May 29, 2017

Meet the 2017/2018 Board: Diane W. C. - Parliamentarian

"Party with the Parli"

Hello! I am a long time member of NHWT - 28 years to be precise (whooo). I originally moved from Michigan in 1978 to go to graduate school (Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health). We love it here!! I am mother to two adopted sons, Matt who is 26 and Tom who has passed.

I currently work with people needing bone marrow transplants through Be The Match / National Marrow Donor Program but I am counting the days to my retirement at the end of this June.

I love WT as a way for people to come together in friendship and community activities. I often host membership coloring sessions and craft making (although my skills are pretty remedial.) I enjoy going 'up North' for fishing, reading and teaching myself to quilt. If you come to my house you will find dog and cat hair, dust and lots of books.

As your parliamentarian, my responsibilities are:
• over see the yearly bylaws and policy review
• see that the chapter upholds our bylaws/policies and those of MN Women of Today
• help with parliamentary procedures as outlined in Robert's Rules of Order
• help with any voting the requires a paper ballet.

Questions? Ask me anything! Diane

May 27, 2017

Two New USWT States

Having 7 completed extensions this year is very exciting but to have two new states with two new chapters is so great. Let’s take a moment to think about all the activities, projects, M-nights, chapter meetings, fundraisers that these new states will experience. These communities will become better places to live. They will shine with all the opportunities.

So let start these news states off right by sending them a big welcome or a note of encouragement. Can we over fill their mailbox? YES WE CAN!!!! Let’s see how many cards can be mail out before USWT convention in Los Vegas. I will have a treat for you at convention if you mail one so let me know by email ( before June 7th.

Thanks, Colleen T

Please send your cards to:

Valley of the Sun WT
Carmella Mongold
8220 Keats Ave #319
Mesa, Az. 85209

Rose Rock Women of Today
Theresa Johnson
4200 Banner Road
Noble, OK 73068

May 24, 2017

NHWT Book Club! Everyone is welcome...

Below are the books for 2017 along with tentative meeting dates.
Look for more information on the book club meetings as the dates get closer!
• A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman - July 13th
• The Whistler - John Grisham - September 14th
• The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion – November 9th
• Ask Him Why - Catherine Ryan HydeJanuary 11, 2018
If you have any questions on our book club, please contact Lori W or We would love you to join!

May 22, 2017

Walking Club

Ladies, get your walking shoes ready! We will walk on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:00 pm Meet at Delores’s home. We will then head out for a walk at Northwoods Park! Contact Delores H. for questions!

May 19, 2017

MNWT Online Clothing Store!

The MNWT online clothing store is now open again until May 26th. There are 11 different clothing items and a very nice logo bag. You select the item you want and then choose the size and color. All items are women's sizing except for the Adult Poly T-shirt (men's sizing). When you are done shopping, you check the box for shipping ($5 fee) and enter your address. You can make your payment through PayPal or with any credit card. It's quick and easy! Simply click on the following link to go directly to the store: men_of_Today.html Thanks so much for shopping with MN Women of Today!!

May 17, 2017

The Lynn Struck Memorial Bench.

    Lynn Struck passed away October 15, 2014 surrounded by her loving family, after battling cancer for 3 years. In her 57 years she touched the hearts and minds of people too numerous to count. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Lynn was an active, contributing member of both civic and religious organizations including mission trips and religious education at the House of Hope.  Lynn had the biggest heart and especially loved kids. She was a home child care provider for many years. She also volunteered her time to help at the Crisis Nursery, Ronald McDonald House, Red Cross Babysitting Clinic, local schools and more!

    As a 28 year member of the new Hope Women of Today Lynn was instrumental in recruiting new members and ensuring they felt welcome and needed.  She opened up her house for many meetings and social events. Lynn initiated and chaired many projects to benefit our community and worthy causes, such as Duk Duk Daze, benefit dances and wreath sales that helped raise money for PRISM, Home Free, the March of Dimes, the Lupus Foundation, School District 281, and many other charities.  Her giving nature kept her an active member to ensure that our chapter continues to flourish and remain an integral part of this community.  Lynn truly left the world a better place!

   In December of 2014 New Hope Women of Today started the process to place a memorial bench at Northwood Park to honor Lynn’s many years of faithful service to the community. Lynn’s Bench has now been placed at its permanent home at Northwood Park along the walking path facing the pond and a newly redesigned playground. It is a beautiful location to gather and reflect. A simple community dedication will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm for all to gather and share stories about Lynn. Ice Cream treats and beverages will be provided for those in attendance.

   The New Hope Women of Today would like to thank the many members of our community that made personal donations, the NHWT 2015 Annual Convention Committee, the Minnesota Women of Today Foundation, and City of New Hope for their support and contributions to this project. With the help of our many community sponsors, along with the placing the bench we were able to donate $900 to the Frauenshuh Cancer Center at Park Nicollet in Memory of Lynn Struck.

Highway & Park Clean Up!

Adopt-A-Highway and Park is scheduled for Thursday, May 25th. We will meet in the parking lot of McDonalds in New Hope on 42nd and Winnetka on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 PM.

This is the only project that we are committed as a chapter to do twice a year and many hands make for light work!! If you have younger kids, you can still help! We will have you and the kids work in Civic Park, right next to New Hope City Hall. We will meet back up at McDonalds afterwards for a treat! For questions or to RSVP please contact Tawn H.

May 16, 2017

New Hope Women of Today General Meeting Reminder

Salad Supper and General Meeting
Monday, May 22, 2017
Start Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Holly Nativity in New Hope

Happy Hour
Around. 8:30 pm at Applebee's

Things to know...
   It's a potluck, bring a dish to share! Any Appetizer, salad, or treat will do.

   It's our 1st meeting of the new year! Come to support Carrie and learn about our upcoming activities.

   It's a party in a meeting! Everyone who attends will be entered in a drawing for a garden basket. Come dressed in your favorite outdoors/garden wear for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

May 10, 2017

A May Note from President Carrie.

Hello and welcome to a new year with the Women of Today! I decided to take a HUGE leap outside my comfort zone and tackle the presidency this year since I truly enjoy this organization and all the ladies I have met. I’m hoping to see us grow this year. Not just in membership, but as a group and individually! I’d love to start “Thinking Outside the Box”, find more projects for us to do and getting together a bit more to get to know one another again. But I can’t do this alone! So I hope you join me in Being Courageous this year, step outside your comfort zone and help make this a great year!

Community Volunteering Opportunity

The New Hope Women of Today are privileged for the opportunity to offer the community affordable family friendly games at Duk Duk Daze each year. We could use your help filling the many volunteer position required  to support the kid's games at Duk Duk Daze, July 13 - 16, 2017. We use Sign-Up Genius for people to volunteer to "work" the games.  If you wish to volunteer to help, sign up by clicking this link: Duk Duk Daze registrationIf you have any questions, please contact Rita at

We are also looking for monetary donations for purchase of prizes and coupons from local businesses for discounts on meals and services, that can be used at the games.  Donations help us keep our game prices low and allows us to provide a family friendly and affordable event. If you would like to donate please contact Rita at 

May 7, 2017


Carrie Atkinson stepped up to be the NHWT 2017-18 Chapter President because in her words she had "20 seconds of insane courage" (from the movie We Bought a Zoo). I do believe with you as our leader something great will come of it.

May 1, 2017

Welcome Our 2017/2018 Board

Congratulations to our new board. 
President: Carrie A
State Delegate: Rita J
Treasurer: Sue W
Secretary: Shannon J
Programming VP: Bonnie H
Membership VP: Colleen T
Parliamentarian: Diane W C

May Math Square

Try to fill in the missing numbers.
Use the numbers 1 through 16 to complete the equations.
Each number is only used once.
Each row is a math equation. Each column is a math equation.
Remember that multiplication and division are performed before addition and subtraction.