RMMWA May 12th meeting: Self Defense and Empowerment
Where: The Historic Denver Press Club,
1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver CO
When: Thursday Night, May 12th.
6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00 p.m. dinner; and 8:00 p.m. program
Menu: Cranberry apricot chicken ~ slow roasted chicken breast topped with a cranberry-apricot relish with herbed rice pilaf served with a caprese salad ~ mixed greens, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and croutons with balsamic vinaigrette. Vegetarian option available, just note the request when you RSVP.
Cost: If paying via Paypal cost is $20 for members; $23 for non-members, $5 for non-meal. Choose the option you want from the drop-down menu (Member, Non-Member, or Non-Meal), and then click the Add to Cart button. Note: if you want to sign up both a member and guest, you must pay for each with a separate Add to Cart transaction. Payment at door is $25 for everyone! RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director, Susan Paturzo to insure your reservation! The reservation deadline is Monday, May 9th.
Amelia Norfleet Dorn of IMPACT will discuss the foundations of self defense and the current move to an “Empowered Self Defense Model” (trauma informed, non-victim-blaming, non-prescriptive). Amelia and one of IMPACT’s famed “Suited Instructors” will demonstrate a dynamic and diverse sampling of personal safety skills, including; verbal boundary setting, awareness strategies and physical techniques. She’ll describe a typical IMPACT class and even get you up on your feet to learn some skills yourself!
Amelia Norfleet Dorn has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of self defense and empowerment. Through IMPACT International, she has taught personal safety skills to thousands of men, women and children. She founded IMPACT Personal Safety of Colorado (IPSCO) in 2005 and currently serves as its Program Director. Her greatest passion lies in primary-prevention programming like IPSCO’s EMPOWERED Family courses and rehabilitation programs for convicts in several Federal and local Correctional Facilities. Amelia also facilitates Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.), a comprehensive and values-based sexuality education program for all ages and is the proud mama of two very EMPOWERED children.
(NOTE: No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.)
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RMMWA members who are finalists in the 2016 Colorado Book Awards announced by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book are:
The Reckoning Stones by Laura Di Silverio (Midnight Ink)
Lake of Fire by Mark Stevens (Midnight Ink)
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Colorado Authors League awards
RMMWA members swept the “genre” category here. Finalists are:
Chris Goff, Dark Waters, Crooked Lane Books
Jennifer Kincheloe, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, Seventh Street Books/Prometheus
Bruce Most, Murder on the Tracks, Black Opal Books
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Chris Goff and Mark Stevens have both been nominated for Writer of the Year for RMFW.
International Thriller Writers 2016 Awards
David Morrell’s Inspector of the Dead (Mulholland Books) is a finalist in the hardback category.
Congratulations to all!
RMMWA meets the 2nd Thursday from September – May, 7:00 pm
at the Denver Press Club
Next meeting: May 12
“Self Defense and Empowerment” with Amelia Norfleet Dorn of IMPACT.
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