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    • 08/19/2021
    • 07/01/2022
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    • 10/28/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Event
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    Building BridgesResolving Unconscious Bias” – Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness –  A Panel Discussion Virtual Series – Sponsored by the SECT Women's Network – Free

    Oct. 28, 2021… The Southeastern CT Women’s Network is sponsoring a virtual panel discussion on the topic of Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness, 45 Years of Saving Lives” as part of the Building Bridges-Resolving Unconscious Bias series, which was formerly the Unconscious Bias Unveiling Racism” series. This is a free Zoom event on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    Panelists: Millie Devine, Founder, The SECT Women’s Network, Co-Founder, Safe Futures and Katherine Verano, Executive Director, Safe Futures

    The MODERATOR will be Kathryn Greene, SECT Women’s Network Board Member

    Ms. Mildred Devine received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University, Fayette, Iowa. She is a graduate of the National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She was a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and an Accredited Estate Planner® (AEP®).  She worked for the Trust & Investment Group of Shawmut Bank (now Bank of America) in various capacities for 32 years, retiring as Vice President in January, 1997. During her career she administered four private foundations for about twenty years. Ms. Devine had her own business, Devine Planning 1997-2012; During that time, she also worked as a trust officer for Dime Bank, 2007-17.  Ms. Devine has always been involved in civic and professional organizations, having served as President of the Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut and numerous other professional and social services boards. She is a Paul Harris Fellow with sapphire awards, and a past president of the New London Rotary Club. She is also the founder, past president, and still a member of the Southeastern Connecticut Women’s Network. Ms. Devine currently volunteers with Safe Futures, Inc., at the Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, and at her church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help.  Her autobiography is entitled:  Sunrise Sunset: Millie's Divine Journey.

    Katherine Verano is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Safe Futures, formerly The Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut. Katherine left her career in corporate banking and came to Safe Futures 26 years ago after a close friend and peer was brutally murdered by her husband. Katherine’s dedication to working in this field started with working the crisis hotline in 1994 at She continued her work at the agency over the years managing the emergency shelter, counseling program, criminal court advocacy in the justice system. Katherine was appointed as the Director of Client Services, prior to her role as Executive Director, and now CEO. Over a 20-year period in the criminal justice system, Katherine interviewed thousands of victims and offenders of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking at court arraignments and throughout the court process. Katherine has been exemplary in bringing court and community partners together in forums and roundtables; in a collaborative effort to enhance services to victims of crime, while educating partners. Katherine has served on multiple task forces and committees to include the Veteran’s Diversionary Council and Domestic Violence, Connecticut State Police Lethality Assessment Program Committee, Statewide Model Policy “Police Response to Crimes of Domestic Violence” Task Force Committee, and multiple local college community response teams. Since 2012, Katherine has been the Connecticut expert “Train the Trainer” on the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) with the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence educating police and advocates around Connecticut. She is also a re-certification instructor for the Law Enforcement Council (LEC) Officer & Supervisor and for CT POST Academy “Strangulation prevention/ investigation” instructing multiple statewide seminars.  In 2017, Katherine traveled to Beijing, China, on behalf of the “Yale University-Paul Tsai Law Center” speaking and training on matters of lethality assessment programing – Domestic violence intervention strategies to government officials as well as speaking on “Development of Domestic Violence Laws” at the Beijing Public Safety University. Katherine is the Legislative Liaison for the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the agency since 2010, successfully testifying on numerous House bills.

    Please pre-register through this event. Your Zoom link will be included in your registration confirmation email.




    • 11/08/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Zoom Event
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    Mastermind Group Meeting – Mentor and Be Mentored – Free

          Join Us!...For a Virtual Mastermind Group Meeting, Monday, November 8 at 12:00-1:30 pm. The purpose of the Network sponsored Mastermind Groups is to mentor others and be mentored in a small group setting. Grow your business, business relationships and friendships, give and get help in both business and personal areas. 
        Mastermind principles are based on Napoleon Hill's classic book "Think and Grow Rich." These principles are time-tested, having been used since the early 1900s. Mastermind Groups also employ the principles explained in "Law of Attraction" and "The Secret."
         This is a Zoom event, please register, you will receive the link in your confirmation email after you register. Contact Lisa Giordano at ldgldg7@gmail.com for more information.

    • 11/10/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 277 Main Street, Niantic, CT 05357
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    N@N — Deb McGrath of Backyard Bracelets and Nicole Giansanti of I'd Wax That

         Network @ Night, Wednesday, November 10 from 5:30-7:30 pm, $5 cash, hosted by Deb McGrath of Backyard Bracelets and Nicole Giansanti of I'd Wax That, at 277 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357. Please register online and pay cash only at the door.
         Join us for light hors d'oeuvres, snacks and beverages (beer, wine and waters). The program will include making a vision board, raffles and tickets to purchase.
         Proceeds to benefit V.E.T.S. – Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services
    , who's mission is to provide healing therapeutic services to the broad Veterans community through Equine Educational Engagement.






    • 11/17/2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Location TBD
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    Military Appreciation Luncheon — Lori Marriott — Easter Seals/ Veterans Rally Point — "Victory for Veterans"

    Join Us Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11:30 am for our monthly luncheon meeting, price TBD for members and non-members, register online, pay cash only at venue, location TBD.
         Lori Marriott serves as Senior Director of Military Services at Easterseals – Veterans Rally Point.  She was the first member of the Veterans Rally Point team in March 2018.
        She oversees the Women’s Veterans Initiative, The Peer Support Programs, and the Caregiver Retreats for our Military & Veteran Family programs. She is a key player in the process surrounding the $2.5 million state bond grant for the build-out of an 18,000 sq ft “Veterans Rally Point Center of Excellence” in Norwich, CT.

    “Victory for Veterans” Program
        
    Please bring your donation items to the November 17th luncheon. All items will be donated to Easter Seals Veterans Rally Point for distribution to local Veterans in need.

    All items are needed for both men and women:

    • Socks
    • Packages of underwear
    • Belts – all sizes
    • Joggers (sweatpants)
    • Dockers casual pants
    • Polo shirts – long & short sleeve – variety of colors
    • Sleepwear
    • Athletic wear
    • Toiletry items (for toiletry kits) – full sized toothbrush/toothpaste, floss, full sized shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, body wash, mini manicure kit (nail file, clippers), mini Q tips box, hand sanitizer wipes, ear plugs, eye mask, body wipes, face covering/mask, comb/brush.
    • Toiletry Kit Bags/Backpacks (for toiletry kits, grab and go!) – instead of plastic bags, maybe a drawstring sling bag or backpack.

      For more information, contact Denise Howard, bestwellness4you@gmail.com

         Lori is a prior service active duty Army CPT. Commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in May 1988 with a Regular Army Commission; received the Distinguished Military Graduate Award.
         Lori attended the US Army Airborne School, Ft Benning, GA as an ROTC cadet, Quartermaster Officer Basic Course at Ft Lee, VA where she was awarded the unit guidon for the Company “Spirit Award” by her peers and cadre, US Army Parachute Rigger Course. Ft Lee, VA .
         Her first official job in the Army was a Recruiter at Providence College for their ROTC program. Livorno, Italy at Camp Darby (1989 – 1992), Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1991), Lori was responsible for Tent City at Camp Darby.
       Units deploying from the US into the war zone were housed in tents while their munitions, weapons, and supplies were prepped and loaded. She reported daily to the Southern European Task Force Commander, a 4-star general, on the number of units and personnel due in, departing, and presently on-site. The health and well-being of these troops while in her care, were of utmost importance to her.  These troops were heading off to the war zone.
        Lori’s awards: Parachutist Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Meda,l Army Achievement Medal, Army Overseas Service Medal, CT Wartime Service Medal.  
        After years of being a stay-at-home mom, Lori went back to school to become a Certified Fitness Trainer. She ran her own fitness business from 2007 – 2017. She is an avid runner. Ran her first marathon as a gift to herself for her 50th birthday! And, her second at aged 51.
        She has raised two children – Jack, a recent graduate of Boston College, now working fulltime at BC, and simultaneously pursuing his MBA. Her daughter Julia is a senior at NYU studying English and Dramatic Literature.  

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    In the past, Easter Seals Veterans Rally Point has collected the items below and put them into covered 5-gallon buckets. The buckets serve as a “seat” and a place to keep their items dry. The hats, gloves, scarves, winter jackets, and 5-gallon buckets can be new or gently used. Do you have any contacts who may be willing to donate buckets or other items?  We will collect all items by December 4th and assemble the special gift packages for distribution to local Veterans in need.



Past events

10/20/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – October 20, 2021
09/15/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – September 15, 2021
09/09/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - September 9, 2021
08/26/2021 N@N - Atty. Linda Mariani - "Forget What Lawyers Tell You!" - Coming this Fall, Date TBD
08/18/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – August 18, 2021
07/21/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – July, 21, 2021
06/16/2021 Monthly Luncheon, In-Person – June, 16, 2021
06/14/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - June 14, 2021
06/10/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - June 10, 2021
05/26/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - May 26, 2021
05/19/2021 Welcome Back Luncheon! – In-Person – May, 19, 2021
05/14/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - May 14, 2021
05/13/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - May 13, 2021
05/12/2021 Zoom N@N - Covid Art - Date TBD
05/12/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - Date TBD
05/10/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - May 10, 2021
04/28/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - April 28, 2021
04/21/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon, Partner Event - April 21, 2021
04/21/2021 Partner Event with WBDC - April 21, 2021
04/12/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - April 12, 2021
04/09/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - April 9, 2021
04/08/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - April 8, 2021
04/07/2021 Virtual Network at Night (N@N) - April 7, 2021
03/31/2021 Walk, Talk and Network - March 31, 2021
03/24/2021 Zoom N@N - Raylene Taskoski - March 24, 2021
03/18/2021 Virtual Panel Discussion - The Work of Safe Futures - March 18, 2021
03/17/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - March 17, 2021
03/12/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - March 12, 2021
03/11/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - March 11, 2021
03/08/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - March 8, 2021
02/25/2021 Zoom N@N - Media Class Series - February 25, 2021
02/17/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - February 17, 2021
02/15/2021 Essential Equity: Women – Videos - February 15-28, 2021
02/08/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - February 8, 2021
02/05/2021 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - February 5, 2021
01/27/2021 Zoom Virtual Event - January 27, 2021
01/20/2021 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - January 20, 2021
01/14/2021 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - January 14, 2021
01/11/2021 Mastermind Group Meeting - January 11, 2021
12/29/2020 Zoom N@N - Mixology 101 - December 29, 2020
12/16/2020 Zoom Virtual Holiday Bazaar Luncheon - December 16, 2020
12/14/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - December 14, 2020
12/11/2020 Victory for Veterans - December 11, 2020
11/18/2020 Zoom Virtual Luncheon - November 18, 2020
11/12/2020 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - November 12, 2020
11/09/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - November 9, 2020
10/29/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - October 29, 2020
10/22/2020 Virtual Breakfast - Meet & Greet & Networking - October 22, 2020
10/21/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - October 21, 2020
10/12/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - October 12, 2020
10/08/2020 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - October 8, 2020
10/01/2020 Zoom Network at Night (N@N) - October 1, 2020
10/01/2020 Safe Futures Annual 4K Walk - October 1-4, 2020
09/24/2020 Virtual Breakfast - Meet & Greet & Networking - September 24, 2020
09/23/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - September 23, 2020
09/16/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - September 16, 2020
09/14/2020 Mastermind Group Meeting - September 14, 2020
09/10/2020 Panel Discussion - Virtual Series - September 10, 2020
08/27/2020 Virtual Breakfast - Meet & Greet & Networking - August 27, 2020
08/19/2020 Member Business - Virtual Tour Luncheon - August 19, 2020
07/29/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - July 29, 2020
07/15/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - July 15, 2020
07/06/2020 Virtual Roundtable on Women and Business - July 6, 2020
06/30/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - June 30, 2020
06/17/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - June 17, 2020
06/03/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - June 3, 2020
05/20/2020 Masterclass Series - Zoom Virtual Luncheon - May 20, 2020
05/07/2020 Zoom Network at Night (N@N) - May 7, 2020
04/29/2020 Virtual Meet & Greet & Networking - April 29, 2020
04/15/2020 Cancelled - Monthly Network Luncheon - April 15, 2020
03/19/2020 Cancelled - Network at Night (N@N) - March 19, 2020
03/18/2020 Cancelled - Monthly Network Luncheon - March 18, 2020
02/19/2020 Monthly Network Luncheon - February 19, 2020
02/06/2020 Network at Night (N@N) - February 6, 2020
01/15/2020 Monthly Network Luncheon - January 15, 2020
12/18/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - December 18, 2019
12/05/2019 Network at Night (N@N) - December 5, 2019
11/23/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - November 23, 2019
10/16/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - October 16, 2019
10/03/2019 Network at Night (N@N) - October 3, 2019
09/18/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - September 18, 2019
08/21/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - August 21, 2019
07/17/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - July 17, 2019
06/19/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - June 19, 2019
05/15/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - May 15, 2019
04/17/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - April 17, 2019
04/13/2019 Partner Event - A Good Laugh, Inc. Presents - April 13, 2019
03/20/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - March 20, 2019
02/20/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - February 20, 2019
01/24/2019 Partner Event - Women’s Night at the Innovator Networking Series - January 24, 2019
01/16/2019 Monthly Network Luncheon - January 16, 2019
12/19/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - December 19, 2018
11/21/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - November 21, 2018
11/04/2018 Partner Event - The Well Healed Woman - November 4, 2018
10/17/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - October 17, 2018
10/14/2018 Partner Event - Safe Futures Walk - October 14, 2018
10/10/2018 Partner Event - Business After Hours - October 10, 2018
09/19/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - September 19, 2018
08/15/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - August 15, 2018
07/18/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - July 18, 2018
06/20/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - June 20, 2018
05/16/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - May 16, 2018
04/18/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - April 18, 2018
03/21/2018 Network Luncheon Canceled - March 21, 2018
02/21/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - February 21, 2018
01/17/2018 Monthly Network Luncheon - January 17, 2018





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