at WCC in Concord
An Update on the Correctional Facility for Women
And Introducing Dismas House of NH
Thursday, April 20 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Please join the Women's Club of Concord to hear Assistant Commissioner of Corrections Helen Hanks talk about the status of the women's prison in Concord. The long-delayed prison project is scheduled open this fall, although hiring issues could delay that target further. Learn what sort of programs and facilities will be offered to the women in the prison located behind the men's facility on North State Street. The new prison was first promised in the late 1980s after a group of female inmates sued the state and won. The state moved the inmates to an overcrowded, "temporary" facility in Goffstown — the former jail — while plans for a permanent solution were put together. In the meantime, the Woman's Club and other non-profit groups have volunteered at the temporary facility to provide programming and other activities that are not offered.
The WCC is also pleased to welcome Sara Lutat, the Director of Dismas House of New Hampshire. Dismiss House helps create safe communities by offering formerly incarcerated individuals a second chance and the tools to transform their lives. Sara will be joined by a formerly incarcerated woman who will talk about her experiences.
We hope you will join us : 44 Pleasant St., Concord, NH
Looking for volunteer opportunities? Here are three ....
An inside out activity!!
The Great Backyard Winter Bird Count takes place between February 17th and 20th. If anyone is interested you can get more information by going to www.birdcount.org. You can count for 15 minutes or hours; all counts welcome and will help researchers learn about how birds are doing and what we can do to help them. The New Hampshire version, the Backyard Winter Bird Survey, takes place February 11 and 12. http://nhbirdrecords.org/%20bird-conservation/bwbs/backyard-winter-bird-survey/ will have forms for you to print and instructions for doing the count. And of course, count your hours for next year’s Conservation Report.
(from the January Inside Out newsletter. Read more )
House Bill 106
Thanks to all of you for your active opposition to House Bill 106, which would have required corroboration in sexual assault cases. The sponsors are no longer supporting the bill.
(from the latest Inside Out newsletter. Read more )
From the Mid-Winter Meeting held Jan 14, 2017
It was fun to make the food pantry sculptures. Some good laughs and creative minds! A woman, a pinwheel and a Coliseum. Wish some pictures of inside the coliseum were taken! Food was carefully repacked and donated to food pantries in NH.
This is our new gfwcnh.org website it just went live today 1/12/17. There are still a few more things that are being updated, so please bear with us as this happens. If you have suggestions or comments please send them to me, Lynne Abt at email@example.com.
We have a meeting coming up on January 14th. Hope to see you there.
FUNdraising at Mid Winter Meeting
Surprise Purse Silent Auction!! We request that each club bring a new or gently used purse with a surprise inside, total value greater than $20. The surprise inside could be jewelry, a gib certificate, movie tickets, etc.
We will also have a 50/50 Raffle
Food Pantry Sculpture at Mid Winter Meeting
Members are asked to bring 6 to 10 cans for building the Food Pantry Sculpture! Cans will be divided among member-related food pantries!! Extra cans from members not attending are also welcome.