December 2021 Newsletter + Holiday Gathering + Track Meeting
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
6:30 to 8:30 pm CT
A small gathering of Amazing Women….
You can join us in person or on Zoom….
We look forward to spending time at Toni Portmann’s beautiful home and hearing stories about how we are sharing our blessings with others now and over the last year.
As this is ‘Giving Season’ we’d love to learn about what that looks like for you!
This will be a low-key gathering with safe distancing — please wear a mask if you feel more comfortable that way. And join on Zoom if that works better for you!
We invite non-members to attend to experience the magic of spending time with other women in a no-competing, no-comparing environment. That is what makes Great Girls Network so different and valuable to us.
▪ Where else can you feel free to talk and share and totally be yourself?
▪ Women are the vanguard of change. By living authentically and encouraging each other, we help ourselves and our communities!
▪ It feels great to have a safe place where we can just BE!
▪ And what better time than during holiday season, when so much is expected of us by others?
Wine and Snacks will be served
$10 for Members and $15 for Non-Members — FREE on Zoom!
I keep using this picture because these women represent the soul of GGN, such wonderful faces to see!!!
GGN Member Lisa Weaver shares her Q4 2021 Quarterly Scan Newsletter
Unstuck Minds and our Network Partners pause to set aside our
expertise and adopt a beginner’s mind. This report highlights insightful
and provocative ideas hiding in our turbulent and uncertain world.
SCAN helps us develop our attention
agility. When we pause and shift our
attention, we make it possible for hidden
opportunities to emerge.
GGN Member Glenna Hecht shares her recent blog….
by Glenna | Nov 30, 2021 | What the Hecht?
I recently went on a trip to Florida and drove across Alligator Alley from Miami to Naples. I am fascinated by alligators and hoped to see one lazing on the side of the road with a big smile, waiting for me. Instead, all I saw was highway and wire fences keeping the alligators away from the road and the humans away from the alligators.
A few weeks ago, I spoke at a convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I scheduled a swamp tour hoping to see an alligator. Instead, I saw beautiful forest areas, snakes, birds, turtles…but no alligators. They were sleeping or taking a vacation in South Florida!
Imagine my surprise when I walked into the opening reception of the convention and saw a man holding a baby alligator. OH MY, my dream was coming true, and I made a beeline over to the little fella. The owner asked if I would like to hold Louis, the baby alligator? Absolutely! I scooped him up, petted him, and noticed the band around his mouth. The owner said it was necessary as Louis, the baby alligator, snaps, and the restraint will keep his mouth shut. I said, “We should have those for people!” The man laughed and said, “You are absolutely right!”
GGN Member Jane Arie Baldwin asks:
What do you do for clarity?
A cluttered mind shows up in different ways. Here’s how it might be showing up for you:
- Overwhelmed on a daily basis
- Feeling anxious, afraid, and uncertain
- Experiencing thoughts that won’t stop
- Exhausted and out of energy
- Struggling to find time to enjoy life
You need a way to be calm and present, in any moment, on-demand. In this one-hour webinar you will learn a tool I created to help you do that, my Unwinding Compass. Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A method to find peace and calm
- How to Feel more freedom
- Learn to listen to your body
- A way to enjoy your life
- How to lead your mind instead of your mind leading you
For now we are still holding our meetings for FREE on Zoom and are also meeting at my (Margery’s) house.. GGN Members from any location are able to attend with no cost! If you attend in person, we still ask for $5 to cover costs. And yes, you can register at the last minute….
Our Track meetings are designed to give us a sacred space to have meaningful, purposeful conversations without fear of being judged or competed with. Only Members can attend. They are amazing experiences, unlike any ‘networking meeting’ you have ever attended!
GGN members MUST REGISTER to attend these meetings, so just follow the links below! And if you want to learn about us, go ahead and join GGN~~if you decide it isn’t for you, we will refund your membership fee!
Each one is an event or happening in itself. Some members come frequently, some come only once in a while. Whenever you attend one, you will find out things you didn’t know, connect with women who will challenge and inspire you, and you will leave with some new perspectives.
Monday Morning Magic Track
- December 13, 2021
- 10 am to 12 noon CT
- Our last one of the year! It has been so great to be able to meet with a small group of members! We have pretty much kept ourselves sane by sharing our thoughts, issues and ideas with each other. We’d love to see you!!!
Join us on Facebook!
We have an open Great Girls Network page which we would love for you to go to and “like” us and “follow us first” to keep up with our events and also perhaps spread the word about our group.
Click here to go directly to our Facebook page to like and follow us first!
Become a Member!
Great Girls Network is our way of being the opposite of the Good Ol’ Boys Network (which is still very much alive and well!). Even if you don’t participate in Track meetings, your membership gives you a way to support our existence and be a part of a growing group of women who really appreciate each other. And the Trii-Annual Gatherings are unlike any other “networking” event! We know women don’t network like men. We want to build relationships, we want deeper, more meaningful connections. That is exactly what GGN provides.
Our membership fee of $50 per year gives you access to our Track Meetings and also contributions to our Newsletter. The fee helps sustain our website, but it also ensures that when you participate in a Track meeting, you will honor the sacredness of the conversations because you are a member.
We created a digital card that helps people understand what they can get from joining GGN so click here to see the card.
Your membership helps give us that foundation, the strength to grow and have an impact on the lives of so many more women.
Great Girls Are Amazing Women!!! Thank You!!!
Margery Miller, founder Great Girls Network