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, and Basic Needs.
Women United consists of four quarterly breakfasts a year, with the cost of a breakfast included in the membership fee. Everyone is welcome to attend a breakfast for a cost of $20, so please come and learn about us and enjoy breakfast! Each year Women United members rally around a cause in our community and form committees to enact change. Our first year we rallied around the Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter’s need for a new facility, all while learning about intimate partner violence in northern Minnesota. This year we supported the Bemidji Community Food Shelf’s need for a mobile food pantry, which allows them to take food to rural communities. Women United members can be involved as little or as much as they would like to in the causes and we encourage anyone and everyone to join. If you know of someone who would be interested in joining our cause as a Women United member, please share this information with them.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Women United Tribute Awards on October 28th, 2021.
Awards will be given to nominated women who have used passion, expertise and resources to impact the Bemidji community. The event will highlight women who have made a difference in the Bemidji area by giving of their time, talents, and/or gifts.
Please send completed nomination forms to Annie@UnitedWayBemidji.org
or by mail to United Way of Bemidji Area, PO Box 27, Bemidji MN 56619.
2021-2022 MEETING DATES
Locations may vary due to COVID-19 venue availability, meetings run 8:30-10:00 AM
Oct 28, 2021
Feb 10, 2022
April 14, 2022
July 21, 2022
Oct 27, 2022
Women United Committee Members
Chair: LaVon Dennistoun, Barb Treat, Anna Carlson, Jeanne Edevold Larson, Annie Butler Ricks, Denae Alamano, and Shannon Lee