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December 2014

Feminist First Friday

12/05/2014    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

January 2015

Feminist First Friday

01/02/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

February 2015

Feminist First Friday

02/06/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm Valley City will not be meeting this month.  Please stay tuned for details on the June meeting.  

 

March 2015

Feminist First Friday

03/06/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

May 2015

Feminist First Friday

05/01/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Valley City will not be meeting this month.  Please stay tuned for details on June's gathering!  

 

 

June 2015

Feminist First Friday

06/05/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

July 2015

Feminist First Friday

07/03/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

Feminist First Fridays will not be meeting this month except for Fargo, which will hold their gathering on THURSDAY, JULY 2nd at 5:30pm at Gastropub, located at 3234 43rd St. S in Fargo.  Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com
 

Styled By a Child

07/14/2015  4:00 PM  North Dakota

Are you up to the challenge of letting a child style you for a week while also raising money for a great cause? The North Dakota Women's Network strives to empower women and girls. Be part of that empowerment by giving a child in your life the opportunity to style you and see yourself through their eyes.

Sign up or donate HERE

"If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child we would see the magic in everything." - Chee Vai Tang

Be part of the action Sept 21-25 and join the fashion show Sept 26.

Let a child style you for 1 day for every $100 dollars you raise, with the goal of raising $500 for a 5 day style challenge. Photograph the ensemble and share it with the world. You can participate in the fundraiser from ANYWHERE since the majority of the activities happen in your home and community. Watch the fun unfold as you go about the day and explain your style choices and have great online conversations.

At the end of the week, we'll come together in Fargo to see the best and the worst of the week through a slide show and runway.

You do not need to attend the live event to participate in the week's styling challenge.

To sign up or donate, click here

August 2015

Feminist First Friday

08/07/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

September 2015

Feminist First Friday

09/04/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

October 2015

Feminist First Friday

10/02/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

NDWN Annual Workshop & Woman of the Year Celebration

10/17/2015  1:00 PM  Bismarck, ND

Details

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Bismarck, ND

Please join the North Dakota Women's Network on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Bismarck at 3319 N 14th St.

Workshop: Effective Activism. Held from 1pm-5pm, this exciting workshop will focus on building skills to become an effective activist in your community. We will be joined by trainers from the Women’s Equality Center in Washington, DC for this workshop.  Topics will include identifying issues for activism, using past successes to build power for future campaigns, coalition building, developing a personal narrative to influence others, and writing letters to the editor.
 
The Women’s Equality Center is committed to working in partnership with state and national stakeholders to advance an economic and reproductive justice agenda that will improve the lives of women and their families through issue organizing campaigns. WEC works with partners on strategies that not only win victories for women, but that build the power and capacity that progressive organizations need to implement, protect and defend those wins over time.

Celebration: 2015 Woman of the Year. Following the workshop, we'll honor the contributions of NDWN's 2015 Woman of the Year - Dina Butcher. A reception will be held from 7pm-9pm at the Courtyard by Marriott in Bismarck at 3319 N 14th Street.

2015 NDWN Woman of the Year Recipient. 
Dina has been a phenomenal voice for women in North Dakota over her career, and this past year she took things to the next level by leading the charge against Measure 1. A tireless advocate on the issue, she donated significant time to the campaign—leading meetings, influencing key stakeholders, and travelling the state. 

In her public remarks, Dina often emphasized the fact that she is a Republican who opposes Measure 1. By doing so, she showed voters that the concerns with Measure 1 are non-partisan, and she opened the door for other Republicans to step forward and express their disagreement with the amendment, even though its sponsors were Republican. Her work to get additional prominent North Dakotans to vocally oppose the measure was a major factor in the campaign’s success.

No stranger to accomplishments, Dina is a former Deputy Agriculture Commissioner, a past president of the Bismarck Rotary Club, the ND Human Rights Division Director under Governor John Hoeven, the Director of the Division of Community Services under Governor Ed Schafer, and she also served on Governor Shafer’s Senior Staff as director of his statewide Leadership Initiative. 

Dina and her husband, Bill, also operate W.T. Butcher & Associates in Bismarck, providing professional investigations and issue advocacy. 

Dr. Stephanie Dahl, one of several people who nominated Dina, said, “Dina Butcher is a respected leader who constantly displays courage and compassion. In additional to her political activities, she is also a caring wife, mother, and grandmother. Dina is an incredible role model for the young woman in our state, and I can’t think of a better person to be named the 2015 North Dakota Women’s Network Woman of the year.” Perfectly stated.
Congratulations, Dina Butcher!


Previous Woman of the Year Recipients. 
2014- Kylie Oversen
2013 - Karla Rose Hanson
2012 - Connie Hildebrand
2011 - Judy DeMers
2010 - Cheryl Bergian
2009 - Nancy Johnson
2008 - Bonnie Palecek
2007 - Ellen Chaffee

Event Costs:
Effective Activism (1pm-5pm) - $20 for members/ $35 for non members
Woman of the Year Celebration (7pm-9pm) - $30 for members/ $55 for non members
Attend both activities and save - $40 for members/ $80 for non members


A block of rooms have been set aside at the Courtyard by Marriott in Bismarck, 701-223-6667.

Courtyard by Marriott
3319 N 14th St.
Bismarck, North Dakota (ND) 58501

November 2015

Feminist First Friday

11/06/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

December 2015

Feminist First Friday

12/04/2015    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com

 

 

January 2016

Feminist First Friday

01/01/2016    Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Valley City, Grand Forks, and Minot

North Dakota Women's Network members and friends are invited to Feminist First Friday.
 
Feminist First Friday is a monthly gathering of North Dakota Women’s Network members and friends all across the state during Happy Hour organized for leisurely discussion of mutual interests regarding social, political, and economic issues.

 

Friday in Bismarck - 5:00pm Fiesta Villa at 411 E Main Ave. Contact Karen Ryberg, 701-266-0973, kryberg@live.com

Friday in Dickinson - 5:00pm Mountain Time Liquid Assets 745 State Ave Suite D. Direct questions to Linda at stevecpa@ndsupernet.com

Friday in Fargo - 5:30 pm   Gastropub 3234 43rd St S, Fargo. Direct questions to Cheryl at cherylbergian@cherylbergian.com

Friday in Grand Forks – 5:00pm Dakota Harvest Bakery at 17 N 3rd Street in Grand Forks; direct questions to Nikki Berg Burin at nikkibergburin@gmail.com

Friday in Jamestown - 6:00pm Gladstone Inn at 111 2nd St NE in Jamestown; direct questions to Jill at jasnddem@outlook.com

Friday in Minot  5:00pm 
Off the Vine, at 15 S. Main in Minot. Contact Jynette at jynette.larshus@minotstateu.edu.  

Friday in Valley City -5:30pm 
Woodland Steakhouse, at 1241 14th Street SW in Valley City  (next to Bjornson Public Golf Course) Contact Kay at kringlie@mac.com