As the W.O.W. leadership team made its yearly plan for the organization, the group chose to cancel any plans for a fall W.O.W. luncheon in their concern for the well-being of W.O.W. members and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation in the fall.
We look forward to resuming our fall luncheon in 2022 as a celebration of our focus on philanthropy in Blackford County.
Please note that W.O.W. will still fund grants to local projects working with women and children. These grant awards will be determined by a mail-in vote of the 2021 W.O.W. members/donors.
Applications are due from interested Blackford County nonprofits by Thursday, September 2, 2021. Details here.
2019 Fall Meeting
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Lake Placid Conference Center
10th Anniversary Celebration
As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of the founding of Women of Worth, the group honored 21 local senior citizens who were featured in the second volume of Speaking of Yesterday. The book tells the stories, often in their own words, of 21 women (and sometimes their husbands) who were born in the 1920s or ’30s and have lived in Blackford County during much of their adult lives.
The book is a follow-up to the very successful first volume, Speaking of Yesterday, written in 2016 as part of the Indiana Bicentennial celebration in Blackford County. Both volumes honor the contributions these local citizens have made to their families and their communities.
2019 Fall Meeting Memories
- Funds were available to award a $500 grant each of the five W.O.W. applicants.
- The 21 women (and men) featured in Speaking of Yesterday Volume 2 were introduced.
- The Minnetrista Theatre Preserves presented two monologues entitled “In My Hands, in My Heart.” The performance tells the story of two young men who work at the Ball Canning Jar Factory in 1928. They each make a terrifying discovery when they are sweeping the factory floor as part of their jobs: a jar that is molded with the crest of the Ku Klux Klan.
- Shared fellowship with other philanthropic-minded local women during the provided luncheon.