Thank you for joining us!
Redefining Rural. Connecting Women.
Believing We are Stronger Together.
United Way of McLeod County hosted the 2nd Annual Rural Women Conference on Friday, December 6th at the Silver Lake Auditorium. This year's theme was: Change.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DAY
1. 65 women from across Minnesota (and Iowa!) gathered together to learn about and reflect on change.
2. Together, we raised $900 for the Franklin House Giving Tree to support young women in our community!
4. Emily Johnson was the winner of the framed Bonnie Mohr "Morning Calls" print. Congrats, Emily!
5. We heard stories, insights, and best practices from diverse voices throughout the morning.
8:00 AM Check-in, Silver Lake Auditorium, Coffee & light snacks
8:30 AM Session 1, Change is a Constant, Hannah Tjoflat
9:30 AM Breakfast, Catered by Southfork Eats
10:15 AM Session 2, Redefining Rural: a Panel of Rural Women
Laura Frerichs, Bonnie Mohr, Mary Nelson
11:00 AM Session 3, Recognizing, Celebrating, and Moving Through Change
12:00 PM Close
Southfork Eats, Business Owner
Executive Director of United Way of McLeod County
At the Rural Women Conference you will have an opportunity to support young women living at the Franklin House in Hutchinson. The Franklin House houses young women between the ages of 5-18.
This home provides a safe, structured and therapeutic environment for young women to grow and make positive changes at very difficult times in their lives. Many of these girls come to Franklin House after experiencing difficulties in their communities, school or with their families.
The Executive Director of the Franklin House has identified 35 needs ranging from $5-$50 that participants will have an opportunity to "buy" at the Rural Women Conference.
(cash, check or card accepted)