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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Do good, feel better

  • Do good, feel better, the theme for the 12th annual Women's Day Out presented by Western Plains Medical Complex.
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  • Do good, feel better, the theme for the 12th annual Women's Day Out presented by Western Plains Medical Complex.
    "We wanted a theme that encouraged women to go out into our community and do something good for someone else," Deb Goodwin, co-chair for the event said, "because it will make both people feel better."
    Women's Day Out will take place from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    Seating is limited this year because of the new location, so Goodwin urged that anyone interested in attending resisters in advance.
    "People register by calling (620) 225-2822," Goodwin said. "They can register their whole group at once, but we do ask that they list everyone's names that are attending so we can get an accurate count."
    The event will begin with registration from 9-10 a.m., this is also a chance for participants to visit vendors and enjoy a light continental breakfast.
    Goodwin said they're expecting at least 20 vendors, but more may sign up before the event.
    "We have shopping vendors — those selling handbags, jewelry, clothing and whatnot," Goodwin said, "community organization vendors — CASA will have a booth and party vendors — such as Pampered Chef. We'll also have at least one chiropractor there to do adjustments."
    Once registration is complete, three speakers will present to the group. Deb Moffitt, a licensed specialist clinical social worker; Dr. Patricia Mahoney, a general surgeon for WPMC; and the keynote speaker, Dan Clemens, from Denver, Colo., who will be speaking about how to make fun your competitive advantage.
    According to his bio, the three objectives of Clemens' presentation are; 1) learn to understand how notions of fun have evolved and how a new definition leads to greater engagement, performance and retention. 2) determine your "fun factor" by diagnosing your current situation. 3) learn how to have more fun in your work (inside and outside the home) to boost performance.
    After Clemens' presentation lunch will be served, and local singer, Andrea Luna will perform. Luna is a 10 year-old who performs in both English and Spanish and is quickly becoming well known in the community and nationally.
    After lunch wraps up, guests will have another opportunity to visit with vendors, or are free to leave.
    "We wanted to give people time to get other things done in the afternoon if they need to," Goodwin said, "but our vendors will stay as long as people are here to visit with them."
    The entire event is free and open to any woman in Dodge City that is interested in attending.
    "We get so much support and help from the community, Kelly Tasset, co-chair said, "this is one way we give back and say 'thanks' for that support."
    Page 2 of 2 - Tasset went on to say that the response she's received about past events has been overwhelmingly positive, and she hopes the hospital can continue to provide this fun, relaxing day for the women of the community.
    "I hope everyone who attends Women's Day Out enjoys everything we have to offer them," Tasset said, "and that they take something away that they can use in their lives."
    If you go
    What: Women's Day Out
    When: Saturday, April 20, 2013
    Where: Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Cost: Free, but registration is limited to the first 200 participants

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