Women Can / Women Do

Women Can / Women Do

Beginning in 2018, Northern Community Mediation (NCM) began participating
in Women Can / Women Due as a table designer for both the
Charlevoix and Petoskey Women Can / Women Do luncheons,
which are fund raisers for the Women’s Resource Center.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, both events had to be cancelled
in 2020, as was the case for the 2021 Women Can / Women Do luncheon
in Charlevoix. Although masks were required to be worn, the
2021 Women Can / Women Do luncheon in Petoskey did take place
at the Lange Center in Bay Harbor on Wednesday, September 8.
NCM designed an dynamite, adorable table with the theme of
The Teddy Bear Picnic.

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Background of NCM’s Participation in Women Can/Women Do

2021 /2022 – The Third Year

The staff was one hundred percent thrilled to be able to once again design a table for Women Can / Women Do. They were especially excited about the theme “The Teddy Bear Picnic. A tree filled with lighted bees and a hive, a yellow gingham table cloth,  and straws of honey all were a part of the festive table. The guests received three favors. One, Sip, Pick and pack, a beautifully illustrated book written by mediator Polly Cheney explaining pollination. Two, an adorable teddy bear. Third, a honey jar. NCM staff looks forward to the Women Can / Women Do luncheon in Charlevoix in May.

2019 – The Second Year

Mistelle Langen at NCM’s Table

The staff had so much fun working on Women Can / Women Do in 2018 that it was decided that NCM would again design a table for both events in 2019. The 2019 theme was Women of Note. Featured artists were Aretha Franklin, Bette Midler, Billie Holiday, Carole King, Cher, Dolly Parton, Lesley Gore and Rebe McIntire.

2018 – The First Year

Caroline Smith & Karen Cole with the Queen of Hearts

As part of its 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2018, Northern Community Mediation (NCM) decorated one of the tables at Women Can/Women Do in both Charlevoix and Petoskey. The Charlevoix event was held at Castle Farms on Wednesday, June 13, and the Petoskey event was held at the Lange Center in Bay Harbor on Wednesday, September 12.

NCM’s theme for the table was the “Queen of Hearts.” The NCM staff is forever grateful to William of Monarch in Petoskey for his assistance in designing the table. He even loaned us his Queen of Hearts.