Jan 31, 2015

Save The Date: Cooper Craft Fair 2015

The 2015 Cooper Craft Fair will be on Saturday October 31st!

For more information or for a crafter application please email CooperCraftFair@NewHopeWT.org

2015 Application 

Jan 28, 2015

SPARC Series

Sparking the community with information and connections SPARC (Schools, Parents And Resources Connect), is a series of informational sessions that will bring parents, educators and community members together to learn about important topics that build resiliency and developmental assets in our children. The 2014-2015 SPARC series is sponsored by: Robbinsdale Area Redesign, Robbinsdale Area Schools, Community Education and Early Childhood Family Education, Partnership for Change, PrairieCare and Bonfire Ministry.
“Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)”
Monday, February 9, 2015 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Presenter: Janet Benz, DNP, RN
Christopher Benz Foundation
QPR is a free one-hour presentation sponsored by the Christopher Benz
Foundation. QPR covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states. The Christopher Benz Foundation aims to connect communities in the prevention of suicide by raising awareness & providing education and resources.
“More Than a Case of the Blues: Depression and Youth” Monday, March 9, 2015 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Presenters: Susan Gatto, LICSW and Sara Owens-Keenan, LICSW of PrairieCare Of school-aged youth, roughly 11% are affected by depression. In this workshop, you will learn to identify the symptoms of depression in children and adolescents, as well as warning signs that may warrant more immediate intervention. Additionally, best treatment practices will be discussed, as well as practical strategies for how you can talk with and support the young people in your life.
Location: House of Hope Lutheran Church, 4800 Boone Avenue North New Hope, MN 55428
Please RSVP to Melodie at 763-504-4981 with name and number attending. Free childcare is available — please reserve your spot when you register with ages of children.

Jan 26, 2015

Birthday Bags Supplies

I have chosen to chair the birthday party supply bags project to provide birthday bags to children who can't afford to have a birthday party of their own. We will be donating the bags to NEAR.
 party hats, candles, invitations
 cake mix, frosting, sprinkles
 paper plates, cups, napkins, tablecloths
 plastic spoons, forks
 birthday treat bags
 banner, balloons
 erasers, pencils
 balls, stickers
 noise makers, necklaces, bracelets
 hard candy
 anything else that you can think of that comes in a package with 6 or more items
I have found that Dollar Stores, Walmart, and Party City have paper supply items from $0.97 -$1.00 per pkg. Please bring your birthday supplies to the Jan. 26th and Feb. 23rd General Meetings. Thank you for supporting this project!

Jan 25, 2015

Let's Get Crafty!!!

Join us Feb. 7th at 4:00pm at Tawn's house. Nothing says 'true love' more than a handmade token of your affection- except perhaps chocolate. How about a handmade craft and chocolate? We can make it happen. Sign-up today or at the Jan. General Meeting. Hoping to have a fun time in the midst of winter!
Diane and Tawn

Jan 23, 2015

The Bookworms Book Club 2015

The books and meeting dates for the next year were chosen at our last Book Club meeting.
They are:
March 12th- The Kept - James Scott - hosted by Judy S.
May 14th- Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
July 9th- Gray Mountain- John Grisham
September 10th- Three Story House- Courtney Miller Santo
November 12th- A Sudden Country- Karen Fisher
January 14th, 2016 -Leaving Time -Jodi Picoult

Jan 22, 2015

January General Meeting

Just a reminder our January General Meeting will be next Monday, January 26th at 7pm at Holy Nativity. Please remember to bring any gift cards for Home Free, birthday bag supplies, and 5K Silent Auction items if there is anything you would like to donate. We will also be helping Judy celebrate her retirement. Hope to see you then!
Jenny & Alicia

Jan 21, 2015

The "Bra" Lady

We will have a sign-up sheet for bra fittings at the January Meeting for a Ways and Means project with "The Bra Lady". The Bra Fitting Party will be at my house on Saturday, March 28th, starting at 10:30am. The Bra Lady was at our Vendor Fair. "We are all in this together".

Ways & Means LPM

Jan 20, 2015

Home Free Collection

This is the last month we are collecting gift cards for Home Free. Bring your gift cards to the January General Meeting. I will be bringing our collection to the shelter that week. Supporting the Home Free Women's Shelter has always been very rewarding to me personally. They do so much behind the scenes to help women start new lives, support themselves, and support the mental health of both the women and children. When we support the shelter, we are helping to improve our community and those who live in it.

Jan 18, 2015

Ways and Means

We are in the process of setting up surveys for Ways and Means with "Food Prospectives" in Plymouth. It is a win win for us. There are no out of pocket expenses. We hope to provide you with more information at the January meeting.

Jan 15, 2015

New Hope WT 5K Registration is open!!!

Register Today and join us Saturday, April 18.

Proceeds of the 2015 New Hope WT 5K will go to Kody's Closet (www.kodyscloset.org), a great MN non-profit. Our goal at New Hope Women of Today is to not only provide needed funds to our benefiting organizations, but also provide an opportunity for the community to get outside and enjoy the wonderful outdoors, create new healthy lifestyle habits, and have fun. Children under 12 are FREE, and we will have fun kid activities going on during the race!

Jan 10, 2015

Support the MNWT Foundation

As a MNWT member, you know the benefits and support the Foundation brings to the MNWT organization, its chapters and members. We hope we can count on you for a donation to the MNWT Foundation. Many opportunities await you.

  • Sapphire Endowment Fund: In honor of the 65th anniversary of the MNWT in 2015, this new endowment fund is awaiting your donation of either $100 or $500.
  • 30th Anniversary Fund: 2013 is the 30th anniversary of the MNWT Foundation, and your $30 donation will assist with our popular membership rebate program.
  • Other needs: Various areas are always in need of donations, such as scholarships, chapter grants and sustaining membership. You can designate funds to whichever area you wish, even the general fund.

Jan 1, 2015

Member of The Month, 2nd Trimester Winners


The Member of the Month is an amazing woman. This year she has been a huge help to our chapter and shown herself to be a great leader. As soon as she volunteered to be an LPM she spent time asking questions, learning, and planning. Wasting no time, she held her first Ways and Means fundraiser in May. Every month since then she has had something fun planned for our chapter to do or help with; baskets, re-gifting, sales and more. I am eagerly waiting to see all of the great plans she has for the rest of the year. Please join me in congratulating Delores H as our September member of the month. We are lucky to have her in our organization.


The Member of the Month is an amazing woman. She is always kind and helpful. She is a huge supporter of our service projects and is willing to lend a hand when needed, including hosting not one, but two monthly meetings. This month she was especially busy co-chairing both the Highway Clean Up and the Bingo Night at Ambassador. Please join me in congratulating Marion H as our October member of the month. We are lucky to have her in our organization.


The Member of the Month is an amazing woman. She has passion for New Hope Women of Today. She is a team player whose focus is community and the chapter. This year she has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes supplying the board with relevant information and chapter history. Over the last few months, she has been busy organizing our Shopping Spree and Cookie Exchange. Please join me in congratulating Judy S as our November member of the month. We are lucky to have her in our organization.


The Member of the Month is an amazing woman. She is active all year long helping with various projects. It should come as no surprise to anyone when I say this member is the most festive and jolly of the bunch. She goes above and beyond to support our Shopping Spree and is a long time co-host of our cookie exchange. Please join me in congratulating Sandy B as our December member of the month. We are lucky to have her in our organization.


The Board member of the 2nd Trimester is another amazing woman. She volunteers to chair projects, writes newsletter articles and Top Banana notes, attends all of the board meetings, and always gets information out to the chapter in a timely fashion. In October, it was her reminder on a Sunday night that helped me realize I forgot to create the agenda. She is an extremely valuable member of the board this year. Please join me in congratulating our Secretary, Carole C as our Board Member of the 2nd trimester. We are lucky to have her in our organization.

January Events

January 2014

8 Book Club- 7pm at Lori’s House- Chair: Lori W.
10 Ronald McDonald House- 4:30-7:30pm- Chair: Pam M.
12 Board Meeting
13 Newsletter Articles Due to Jenny
15 Eden Prairie Chapter Visit- Contact: Tawn
16 Silly Supper- 6pm at Shannon’s House- Chair: Shannon
16 MNWT Roller Girls Fundraiser- 6:30pm
23-25 Winter State Convention- Contact: Tawn
26 General Meeting- 7pm at Holy Nativity- Hostesses: Alicia & Je