Reservoir Career Women Meeting Blog – April 18, 2018

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER: Arlette Thompson (along with two other ladies) from Mississippi Magazine stopped by to let us know about Mississippi Mercantile, an annual shopping-based event that gathers Mississippi vendors under one (blessedly air-conditioned) roof! She was also gracious enough to hand out tickets to the event to the ladies that attended the meeting! For more details, hop over to our Calendar, or click HERE to be taken to the event site!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sandy Middleton, Center for Violence Prevention. Sandy provided a powerful and empowering talk to the group, highlighting topics like domestic violence and personal safety. For example, if someone came to you and said they had been assaulted or abused, the three best things you can provide for them are confidentiality, in that you hold what they tell you in strictest confidence (aka, no gossip-fodder); belief, in that you believe them and what they are telling you; and support them, because they need it now more than ever.

The Center for Violence Prevention has a crisis line staffed with trained professionals, ready to help at a moment’s notice. Please call 1-800-266-4198 or 601-932-4198 for help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (yes, they are available on holidays). To learn more about their organization or how you can help, visit them online HERE.

Sandy Middleton, Center for Violence Prevention

Lunch: It was a Southern-themed feast that would’ve made your Meemaw proud! They DO NOT mess around at The Blake when it comes to feeding the hard-working ladies of Rankin County. This go round, we were treated to fried chicken, mac and cheese, balsamic green beans, with refreshing peach and mint infused tea, with a healthy slice of pecan pie! Now if ya’ll don’t mind, I’m going to go take a nap in the corner.