Greater Grand Rapids Womens History Council
  P.O Box 68874, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-8874                     Phone: 616-574-7307



November 9, 2016

GGRWHC Board of Directors

Mary Seeger,
Jo Ellyn Clarey,
Susan Coombes
Connie Ingham
Ruth VanStee,
  Newsletter editor 

Jennifer Bryant 
Jo Ellyn Clarey
Kristin Du Mez 
Connie Ingham 
Kyle Irwin
Mary Seeger
Ruth Stevens 
Amy Dunham Strand 
Julie Tabberer
Kate van Liere   
Ruth Van Stee

Deirdre Toeller-Novak
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for an Early Veterans Day

WACs, WASPs, SPARs, and Marines:
Nicknames, Recruiting, and the Wartime Experience of Servicewomen from Grand Rapids
Presented by Will Miner,
  Grand Rapids Public Library History and Special Collections

       Thursday November 10, 7:00 p.m.
Grand Rapids Public Library Auditorium     
Celebrate Veterans Day by honoring women veterans with Will Miner, who will highlight the WWII experiences of local women Marines to discuss the first large-scale employment of women in the United States armed forces. 
Using local press reports, oral histories, and historical photographs, Miner will illustrate the experiences of Grand Rapids area women as they challenged popular opinion and military tradition for the opportunity to defend their country.
Veteran Will Miner served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1992 to 1996 and is currently a library assistant in the archives of  the Grand Rapids Public Library. A 2003 graduate of GVSU, he earned a Masters in Library and Information Science from Wayne State University in 2013.

Co-sponsored by the Greater Rapids Women's History Council, the Grand Rapids Historical Society & the Grand Rapids Public Library 

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Celebrate Women's 2016 Elective History
with PWA!

The Progressive Women's Alliance invited friends of the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council to a celebration next Wednesday, November 16, from 6-8 to toast the milestone of the first woman in U.S. history to be a major party's nominee for president.  They will also recognize area women candidates who ran for office this fall.

Join the celebration and enjoy light appetizers, a cash bar (bartending by Art of the Table) music by Elgin Vines and Company, and free parking.

RSVP to Heather at 517.927.5179

At the LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE 
There is no charge to attend, except for a cash bar.
This event is underwritten with generous support. 

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For more information on this program and other events and more, visit the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council website.

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GGRWHC Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Vanderveen Center for the Book at the Grand Rapids Public Library. If you have suggestions for programs, oral histories, or other items, please email us or plan to attend a meeting.



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Thank you for your interest in preserving and celebrating the history of the many phenomonal women who've helped to shape West Michigan!  If you aren't already a member of the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council, consider showing your support through annual membership.  Visit our web site for more information and the ability to register using Pay Pal online!

Hats off to the historical women who've shaped West Michigan!