Our next event is scheduled for:
Wednesday, August 24, 5pm - Member's Barbeque
Our regular schedule will resume in September.
Check the Upcoming Events page for dates.
Two Monthly Meetings
Monthly meetings feature a networking session, round table introductions, product promotion, guest speakers, member business announcements, and more. Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday morning of the month (9 - 10:30 am) and the last Wednesday evening (7-9 pm). Upcoming meetings and events are listed in our Events calendar.
A small fee ($5) may be required to help with room rentals.
You can become a member - for less than $5 a month in membership fees.
In networking, you get what you give
Help give Tara the gift of sight:
Tara is a member of the VAWBN (Stellla Licous Soap) and needs our help:
This project is a GIFT OF SIGHT. At the young age of 12, Tara was diagnosed with Keratoconus. Keratoconus is a debilitating, progressive eye disease. The normally round, dome shaped cornea (the clear outer front portion of the eye) thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape is irregular, bending light as it enters the eye, causing distortion, light sensitivity, halos and pain. The disease can eventually lead to blindness if not treated properly. Glasses are not an option for most patients as vision cannot be corrected; only hard contact lenses can be worn and eventually a cornea transplant is required when the cornea has morphed into pyramid shape due to the progression of the eye disease.
Tara struggled through her teenage years working on a tobacco farm to pay for hard contact lenses to correct her vision. In the end, these very same lenses caused over 28 abrasions to her left eye as the disease progressed. Tara underwent a cornea transplant on her left eye in 2001. Her surgeon deemed it a success as her body did not reject the transplant. Sadly, the transplant did not provide better vision and the eye felt like there were a 1000 eyelashes floating around. Tara could not be fitted with new contacts due to the pain and was declared legally blind. CNIB taught her to walk with a cane. For three years she remained a prisoner in her home, wearing dark glasses and a baseball cap and keeping all blinds closed. The Boston MORE
VAWBN members at the Heels & Wheels event May 7th.
What an awesome day at the VAWBN 1st annual Vendor sale. We raised almost $240 from our bake sale, which will be going to help a lady in need. Thanks for all the donations. Cannot wait to start planning next year's event.
Members in the News
April 2015 - video of VAWBN member Anne Warburton talking about her artwork at a recent fibre art show: https://youtu.be/DeUzUB-SDww
March 15, 2015 - Read about former VAWBN member Christine Tripp and how she turned her hobby into a business - and reaped tax benefits - the Ottawa Citizen
November 21, 2013 - Books provide inspiration for fibre art in exhibit, Stittsville News - VAWBN member Anne Warburton
September 21, 2013 - Juanita MacDonald named Sports Mom of the Year, W3 Women Wisdom Wellness
December 5, 2012 - Rural Rant: Rural Women Mean Business