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September 27th, 2018
Upcoming Member Meeting October 3rd
Our speaker: Jocasta Boone
Engaging Women in Political Action – Getting to 30%
When women get involved in the political process communities change. In 1995 the UN endorsed a target of 30% women’s representation at all levels of decision making. How are we doing? Find out in this engaging and enlightening presentation that explores today’s realities of women in the leadership and political roles, why it’s important that women’s voices be a part of the decision-making process, the challenges that still lay before us, and what we can do to create positive change.
About Jocasta Boone: 
Jocasta Boone is a Director of the Resonance Centre for Social Evolution and Publisher of Electric City Magazine. As a communications and community engagement consultant she has worked with small businesses, community associations and non-profits helping them to share their mandate, better serve stakeholders and engage community.
To learn more about Jocasta click HERE.
September Spotlight
Camp Kawartha
What an amazing facility!
Our first spotlight of the season was held at Camp Kawartha's Peterborough location on Pioneer Road near Trent University. If you missed it, you may want to make sure you find an opportunity to visit! I think most of us who were there for the first time were simply blown away by the beauty of this facility and the way it incorporates sustainable construction and maintenance programs into its mandate.Camp Kawartha has two facilities available to rent from September to June – the overnight facility north of Lakefield, and the day-use f acility in Peterborough. Proceeds from facility rentals help support outdoor and environmental programming for children and youth.

We learned about how the educational programs help teach our children about sustainability and how the centre partners with Trent University's Teacher Education program, as well as Fleming to help train classroom teachers. Thank you to Karen Copson for hosting an informative and fun evening!
You can find the WBN Member Profiles HERE
Mentorship Program
Please remember to submit your mentor and/or mentee application forms by September 30th. You can scan your completed forms and email them to
We are thrilled at how many people have already applied and will do our best to match you up. Please note that we cannot guarantee everyone who applies will be matched with a mentor or mentee.
Colleen and Diane
Exhibitor Tables

Did you know????
It only costs $20 to host an exhibitor table? There are a limited number, however, so if you want to take advantage of this great membership benefit, contact Josee right away!

Thinking about hosting a Spotlight in 2018-2019?
Another great membership benefit! You could host a spotlight! Josee will help you make sure your event is a success!

Contact our Director at Large, Josee Kiss to let her know you are interested!
Member News
  From Hope Robbins of GraceFit by Hope
Complimentary Group Fitness Class! Grace Fit by Hope would like to invite you to attend a private fitness class for WBN members only. Can accommodate 12 ladies. Pick from the following dates: Monday, October 1st or Tuesday, October 2nd 7-8pm, OR Wednesday, October 10th 5:30-6:30pm. Email to sign up. All fitness levels welcome. Visit for more info.

From Megan Boyles of Three Sisters Natural Landscapes/Locavorest
We're celebrating the harvest season with a Local Harvest Box! Sign up for our 6 week program and receive free home delivery of fresh fruits & veggies every week! Locavorest is proudly partnered with over 30 local food producers to make it easy for you to access the best food in our region! Visit to check out our bounty - its more than just veggies! Also, Help your garden thrive! Book your Fall Garden Care with Three Sisters Natural Landscapes today: We specialize in the design and building of butterfly, pollinator and scented gardens using native, perennial, drought-resistant plants and shrubs. We're creating manageable, resilient spaces throughout our region and are thrilled to be New Members of the WBN!

From Diane Wolf of Diane Wolf Consulting
Back by popular demand, I'll be running another session of Developing and Delivering your Powerful Presentation later this fall. Training takes place over three sessions where you will learn how to write your presentation, how to deliver it with confidence, and you will have the opportunity to be critiqued in a safe environment while you learn to improve your speaking skills. As a former professional speaker (30+ years experience) and business professor specializing in communications, I will give you what you need to take your skills to the next level, whether you are a beginner or seasoned presenter.
Email for more info, and please mention you are a WBN member to get the special WBN member rate.

From Mary McGee of Little Lake Cemetery/Highland Park Funeral Centre
What does an Executor need to do? What the heck is probate? How do I minimize tax at death? Why should I pre-plan for my death? Please join us for an informative, valuable FREE seminar on October 23, 2:30 pm or 6:00 pm. Get your questions answered, by a lawyer, an investment advisor, or a funeral director. Contact Mary McGee at to RSVP. All welcome!
Are you a long-time WBN member? Maybe you have been with us for 5, 10, 15 years, or even longer?  We'd love to celebrate you, so please email Tracey to let her know!
You can post a 60-word message for free in our newsletter. To submit your Member News and Community Events for next month's Newsletter, please click here to submit. 
Deadline for the next newsletter is Monday, October 8 at 5 p.m.
Questions? Email Diane Wolf, Member Communications Director.

WBN Mission

To promote and support women in business through
personal and professional growth opportunities

WBN Vision
To strengthen our community by supporting, empowering
and inspiring women in business

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