Mary Dreesen
"When one door closes another opens. But often we look so long so regretfully upon the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us." —Helen Keller

Exciting video that offers an exciting opportunity.  Feel free to contact me for more info.

Love this video of “Anna’s Story” featured by Dillon International.

Please consider making a donation to http://www.dillonadopt.com/run_for_children.htm to help us reach our goal and help children across the globe.  Thank you!

"Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have—so spend it wisely." —Kay Lyons
Networking vs. Connectworking

Networking.  That word alone conjures up different ideas for each individual.  Recently, someone told me they hated going to networking events, yet others love that rapid exchange of business cards - although I’m not sure what really comes from that type of exchange. I personally haven’t had much luck with that, nor, do I care for that type of transaction.  I spent a year in a typical transactional type networking group and really couldn’t wait until my membership was over.  It seemed as if every week the same folks came and went without anyone really getting to know each other.  The question was always what can you do for me instead of truly trying to support one another.

I had given up wanting to pursue networking events until I was introduced to Affiliated Women International (AWI) and Connectworking!  At AWI we understand that women network differently than men and we embrace that difference in our format.  We like to say we do business beyond the business card.  Developing community and relationships with one another and getting to know the woman first and what she does second.  We provide support for one another in both our personal and professional goals.  Strong bonded relationships are key to  our success and the women of AWI are excited to be making a difference in the lives of each other.

So, for me, Connectworking wins!!  I’m excited to be part of a team of women who are launching AWI Neighborhood meetings across N. America.  If you think Connectworking sounds like something you might be interested in hearing more about, let me know and I will be happy to visit with you.  Check us out online at www.affiliatedwomen.net and you can also join our virtual community there.

If you’re in Tulsa - be sure to follow us on Twitter & Facebook at AWITulsa.

Beautiful video.  Dr. Kim, with Eastern Social Welfare Society in S. Korea, always says a prayer over children as they leave with their forever family.  We had the privilege of meeting Dr. Kim and having him pray over our sons.  It’s a beautiful and emotional moment. 

Will you have the courage to care for an orphan?  Do you know how many caring adults it takes to make a lifelong difference for an orphan.  One! 
I am honored to be helping Dillon International raise money for their humanitarian aid division, orphanCARE International, thru our Run for the Children 5k Run and 1k Fun Run to be held in Tulsa, OK on July 16th.  I have a deep heartfelt and strong connection to Dillon as they helped my husband and I bring home our two boys.  I know that money raised in the past had a direct impact on my sons young lives and I am forever grateful.  These sweet children, located across the world, depend on us for basic necessities and my hope is also that they somehow know that there are people in this world that love them and that they are NOT forgotten.
If you are in the Tulsa area we would love to have you come participate in the run.  IF, you are not in Tulsa, please consider making a donation or participate as a “spirit runner”.  Lastly, if you or someone you know would like to make a corporate sponsorship, please let us know as we are continuing to look for sponsors. 
Thank you.  I’ve posted links below to help you find our more about our run and the organization.
www.facebook.com/runforthechildren
www.orphancareintl.org
www.dillonadopt.com

Will you have the courage to care for an orphan?  Do you know how many caring adults it takes to make a lifelong difference for an orphan.  One! 

I am honored to be helping Dillon International raise money for their humanitarian aid division, orphanCARE International, thru our Run for the Children 5k Run and 1k Fun Run to be held in Tulsa, OK on July 16th.  I have a deep heartfelt and strong connection to Dillon as they helped my husband and I bring home our two boys.  I know that money raised in the past had a direct impact on my sons young lives and I am forever grateful.  These sweet children, located across the world, depend on us for basic necessities and my hope is also that they somehow know that there are people in this world that love them and that they are NOT forgotten.

If you are in the Tulsa area we would love to have you come participate in the run.  IF, you are not in Tulsa, please consider making a donation or participate as a “spirit runner”.  Lastly, if you or someone you know would like to make a corporate sponsorship, please let us know as we are continuing to look for sponsors. 

Thank you.  I’ve posted links below to help you find our more about our run and the organization.

www.facebook.com/runforthechildren

www.orphancareintl.org

www.dillonadopt.com