DFW partnered with Every Mother Counts to promote the May 7 television premier of "No Woman, No Cry" on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). The documentary film addresses the need for improved maternal health care worldwide. Our heartfelt gratitude to the following chapters who registered and hosted their "watch parties" and showed their solidarity with mothers globally:
The following article by Michaela Haas is in the Huffington Post:
Dining for Women's San Francisco Bay Area Chapters created a fundraising event on March 26 to raise awareness about Dining for Women.
Held at the Town & Country Shopping Center in Palo Alto, the event was sponsored by the newly launched magazine “Made in Palo Alto” and by the shopping center, and hosted by the retailer Brim.
Music, wine, food, and art were availabe to entice shoppers, and several speakers (pictured below) were featured, including Ed Malley, Treasurer of Lotus Outreach, DFW's upcoming featured program in April. Other speakers included:
The following is excerpted from an article about the 2011 CARE Conference by Cindy Ballaro
On March 8th, International Women's Day, Dining for Women and Firelight Foundation joined together for "Women on the Bridge." International Women's Advocate & Recipient of the CNN Hero's Award Betty Makoni was our Keynote Speaker.
From this Month's Food for Thought, the story of how one Ugandan woman used seed capital to grow a successful business.
To celebrate the 100th Aniversary of International Womens's Day, Dining for Women and Firelight Foundation have joined together to support women's peace building efforts around the world.
Have you ever wondered how you can get more involved with CARE?
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."