Jul 31, 2017

Meet the 2017/2018 Board: Colleen T. - Membership VP


Hello New Hope Chapter, welcome all to a new year with New Hope Women of Today! I am excited to be serving you as your chapter Membership Vice President. I have been a member for 26 years and have enjoyed every opportunity that I have had. I joined after my family attended the New Hope city festival called Duk Duk Daze.

This year in the membership area we will have a TEAM approach to membership. It is everyone’s reasonability for our chapter membership. We will be educated in the Membership area from chapter to district to state to US level. There is so much information to share that falls under the membership area that you will be surprised!

This year we will have FUN team competitions that will help you get to know other members and some exciting new m-nights! Watch for additional Team Membership emails for more information.


Jul 29, 2017

Your Health Care Directive

You are invited to attend a presentation at the New Hope YMCA on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm. This free event is sponsored by New Hope Women of Today and features a speaker from North Memorial Hospital who will talk about Advance Care Directives. Advance care planning helps people explore and document goals and wishes for their future health care, should they ever be unable to express these wishes due to illness or injury. After the presentation you are encouraged to fill out a directive form or you may bring your current directive and have it looked over or notarized. Remember after your children become adults, they must also have their own directive. All attendees will be asked to sign in as a guest or present their membership card.

Jul 26, 2017

Fall State Convention

Are you living in the right century? Explore your feelings and join us at Fall State 2017 as either a Medieval Woman or a Modern-Day Renaissance woman! 

There is a lot planned for the weekend of September 22-24 at Hinckley Casino. I have 2 rooms reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. 

Friday night starts with a Project Fair, where you can check out many different vendor booths as well as stopping at the booths sponsored by the different State Program Managers. You get a chance to learn about the different areas that Women of Today promotes, sign up for drawings, purchase some vendor products, and mingle with ladies from chapters all over Minnesota. Saturday we have a business meeting followed by a great luncheon and lots of awards for chapter projects and individuals who have been outstanding so far this year. In the evening we have a banquet followed by great party, where we will dance, watch skits and have fun. Sunday brunch has a speaker scheduled and that is always worth attending. 

If you are interested in joining us at convention in September, please let me know so I save you a spot in the room and we usually carpool. We will also meet up with our Pals chapter Byron for a post-party get-together in our room. 

Don't forget you get your name put in for a trimester drawing as well as a special homemade Italian dinner at year-end. The full registration form can be found at www.mnwt.org

Thank You! Rita

Jul 24, 2017

LPM Wanted!

Wanna Get Your Feet Wet? I am looking for someone to take on Local Project Management for Youth of Today. If you've been waiting for the right puddle to jump into, this may be it! Last year Pam M organized a meal at Treehouse in New Hope. It was super easy - call them, pick a date and time, decide on a menu, and finally bring it to the chapter for volunteers to help. On the day of the event, we were there about two hours. It was fun and the teenagers and leaders were kind and grateful. I will happily volunteer to contribute and serve again! Pam M (a seasoned member) has offered to help a new or newer member navigate this area. Please consider this LPM position. This will be a great way to get your feet wet with the NHWT! Feel free to call me (or Pam) with any questions, or ask me (or Pam) at the next meeting.

Thank you! Bonnie H, PVP

Jul 21, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

We have seats reserved for the New Hope Outdoor Theater for Friday, July 28th. The Theater is located behind City Hall, by the pool. There is no charge for attending, but donations are welcome. Bring your blanket and some mosquito spray, they do spray, but just in case. They have refreshments, or bring your own. The play starts at 8 pm, please arrive at 7:30 to secure your seat. If you wish to attend, please contact Rita so we save you a spot.

Thanks! Rita

Jul 20, 2017

Extended Deadline - Lavon H. Cooper Scholarship

The New Hope Women of Today Organization is proud to offer the Lavonne H. Cooper Scholarship to former high school graduates of Robbinsdale School District 281 (Armstrong, Cooper or Highview). Scholarships awarded range between $500 and $1,000.


Applications must be postmarked by September 1, 2017.

Jul 19, 2017

Personal Enrichment Course

We are planning to offer a session in August with a speaker who will talk about "Advance Directives". This course will be offered to the public and help prepare all who attend for any unexpected family situations that might involve making medical decisions. More information will be put out to members as this is firmed up. If you have any questions you would like answered, please share them with Rita, so the speaker is aware in advance. Hope to see many of our members there! Rita and Peggy

Jul 16, 2017

Walking Club, July Update

Wednesday July 26

Meet at Delores’s @ 6:30 pm for walking in
Northwoods Park

Contact Delores H for questions!

Jul 14, 2017

Book Club, July Update

Below are the remaining book club selections 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 by Fredrik Backman – Wednesday, July 19th. Note the meeting date change. Meeting will be at Lori W's house and we will have a showing of the movie “A Man Called Ove”, which came out last year. Movie starts at 6:30 and is approx 2 hours long. Everybody is invited! There will be popcorn!

 • The Whistler - John Grisham - September 14th

• The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion – November 9th

• Ask Him Why - Catherine Ryan Hyde- January 11, 2018

 If you have any questions on our book club, including if you would like to be added or removed, please contact Lori at dlwind@comcast.net. We would love you to join! Lori

Jul 10, 2017

A July Note from President Carrie

Wow! It’s already July! Where is this summer going? I hope you all are having a wonderful summer. Ours has become increasingly busy with the last part of July, Derek has business travel the last 3 WEEKS; the girls have summer programs and vacation Bible School so that means I turn into a single Sherpa mom. Trying to get things done is CRAZY!! But my reward is coming, I get to go on a trip to Ireland with my coming up in August! Looking at my schedule made me think that if you weather through the hard/messy/crazy part of life you will get to your reward. Which brings me back to you guys, I completely feel like we are in a transition year, we need to get back on track with our members. Muddle through the hard/messy/crazy part and get back to the fun stuff! But the board and I can’t do this alone! I need your feedback, ideas, creativity. Let us know what we can do for you! Let’s start working towards our reward of a strong chapter again! Have a wonderful rest of your summer!

Hope to see you at a few functions! Carrie

Jul 7, 2017

Tips on becoming a great leader

It’s about supporting people and encouraging growth. None of us start out knowing all of the answers. Take the time to explain your ideas/needs and foster growth.

Include Others.
Include all members. Do not assume someone is not interested or that they should know what you are planning. Invite everyone with the same level of excitement and expectation.

Take the time to communicate in three different ways: 1. verbal, 2. non-verbal (written, asl, ect.), and 3. social media (Facebook, Twitter, email, website). 

Respect Others.
Respect each other at all times. Your words have the power to change the world. Do not speak from anger or frustration. Use yourself as an example of what a successful professional looks like.

Own It.
Take responsibility. Do not change the rules or requirements mid process. Handle concerns behind the scenes without creating new issues for others.

Recognize Others.

Share the credit. Recognize all those who help with events and projects. Simply say “thank you.” It is the little things we do that make all the difference in someone’s day.

Jul 1, 2017

July 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.