Branch Name: Lake Norman1
Gathering Date: July 2016
The Lake Norman 1 Branch kicked off our first gathering on July 9, 2016. We had 12 attendees joining our first session (including the Vine). The concepts were explained over a light dinner of spaghetti, shrimp alfredo and Salad and each woman gave a brief introduction of themselves and things they liked to do. This is a talented group of entrepreneurs and artists.
When each woman was asked to share her “Whine” the group listened attentively and supportively provided her with some “Cheese” to help her move forward. By the end of the evening, we affirmed that it’s okay to put ourselves first as women, say “No” to the things that cause us stress, take our healthcare more seriously, and support other women friends who have businesses. We also affirmed that it’s okay to be yourself.
Our session concluded with thank you/swag bags in which each of the attendees had a chance to add their business cards to the bags for each guest.
Our next meeting is scheduled for September 10th and we anticipate having a few more ladies join us that were not able to attend the first session. It is our hope to bring the women of Lake Norman1 together for a little food, a few games, a little wine and a whole ‘lotta cheesing. Thanks for the opportunity and vision of our founder Natalie Dean!