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Women United


Please send completed membership forms to or by mail to United Way of Bemidji Area, PO Box 27, Bemidji MN 56601. 

Women United Welcome Letter


Women United was formed to inspire, educate, and engage women to become actively involved in leadership, philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy in support of their local United Way.  Women United is a group of community-minded women who provide the support it takes to build successful lives through United Way’s building blocks of Health, Education, Income, and Basic Needs.

In 2019, we plan to rally around Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter’s need for a new facility.  Our first quarterly meeting will be held on February 28, 2019 at Bemidji State University’s Beaux Arts Ballroom from 8:30am-10am.  During the breakfast meeting, we will learn more about the shelter’s programs, current capacity, and needs.  There will be an opportunity to sign up to tour the shelter’s current location and also sign up for committees that will be meeting outside of our quarterly events.

Even though member breakfasts are covered with your membership, we do ask that you invite friends to join you as all proceeds from the breakfast will go to Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter’s capital campaign.  The cost is $20 for a non-member to attend.  Also, if you know of someone that would be interested in joining our cause as a Women United member, please share this information with them.

Due to capacity, we ask guests to RSVP ahead of time. Tickets are available for purchase on Event Brite.
A reminder that Women United Member's breakfasts are covered with your dues.

2019 Quarterly Meeting Dates:

 BSU Beaux Arts Ballroom from 8:30am-10am

February 28, 2019

April 25, 2019

July 18, 2019

October 24, 2019

We look forward to using your strengths, resources, and care for our community to help Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter build capacity and serve more families in the Bemidji community. Together we can do more than any one of us can do alone!

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2018 Women United Award Recipients. From left: Lou Ann Knorr, Rebecca Hoffman, Simone Senogles, Samantha Nienow, Cate Belleveau

2017 Women United Award Recipients. From left: Noemi Aylesworth, Lori Paris, Andrea Ohnstad, Diane Pittman, and Jeanne Edevold Larson