Welcome to Women United’s Member Spotlight series. This week, join us in learning more about Marilyn Mines and her connection to Women United. If you would like to learn more about Women United and the work they do, click here.
What year did you join Women United?
What is your professional background?
I am a registered nurse who worked in the Nursing Home arena for over 40 years. I have recently retired.
What inspired you originally to be a part of Women United?
My daughter is involved. Hearing the inspiring stories she relayed, about the early learning programs and other contributions the organization made to the less privileged children, drew me in.
What does early childhood education mean to you?
Times are difficult today for everyone. Those entering the world without the ability to read or keep up with other makes it more difficult to cope. Though I have no personal story to tell, I believe every child should have an equal starting point. Early education makes that possible.
What has surprised you most about being involved in Women United?
The comradery of the women: all working towards the same goal and having fun doing so.
What does Women United mean to you?
It is a group of women who are interested in bettering the world, starting by helping young, less privileged children to have an equal chance to survive in today’s environment. It is a group of women who could be doing so many other things with their time and money but to choose to help others less fortunate. It is a group of women who care.
What would you say to a woman who is interested in becoming a member of Women United?
Being a part of Women United will add meaning to your life. You will be able to choose your activities, both social and fundraising. You will meet a dynamic group of women who share your values and interests, and you will feel good about what you are doing.
Women United has periodic informational meetings, called Wine & Learns. The next Wine & Learn is on August 21, 2018 from 6-7:30 PM in Libertyville at a member’s home. Interested? Contact Diana Nielander at email@example.com.
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