This meeting will be available both in-person and via Zoom.

WHAT: Sept. 14th PWMC Meeting for members and guests. Meeting runs 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with virtual and in-person options. Lunch is provided if meeting in-person. All CDC guidelines mandated by the State of Illinois and the venue will be followed.

TOPIC: Come join us as Anne Taylor, director of Stepping Stones, YMCA McLean County, explains how her organization aims to create safer spaces and a community free of violence.

WHERE: Zoom or Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 1801 Eastland Dr., Bloomington, IL

HOW: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please choose ZOOM or In-Person Registration below.

COST: Free for PWMC members. First-time guests are free and a $25 fee is assessed for subsequent meetings. Guests will be sent invoices via email after each meeting attended. Interesting in becoming a PWMC member? View our website for additional information.

SPEAKER: Originally from Pontiac, IL, Anne Taylor has taken her passion for helping across the globe, living and working in Brazil and Thailand before moving to McLean County in 2013. Anne worked at Marcfirst for over eight years, providing intentional and compassionate care to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Anne prioritizes the dignity and well-being of those around her, a trait she has brought to her current role as the Director of Stepping Stones at the YWCA. Anne is committed to supporting her team and the broader community, increasing awareness that violence affects us all and that everyone, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation, is deserving of a safe community to call home. Anne enjoys Muay Thai and gardening and lives in Bloomington with her husband and two children.

More information on Stepping Stones is at Stepping Stones – YWCA McLean County

SPONSOR: PWMC Member Charlene Homan, Touchstone Storytelling.