The annual "City Lights ... Women's Night," sponsored by Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center, 200 Victory Dr., Cherokee.
The cost is $25 per person and includes a meal. Reservations, with assigned seating, should be made with Julie Schulenberg at 712-225-5003.
"City Lights ... Women's Night" is a time to allow women to relax, laugh, and learn while networking with friends and colleagues, and is sponsored by the Friends of CAASA, along with Hy-Vee, Central Bank, Cherokee State Bank, Simply For Her, RJ Thomas MFG. and Cherokee Main Street Pharmacy.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. - Browse the marketplace, which will have many booths featuring home design, health and skin care products, cooking and many more items of interest.
At 6:30 p.m., guests will partake of an elegant buffet including delicious baked lasagna, oven roosted vegetables, garden salad, and garlic breadsticks. Concluding with your choice of triple-chocolate tier cake, or strawberry and cream cake.
At 7 p.m. a program called "A Victim's Story" will be presented.
Master of Ceremony this year will be Judge Mary Timko.
The program is in honor of, and to celebrate, women.
There will also be door prizes awarded.
Schulenberg reminds those attending that they must list the women they would like seated at your table. Tables will be available to accommodate eight people, although one need not purchase a whole table to attend. To assure that everyone in your group will be seated together at the same table. please send payment in full for each member, along with your reservation. For each woman, please indicate a daytime phone number and address.
Also, organizers cannot guarantee that you will be able to sit with another person if they do not receive their payment at the exact same time due to the distribution of reservations with assigned seating.
Reservation is confirmed upon receipt of payment on a first come, first served basis.
Refunds of credits cannot be issued. If someone is unable to attend, please pass their ticket on to someone who would enjoy a special night out.
After years of studying personalities and people, Pat started to look at purses as she taught many women over the years in college classrooms. She would look a the purse, and get to know the student, and then started putting personality traits to certain type of bags.
After years of observing and collecting her home made data, she grouped purses into four main styles. Come and find out how many purses the average woman owns by the time she is 30 years old. How many purses does a women own in her lifetime? How many women carry a smaller purse to an event, with their "Real Purse" in the car? How many bill folds or money clips does a man over over a lifetime? Do not bother to clean out your purse before attending. Pat never opens anyone's purse, clutch, messenger bag, gilded, colorful, sling back, back pack and many other designs, She just looks at them and their owners. a fun night to come out and support and affirm other women. That's what good women do...
While there, she received the Isabell Turner Human Rights Award. Judge Timko graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in December of 1981. Judge Timko also received a MA degree in Sociology form the University of Iowa in 1986. Judge Timko has served on various local, state and judicial committees including but not limited to the Supreme Court, Court Improvement Project, Judicial Ethics, CASA and Foster Care Review Board, Buena Vista County DEC, Disproportionate Minority Youth Committee and assisted in the establishment of the Tri-County Family Drug Court as well as established the Buena Vista County Drug Court.
Judge Timko also volunteers in the community, having served on the Storm Lake Softball Board; coaching softball and soccer; serving on the Faith, Hope and Charity Board; and St. Mary's Booster Club, Relay for Life Foundation (for those diagnosed with cancer). She herself is a cancer survivor.
CAASA provides crisis services to victims of domestic and sexual violence in eight counties in Northwest Iowa including Cherokee, Ida, Buena Vista, Sac, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet and Palo Alto.