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    • July 10, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iron Street Distillery, 539 E. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, 56304
    • 216
    Register

    Come along for a panel of discussion of women who have turned tragedy into triumph:

    • Kayla Keenan - INDY Foundation
    • Liz Fiedler - Sunny Mary Meadow
    • Tami Kruzel - What Would Bri Do and Bri’s Lodge

    Listen to :

    • How and why these women are doing the things they are doing.
    • What have they done to become stronger in the face of tragedy
    • What they have triumphantly built to make our community even better.

    Kayla Keenan

    Kayla's life took an unexpected turn when she became a widow at the tender age of 28 after her late husband Kyle lost his battle with colon cancer. Faced with grief, Kayla found the strength within herself to not only endure but to thrive and pour her passions into a nonprofit.

    Kayla founded the INDY Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing love, faith and financial support to cancer warriors and their family members. Through the foundation, she provides invaluable resources, financial and emotional support.

    Balancing the requirements of her foundation duties, Kayla juggles her roles as a caring mother to two children, a committed farm wife, and a full-time sales professional. Finding balance among these diverse responsibilities is an ongoing challenge.

    Though her journey has been marked by loss, Kayla Keenan's story is one of strength, resilience, and unwavering determination to make the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time.

    Liz Fiedler

    Liz Fiedler is a nurse practitioner turned flower farmer, author, and podcast host. During NP school in 2016, she and her husband bought his family farm and welcomed their first child a year later.

    Graduating in 2019, Liz started what she thought was her "forever career" as a family practice primary care nurse practitioner right before the pandemic started. They decided to start a "hobby business/side hustle" of a flower farm (Sunny Mary Meadow). They weren't really sure what direction that business was going to go beyond that year, because in December 2020, her husband unexpectedly passed away from a heart attack and she found out she was pregnant again the day after the funeral.

    After a couple of years juggling jobs on the farm and in health care, Liz took a leap of faith and dove into entrepreneurship. She now sells over 5,000 bouquets every summer from April to September, is a 5X published author, hosts 4 podcasts, and coaches other entrepreneurs to build product-based businesses. Oh, and she still works 1 day/week as a NP to keep those skills up.

    Tami Kruzel

    Tami Kruzel is a mother, wife, and registered nurse, known for founding and leading the organization "What Would Bri Do" (WWBD) as its executive director.

    With a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and Organizational Behavior, Tami initially thrived in the business sector for eight years, but after a career shift due to downsizing, she pursued nursing and served at CentraCare in the Telemetry and Nephrology departments from 2009 to 2020.

    The tragic passing of their daughter BriAnna in 2013 at the age of 18 to unknown causes deeply affected Tami and her family. Turning her profound grief into a mission of giving, Tami founded WWBD in November 2014. The organization, initially inspired by an ice cream social fundraiser, has since donated approximately $60,000 to those in need, including the placement of the Angel of Hope statue in Sartell on Lake Francis.

    In 2018, after visiting Faith's Lodge in Danbury, WI, the nonprofit shifted its mission to focus on helping those grieving the loss of a loved one, ensuring that no one has to grieve alone. This led to the establishment of Bri's Lodge, a space dedicated to providing support through 1:1 companioning, grief support groups, and innovative healing through the five senses workshops such as Equine Therapy, Memory Bear Making, and Grief Yoga. With plans in the near future to introduce Healing Touch and potentially Massage Therapy, Tami envisions Bri’s Lodge evolving into a comprehensive grief retreat center for individuals to come together so no one grieves alone.

    • July 18, 2024
    • 5:30 PM
    • 8664 360th St, St Joseph, MN 56374
    Register

    Sunny Mary Meadow

    Join us for a tour of this beautiful flower farm and then we will gather in an air conditioned space with buckets of flowers and a recipe to put together our own flower bouquets to take with us. 

    The cost is $40 per person. You can pay when you arrive. We do need an accurate count on who is attending so they know how many flowers to have ready for us. 

    “Life is about the experiences along the way and the people with whom we share a path. Ours has been brightened by being able to share this with others”

    Sunny Mary Meadows

    • August 14, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iron Street Distillery, 539 E. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, 56304
    • 248
    Registration is closed

    Presented by Erin Gonzalez.

    Now more than ever we are surrounded with nutrition information. How is it possible that despite all of this information most people are confused as to how to feed and take care of their bodies?

    We live in a society that values small bodies and women have been conformed to believe that their worth is tied to their body.

    In an attempt to achieve this self- worth women are hyper focused on dieting and losing weight. Unfortunately in doing so most women are getting further from their goal of taking care of themselves, and in the process decreasing their self-confidence and self-trust.

    In this interactive workshop Erin will challenge much of what we believe to be true about nutrition, give you tools you can being today to build attunement with your bodies internal wisdom and build your confidence to free yourself from societal views of our bodies so you can live the big vibrant life you were made to live!


    • September 11, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iron Street Distillery, 539 E. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, 56304
    • 248
    Registration is closed

    Be your own Commander in and out of work.

    Captain Maggie Gregg will visit with us on this day of remembrance. S

    he is going to touch on why joined the National Guard and what led her to be the very first female in her position and her two deployments. Being a Commander is a demanding job-learn how Capt Gregg took the steps to make sure she wasn’t pouring from an empty cup at work and at home.


    • October 09, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iron Street Distillery, 539 E. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, 56304
    • 248
    Registration is closed

    Cheryl Karpen is the President and creative genius behind the Eat Your Peas Brand. Her publishing company, Gently Spoken, is dedicated to helping others communicate love, hope, and encouragement when individuals can’t find the words themselves.

    Cheryl believes life will be messy, yet beautiful, sometimes difficult, and often hilarious. She is convinced if we know we are loved, believed in, and know our life has purpose and meaning, we can survive and even thrive.


    • November 13, 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Iron Street Distillery, 539 E. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, 56304
    • 248
    Registration is closed

    Members will gather to do the business of FEW, then to have FUN! 

Past events

June 12, 2024 June FEW Meeting | Define the Fight
June 11, 2024 Ariel Yoga - Members only
May 08, 2024 May FEW Meeting | Empowered to live a life without regret
April 25, 2024 Rescheduled - FEW Coffee Hour & Book Club
April 16, 2024 White Peony Shed Night
April 10, 2024 April FEW Meeting | How is the Digital Age Changing Human Relationships—and What Can We Do About It?
April 02, 2024 Lift Up the Ladies at The Regency - first floor
March 24, 2024 Thomsen's Spring Planting Party
March 13, 2024 March FEW Meeting | Cultivating Powerful Relationships
February 28, 2024 Laser Tag and Virtual Reality at Blacklight Adventures
February 14, 2024 February FEW Meeting | Leading Imperfectly
January 30, 2024 Coffee and Connecting
January 10, 2024 January FEW Meeting | Take it to the Next Level
December 13, 2023 December FEW Meeting | Holiday Party
November 18, 2023 Thompsen's Holiday Arrangement Shops
November 08, 2023 November FEW Meeting | Annual Business Meeting
October 18, 2023 FEW LUNCHEON
October 11, 2023 October FEW Meeting | St. Cloud Strong
September 28, 2023 "Flannelfest" Fall New Member Social
September 15, 2023 2023 WOMEN ON WHEELS
September 13, 2023 Chat and Sip with Rebekah Iliff
September 13, 2023 September FEW Meeting | I Am Adventurous
August 16, 2023 Pontoon Networking Event
August 09, 2023 August FEW Meeting | Leading from the Margins
July 25, 2023 Ladies Golf Scramble
July 12, 2023 July FEW Meeting | Why History Matters
June 15, 2023 ROCK THE RIVERSIDE
June 14, 2023 June FEW Meeting | Dealing with Change
May 18, 2023 SOUND BATH SESSION
May 10, 2023 May FEW Meeting | Being YOU in Today's Impossible Social Media Standards
April 21, 2023 New Member Social
April 19, 2023 LADIES NIGHT @ WHITE PEONY
April 12, 2023 April FEW Meeting | Empathy Mapping 101
March 29, 2023 F.E.W. EXCLUSIVE LIFT UP THE LADIES - JULES' BISTRO
March 24, 2023 Thomsen's Spring Planting Party
March 08, 2023 March FEW Meeting | Skills of Negotiation
February 28, 2023 FEW NON LEAP YEAR LUNCH
February 18, 2023 MISSISSIPPI RIVER COUNTY PARK WINTER HIKE - TIME CHANGE!!!
February 08, 2023 February FEW Meeting | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
January 24, 2023 PIZZA, PUZZLES & PINTS
January 11, 2023 January FEW Meeting | Wheels to Heels: A Postive Purpose
November 09, 2022 November FEW Meeting | Annual Business Meeting
October 12, 2022 October FEW Meeting | The Art of Conversation and Communication
October 06, 2022 FEW Flannel Fest
September 30, 2022 2022 WOW (Women on Wheels) Event
September 15, 2022 Rebekah Iliff & Mary Bruno Book Reading
September 14, 2022 September FEW Meeting | Embracing Change
August 10, 2022 August FEW Meeting | Forging a Path to Equity
July 28, 2022 FIELD TRIP HAPPY HOUR
July 13, 2022 July FEW Meeting | Personal and Community Safety Panel
June 22, 2022 FEW Happy Hour
June 08, 2022 June FEW Meeting | Intentional Growth Plan: Part 2
May 11, 2022 May FEW Meeting | G Factor: 8 Secrets to Increasing Your Gravitational Pull at Work
May 10, 2022 Member Connecting and Coffee at Jules' Bistro!
April 13, 2022 April FEW Meeting | The Power of How We Tell Our Stories
April 05, 2022 FEW Networking Lunch
March 25, 2022 Thompsen's Spring Planting Party
March 09, 2022 March FEW Meeting | Connecting, Leading, and Listening in a Multi-Generational Workplace
February 23, 2022 Happy Hour and Trivia Night
February 09, 2022 February FEW Meeting | Meditation and Energy Flow
January 25, 2022 FEW Members Only - Networking Lunch
January 12, 2022 January FEW Meeting | Developing an Intentional Growth Plan
November 10, 2021 FEW November Meeting: Annual Business Meeting and Empowered Women Connection Workshop
October 13, 2021 FEW October MTG: Title IX at 49: Looking Back and Moving Forward
September 08, 2021 FEW September MTG: Mental Health in and Around Us
August 11, 2021 FEW August MTG: Building Your Brand
July 14, 2021 FEW July MTG: High Impact Entrepreneur Speaker Panel
June 09, 2021 FEW June MTG: Advocating for Change: How Brooks' Law Came to Be
May 12, 2021 FEW May MTG: Know Your Worth, Define Your Value
April 14, 2021 FEW April MTG: Cultural Sensitivity for the Accidentally Insensitive
March 10, 2021 FEW March MTG: Off Duty Chief -- Finding Your Beat, the Rhythm of Life
February 10, 2021 FEW February Mtg: Discover Your Financial Brilliance!
January 13, 2021 FEW January Mtg: Courage and Connection in Times of Adversity
November 11, 2020 FEW November MTG: Kelly Radi
October 14, 2020 FEW October Mtg: Having Meaningful Conversations with People Who Think Differently - and Get Along
September 09, 2020 FEW September Mtg: It's the Love that Heals
August 25, 2020 Tour of the New Tri-County Humane Society Building
August 12, 2020 FEW August Mtg: American Women Win the Vote
July 08, 2020 FEW July Mtg: HOW? Adapting Your Business to Our New Way of Working
June 10, 2020 FEW June Mtg: Living Your Best Life
June 03, 2020 FEW President's Coffee Hour
May 13, 2020 FEW May Mtg: What's Going On - Songs from the Vietnam Era
May 06, 2020 FEW President's Coffee Hour
April 08, 2020 [CANCELED] FEW April Mtg: Title IX at 48 - Looking Back and Moving Forward
April 07, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour
March 26, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour!
March 11, 2020 FEW March Mtg: More Than a Medal
February 19, 2020 Bible Tour & Brews
February 12, 2020 FEW February Mtg: Renew and Strengthen Your Wellbeing!
January 16, 2020 FEW New Year Happy Hour!
January 08, 2020 FEW January Mtg: Success In Reaching Goals is Determined by Mindset
December 09, 2019 Past President Happy Hour - FEW Member's Only
November 13, 2019 FEW November Business Meeting
October 09, 2019 FEW October Mtg: Stress and Self-Care in the Workplace
September 18, 2019 Horsin' Around Happy Hour at Angel Reins Stables
September 11, 2019 FEW September Mtg: Get Healthy U! Making Better Choices
August 22, 2019 Work Smart - Salary Negotiations (presented by FEW member, Jan Bensen)
August 14, 2019 FEW August Mtg: Katie Dusing, Women in Law Enforcement
July 10, 2019 FEW Member Connecting and Summertime by George
July 10, 2019 FEW July Mtg: Wake Up Your WHY Panel
June 19, 2019 FEW Connecting: Wood Fired Wednesdays at Rolling Ridge
June 12, 2019 FEW June Mtg: Exploring the Power of "A" in the "ABCs" of Confident Conflict Management
May 15, 2019 Diversity in the Workplace discussion and coffee with Hudda
May 08, 2019 FEW May Mtg: Defining You! How Smart Professionals Position Themselves for Success
May 06, 2019 FEW Cinco (+1) de Mayo Connecting Happy Hour
April 10, 2019 FEW April Mtg: Pow Wow: Understanding and Celebrating Local Native American Culture
March 18, 2019 Relax & Connect with Yoga and a Shake at Sartell Vibe
March 13, 2019 FEW March Mtg: From the Cubicle to the Corner Office: How to Influence Up, Down, and Across Your Organization
March 12, 2019 FEW Connecting Happy Hour
February 20, 2019 CANCELLED: FEW President's Happy Hour
February 13, 2019 FEW February Mtg: Having the Courage to Lead Through Action
February 07, 2019 Live Music and Connecting at Jules' Bistro
January 09, 2019 FEW January Mtg: What I Have Learned About Living Through My Work with the Dying
November 14, 2018 November Business Meeting
October 22, 2018 FEW Happy Hour

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