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WISH - Women Inspiring Supporting & Helping

WISH - Women Inspiring Supporting & Helping

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WISH Professional Headshot and Happy Hour at Pixels Perfect Photography Studio!

WISH Professional Headshot and Happy Hour at Pixels Perfect Photography Studio!

Feb 21, 4:00pm

Perfect Pixels Photography19 N Court Street #100Frederick, MD21701 Map

Please JOIN US!
Tuesday, February 21st from 4PM - 8PM
Pixels Perfect Photography
19 N Court St #100, Frederick, MD 21701

Studio owners Betsy Schoonover and Fran Byrne are opening up their GORGEOUS Studio for us to connect with Happy Hour AND if you like, get a professional headshot taken. There are two areas in the studio - upstairs we will be gathering and socializing with light horderves and wine in the photo gallery. Prints are also available for sale! Downstairs there will be a few stations set up for you and headshots if you decide to participate. There will be a few backdrops to choose from. Please dress with limited clothing patterns. We will have a sign-in sheet for the shoot - so when you arrive, you can sign your name for the next available time.

You have two options:
2 Selected Headshots from the shoot $85
2 Selected Headshots from the shoot WITH image touch up $135
(Payment taken at the shoot)

IF you want to attend and NOT do a photograph, that is perfectly fine too! You can tour their studio and admire the photo gallery and their beautiful prints and enjoy a wonderful evening with the WONDERFUL WISH WOMEN! IF there is another time you would prefer to schedule, please contact Betsy DIRECTLY at 240-285-1794!

Looking Forward to Seeing YOU!
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WISH Morning Meeting

WISH Morning Meeting

Mar 2, 7:45am

Canapés Catering550 Highland St Suite 103Frederick, MD21701 Map

Join us with guest speaker Karen Smith Racicot, Author of "I Didn't See That Coming!"

Karen Smith is a certified Life Coach, and was an owner and employee of a local accounting business for 30 years. Her husband’s sudden and unexpected death before the age of 50 made her realize that even though they were knowledgeable about finances, they were not prepared for this unexpected Life Event. That experience led her to author her book, “I Didn’t See That Coming!” which includes worksheets and an easy 4-step process to organize, record, review and store the important legal, financial and insurance documents that have a significant impact on the after-effects of a Life Event.
Karen has spoken at various venues in the DC metro area, including Maryland Women’s Conference, Maryland Society of Accountants, Women’s Business Network, and various Rotary, Lions and Church groups. She has been a resident of Frederick County for 50 years, and is a member of Women’s Business Network and the 2014 class of Frederick County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Frederick County. She can be reached at karensmithracicot@gmail.com
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WISH Paint and Wine Evening Event

WISH Paint and Wine Evening Event

Mar 23, 5:30pm

Links Bridge Vineyards8830 Old Links Bridge RoadThurmont, MD21788 Map

I am SUPER excited to tell you about our upcoming Paint and Wine night outing! We will be returning and meeting at LinksBridge Vineyards with Joan, Bob and Lucy!

We have returning guest artist, Debbie Winkles who will be leading us through a paint evening while enjoying wine and appetizers. THANK YOU to all of the WISH members who completed the survey!

I will offer stemless and stemmed wine glasses with a couple options for Flower designs and techniques. Everyone can do what makes them happy and comfortable!

The cost is $40/person and includes ALL supplies and a bottle of red and white wine at your table. PLEASE bring a dish / snacks to share at your table!

Only 30 seats available! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT:
www.eventbrite.com/e/wish-paint-and-wine-evening-event-tickets-524622168027


Here is Debbie's IMPRESSIVE BIO and background!

Hue Art Works was founded in 2015 by Debbie Winkles after a long and successful career in art education. Indeed, Debbie taught art for 30 years, primarily in Frederick County, Maryland, where she taught beginning and advanced levels of Drawing and Painting, Ceramics, Photography, Commercial Art, Computer Graphics, as well as Advanced Placement Art History and Studio Art. She also taught in the Urbana High School International Baccalaureate Program and served as the advisor for the award-winning Urbana High School yearbook, The Odyssey. She has shared her passion for art and art history with thousands of high school students. In 2012, Debbie received the Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for Frederick County, which recognizes teachers who exemplify excellence in their profession. In addition, Debbie has been recognized for Outstanding Service in the Field of Art Education from the Maryland Art Education Association and for Excellence in Teaching from the Chamber of Commerce of Frederick County.

Debbie holds a B.A. in Art from the University of Delaware and an M.A. in Liberal Arts from McDaniel College. Her art has been exhibited at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick. Through Debbie's education, teaching experience, and personal exploration, she has developed skills in a wide range of techniques and styles. She has a deep understanding of color, rhythm, and space. Whether you just need help bringing your vision to life or want Hue to create a custom design, Debbie brings creativity, enthusiasm, and skill to all Hue projects!

Looking forward to seeing you!
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WISH Morning Meeting

WISH Morning Meeting

Apr 6, 7:45am

Canapés Catering550 Highland St Suite 103Frederick, MD21701 Map

Join us for our morning meeting with guest speaker LaTisha Boyd-Potts, MSW, AMHFA, YMHFA and Founder of Grouplady Life Skills Consulting, LLC. LaTisha had a vision that came to life in 1995. A college intern she was chosen to deliver breast cancer awareness to a group of women in an at-risk community in Jamaica Queens. Early on she developed the ability to make other women feel comfortable in their skin. Her energy and ability to connect with women of all ages motivated countless women her senior to do self-breast exams and seek medical attention for the first time. This was her first empowerment experience. Shortly after, the vision was born to continue to motivate, empower and inspire.

LaTisha's goal is to continue to deliver valuable information and education around self -love through empowerment, while keeping mental and emotional health in the forefront incorporating necessary Life Skills for individuals, communities, and organizations. Grouplady Life Skills Consulting, LLC moves forward in developing future partnerships with community organizations that share our belief in empowerment and building self- esteem in all human beings striving for successful life outcomes.
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WISH Discovery Night

WISH Discovery Night

Apr 19, 5:30pm

5283 Corporate Drive Suite 204 Frederick, MD 21703 Map

Please JOIN us with Discovery Night! WISH Member Karen Justice will lead us through the event, focusing on two topics that will be given prior to the meeting. Attendees will do research on the topics and come to the evening event to SHARE and ENLIGHTEN everyone with fun, interesting, unknown details! Sending a BIG THANK YOU to WISH Member Julie Hoover for being our host and providing her AMAZING office space for our evening event!... See MoreSee Less

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WISH Morning Meeting

WISH Morning Meeting

May 4, 7:45am

Canapés Catering550 Highland St Suite 103Frederick, MD21701 Map

Please JOIN us with Guest Speaker, Cindy Morgan, Founder and Executive Director, of Steadfast, Frederick. Standing Firm Against Youth Homelessness.

Cindy was introduced to the needs of homeless and foster youth through her father’s life experience. At age four, he was placed in the Maryland foster care system, living in four homes over fourteen years. During his junior year of high school, he was abandoned and left to live – alone – in an old farmhouse with no electricity or running water. He hunted for food, fished, worked on a farm, and graduated from high school. Nobody knew.

His story inspired Cindy to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer for youth in foster care. Her appointed youth entered the system at age fifteen. Over the course of three years, he went from one Residential Therapeutic Center to another. At age eighteen, he signed himself out. After three months of emancipation, she found him living in a wooded area, sleeping on a cardboard box with one blanket and a backpack. All he ever wanted was a home.

So, in 2018, Cindy set out to create one. With the help of three CASA volunteers, the retired Founder/Executive Director of a residential job training center, a real estate agent, an attorney, a social worker and many other volunteers, Steadfast became a 501(c)3 non profit organization in 2019.

Please join us to hear this inspirational story and mission!
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