Share your name, where you live, and what you’re looking forward to during this workshop!
Dave Knutte, Lemont, Illinois (southwest suburban Chicago). As a new advocate looking forward to anything and everything to start on the journey.
Glad to have you with us, Dave!
Look forward to connecting with a fellow Illinoisan, Dave!
And, I’ll go first! My name is Cassie and I live in Minneapolis, MN. I’m most looking forward to hearing a ton of cool ideas and brainstorming together about engaging community members in advocacy!
Hi, I am Carol KLukas in Halifax, Massachusetts, where the weather is finally warming up. I’m looking forward in this Workshop to seeing how the World Vision Advocacy staff makes this aspect of advocacy seem easy because they always seem to break things down so even the scariest of challenges become manageable! I bet they will do it again!
Welcome, Carol! 🙂
Oh dear, I hope you didn’t set expectations too high! Just kidding 😉 Glad to have you here, Carol!
Amanda Mootz here, from Tacoma, WA! I’m looking forward to connecting with all of you more! Here’s a joke, since that was an option. 😉
What do you call a bicyclist advocate?
(har har!) 🙂
Enjoyed the joke, which I’ll rush to share with my kids, which will call for the comment “Dad Joke, Bad Joke”.
lol – you’re right it’s a total dad joke!
Hi Lynne Sears from Vancouver Washington. I am excited to learn to be an effective advocate and how I can encourage others to do the same. Loved the joke and can’t wait to tell it.
So impressed you’re jumping right in, Lynne! 🙂 Welcome!
Hi Lynne! Glad to see we have another comedienne on our hands! 🙂
Hi everyone! Ami Campbell here, from Wilmette, IL. You all have the advantage of knowing my face as well as my name, because Cassie in her video used a screen shot from a Zoom call we had last month with Senator Durbin’s office! So what I am looking forward to? Seeing your faces at the end of the month and getting to know other like-minded and like-hearted people 🙂
Hi Ami!!! Hugs!
Thanks for being a good sport, Ami 😉 I’m excited to see all your faces at the end of the month as well!!
Hi, Stan Norman from North Idaho here! Looking forward to good ideas for engaging my small faith community and my larger community in advocacy.
Hey Stan! Glad to have you!
Yay! Excited for what you’ll bring to the workshop, Stan.
Ok so I’m a week late already! Nancy Johns here in Vancouver WA. I’m part of the ColumbiaWillamette Women of Vision and am hoping to get some information that can encourage our group to strengthen their advocacy muscles. We span two states–Oregon and Washington so have a broad chance to use out voices. Definitely can’t beat the joke already told;)
Not to worry, Nancy! 😉 I’m so glad you’re with us — I think (I hope!) this workshop will provide you with some unique ideas for engaging the chapter and the networks adjacent to the chapter, AND give you guidance on how to tap on each woman’s unique gifts/influence.
Hi fellow advocates!
• My name is Kristina
• I live in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
• Not looking for anything too special — I’m just looking to learn how to begin being an advocate of some sort!
Hello Everyone! I’m late too! Thankfully things are going back to semi-normal here in Texas. My name is Wanda Griffin. I live in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill County. I am looking forward to the connections and learning new ways to interact with my district office. I’m most excited about having someone join me. I love people and do better when I’m able to interact with others.
Welcome, Kristina! 🙂 I think this is a terrific way to begin!
And, hi Wanda!! Glad things are slowing down for you (finally! You were working so hard!). Will be praying for someone to come alongside you! 🙏
Good morning/afternoon, al!
I’m David Owens from the Seattle, WA area. Rushing this morning to respond before joining our Workshop Video Call. Very pleased to join with you all. And, a special shout-out to Ami…..I hope to be sitting “digitally” next to you today, similar to when we first met in Chicago thanks to Bobby Majka’s introduction. I am looking forward to learning MORE…..about Advocacy in general and about how to better Pray and Listen before Speaking Up.