If you're looking for a volunteer opportunity, a recommendation for a great doctor, someone to help with a project (a paid expert or just a sidekick for a DYI effort), advice from a Women's Wolfpack Member about a new phase of life...
Let's share our needs here and find out how we help one another.
Public Relations for Women's Wolfpack
We are urgently seeking a volunteer PR lead for the WWP. Our goal is to spread the word about our upcoming events, and increase community awareness about our Spotlight Causes. The WWP PR leader will write and distribute press releases to the local papers, magazines, women’s groups, etc. for both print and/or online resources. We anticipate this effort requiring a few hours a month for the right candidate, and that this increased exposure will expand the positive outcomes of the WWP! Please reach out if this is of interest.
Woman 2 Woman: Community Volunteer
Interested in a unique one-to-one volunteer opportunity? The Woman 2 Woman program connects women in our community for ongoing visits with women incarcerated at local prisons, Bedford Hills (maximum security) and Taconic (minimum security).
The commitment is a minimum monthly visit and a required 2-hour training session conducted virtually. The next training will be Monday, October 16th from 7 - 9 p.m
Message from Nancy:
This fall marks the tenth anniversary of Woman 2 Woman, the prison ministry I co-founded at Bedford Presbyterian Church in 2013. Over the past decade we have connected more than 150 women in the community surrounding Bedford Hills Correctional Facility with 120 individuals incarcerated there. Lots of tears have been shed, laughs shared, and deep and meaningful friendships formed.
Unfortunately, our work is far from over. There are many people inside the prison who have been waiting a long time for a visitor. There are lots of newly incarcerated people who have heard about our visiting program and get word to me that they're interested in participating. Several of you on this mailing list have been waiting quite some time for a training session!
So, we have scheduled a Zoom training for Monday, October 16th from 7 - 9 p.m. Here's the link:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 619 322 3941
Please note that in order to become a Woman 2 Woman visitor, you must attend a training session.
Let's honor Woman 2 Woman's tenth anniversary and the people inside by getting as many new visitors started as possible. If you're not already a part of Woman 2 Woman, please attend the training and consider joining us. And please share this information with friends and family, co-workers and neighbors and members of your organization/faith group. Woman 2 Woman is truly a collective effort.
Nancy Gernert firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Founder, Woman 2 Woman
"A Gynecologist that I’d want to have cocktails with"
A Wolfpack member was asking if anyone loves their Gynecologists during a recent planning call, and I thought we could share with the pack to see what comes back. In descrbing the doctor she used to see who has recently retired, and who she is hoping to find for her ongoing checkups (no more babies!)
email@example.com if you have a great doctor you'd recommend.
The idea of these listings is to see if we can make each others wishes come true.
Something that seems to out of reach might be easily provided by another wolfpack member. Or you might find that a pack member is wishing for something that you can make happen.
Submit your 'big ask' here and we'll see what happens...
Milestone Birthday Wish
II was sitting in Pound Ridge there other night celebrating the 60th birthday of a Wolfpack member with who I'm lucky to call a dear friend of 20+ years. We were talking about her regret that she hadn't lined up a warm beach getaway somewhere fabulous- Turks and Caicos', Antigua, the British Virgin Islands--- any place peaceful warm on the beach to just lie back and enjoy cocktails in the sun. We decided to say it out loud so the universe would hear the wish.
And now I'm writing it here case anyone happens to have access to the scene we dreamed up. Maybe someone in the WWP has a vacant vacation home and feels glad when it gets enjoyed? Who knows what will happen.
firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to make some magic!