With the media bombarding us with “Black Friday” “Cyber Monday” “Dow soars on holiday sales” and “Great Gifts for under $200,” it’s easy to lose sight of what is truly important this holiday season.  Add a dose of family dynamics, large groups in small spaces, and enough holiday parties to make your head spin, it’s a miracle anyone can sit back, relax, and enjoy authentic connections with dear ones during the holidays.

Virginal Malmquist, counselor / therapist, shares tips for Holiday Sanity – from defining what is truly important to you this holiday season to how to enjoy harmony with extended family.  Join us:


When: Thursday December 1, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly (no-host) lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Virginia Malmquist, Counselor / Therapist, Heron Reach Counseling


Virginia Malmquist, M. ED., helps individuals, couples and families create healthier, happier lives.  Sessions take place in a quiet cabin on 20 wooded acres complete with a large pond and great blue herons.  A sliding scale ensures services are affordable for all.


Member | General, Meeting Speakers | November 28, 2011| Comments Off on Stress-Busting Tips for The Holidays


“The Community Energy Challenge makes achieving energy efficiency as easy as possible from start to finish. We provide each participating household and business with quality information, a full energy assessment, a customized energy action plan detailing cost-effective measures, assistance with utility and tax rebates, attractive and accessible financing opportunities, reliable contractors, and quality assurance.”

Business Owners & Individuals are invited to learn about the Sustainable Connections Community Energy Challenge


When: Thursday November 17, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly (no-host) lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Emily Kubiak, Sustainable Connections


Learn how to save on your energy bills and live & work in a sustainable way.

Member | Community Events, Meeting Speakers | November 15, 2011| Comments Off on Save Money & Save The Earth – Community Energy Challenge


In a marketplace where everyone promises the lowest rates, a voice of reason stands out. Sure, you can get a low rate many places, but do you truly have the protection you want, need, and deserve. Understanding your insurance protection and having stellar service to back it up is worth much more than the cost of insurance alone.

When: Thursday November 10, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly (no-host) lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Christina Abundis, Farmer’s Insurance


Christina Abundis of Farmer’s Insurance, helps you protect your assets with insurance policies including homeowners,renters, flood and automobile insurance as well as umbrella policies.

Confused about insurance? Christina specialize in educating and truly serving clients. Contact Christina to receive a free quote!

Member | General, Meeting Speakers | November 10, 2011| Comments Off on True Service in the Insurance Industry – Christina Abundis, Farmer’s Insurance

The season is upon us!  With children dressed in Halloween costumes and frost on the early morning lawn, it is undeniably time to start thinking about holiday traditions.  One favorite holiday tradition is gift giving – be it to family, friends, co-workers, party hosts, or charitable organizations.

These being times of watching our budgets, Mary Kay has some great gift ideas that are colorful and fun — and won’t break your budget.

When: Thursday November 3, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly (no-host) lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Chris Hansen, Mary Kay Cosmetics Independent Representative

Come see some fun holiday products:  festive nail colors, three very special lipsticks where Mary Kay Inc. donates $1 to the Mary Kay Charitable Foundation for each lipstick purchased, yummy Vanilla Berry and Vanilla Mint hand creams, our “Little Gifts” trio of lip glosses — and much, much more!

Each of these gifts is well under $20.  They make great single gifts or stocking stuffers to delight & pamper those near & dear to you.

Member | General, Meeting Speakers | November 1, 2011| Comments Off on Beauty & Pampering Gift Ideas for Under $20