • August 18th - St. Tammany Tourism and Visitors Center - How to Keep Up with What's Going on in St. Tammany
  • September 15th - Community Partner - A Rhea of Hope - Oktoberfest
  • October 20th?? - Activity - nature walk/fundraiser walk - some outdoor thing
  • November 17th - Giving Thanks - Community Partner - Northshore Food Bank
  • December 15th - Holiday luncheon
Community Partners
A Rhea of Hope wants to be a resource for patients and families dealing with the trauma of dealing with Cholangiocarcinoma. If you are diagnosed with it or know of someone who has been, please contact us. Also at the Oktoberfest, we invite cancer resources and nonprofits to set up a table to share what they have available to help patients and families. 

Northshore Food Bank provides food assistance for the food insecure population in St Tammany and Washington Parish. Through our various nutritional food programs, we serve an average of 400 individuals and families each week who live at or below the 130% federal poverty guideline. As a non-profit, we are supported by local food drives held by individuals, schools, civic organizations and businesses, as well as through Second Harvest food donations and monetary donations.
 
The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for us for food donations. However January and February are two of our slowest months for food donations. Currently our Most Needed Items are: cooking oil, chicken broth, dry beans and rice.
 
NFB is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to distribute food boxes and to accept donations. If you are interested in hosting a food drive, please contact Ginger Kunkle (Community Engagement Manager) at gkunkle@northshorefoodbank.org
The Hospice House is a home designed to allow terminally ill patients who are in a preferred hospice program with the Hospice Foundation, a place to stay during their final days at no cost. The home is owned and operated by the Hospice Foundation of the South. We are a Non Profit 501-c-3. Caregivers are in the home 24 hours a day to provide care for the residents. The preferred hospice programs recommend people who, because of circumstances in their lives, need a place to live while dying. Family members are encouraged to visit with their loved ones.
The home has 3 bedrooms, and each room has its own bathroom and a screened in porch area. There is a living room for families to congregate. We also have a kitchen and dining room for residents and family members to have a special occasion, or just a dinner together.
This is the only home of this type in the community. We are very proud to offer these services to our community.
The Women's Center for Healing & Transformation provides:
  • A haven for women and older girls to experience inner work for personal growth and spiritual exploration and to be supported by other women in both professional and peer relationships and by the space itself, indoor and out.
  • A vision that this healing work for girls and women is essential to a healthier community, a more peaceful nation, and a planet that is cared for.
  • A hybrid of for-profit and non-profit services offering individual, group, and community events at various levels of service (professionally led, taught by leaders in the topic, or led by peers). 
  • Professional individual services such as holistic and traditional psychotherapy, body work, energy work, etc., such as acupuncture or other complementary healing modalities. 
  • Group work in some of the above modalities, as well as Integrative Breathwork and other deep process work.
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