The October meeting of Professional Women of Statesboro met on Wednesday, October 18th at the Holiday Inn.

During this month’s meeting, we welcomed 6 guests and 3 new members.

Our speaker was Captain Todd Mashburn of the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office and Fit to Fight. He led our session on self-defense. He talked about the mind-set of self-defense and its importance. Some notes from his session:

  • The law (OCGA 16-3-21) defines the use of force in defense of self or others. You do not have to know the 3rd party involved. This could be your child, a friend, or even a stranger.
  • Know your internal flags. Recognize your body’s response.
  • A true victim doesn’t do anything wrong or provoke.
  • If you do retreat in a situation, know where you are retreating to.

Our October raffle was provided by our October member spotlight, Ashley Clifton of 180 Fitness.

PWS News that was mentioned/discussed:

  • Nominations accepted for leadership for 2018
  • Upcoming programs & member spotlights:
    • November – Branding Yourself Panel
    • December – Holiday Social

Upcoming Networking/Outreach Events:

  • Business After Hours, Thursday, October 19th at Queensborough Bank
  • GSU Benefits and Wellness Fair, Wednesday, October 25th
  • Live Like Lynda Event for the LBW Foundation at the SCVB, Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30pm.

Member News/Announcements:

  • Congratulations to Krisha Craven-Phillips and Delores Groomes on their success in Dancing with the Statesboro Stars, helping to raise over $130,000.

Below are pictures from the October meeting –

To join our next meeting, please contact us here!

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