Blog Post and Photos – March 14, 2019 with Leanne Koehn, Ridge Meadows Recycling Society

Moving Toward Zero Waste, Repair Cafe and Earth Day celebrations are just a few of the exceptional programs and services our Members of Women’s AM learned about from Leanne Koehn, Community Engagement Advocate for Ridge Meadows Recycling Society. “Invest In Your Community” was the topic for Leanne’s presentation, where she shared her passion, investing time, education and promotion for environmental stewardship. It takes more than money for building a stronger community, and for more information or to get involved with the numerous opportunities available, contact Leanne at:

Leanne Koehn, Community Engagement
T. 604-463-5545 ext. 5555

This month’s Business Card Spotlight featured Jan Hickman of Re/Max LifeStyles Realty, who has been a professional Realtor for 30 years in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. Jan is dedicated to professional, friendly service, is very active in her local community and a member of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Chamber of Commerce. To connect with Jan, visit her website at

*Be sure to enter our monthly draw to win your five minute opportunity to promote your business or event at an upcoming meeting!

Join us for our next meeting which will be on Thursday, April 11th at 7am – stay-tuned for details.

Blog Post and Photos – February 14, 2019 with Karen Hendrickson and Jo-Anne Haun

Members of Women’s AM enjoyed a heart-centered Valentine’s meeting, featuring Karen Hendrickson and Jo-Anne Haun, End of Life Doulas, who broached the conversation of death, offering holistic support and resources for preparing Advanced Care Plans, Representation Agreements and other necessary arrangements which allow us to focus on relationships rather than details when we are faced with our “End Game”. Pre-planning while healthy and in a good emotional state is strongly encouraged, and Karen and Jo-Anne provide available options, helping individuals to gain greater peace of mind. Contact details to connect further with Karen or Jo-Anne are as follows:

Karen Hendrickson
C: 604.614.6696

Jo-Anne Haun
C: 250.215.6817

Our Business Card Spotlight featured, Jane Mackay of Art Glass Design, and for more information about products and workshops offered by Jane, visit her website at

Next month’s Business Card Spotlight will feature Jan Hickman, Re/Max LifeStyles Realty, and be sure to enter our monthly draw to win your five minute opportunity to promote your business or event at an upcoming meeting!

Join us for our next meeting which will be on Thursday, March 14th at 7am – stay-tuned for details.

Blog Post and Photos – January 10, 2019 with Myrna Norman

It is most refreshing to witness the power of positivity and determination through the charming Myrna Norman, who paints a new perspective on life and living with dementia, following her own diagnosis ten years ago. This Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador is an absolute gem, sharing valuable information with heartwarming lightness to serious facts discovered through self-education from her personal experiences. Community ~ Compassion ~ Connection. Get Involved! at

For more information on resources, such as the Memory Cafe and free education sessions, contact Myrna at 604.477.9628.

Join Women’s AM for breakfast at our next meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7am – stay tuned for details.

Holiday Party & Fashion Show – November 29, 2018

We had fun and we hope you did too! This year’s Women’s AM Holiday Party & Fashion Show was a seasonal success. Thanks to everyone who joined in our Magical Mingler to share in this wonderful evening of connection, support and community.

SPECIAL THANKS to those who made it all come together:

*Kathleen Hatley, Bev Schmahmann, Vanessa Schumacher, Valerie Black and Betty Selezinka – Women’s AM Executive
*Julie Pellechia and her Team – Pitt Meadows Golf Club
*Linda Bell and her Magnificent Models – Buttons & Bows

VERY SPECIAL THANKS to all the Fabulous Door Prize Donors – a complete list of these generous individuals will be included with our next newsletter advertising the January meeting.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS and we look forward to seeing you at our next morning meeting on Thursday, January 10th, at 7am. Check out our website to join our Mailing List and stay-tuned for details at:

In addition to the photos below, we also invite you to enjoy the professional photo gallery of ANITA ALBERTO by clicking on the following link which will be active until January 1, 2019: ANITA ALBERTO PHOTOGRAPHY/WOMENS AM GALLERY

Blog Post and Photos – November 8, 2018 with Cindy-Lea and Taryn Stephenson, Once Upon a Tea Leaf

The delightful mother-daughter duo of Cindy-Lea and Taryn Stephenson of Once Upon a Tea Leaf shared their story with members of Women’s AM and encouraged us all to do the same for more authentic and impactful business and marketing. Taryn highlighted how building a tribe and focusing on philanthropic efforts within the community greatly benefits everyone. “Share The Love” and “Miracle on 224th Street” are current promotions being offered and everyone is welcomed to stop by the shop to enjoy the seasonal charm being steeped.

For contact and store information, visit

Our Women’s AM “HOLIDAY PARTY & FASHION SHOW” is fast approaching. Have you purchased your ticket for our November 29th event? If not, book your spot through Eventbrite here: BUY TICKETS NOW