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MISSION UPDATE: March 2019

E-Newsletter HeaderSalute to Women: Looking ahead

Thank you to everyone who came out last night for the 45th Annual Salute to Women! We gathered at The Trails Banquet Facility to honor and celebrate seven extraordinary women who are changing our community for the better: Vanessa Pacheco (Woman of Innovation); Cathy Benner, Sana Booker, Tamara House, Sarah Johnson and Cynthia Koh-Knox Sharp (Women of Distinction); and Grayce Lechtenberg (Mary Keller Ade, MD Woman of Wisdom).

We were inspired by their stories, their courage, and their work -- so much so, we want more. Already looking forward to the 2020 Salute to Women, we are doing something different this year. As of right now, nominations for the 2020 Salute to Women are officially open!

Instead of waiting for December, we encourage our entire community to think about female leaders all year long. Start your nominations. Keep your mind open, and let us know any time you are inspired by the work or dedication of a woman in our community. Nominations will be accepted all year, with a deadline of 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019. Download the nomination form at www.ywcalafayette.org.

What's Happening at YWCA?

Therapeutic Art.jpgTherapeutic art group
Residents in our domestic violence shelter have the opportunity to attend Expressions, weekly therapeutic art sessions facilitated by trained staff. For the first time, we are opening our Expressions therapeutic art group to the public on Friday, March 15. Space is extremely limited. Learn more »

Luck of the IrishLuck of the Irish
YWCA Performance Point Volleyball Club is hosting the Luck of the Irish volleyball tournament this weekend, March 9 & 10. Interested in learning more about Performance Point or club volleyball? Stop by YWCA on Saturday from 9 am  - 2 pm to watch the action and cheer on the players!

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Chestnut Street Mercantile
YWCA is saddened to announce the closure of Chestnut Street Mercantile, formerly operated by the late Don Stein as Surplus & Salvage. The Stein family will be holding a liquidation sale for all items March 8-10, with  proceeds going to local charities. Learn more »

Support Our Mission:
Upcoming Programs & Events
Clay Bowl ThumbnailClay Bowl is coming!
The annual Clay Bowl Giving Project benefiting YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention will be Thursday, April 18, 2019. Join us for lunch or dinner and take home a hand-made bowl. Learn more »
Network Series ThumbnailC.L.A.S. Training
Are you an individual working in the health care industry? Indiana Minority Health Coalition is hosting a training on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards on March 29. Free to attend. Learn more »

Coyote Golf CourseSwing for a Cure
Mark your calendars for the 15th annual Swing for a Cure Classic, presented by Gerber Collision & Glass. Swing for a Cure will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Coyote Crossing Golf Club. Learn more »

Celebrating 90 Years!

Since 1929, YWCA Greater Lafayette has been serving this community and surrounding counties. We want to thank you, our loyal supporters and community members, for making the work we do a reality. Without your support we would not be here.

Not only is YWCA Greater Lafayette celebrating 90 years, the YWCA Foundation of Greater Lafayette is celebrating 50 years, and YWCA's Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program is celebrating 40 years. What a year! 

Thank you for joining us on this mission, we look forward to the next 90 years as well. Stay tuned for more information on an official 90th birthday celebration coming up in June!

Get Connected

To learn more about YWCA programs, events, volunteer opportunities and more, email communications@ywcalafayette.org to get connected with the appropriate staff member.

 

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