Aug 30, 2023

NHWT at the Minnesota State Fair

New Hope members joined others from across the state to visit the new Women of Today bench at the Minnesota State Fair. As a chapter we are very proud of this bench, as it was our very own Jennifer A who not only proposed the idea to the MNWT, she did all the initial planning and set our organization up with the fund initial raising needed.  

Aug 23, 2023

New Hope WT and Social Media


NHWT has an Instagram account and has pretty cool stuff on it, check it out!

• #1 Follow our account

• #2 Share our account information on Facebook

• #3 Like and comment on our pictures


New Hope Women of Today –

New Hope Women of Today Cooper Craft Fair –

• Take time to like our Facebook pages and share our posts and events.


Aug 16, 2023

Cooper Craft Fair

By Rita Johnson

We're getting closer to our big fundraiser Cooper Craft Fair in October, so we will be posting the Sign Up Genius link on our website and emailing it out to the members to sign up for shifts for the weekend. We need as much help as we can get both on Friday night when we mark the spaces and all day Saturday when the craft show is being held. Friends, relatives and older children are always welcome to volunteer as well.

Aug 12, 2023

NHWT Member Spotlight – Zac F

Our August Member Spotlight is Zachary. This year they are our chapter Youth of Today LPM. You can find them at chapter meetings, socials, and youth projects. A member of less than a year, Zac has already been reaching outside their comfort zone to try new things.  

Zac’s Favorite Color: Pink/Teal

Zac’s Favorite Snacks: Anything sour

Zac’s Favorite Project/Social: I miss duk duk daze!  I loved interacting with all the kids and local community.

Zac’s Recipe to Share:

Peanut Butter Pie

·        Ingredients:

o   1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust

o   1 cup creamy peanut butter

o   8 ounces cream cheese, softened

o   1 cup powdered sugar

o   1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip

·        Directions:

o   In a large bowl, beat together peanut butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Fold in Cool Whip until completely incorporated.

o   Pour into prepared graham cracker pie crust. Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight before slicing and serving.

Aug 9, 2023

Service From The Heart

Our members are outstanding. In July we collected over $300 in children's pajamas for the children's hospital and assembled 50 birthday bags for our local food shelf. 

Aug 6, 2023

Woodland Restoration Project - New Hope WT Day at the Park

Four members, three NHWT guests, and two community members came together to pull the buckthorn trees at Hagemeister Pond in Crystal. The event started with a tour of the pond learning about the different native plants and how they support the local wildlife. There was a short training on identifying and pulling the buckthorn followed by fun and hard work by all. 

For more information on upcoming restoration events contact the city of Crystal Parks and Rec. The New Hope Chapter will be back next year to sponsor a day or two. 

The buckthorn with orange are too large to be removed by volunteers.

Hagemeister Pond, Crystal

A few of the many Buckthorn pulled during the 90 minute event.

Aug 3, 2023

Road to Wellness with District 8

 By Anna Nichols

People have asked me what is next after competing my second hip replacement surgery this year. I love this question. I get very excited and shout out, "I'm going to do a 5k!" That is when the odd looks start. Not this year, but next year. I'm walking, not running, my goal isn't speed. I am looking forward to the accomplishment of crossing the finish line. This is where the 'Road to Wellness with District 8' comes in. Our District is inviting members to join together and complete a 5K race (walk).

April is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the warming fresh air. April is the perfect time to enjoy chocolate. The Minneapolis Hot Chocolate 5K will be held oApril 13, 2024 and District 8 is coming together to do this race. This is not a volunteer project, but instead a self-care activity. As a district members are encouraged to sign up and participate (do/run/jog/walk) in the Minneapolis Hot Chocolate 5K. Everyone at all levels is invited to join in the fun. Some of us will run faster than others. Some of us will walk slower than others. Find someone in the chapter or district to walk/run with or go alone at your own pace. We will all meet up at the end for Hot Chocolate, conversation, and a photo or two.  


  • Hot Chocolate Run - Minneapolis , April 13, 2024

Location & time:

  • Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 - 5k start time: 8:10 am


  • $5 Discount Code: DUZIMLGYWK
  • $44.00 through February 4th, 2024
  • $49.00 through March 3rd, 2024
  • $59.00 through March 31st, 2024
  • $64.00 until registration closes


Post-run party:

  • A chocolate lover's oasis awaits at the post-run party! Celebrate your accomplishment with a finisher mug that includes fondue, dippables, and our very own hot chocolate, while checking out our exciting vendors and listening to great tunes!

Photos & timing:

  • Professionally timed results and free high-res photos will be emailed to all participants as soon as they cross the finish line. The link below will also be updated on race day, so be sure to check back then!

5K FYIs: 

(Referenced from "(Referenced from The 10-Week Couch to 5K Training Plan for New Runners,


1) 5K is short for five kilometers, where one kilometer is equivalent to 0.62 of a mile, making a 5K race 3.1 miles in length. 

2) Between settling into a new routine and sore, achy muscles, you may feel like you’re not improving. Be patient. Running does get easier over time. The physiological changes that need to occur within your body to make running feel more comfortable typically take four to six weeks. So don’t give up before that.

3) Example Run-Walk Progression:

  • ·        1-minute run / 1-minute walk
  • ·        2-minute run / 1-minute walk
  • ·        3-minute run / 1-minute walk
  • ·        4-minute run / 1-minute walk
  • ·        5-minute run / 1-minute walk
  • ·        3-minute run / 30-second walk
  • ·        4-minute run / 30-second walk
  • ·        5-minute run / 30-second walk

4) Some days you’ll be flat-out tired, unmotivated, or just dislike running. The planned workout may seem like an enormous undertaking. That’s fine, and you may very well have a valid reason. When these days happen, it’s essential to do something. Anything. Even if just a fraction of what’s planned, that’s better than nothing.

5) If something feels off or there is pain present, it’s far better to rest that day, let it calm down, and live to run another day.

6) You don’t have to pay attention to (or push) exact numbers, but you do want to pace yourself, which simply means making the first part of your run slower than your last part. This can take some practice—it’s common to go out too fast—so keep trying out what pace works for you. Start even slower than you think you need to and that might start you off on the right foot.

Aug 2, 2023

July Lunch Bunch Update

 El Loro was a great Lunch Bunch location in July! Pictured left to right: Rita, Mary Kay, Diane, Kathy, Delores and Meg.

August Lunch Bunch

Location: Dancing Ganesha, St. Louis Park

Date: August 9th ( 2nd Wednesday each month )

Time: 12:30 pm

Hope you can join us! RSVP to Delores

Aug 1, 2023

August Note from President Tawn

August finds us in the dog days of summer. With the very warm temps that we have been having, it seems like we have been there for a month already. I continue to be busy with kid activities. Abigail and her traveling softball team won state for their league and are on to Nationals in South Dakota. Later this month I will be packing her off to college at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

We have been having a fantastic 1st trimester. Thank you to everyone that renewed their membership for 1st trimester. If you haven’t renewed and would still like to, the final deadline is August 15th. I truly am grateful to all our members and the unique talents that each of you bring to this organization. Congratulations and welcome to our newest member Carol. I look forward to learning more about you.

Thank you to everyone who made it to all the fun events we had in July. Thank you to those who donated new PJ’s at our “slumber party” July general meeting. A great time was had by all. We assembled 50 birthday bags for the food shelf. We are still in need of 22 sets of birthday plates and napkins. If you find yourself at the dollar store, please consider picking some up. After the meeting, Abigail, taught us how to make friendship bracelets. The membership social at Pocket Square looked like a blast. I was getting updates while I was studying sleep medicine in balmy Phoenix.  Even if it is dry heat, 115 degrees is hot. We also celebrated Founder’s Day, had a policy and bylaw review, The Lunch Bunch lunched and the Book Worms met to discuss. We learned about nature as we walked and enjoyed some excellent theater in the outdoor amphitheater at New Hope City Hall.

I look forward to our August activities. We are kicking it off with the President/State Delegate retreat, packing hygiene kits at Dottie’s house for One Good Deed, Day at the Diamond, A fun event at Como Park for kid’s week and a picnic for our general meeting at my house. There is room in the calendar to have a craft night if anyone would be interested in hosting one.

The question I would like to pose is, Who do we and how do we want to be in our words and actions?

I hope you will be able to join us for some of the August events as you continue to enjoy summer.

Tawn H.