Raleigh Stake Women’s Day 2014

February 1st - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Raleigh Stake Center


Many thanks to everyone who helped make our 2014 Women’s Day a success!  Links to handouts from the sessions are being added daily, so check below to see if we have added the ones you are interested in receiving. Keep coming back for further updates.

SESSION 1 (9:55 – 10:35am)

1.  Optimizing Heart Health  Four strategies to decrease your risk of the #1 killer of women and improve your overall well-being.  This class will discuss the risks for heart disease and break down the four prevention strategies into daily manageable choices that will not only decrease the risk for heart disease but also improve physical and emotional well-being.  Taught by Stephanie Roberts.  Heart Health Hand Out

2.  One Can At a Time: Simple Steps to Food Storage  The easier the better! Start simply with one can of food and continue each week adding more cans as you go. So let’s get started! We will share simple ideas on how to begin building a three month food supply of everyday items and then continue on how to grow it to a year’s supply of food. It isn’t complicated at all when we break it down into small step by step actions that all of us can take today. Before you know it, your pantry is overflowing with food you can use in any emergency, loss of employment or time of financial stress. It’s also a good way to buy food at lower prices today than tomorrow. Peace and power come to us as we follow the inspired pattern of self-reliance.  Taught by Teri Hanna and Maurine Brown.

3.  Sew Right   This class will show you how to perform a basic hem by hand and machine and sew on a button by hand.  Taught by Jill Nelson.  How to Make a Simple Hem Handout   How to Sew on a Button Handout

4.  Finances – a Money Makeover  Realistic steps to provident living in money matters.  Taught by Cassie Sandusky. 

5.  Entertaining on a Budget   Parties are so fun but can put a real strain on your budget.  Come and learn how to spend less while still putting on the show with your friends.  Discussions and ideas for Dinner Parties ideas, Holiday Parties, Children and Adult Birthday Parties.  Taught by Camella Marcom.   Entertaining on a Budget Handout   Birthday Parties

6.  Linked In Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement  Networking is the key to your next job move, and your online presence is more important than ever as an advertisement to potential employers. Learn how to maximize the utility of Linked In to strengthen your profile, gather information on an interesting company, and network with proper etiquette.  Taught by Rochelle Mikkelson. 

7.  Furniture Painting and Restoration  Learn how to transform vintage furniture into one-of-a-kind pieces.  From start to finish, we will walk you through the process of painting a piece of furniture.  The class will also provide tips on choosing the perfect piece, finding the right hardware, and picking a color and finish.  With these valuable furniture painting instructions, techniques, and tips, you will be inspired to find your own unique pieces to turn into treasures! Taught by Emily Richards.  Furniture Painting Handout

8.  Being an Everyday Missionary  The Lord’s Work is Hastening and there is no better time to be a part of helping to share the good news of the gospel!!  We will be discussing many ways for all to share…from those who are timid to those who are outgoing!  We all play a vital role in “bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man”!  Please join in this awesome responsibility The Lord has entrusted to us!  We can do it and we will feel the Savior’s gentle praise as we all help in the great gathering of Israel!  Taught by Jean Coombs. 

9.  Family Internet Safety  How to keep you and your children safe in this internet connected world. Topics covered will be mobile device(tablet, phone) controls and monitoring , Desktop/Laptop controls and monitoring, Identity Theft protection, Virus protection, among others.  Taught by Jacob and John Jaskolka. 

10.  Coupons and Rebates  This is a basic “getting started” class.  This class will cover different types of coupons and understanding coupons,  different places to find them, websites to find them on and websites to help link coupons with deals,  and organizing methods to give you an idea of how to go about storing your coupons.  Taught by Jordan Hoff. 


SESSION II (10:45 – 11:25am)

1.  Chasing Jane  What I learned about Jane Austen, and the people and places that influenced her life and writing.  Our trip to England where we visited her birthplace, where she lived, places she visited and where she died.  Taught by Barbara Pixton. 

2.  Symbols and Temple Worship  This class will be a discussion about Gospel Symbols and their relationship to the temple.  Also a question and answer session about the temple and temple worship.  Taught by Katrina and Gerald Thornton. 

3.  Budgeting – Sink or Swim?  Frustrated with too much month and too little money?  This class helps you discover how to be more successful in managing the money you do have and setting up guidelines for the household budget.  Taught by Loanne Bartholomew.  The Financial Workbook7   Budget – sink or swim

4.  Crocheting for Beginners   Start a simple project in class. Yarn provided. Bring a crochet hook if you have one.  Taught by Tammy Alligood. 

5.  Yoga  There are many benefits of learning and practicing yoga. A few are: You’ll feel more relaxed and learn to stay relaxed.  Your overall muscle tone improves as well as alignment.  You’ll sleep better.  You’ll be less tired during the day with higher energy.  You’ll learn to trust yourself more.  Taught by Francisca Jesus Campos.    *Dress appropriately for this class (or bring clothes to change into).

6.  Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It’s Off to Work They Go – Teaching Children of all Ages the Joy of Working  Taught by Cindy Edwards.   

7.   Auto HELP!!!!  This class will inform you how to change a tire and what to do if your engine overheats  Taught by Mike O’Brien.  *Dress appropriately for this class.

8.  It’s What’s For Dinner  Menu planning can be difficult with our busy schedules.  Come and share ideas for planning and organizing the meals for you and your family.  Please bring a list of your favorite entrees and instructions will be given on how to set-up your own rotating calendar to help answer the question, “What’s for dinner?”.  Taught by Camella Marcom.   Meal Planning Handout

9.  Sites for Soaring  Using tagxedo.com to create inspiring visual aids, crafts, posters, etc. Taught by Andra Willis. 

10.  Coping with Depression and Chronic Illness  Come join our discussion, leaving any shame, blame, fear, or despair at the door, bringing only love, compassion, and honesty within.  Help, hope, healing available to all.  Taught by Renee Harding.  Coping with Depression & Chronic Illness Handout


SESSION III (11:35 – 12:15)

1.  Good Grief   None of us wants to lose someone we love; however, death is an essential part of our Heavenly Father’s plan. As hopeful as we are about the resurrection, grief is a natural result of loss and its effects can be crippling. This class will discuss the unpredictability of grief’s effects and triggers as well as how to help yourself or another wade through the loss of a loved one.  Taught by Alison Pulley. 

2.  Children’s Mental Health   Recognizing when your child needs help for mental health or substance abuse problems, what you can do, and where you can turn for assistance.  You can also have your questions answered by a licensed clinical social worker who has worked in this field for her entire career.  Taught by Kathryn Goe.    Children’s Mental Health Handouts

3.  What is Addiction?  The Effects of Addiction on self, family and our communities.  Is recovery possible?  Taught by Sally Marks. 

4.  Traveling on a Shoestring   Tips on how to save money while vacationing – such as home swaps, discounts at Disney, vacation rentals by owner, etc.  Taught by Shannon Rabon.   Traveling on a budget Handout

5.  Women in Early Church History   Explore who some of these women were and what characteristics they possessed that helped them build the foundation of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Learn the traits that you share with these early sisters that are helping you to build the Church in the latter-day.  Taught by Tabb Clements. 

6.  Public Safety for Women  This course will include personal safety tips, the CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) concept, striking techniques and awareness protocols. This course may require limited physical participation.  Taught by Raleigh Police Officer James Rollins.   Public Safety for Women Handout

7.  Simplifying our Lives Through De-cluttering & Organization  President Uchtdorf stated: “Let us simplify our lives a little. Let us make the changes necessary to refocus our lives on the sublime beauty of the simple, humble path of Christian discipleship—the path that leads always toward a life of meaning, gladness, and peace.” In this class we will discuss different ways we can de-clutter and organize our daily life so we may find more peace and joy in our journey.  Taught by Stephanie Fife.   De-cluttering Class Handout

8.  Basic Home Repairs  This class will show you how to fix a broken toilet and change your water filter.  Taught by Caryn Winterton. 

9.  Healthy Happy Habits- Simple and nutritious ideas for feeding your family.  Taught by Toni Taylor.    


The following SERVICE PROJECTS are available to work on during the entire event:

Flannel Baby Blankets Service Project  Made for the Rex Hospital Special Care Nursery – these blankets will be given to parents who are experiencing the stress of hospitalization of their premature or sick baby.

Valentines for the Military Service Project  Donated through A Million Thanks, which is a year-round campaign to show appreciation for our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present, for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, emails, cards, and prayers.

Sharing the Gift of the Book of Mormon Service Project  We will be marking comforting passages throughout the Book of Mormon and sharing our written testimonies.  These Book of Mormons will be given to chaplains of area hospitals as well as our local missionaries.

Tied Quilts Service Project  These quilts will be given to sisters in our stake who we want to share our love with.