Dec 21, 2017

Here is my story - Anna N

    A few months ago Alicia challenged us to share our stories. I loved the idea, but didn't think I had the words to write something grand. While organizing the items for the Ronald McDonald House, I realized I would never have a “grand story”, because my story is small. Many small acts of kindness that just keep overflowing my story. I love NHWT. To me, it's about coming together, kindness, and giving.

    In September I chose the Ronald McDonald House project because there was a need that I could fill. I had the time and resources needed, so I stepped up to chair. As soon as my son Charles discovered we were making breakfast bags, he begged me to collect pop tabs. He has always wanted to collect pop tabs, unfortunately our canned pop intake is limited and we only collect about ten a year. I thought maybe others would have ten too and combined we could drop off a bag of pop tabs. We dropped off two bags, a little over two pounds!! If you know about recycling, you know that's only a dollar or so. If you follow the Ronald McDonald House at all you know our dollar or so goes into an even larger pot that grows to over $33,000 a year. We came together. We did what we could. We made a difference. Our small gesture along with all the others will make a grand impact.

     The thing that really struck me as marvelous, the reason this is the story that I decided to share, was Charles. As we were taking all of the collected pop tabs and putting them into large Ziploc bags he asked, "How many do you think there are?" I answer him with a guess of around 2,500. He then started to cry and said, "I always wanted to help other kids. I can't believe my dream came true! This is so many more pop tabs than I could have done alone. Thank you for helping me!" Such a simple act created a ripple effect and a ten year old boy has now decided he needs to help more, do more, be more. You can't pay for that type of happiness, his or mine.

    And that, along with so many other small acts of kindness, support, and gratitude are the stories that overflow my basket. They make our chapter great. They help me become a more thoughtful and grateful person. They show me that many hands can do amazing things.

Dec 18, 2017

Fall/Winter District Newsletter

Click HERE for the District 7 Fall/Winter 2017 newsletter.

New Hope WT is just one of many chapters that make up WT. We are 1 of 5 chapters in District 7. District 7 and 8 combine to make Area 3. There are 11 districts and 4 areas in the state of Minnesota that make up the MNWT and Minnesota is just one of many states that make up the USWT. "Many hands make easy work."

Dec 13, 2017

Winter State Convention 411

Winter Wonderland is the theme for the Winter State Convention, January 26-28 in St Louis Park. Join us at the Double Tree Park Place for a weekend full of activities. If you have any questions, please contact Rita J. The registration form is here.

Dec 12, 2017

Blankets – Bundles of Joy!

Hello my lovely ladies!! Just wanted to remind you that we as a chapter are going to be making blankets for babies for the organization "Bundles of Joy". It is actually a state project - which is another reason why we're doing it. 

I will be making up packets with fabric, instructions, and a template and will have them at the next meeting. Right now I have enough fabric to make about 50 24x24 blankets. So I need HELP!! We can't do that number before a meeting, so remember to grab one - or five - for the holiday season. EVERYONE can help with a knotted blanket!! We plan on bringing them to convention - so we'd need them back before then. More instructions will be in the packets - but be ready!! 

Any questions - contact me! Thanks! Shannon

Dec 10, 2017

A December note from President Carrie

Hello Ladies! 

I hope everyone has been enjoying the holiday season. It was great to see some of you at the Shopping Spree and I hope to see more of you at our potluck on the 18th. I know my calendar has filled up quickly, I'm pretty sure I have only a few nights that are open on my calendar, and none of them are weekend nights! Holy Hannah December got here in a hurray and has let it's presents be known! If I don't see you at the potluck... 

Have a wonderful Christmas!!! 
President Carrie

Dec 9, 2017


Save the Date!

New Hope WT will be hosting a District 7 Social on Saturday, January 6th at 5:30 at Broadway Pizza on Crystal. Bass Lake Road and West Broadway. Please join us and meet some of the other great ladies in our District.

Dec 7, 2017

December General Meeting Invitation

Date: Dec. 18, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Holiday Party, Pot Luck, and General Meeting.

Location: Holy Nativity Lutheran Church in New Hope - 3900 Winnetka Ave N.

The December meeting will begin at 6:30 with our potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share, main dish, salad, dessert or bread. If you want to show your Christmas spirit, please wear anything Christmassy! We will also be having a gift exchange. Those participating should bring a wrapped gift in the $10 range. We will be collecting personal care items for Breaking Free and they will be brought to the January convention. FINAL REQUEST IS TO BRING YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPE TO THE MEETING. IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND, PLEASE EMAIL IT TO RITA.

The New Hope Women of Today General meeting is open to the public. Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact us at

Dec 1, 2017

December Math Square

Try to fill in the missing numbers.
Use the numbers 1 through 36 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.