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Onancock, VA chapter holds Cambodian cooking class for members
by Carolyn Mayers
“What a lovely way to spend a winter Saturday afternoon!” Those were the parting words of Sally Valentine, long-time member of the Onancock, VA chapter and one of the 15 participants in the January 29th’ Cambodian cooking class. She was RIGHT! We had such a good time – let me tell you a little bit about it. Well, maybe more than a little bit!
Two recent articles on Dining for Women you don't want to miss:
An article on Dining for Women, "Changing the World One Dinner at a Time" appeared last week in The Columbia Star, in Columbia, SC:
Susan Negrin, Chapter Leader of the Castro Valley, California Chapter writes about how her chapter members make their potluck dinners unique:
Katlin Smith launched the Vancover, Washington Chapter on January 11, raising $1,000 for Matrichaya and a lot of interest from area newspapers. The 50 women in attendance were from all corners of Clark County, Washington and a few from Oregon.
The Hudson Reporter in New Jersey has published a profile on Kirsten Bunch, DFW Board Member and Chapter Leader. The article includes an in-depth discussion of Dining for Women.
Dining for Women is pleased to announce our travel destinations for 2011. For the first time, we'll be offering two trips, to Peru in May/June, and to Nepal in November. We welcome you to join us on these amazing adventures! Details on our website HERE. Registration for general membership will open on January 16th. To read our blog post in full, click on "DFW 2011 Travel Program Announced."
On Tuesday, December 28th, DFW Founder & President Marsha Wallace and DFW Executive Director Gail Peay joined (via Skype), Miriam Bisk and the Quilt Divas in New York to select the winner of the beautiful mix-media art quilt, "Women Empowering Women." With much fanfare, a volunteer drew the winning ticket and winner is Judy Dugan.
Judy has been member of the San Jose -1 chapter since November 2008. "Wow, still smiling ear-to-ear about the quilt!" she said. "So great to get a call from so many wonderful DFW women."
We're pleased to be recommended! The Wall Street Journal mentions Dining for Women in an article, "How to Change the World," published Monday. The article discusses charitable giving options for individuals "with budgets from $20 to $20,000" who want to help better the lives of others.
Sally Bookman, Chapter Leader in Santa Cruz is quoted.
"Dining for Women" takes us to places we might not get to see ourselves, allowing us to help women we wouldn't know otherwise." --relections by Sara Emerson, member Onancock, VA Chapter.
"Our December fund-raising meeting gave the women of the Eastern Shore an opportunity to contribute to both BOMA (Kenya) and RUBIA (Afghanistan). Our chapter leader, Carolyn Mayers, presented the video wearing a burqa, the fabric garb of traditional Afghan women which covers them almost completely from head to toe.
This month's featured program is The BOMA Fund, and our collective donations will support two projects: an innovative micro-finance program developed by The BOMA Fund and
When Dining for Women members gathered at Chapter Leader Ann Laatsch's house for a potluck of Afghani foods to raise money for Rubia Handwork last week, they found a visitor: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel food editor Nancy Stohs.
Order your copy of this beautiful 2011 calendar by November 28th and help support DFW’s operational expenses. Each month features the nonprofit organization that DFW will be supporting, with beautiful photos and quotes from the program participants in that country. Calendars cost just $20 each(shipping and tax included). Visit the DFW Markeplace page for details. Click on "Visit Our Blog" to continue reading.