The overall 2017 regional conference theme is Leading Women Educators Impacting Education World Wide. The Northwest underlying theme is Connectedness. Empowerment of people comes through connection.
As members in the Northwest Region, we are connected to the place that hosts the regional conference. Keeping that in mind, the Northwest Region will donate to a shelter, the Artemis House, in Spearfish that provides a victim of violence intervention program for women and children. Approximately 300 mothers and children are served each year.
Each conference attendee is asked to bring an item to donate, such as: underwear, socks, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, books with empowerment/self-help themes, children’s games, crayons/colored markers, coloring books, pencils, crochet thread and hooks.
Your state/provincial organization president will have a decorated paper grocery bag at the conference in which each attendee from your state organization will put her items.
Incoming and outgoing presidents of the state/provincial organizations will present Mary Koens with the items in the decorated bags at the end of the conference.