Women’s Outdoor Group Forming
A new chapter of TOWN – Texas Outdoors Woman Network – is taking shape in East Texas and will hold its organization meeting on Tuesday, August 27th at 6 p.m. at Teles Mexican Restaurant, Hwy 271 South in Gladewater. Dinner/social time will be from 6 to 6:45 and the meeting will start at 6:45. There will be door prizes as well as lots of fun and fellowship! Activities for the coming months will be discussed as well as getting ideas for what types of things the group would like to participate in.
Items being considered at this point are a float/fishing trip down the Buffalo or White River in Arkansas, a camping trip to Caddo Lake as well as camping trip with TOWN Austin at Navarro Mills Lake in September. More info on the float trip will be presented at this meeting along with discussion on what other types of activities and programs the members would like to see take place. Membership is open to all women 18 and older and you need not have attended a BOW workshop or necessarily have any outdoor experience to join in the fun. After August 1, dues are $10 for the remainder of the year and annual dues of $20 will be in January. Dues help offset trip costs, speaker fees, newsletter, etc.
The group, an off-shoot of the very popular Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshops initiated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, is dedicated to helping women enjoy outdoor activities in a safe, non-threatening and supportive environment. Each group is independent but shares its activity schedule, etc with other groups to provide an even broader avenue for women to explore the outdoors.
Membership in TOWN is a fun, stress free way to get involved in the outdoors and maybe even try something new. Each group has members interested in a wide variety of activities which provides the opportunity to find an outdoor hobby that fits each woman as well as the opportunity to sample other activities and as an added plus, an avenue to meet and build friendships with women who have similar interests.
While each TOWN group forms its own bylaws they all share the same mission: To provide all women the opportunity to experience outdoor activities in a safe, non-threatening, and supportive environment. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's Outdoor Woman Program holds the copyright to the T.O.W.N. and all chapters must be registered them.
For more information contact Nancy Hudgins, 903-843-2914 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on BOW workshops (which are now held in 44 states and 8 Canadian Provinces, with Texas holding the most at 5 annually), visit Texas BOW website at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bow/ and to see what other TOWN groups are doing, check out http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/learning/bow/town.phtml