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Special Scholarship Fund for Women Affected by Hurricanes
Special Need! Be the Spirit! Kindle the Flame!
We don’t know how many of our UU sisters have been affected by hurricanes in Texas and Louisiana this year, but certainly we know many have been impacted. In February 2018, we’re hosting the SWUUW Conference in Austin, TX. We have set up a special scholarship fund for women directly affected by the hurricanes. We want them to be able to get away for a women’s spiritual weekend to help them renew their energy.
We’re asking our membership to donate what they can to help these women that might not otherwise be able to come. We hope we can help at least 10 women to attend that wouldn’t be able to come. For 10 people including hotel, we need to raise $2250.00. We will ask that they pay $75.00 to confirm their reservation and provide their own transportation to the conference.
The conference is February 23-25, 2018 in Austin. Perhaps, if you’re unable to attend, you may help one these of women come. All donations are welcome. We have one donation of $500.00 already. Please help as you are able. Everything helps.
Thank you for your consideration, Conveners of the 2018 SWUUW Conference in Austin, TX
Now Accepting Workshop Proposals for SWUUWCon 2018!
Do you have a workshop idea for the 2018 SWUUW Conference?
We hope you plan to attend the 2018 Southwest Unitarian Universalist Women’s Conference in Austin, Texas February 23-25, 2018. The conference theme is "Be the Spark: Kindle the Flame!"
SWUUWCon is a gathering of women from the SouthWest district, encompassing all or parts of six states and Mexico, as well as women from outside our district. We expect approximately 150-200 women to join us.
As Unitarian Universalist women, we express our spirituality in a multitude of ways, always guided by our 7 principles. Our conferences excel because of your workshop ideas. Workshops will be 90 minutes in length on Saturday, February 24. There are three tracks:
ACTIVISM: How you can make a difference
ARTS: Creative writing, visual arts, or extended arts
ACTIVITY (Physical): Drumming, yoga, and exercise, etc
In your workshop description, please explain how your workshop combines one or more tracks with the conference theme: "Be the Spark! Kindle the Flame!" Also, please let us know how you will weave our UU spiritual values into your presentation. Workshop applications will be accepted through October 15, 2017 as registration will be opening in late October/early November!
This is a wonderful way to be able to give service to our women’s community.
We hope to see you in Austin!
Set up is Friday after 1pm. Vendor hours are Friday 4pm - 9pm and Saturday 10am - 9pm. Special needs requests will be processed and honored where possible. Two artists may share a table, but only one application is required. SWUUW reserves the right to decline applications. Do not send money until you are accepted. One Vendor Space includes one 6-foot skirted table and two chairs Price: $75.00 Electrical outlet (please bring your own extension cord) $25.00
Additionally all Vendors are asked to donate a high-quality item to SWUUW for our Annual Raffle benefiting our scholarships fund. Thank you for your generosity!