Rockford businesswomen learn about volunteer opportunities

A group of women who work in and around Rockford enjoyed a night of great company, atmosphere and food as they learned about more ways to volunteer. The Wednesday, August 18 event was held at Grill One Eleven and was sponsored by Woman’s Life, a philanthropic organization begun in 1892.

The evening included introductions and each person explaining why volunteering is important, a short explanation of Woman’s Life and how it began, and appetizers from the restaurant.

First row: Aubrey Creasey, Charlotte Touchette of Woman’s Life, Carrie Yeomans, Kristen Varady, Karn Crooks of The Rockford Squire; second row: Robin Nunn of Edward Jones, Lynda Nance of Nance-Martin Accounting Services, Polly VonEschen of Baskets in the Belfry, Alison Burg of Edward Jones, Jody Jernigan, Amanda English, Kate Sickrey of The Rockford Squire. Not pictured is Beth Altena of The Rockford Squire (taking the photo).

Woman’s Life was founded in 1892 by Bina West, a 25-year-old school teacher from Capec, Mich., who observed the financial difficulty a family endured if a mother with young children died. She formed the Woman’s Benefit Association to provide life insurance for women—unheard of at that time. The organization provides support to chapters including both men and women, who can adopt a number of volunteer goals throughout a year. The fraternal benefit society is located in Port Huron, Mich., and can be found online at womanslife.org.

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