“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
The above quote was the theme of outging board Chair Tonya Ensign’s speech to almost 100 supporters, sponsors and members at the WRC”s annual meeting held on January 7, at the Durango Recreation Center. Conveying that education is a catalyst for change, Tonya expressed that it is a key part of accomplishing of WRC”s mission of advocating for the personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency of women and girls in La Plata County.
With almost 100 attendees, it marked the largest annual meeting seen in WRC’s 26 year history. The meeting highlights included the program accomplishments, the announcement of the decision to roll out the coaching program after a successful pilot program the past 8 months, and a 7% increase in clients in 2013 from 2012. The largest surprise of the evening was the naming of the WRC Volunteer of the Year. The award was given to Shauna Agnew, one of the Thursday front desk volunteers and Womande Council member.
Included in the countless hours of volunteerism that coincides with staff hours to make WRC what is is today, are the dedicated board members. WRC says adieu to three influential board members: Chair Tonya Ensign, Past-Chair Margie Dean-Gray, and Beth McMacken. WRC thanks them for all their countless hours and their continuance on certain committees. They will be missed! New faces to the board of WRC, but not so new to Durango are: Beth Drum, incoming Vice-Chair, Reagyn Germer, Jack Morrison, and Megan Aus. WRC members voted in all new board members as well as the new Chair, Bev Wells.
An inspirational speech given by Bev Wells on the significance of WRC and its valuable programs that serve women in the community, 2014 is gaining momentum already, and is shaping up to be an incredible year. WRC appreciates your continued support and is dedicated to making a difference in women and girls lives.