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January 2021 RNPW Meeting - Virtual event on Self-Care

Presenter: Delinda Grindle - Grief Counselor KP Counseling
January 18, 2021 | 11:30 AM CST

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January 2021 RNPW Newsletter Print

President's Message


We made it!  We did it!  We might be a little more tattered and banged but we crossed the finish line of 2020.  We were RESILIENT!

I am sure like many of you, I simply could not wait for 2020 to end.  I am not naive enough to think that a new year is a turnkey change.  That 2021 will be a piece of cake.  But it does allow for a fresh start if will.   I am always a sucker for a fresh start.  A new day.  A reason to begin again.  

I feel like I spent much for 2020 with my head down pushing through.  Not looking UP enough to enjoy moments right in front of me.  I have heard from many of you and shared with you the struggles and challenges that the past year have brough.  But, I have also heard your stories of victory and celebration! I am always blown by the resilience of this network, of this tribe.  

As we begin our year together, my hope is that 2021 is filled with more of the later.  That 2021 brings victories and celebrations. 

If you are like me Self-Care seems to take the back burner when navigating a tough season.  We hope you will join us on Monday, January 18th as Delinda Grindle illustrates to us not only the importance of Self-Care.

We also want to be sure that we are getting all of the information and benefits that come along with being a member of Rockford Network of Professional Women.  If you have yet to renew your membership, we ask that you do so.  This allows for us to continue our planning efforts for the network, but more importantly it allows us to fulfill our mission of our annual scholarship program.  

Please be sure to register prior as this will ensure you receive the Zoom link to join.  

I cannot wait to SEE your faces again soon!

Be Great Today!

Theresa Kegley


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Member News and Events


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Special 2021 Pro-Rated Membership Dues



Due to 2020 "unprecendented times", we are offering for a limited time a pro-rated membership renewal fee of $25, beginning immediately and good through the expiration date of June 30, 2021.  

These membership fees help RNPW to continue as an organization.

Membership fees help pay for scholarships

RNPW has regular monthly operating fees so we are able to conduct business and continue to provide valuable zoom presentations

Membership will allow you to register for upcoming special events - like Prpfessional Development Day.

Since your membership has likely expired, your membership may need to be moved from Non-Member to Member which is a manual process and membership may need to be involved.  If you have questions, please reach out to [email protected] for help.  



Last year Rockford Network members learned so much about our area, our resources and ourselves!  It was a powerful year of discovery fueled by truly meaningful and thought provoking presentations from dynamic local women leaders. 

We know that the rest of our proram year will be another informative and inspirational time of learning and networking!! 

In addition to connecting with the network of amazing women that attend our monthly gatherings, is extremely useful as a "one-stop shop" for all of our information, connections and upcoming events. 

As our membership continues to grow, so do the many benefits of coming together through The Rockford Network of Professional Women. These benefits include:

  • Professional knowledge for you through informative presentations.
  • Peer support and recognition through community award nominations.
  • Continuing education scholarships.
  • Expanding your business and community contacts.
  • An option to advertise your services in our monthly newsletter and on our website.  This allows you to communicate with everyone who receives the newsletter (more than 500 women) and everyone who accesses the website about what’s happening in your business, to celebrate accomplishments and to grow your network!
  • The opportunity to become a Member Sponsor for our Annual Professional Development Workshop which includes advertising of your business in all communications.
  • Access to the Online Membership Directory.  The online directory is where all members can update their profiles and network whenever they want!  It can also be used to send announcements or updates about your business.
  • Online Member News submission options on a monthly basis.
  • Discounts for special events throughout the year.


Join us for another year of opportunities to grow your business and expand your network! 

Please go to to renew or join.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact [email protected]



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Calendar of Events

Meeting/Event Information

The RNPW program year is September through June of each year. Our meetings are typically the 3rd Monday of each month. However, in September we kickoff the program year with an evening reception that is a bit more relaxed so that members can renew contacts, meet new friends, and learn what the upcoming year will have for informational and inspirational speakers.

2020 - 2021 Theme: Resilient

Definition:  The power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched, elasticity. Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.

The programs will have 6 Pillars to becoming resilient.


Self-care-mind, body


Meaningful Relationships



Each year our Program Committee works diligently to invite exceptionally dynamic women from the region to speak on their achievements—both the successes and challenges in reaching their goals. Read the "More Info" on each month's topics and register before the cutoff date to void a late fee.  

Non-Members/Guests are welcome to attend at any time up to 2 meetings before membership is required -- member referral is not a requirement to attend or join.

Click here for our cancellation/refund policy.


Future Meetings

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Welcome New Members

NEW MEMBERS in December 2020

Carol Anderson - Anderson Wealth Advisors, LLC

If you are receiving this newsletter and have not joined, please go to our website and do so.

There are a lot of benefits to being a member as stated above and membership is half price right now!

Also be sure to check out our Youtube channel and follow us on Facebook!





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Thank you for reading!

Comments and suggestions are always welcome!


Jeaneil Lanza

[email protected]

Communications Chair, Rockford Network of Professional Women

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