The annual Women Supporting Women Through Opportunity Conference and Retreat, presented by lead sponsor Delaware Commission for Women and Friend of the Gee…You Will Project is coming up March 18-20 and being held at the Redden Lodge, Georgetown, DE. This conference includes an array of activities planned including eight workshops, door prizes, food, fellowship and lots of fun and learning opportunities. This year’s theme is “Finding the Treasure in YOU,” and each participant will leave having found a real gem about themselves, often something more valuable than any metal.
The weekend kicks off on Friday evening with doors opening at 5:30 pm with happy hour appetizers and an opportunity to eat dessert first. An opportunity to get to know each other will follow for the participants and the evening will conclude with s’mores and campfire fare and door prizes. Saturday brings continental breakfast followed by a day of fun informative workshops. There are workshops that have become a tradition, such as a “Cooking for a crowd” segment where those who enjoy sharing talents in the kitchen are invited to assist in preparing the Saturday evening meal and also “Home Theater” where would-be thespians can be part of an evening as a performer in a murder mystery dinner. In addition to these traditions, other workshops topics include self-esteem, mindfulness in nature, knowing yourself and your community and even an introduction to astrology.
This is the 11th annual Conference and it continues to get better every year. This includes a serene relaxing venue, food and drinks throughout the event, learning opportunities, entertainment and even a place to rest and rejuvenate overnight, as long as you bring your own bed, cot/air mattress.
Donations collected go to support Conference costs and any remaining funds serve to support the efforts of the Gee…You Will Project, a formalwear lending library that offers gowns to girls and women who might not otherwise attend a formal affair. The Project, as part of their community service and their mission of “Women Supporting Women Through Opportunity,” also hosts events for communities and organizations in an effort to provide mentoring opportunities for all women regardless of age, background, experience or level of education.
Sponsored by of DCW and other supporters of the program, there are scholarships and opportunities for reduced donations available, as well as payment plans or sponsorships. For more information or to register, individuals can call Rosemary Joseph-Kappel at (302) 242-0032 or e-mail the Project at GUWillProject@yahoo.com