Circles of Support Fundraiser 2019

We're pleased to announce that Dr. Steady Moono and Mrs. Kelly Moono will be honorary chairs for our Circles of Support Celebration fundraiser.  We'll be gathering on Thursday, October 3, from 5:30-7:30 pm a the Mohawk Golf Club, and we'd love to have you join us! We'll have hors d'oeuvres, a wine & beer bar, and wonderful gift baskets to raffle. We'll also be honoring our 2019 Roots & Wings Award recipients: Hemavattie Ramtahal Muse and Workshop Leader ~and~ YWCA of Northeastern NY Community Leader and Partner  You can  view the Facebook event ...

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New Roles at WGGS

Two members of our community are taking on new roles within the WGGS Community. Tanya Hull is beginning her term as Co-President of the Board. Tanya started with WGGS serving as a muse at Paige Elementary School and Central Park Middle School before joining the WGGS, and she has served on SCSD's Board of Education and is a member of the Adopted Not for Profit Committee with the Capital Region Chamber's Women's Council as well as an Eastern Star. She works as a real estate agent for RE/MAX. We're so excited that she's agreed to serve as Co-President!  ...

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Spotlight on Girls: What Girls Say About Girls’ Circles

At our Celebration Dinner, some girls chose to complete phrases to tell us more about how Girls' Circles impacted them. Here are some responses.I would recommend joining a Girls' Circle because. . . It helps me see who my friends are and it helps me with problems I have in school!It helps open female's mindsIt's fun and motivatingIt's a good experience to see women come together to talk about our life and just communicate.  Even though I am shy and stuff that they have opened me up and I have become more comfortable with talking.It's a fun and family-like group of ...

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2019 Celebration Dinner Displays

The scene is always lovely at our Girls' Circle Celebration, with flowers from Kulak's Nursery and a lovely spread put together by volunteers. But some of our favorite décor are the projects that muses bring from their Girls' Circle to share with all of us. Here are few examples from this year's celebration. If you are a Girls' Circle participant who has an image of your artwork that you'd like to share, please send it to info@wggschenectady.org or share it via our Facebook page and we'll add it here. Thank you!

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Girls’ Day Out 2018

Our tenth annual Girls' Day Out was held on Wednesday, November 14, at the Glen Sanders Mansion. Thanks to Catherine Snyder for putting this slide show together! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjbWcwMfYJs

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Senator Gillibrand Sends Greetings

We were so honored to receive greetings from Senator Gillibrand on the occasion of our 10th Annual Girls' Day Out!  

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Spotlight on Girls: Circles of Support Speakers

  At our recent Circles of Support event, we were joined by two Schenectady High School students who have participated in our programs, Mylika Rozier (right) and Shamiah Walker (middle) from Central Park. Both girls expressed surprise at the care and support that they'd found, and they both particularly noted how impressed they were by how the adult volunteers modeled this caring and support for each other as well as the girls at events. Clearly, they'd absorbed these values, like when Mylika opened her speech announcing, "You all look amazing today." In addition, ...

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Circles of Support 2018 Fundraiser – Thank you!

This year's WGGS member recipient of our Roots & Wings award was Gwynne DeLong, founding member and past President of the Board. Gwynne shared that she was grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the Schenectady community after retiring from teaching for 35 years as well as for the friendships she's made over the years with fellow volunteers. She gave a particular shout-out to Helga Shroeter, who first encouraged her to volunteer with the Schenectady's League of Women Voters, where our founders first conceived of the idea for WGGS. Roots & Wings awards ...

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Our Newest WGGS Board Members

We're so pleased to introduce you to our two newest board members.   Pam Carter Pam has served as Muse at Central Park Middle School and Oneida Middle School. Pam is active at her church and in the community. She volunteers with the SICM Food Pantry and serves as a Board Member with Safe Inc. and with the YWCA of NorthEastern NY. She's also an SCSD graduate.   Lakeia Allen Bowman Lakeia served as a Muse at Central Park Middle School and currently works as a mental health counselor for SEAT (Social Enterprise and Training for 16-24 year old out-of-...

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Poem by Shamiah Walker

Shamiah shared this poem at our 2018 Girls' Circle Celebration and at our 2018 Circles of Support Fundraiser.   What some people call my beauty I see as flaws my curvaceous bootie as a curse My acne as a blessing and my intelligence as an honor because people don't see the real you unless you make them so I take my stand because it's time to awake 'em and show them the real me I'm not just an hourglass I'm someone who is smart who struggles to past I'm someone who loves to be liked and likes to be loved but they rather see my bottom ...

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