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3rd Annual S.I.S. Retreat – VOICES 2011

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on March 24, 2011

For immediate release: Contact: Amie Bossi

March 22, 2011 Director of Development

636-940-8027 ext 104



3rd Annual S.I.S. Retreat – VOICES 2011

St. Charles, MO – Sisters Impacting Sister (S.I.S.) will hold their 3rd Annual S.I.S. Retreat- VOICES 2011 on April 16th from 10am to 3pm at Connections to Success in St. Charles. The event will focus on two issues that impact children -suicide and violence against women, both issues tragically affect children.

This year S.I.S. is partnering with Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide (CHADS) Coalition and Chuck Alphin’s Building Life Foundation Nonviolence Center. Alphin will share about Kingian Nonviolence, a philosophy and methodology that provides the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary for people to pursue peaceful strategies for solving personal and community problems. Marian McCord, Executive Director of CHADS, will speak about suicide prevention and awareness.

S.I.S. Mentors is a group of professional women who volunteer their time and talents to mentor young ladies between the ages of 11-18. S.I.S. participates in a variety of activities to promote self esteem and community service. The 2009 Community Action Project was recognized by Dress for Success Worldwide for having a significant impact on the community. In the first year S.I.S. awarded one college scholarship. After receiving a grant from the Athena Foundation in 2009, they were able to award four scholarships last year. Currently applications are being accepted for this year’s scholarships.

S.I.S. was created by Jana Gamble after she attended the Success Summit, a leadership forum offered to Professional Women’s Group (PWG) members. PWG is a program of Dress for Success. Ms. Gamble led her fellow PWG members in a Community Action Project – the first S.I.S. Retreat – in 2009. Ms. Gamble has a passion for working with youth. She has been involved in youth Ministry at Church on Rock in St. Peters, MO since 2006. She is also the author of several books for young adults including 107 Ways to Give When You Think You Have Nothing to Give and one children’s book I am Child of God.

For more information about S.I.S. Mentors and how to have a free resource table at 2011 VOICES please contact Jana Gamble at (636) 940-8027.


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Jana Gamble
Dress for Success Midwest
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P: 636.940.8027 x101
F: 636.940.8036

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Open Mic Day Event

Posted by Dress for Success Midwest Professional Women's Group on January 23, 2011

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

Girl Scout Troop #2741 Silver Award Project:

Open Mic Day Event

Who: This entertainment event is open to Girl Scout Family and Friends.

Where: Connections to Success @ St. Charles Campus

1701 N Second Street, St. Charles, MO. 63366
When: Saturday, February 19, 2011

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Admission per person: 3-5 personal care items, packaged in a goodie bag, ready to be passed on to the woman / child in need (toothbrushes, toothpaste, small mouthwash, mints, gum, floss, lip balm, lipstick, lip gloss, female hygiene products, comb / brush, deodorant, powder, soap, body wash, lotion ,shampoo, conditioner, sanitizer wipes)
RSVP: what type of performance your troop or girls will do, example:  3mins-5mins song, poem, or dance (must have own music) to
Lynn’s email:  dreamnbelieve14@yahoo.com

Our troop is collecting the personal care items for the homeless women and children from PWG (Professional Women’s Group), Community Action Project of St. Charles, MO.
The items we collect will be given away at a Women’s Conference Workshop on March 12, 2011, at the St. Charles campus.
Performance Times will be emailed back to all troops that have signed up to perform.
Any questions please feel free to give troop leader Lynn Thomas a call @ 636-724-7594.  Leave a message and one of the girls will return your call.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri encourage all people with disabilities to participate in all Girl Scout events and programs. Please indicate below if you have a disability and any accommodations needed to participate in this event.
Does any participant have a disability? No_______ Yes________
If yes, indicate what type: Hearing impairment______ Specific learning disability _____ Physical impairment _____
Visual impairment_____ Other impairment_______
Please describe any accommodations needed: _____________________________________________________________

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