Category: Polk Chapter

Polk Chapter Fall 2020 Update

The summer weather gave us an opportunity to move our monthly meetings outside, a welcomed change from spring Zoom meetings! Most of our projects are on hold due to COVID, but we enjoyed our time together catching up with each other and hearing reports from the state OWA meetings.   We invited Alice Dettwyler to…
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Polk Chapter Spring Update

We began the year focusing on a joint project, Stop the Bleed, with the Polk County Farm Bureau. Last May, our chapter heard from guest speaker, Daniel Van Hook, West Valley Hospital Trauma Program Manager an ER Nurse about this life-saving program devoted to teaching wound triage. He spoke for his co-worker Jennifer Von Derahe,…
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Polk County Summer Update

Polk OWA has had a busy spring. Our meetings have been consumed with considering plans for the 2019 Annual OWA meeting. We are excited to finalize our plans so we can share the information with you! Watch for details very soon! Our summer plans include a booth at the Polk County Fair, new questions for…
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Polk County Spring Update

We started off the New Year with a wonderful challenge, judging 41 essays from our Constitutional Essay contest! High school students from Polk, Marion and Benton Counties participated. Each entry received a $5 Dutch Bros. card and a pocket Constitution. A bonus $10 Dutch Bros. card was given if students submitted a creative meme. Four…
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Polk Chapter Winter Update

Fall continued to be busy for the Polk county ladies! We reached out to Polk, Marion and Benton county high schools to encourage students to write an essay for our 2017 Constitutional Essay contest. As of today, we have received nine entries! A definite increase from past years. Prizes awarded will be $250 for first…
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Polk Chapter Fall Update

Polk County OWA has been busy this summer! Here’s what we’ve been working on: At the Polk County Fair – We presented our “Explore Opportunities in Agriculture” display board with brochures detailing a few of the many jobs available in agriculture. We also helped manage the Passport Program. As people entered the fairgrounds, we encouraged…
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