Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The NAPW Minneapolis Local Chapter Met for a Networking Event in October upon the Grand Duchess Cruise Ship

The Minneapolis NAPW Chapter met for a general meeting and dinner aboard the Grand Duchess cruise ship operated by the Afton House Historic Inn and Cru women's coats ise Line. Dinner, dancing and specialty cruises leave from Afton, Minnesota, and Hudson, Wisconsin, during the spring, summer and fall.

Sabra Brown, President of the Minneapolis Chapter, kicked off the meeting by welcoming attendees and encouraging members to introduce themselves.

Members in attendance included Sabra Brown, Chapter President and Chief of Public Affairs for the 934th Airlift Wing. Her unit is the only Air Force Reserve wing in the state and is host to approximately 5,000 Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Reservists as well as Air National Guard. She joined NAPW to learn more about professional women in the local community.

Sue Manning is a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach. Sue was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. She started her business to help people create personalized "roadmaps to health" based on their individual needs.

"The chapter meets close to my home and it was a good opportunity to meet other professional women that are nearby," Sue said.

Guests in attendance included Terri Rea, a guest of Sabra Brown, is an independent business owner of Simply You jewelry. She attended because she would like to join NAPW and wanted to get to know other NAPW members. Terri passed out goodie bags and showed some of her merchandise to NAPW members.

Current business was the first item on the Agenda. Sabra described the networking and continuing education opportunities offered on and passed out a list of seminars offered by Star 12 in the upcoming months in the Twin Cities area. She also discussed the various member benefits of being a part of NAPW. The Minneapolis chapter's events are now listed on to better track RSVPs and attendance. Members were encouraged to use this site to sign up for meetings.

Sabra also discussed upcoming business including the Walk to End Hunger, Nov. 24 at MoA -- NAPW Minneapolis will have a team. More information will be posted on the NAPW Minneapolis website. The chapter will also collect clothing for Dress For Success at the next meeting. The next meeting will be held at Bloomington at Chez Collette (inside the Sofitel) from 7:30-9 a.m.

Sabra Brown thanked everyone for attending and encouraged women to bring a friend to the next meeting.

For additional information regarding the NAPW Minneapolis Local Chapter and/or [NAPW please visit

Follow NAPW on Facebook and Twitter.


No comments:

Post a Comment