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Northern California

Northern California

The Northern California chapter of WFWP held its 15th annual Benefit for the Schools of Africa on Saturday, October 7th at a beautiful home in the hills of Oakland, CA. About 40 people gathered for an afternoon of heartfelt sharing, African drumming, and wonderful food. Our main speaker, Folarinda Harrison, shared her experience growing up in Ghana. She spoke about African children who learn to make a fire, prepare meals, and care for their families by age 7. Those children are so much more mature than children who grow up in an affluent society. Mrs. Harrison’s deep and warm heart helped us feel closer to the African people. We also enjoyed the wonderful drumming of master drummer Pope Flyne, who is also originally from Ghana. The event included a silent…
The spirit of the Women Helping Women initiative that began in the Arizona Chapter of WFWP and spread from there to various other states this past year also recently reached Northern California. The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of WFWP just concluded their own project to collect gently used handbags for homeless women, which we filled with toiletries and personal items. We started collecting them in March by reaching out to our community and friends. WFWP planning committee member Liz Beurgi collected many purses from her yoga students who were so happy to do something for the homeless women. We received many donations of items to put into the purses and also purchased many other essential items.On April 12th, Yong Sung Leal, who works at Streetsteam.org, a non-profit organization that…

Celebrating Womanhood

April 1st, 2017
On Saturday, March 4th, the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of WFWP held a luncheon to celebrate the qualities of womanhood. About 20 women gathered at a beautiful home high in the hills of Oakland, with a breathtaking view of the Bay area. The meeting was opened by Chairwoman Pat Fleischman who gave a short overview of the mission, vision, and activities of WFWP. The women were then treated to a wonderful lunch and time to share with each other.After lunch, the first speaker, Reiko Hankins, a long time WFWP core member, gave a very moving and beautiful testimony of her struggles as the mother of an autistic child. Many were moved to tears by her deep, beautiful heart and her realization that her situation is actually a blessing from…
Editorial Comment: This month, February, the Logic of Love News presents an article about Mrs. Pat Fleischman, Chairwoman of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of WFWP USA. To give you a little background information, Pat went to Senegal, Africa as a missionary of the Unification Movement in 1975. Her husband joined her in 1982 and they had four of their five sons while living in Senegal. In 1992, she and her husband, Justin, returned to his hometown in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.At the time WFWP was inaugurated, she had five young boys to take care of and participated in WFWP activities as much as she could. Then in 2001, she was recommended by some of the local WFWP members to become the chairwoman for the San Francisco…
This month, February, the Logic of Love News presents an article about Mrs. Pat Fleischman, Chairwoman of the San Francisco Bay Chapter of WFWP USA. I have known Pat for more than 45 years. To give you a little background information about her, Pat went to Senegal, Africa as a missionary of the Unification Movement in 1975. Her husband joined her in 1982 and they had four of their five sons while living in Senegal. In 1992, she and her husband, Justin, returned to his hometown in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.At the time WFWP was inaugurated, she had five young boys to take care of and participated in WFWP activities as much as she could. Then in 2001, she was recommended by some of the local WFWP…
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