From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It was all about “A Change of Heart” when WOVEN hosted their 2nd Annual Women’s Conference last Saturday at Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District.  WOVEN directors Betty Predmore and Stacie Chandler assembled a fantastic group of women together to speak and facilitate this event which had abut 70 women in attendance.  Each speaker shared with the audience about her particular “Change of Heart” and how God worked in her life to help make that change.  Presentations were made by Nicole Rothfleisch, Betty Predmore, Julie Monita, Stacie Chandler, Debbie Deen, and Tina Cox.  The speakers were able to share their personal journeys, which touched the hearts of those in attendance.  Two small group breakout sessions were included in the day’s events, and WOVEN is thankful to those who volunteered to facilitate the groups:  Joy Tucker, Stacie Chandler, Anne Ingram, Karen Le Mert, Nancy Fields, Letty Petty, Esty Favela, and Maria Whitehead.


There were representatives from Amaris Ministries, KGBA, Real Hope Center, Moms in Touch, Concerned Women of American, World Vision, and Behavioral Health, along with the WOVEN center.  The ladies were treated to a delicious lunch provided by Pioneers Memorial.  Cathy Coronado and Stephanie Llamas provided beautiful praise and worship music throughout the day.  The event ended with ladies from the audience sharing about what had touched their hearts the most about the day and what they gained from the experience.


WOVEN will continue it’s efforts to encourage and inspire women of the Imperial Valley by hosting future conferences and seminars, doing special speaking engagements, and continuing to facilitate small group and individual sessions on topics which include parenting, marriage, addiction, confidence building, grief, and others.  For more information about WOVEN services or upcoming events, please contact the office at (760) 344-0411 or visit the website at


Soroptimist International of Holtville is currently seeking applicants for their annual Women’s Opportunity Award.  This award has been a part of Soroptimist International since 1972, and it’s purpose is to give women assistance to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.  To be eligible, a woman must be providing the primary financial support for her family, and she must be enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.


Any interested women are encouraged to call Betty at (760) 791-4794 or email for application information.  Deadline to apply is December 1st.

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