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The Shade Tree is a women’s shelter here in North Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Chapter of WFWP has been very pleased to make connections there over the past few months through bringing donations of clothes and toys. However, this month of April was our first chance to go there and help out as volunteers.Although we did not have a lot of time to put the word out, and a few ladies were ill at the last moment, on Wednesday April 26, we made a very good start with this new monthly activity.We served lunch from 10 to 12. After lunch we were given a tour of the facilities. When we got to the children’s play center, Katherine Duncan picked up a hoola hoop and started playing with it. Then…
Ms. Aimmee Kodachian, entrepreneur, professional speaker, internet TV hostess, and producer of three different shows; set up a complimentary promotional event at the International Peace Education Center, Las Vegas on March 21; to introduce WFWP. Approximately 125 people attended the program, in addition to the 14 vendor tables that represented local non-profit groups and small businesses. Sixty-six guests heard about WFWP for the first time. The program began with an hour of networking and conversation, followed by a traditional Korean dance that was performed by Mrs. Lee Hae Ju. Mrs. Hirano introduced the work and scope of the Women’s Federation and highlighted the Bridge of Peace Ceremony. Then Aimmee Kodachian spoke about her own war-torn experiences growing up in Lebanon, and the need for peace in the world. She also…

Seven Steps to Harmony

October 3rd, 2016
On August 21st, a hot sunny Las Vegas Sunday afternoon, 24 people gathered to hear Ms. Karen Ryce present "Seven Steps to Harmony." She is a certified teacher of the Nevada Registry and shared her method and experience of teaching Montessori to parents and teachers on the subject of "how to raise children in an atmosphere of mutual respect."Among the group were three ladies, who work in Montessori, In-Home, and New Horizon Preschools. They were given 2 hours of childcare training credit for participating in the Ms. Ryce’s program. The following is the website: http://www.nevadaregistry.org/.After chatting for a while and with our tasty snacks in tow, we sat down to learn about "Positive Respect in Action." We each tried out some of the steps we had just learned with a…
August 26th was Mother Teresa’s birthday; she was born in 1910. In a sense she helped change my life. That was in March of 1973. You may wonder how I ended up in India. As a child, I had grown up in Japan, where my parents served as Christian missionaries. By the time I was 23 I had returned to the US and was working for the Japanese Consulate, in Portland, Oregon, meeting people from all over the world. One of the people I met was a freelance journalist, who, in six months of meeting regularly, taught me how I, too, could travel, as she had.I visited the local library often and read through the latest National Geographic magazines as I planned out my journey. When I felt I had…

Seven Steps to Harmony

April 28th, 2016
The Las Vegas Chapter of WFWP hosted an acclaimed parenting course taught by Mrs. Karen Ryce, founder of Happy Kids Co. and author of several books on parenting, on Sunday, March 20. Mrs. Ryce, who has over 40 years of experience working with parents and children, spoke of the "Seven Steps to Creating Harmony in the Family," as ways to resolve parent-child, teacher-child and child-child conflicts. The 18 workshop participants listened as Mrs. Ryce imparted a wealth of knowledge derived from her own experience. The foundational theme in her presentation was that the most important point in resolving issues among children is to show them that there is nothing to fear. According to Mrs. Rryce, as a teacher or parent involved in a conflict with a child or arbitrating a…
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