I want to take the time to thank you all for making 2011, especially our Christmas holiday season, at the Women’s Center very special for so many families. In my first year as the new executive director, I have found the generosity of the community to be astounding on so many levels and greatly supportive of the important work we do. My hope is that you all understand how much this means to me, to our Board of Directors, and to the staff and volunteers who work so hard to carry out our mission every day. Above everything, it means so much to the women and children we serve who have been abused, displaced, and are struggling in their own journeys. There will never be enough words to thank all of you for what you have done in the past year. You’ve all had a hand in making my first year a memorable one and strengthening my belief that people in the lakes area really do care about the people in their community — that they are willing to demonstrate their support in so many ways. Again, a million thanks from the bottom of my heart and I urge you all to continue your support to community organizations in the lakes area.
Tonya M. Heldt, Executive Director
Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Inc.