Member Events

Rolf Structural Integration - Is it for you? Brooke Andrews, Veritas Massage Studio

Through the course of our lives, the connective tissue in our bodies, called fascia, gradually shortens, tightens, and adjusts to accommodate misalignments that we get from injuries or just our day to day life. These misalignnments can cause pain and discomfort. SI provides relief. It improves posture and alignment. When a body is aligned, it requires less energy to function; better posture becomes natural and effortless; and you breathe better—one of the foundational functions of our body and one that has a profound impact on our well-being. Through SI’s systematic method of touch, the body nears a more structurally optimal position. This treatment layers, lengthens and realigns the fascia. As a result, your muscles are able to move more efficiently. This leads to physical, emotional and psychological changes. Come here Brooke Andrews, LMP from Veritas Massage Studio talk about Structural Integration and it's many transformative benefits

When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting Presenter: Brooke Andrews, Veritas Massage Studio

Get Started Writing Your Memoir - Workshop by Sara Geballe, Memoir Crafters

“Get Started Writing Your Memoir”


Every life is interesting and worth preserving, especially for your loved ones and future generations. In this 3-hour highly interactive workshop, you will experience first hand – through the use of simple prompts and fun exercises – how one triggered memory naturally leads to the next and the next. You will be amazed at how many long-forgotten tidbits of memory will come flooding back to your conscious awareness. You will also learn how teaming with a personal historian can transform the sometimes daunting task of writing down your life story in book form into a doable, rewarding, and fun experience.

See link below for information on this workshop.

Memoir Flyer (2) -5-7-13

Mardi Gras Gala & Auction to support Assistance League



The Assistance League Mardi Gras Gala and Auction annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 11th at the Hotel Bellwether.

The event begins with a Silent Auction from 5-7 pm. Dinner will be served at 7 pm followed by a Dessert Dash and Live Auction. Tickets are $65 per person. A cash bar is available.

For more information, please email Nanci Zander at or call 360-398-2069.


Live Auction Item Preview!

Trip to Mazatlan or Puerto Vallarta - 5 days
Tom Jones Dinner for 4
Italian Farmhouse Dream Vacation - seven days
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Package - one night
Whatcom Winemakers - Make 30 bottles of wine!
San Juan Islands Day Cruise
Restaurant Frenzy
"Hip to be Square" Quilt
Archery Summit Winery Guesthouse - two nights
Chef Terry Van Den Berg Dinner for Eight
14K White-gold Three Stone Pendant
"Fall Off the Wagon"
Handcrafted Bookcase
Fine Wines Gift Basket
Gourmet Dinner for Four at Chef Paul Ingram's home

Silent Auction Item Preview!

Silver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa Overnight Stay

Sherlock Holmes Chess Set

Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort Condo, Leavenworth - two nights

Janice Bethman painting - Lummi Island

Masquerade Wine Company - Wine Tasting Party for Sixteen

"Gardening Amongst the Fairies" Gift Basket

Handcrafted Cathedral Birdhouse

Handcrafted Birdseye Maple Cutting Boards

Great Harvest Bread Gift Basket

Whatcom Symphony - two tickets for two shows

"Jane Austen Victorian Tea Party" Gift Ensemble Basket

Kinross Cashmere Sweaters

Appel Farms Gourmet Basket

Claire Vg Thomas Theater & Dinner for Eight

Oak Wine Barrel Tray

Handmade Sterling Silver & Stone Pendant


Holiday Giving

What better way to feel abundance & gratitude this holiday season, than to participate in giving back to our community.
The Third Annual Whatcom Give-a-thon will be held Friday, December 2 from 1-7pm at 3990 Meridian (that's the former Value Village building).  This event is hosting nearly 50 local non-profits, including our member The Assistance League of Bellingham.
There will be music, holiday festivities, coffee in the afternoon and early evening (+ Boundary Bay cash beer bar in the very late afternoon).  All charities will accept donations of cash/check.  Also, many need volunteer help and items such as winter clothing, food, pet food, and so on.
Give back as you Give thanks this winter.

New Opportunities for Assistance League of Bellingham

  Assistance League of Bellingham is an all volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to community enrichment through community service.  All volunteer means that every penny supports their five local philanthropic programs.

This gem of a local philanthropy provides new clothes to disadvantaged children, clothing & personal care items to women & children affected by domestic violence, sweats to folks in need in the emergency room, gifts for seniors in nursing homes, and scholarships for summer enrichment programs.

Come learn more about Assistance League - and their newest grant that brings new opportunities to their organization and our community.

When: Thursday October 13th, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Karen Irwin, Assistance League of Bellingham


Mark Your Calendar!  Upcoming Assistance League Fundraisers:

October 29th: Fall Fling Fashion Show & Luncheon

November 5th: Yule Boutique

How to Prevent Dementia & How to Insure for Long Term Care

  Did you know... 1 in 2 people will need long term care at some time in their lives?  Did you know... your health has to qualify to get Long Term Care Insurance?  Learn how Long Term Care Insurance can save you and your loved ones.

Learn Top Tips to Prevent Dementia.  Yes! There are things you can do, no matter your age, to keep your brain working well and supporting a vibrant life.


When: Thursday October 6th, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Cindy Sherwin, Long Term Care Solutions


Cindy Sherwin of Long Term Care Solutions is a specialist in Long Term Care Insurance. She educates about what long term care is, how long term care insurance works, what benefit choices are available, what the benefit choices mean, when benefits will be received, what the insurance costs, and much more. Contact Cindy for a no-fee consultation.


Some of our Favorite Local Community Events...

  At Whatcom Women's Network, our members' interests are as diverse as our professions.  One common value we hold is community involvement and support.  Here are some of our favorite local community events this fall:

Assistance League of Bellingham Fall Fling Fashion Show and Luncheon Fundraiser is a popular annual event for this local philanthropy.  More impact for your buck as this all-volunteer organization sends all proceeds directly to local charitable services.

Lizz Winstead "I'm Here For You Planned Parenthood" Tour at WWU PAC: Co-creator of The Daily Show and co-founder of Air America Radio, political satirist Lizz Winstead brings her razor-sharp wit and hilarious spin on current events, with all proceeds going to benefit Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood.

Into The Woods at the historic Mount Baker Theatre: On October 5th the Mount Baker Theatre begins a run of 6 bewitching performances of the Tony Award-winning musical classic Into the Woods. You’re invited to take part in the adventure as the Mount Baker Theatre celebrates a milestone – the first Main Stage self-produced, professional production in their 85-year history.

Boundary Bay Bewery gives back with two music, beverage, fundraising & more events: Support the Puget Sound Blood Center's marrow project and Whatcom Land Trust - eat, drink, be merry, and support our community.


Bellingham Hidden Gem: Diane Padys, Photographer

  Have you ever found yourself salivating as you review the pictures in your favorite cookbook or imagining yourself lounging in a gorgeous home featured in a glossy magazine?  Meet Diane Padys, Photographer with Padys Eye Photography, aka the woman who makes that kind of magic happen with a camera.

As many Whatcom county residents celebrate our community's bounty with eat local month, Diane shares a closer look at our local farms.  After visiting many growers, she has produced an enticing collection of photographs for the Sustainable Connections Mentor Farm Poster Campaign (2011).  Come join us to learn more:

When: Thursday September 8th, 2011 – 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Where: WWN weekly lunch meeting at On Rice – Fairhaven
Presenter: Diane Padys, Photographer, Padys Eye Photography


Diane has left behind the hustle & bustle of commercial photography in New York and high fashion photography in Los Angeles (once named Vanity Fair's Artist of the Year) to bring her superior eye to Whatcom County.  Whether it's food, fashion, architecture, business head-shots, catalogues, product packaging, environmental portraiture, or any other image - Diane brings her magic eye to capture the "poetry of colors" in the moment.


Dog Days of Summer & Miles for Memories ~ Local Events for a Cause

  Dog Days of Summer at Assistance League Thriftshop:

Bring a picture of your pooch to the Assistance League of Bellingham thriftshop in downtown Bellingham (1322 Cornwall Ave). Then vote for your favorite pooch - the winner will receive a gift certificate to this "Nordstrom of Thriftshops."  Stick around and do a little shopping in this oasis of gently used treasures.  Being an all volunteer philantrhopic organization, every penny you spend on their super deals go to serving our local community.


The Alzheimer Society of Washington hosts its 12th annual "Miles for Memories" walk/run August 20th, 2011 at the Village Green in Fairhaven.  Walk, Run, or Cheer on your favorite team while supporting families affected by Alzheimer's.