Women Supporting Women” Conference Set For March 15-17

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The eighth annual “Women Supporting Women Through Opportunity Conference” will begin on Friday, March 15, 2013 and last through Sunday, March 17, 2013 with an array of activities planned including eight workshops, door prizes, food, fellowship and lots of fun and learning opportunities.

The Conference is held annually, planned by friends of the “Gee…You Will Project,” a formalwear lending library and women and girls mentoring project serving those in need of these services throughout Delaware. More than 50 women, from community and civic association members to housewives and helping professionals, attend the conference annually.

This eighth annual conference will begin on March 15 with the traditional “Eat Dessert First” reception and an evening of activities designed to help the attendees get to know one another and themselves better. The theme of this year’s Conference is “New Year: New You,” and supporting this theme we will start out with a New Year’s celebration on Friday night, allowing the participants to let go and start anew and enjoy the benefits of the weekend.

On Saturday a variety of workshop topics are planned, including the following: the Happiness Factor; Takin’ CARA You; Living the Journey, a panel of survivors; Nature Walk and Drumming; Dream Interpretation; Reiki; Food Art; and The Kitchen Crew. OH! We can’t forget, Belly Dancing, with other dance opportunities possible.

This year’s Conference will also include a presentation by “Twisted Sista’s,” a women’s group out of Wilmington. They will share a program focusing on sisterhood, entitled “I am my Sista’s Keeper.” The presentation will also include a dance routine the group teaches to engage others in activities that show positive support and regard for women.

On Sunday there will be a non-denominational “Celebration Ceremony” followed by a morning of crafting, other activities.

“The Conference takes on a retreat feel and promotes an atmosphere of comfort and joy among those attending,” according to Rosemary Joseph-Kappel, co-founder of the “Gee…You Will Project.” “When the Conference began it was to promote the Project, now the conference is a part of the Project that volunteers, supporters and those who are simply curious look forward to every year.”

The Conference donation is $50 which includes food, supplies, facilities and lodging (if desired) on a first come, first served basis. The conference is open to about 55 women, ages 18-80 and beyond and workshop assignments are made based on registration dates.

For more information on the “Women Supporting Women Through Opportunity Conference,” related activities and scholarships, or if you or someone you know is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Conference or the “Gee…You Will Project” please call Rosemary Joseph-Kappel at (302) 242-0032 or via e-mail at GUWillProject@yahoo.com.

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