May 24

2019 Community Builders Grant Celebration

By Mary Sue Rabe | Events

Simplify your lifeApplication and awards for the Community Builder Grants are granted each year. The application becomes available via the United Way of the Brazos Valley website in the 1st quarter. These grant applications are part of United Way of the Brazos Valley’s Youth Leadership Cabinet. Agencies selected for funding were announced in May. Our […]

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May 19

May 2019 Meetup

By Debbie Fry | Meetup

At the May Meetup…Meet Up in May was a hands-on assist to give a fresh start to a young single mom and her infant daughter. An empty new apartment, return to employment, and first time mothering all impacted the need for additional support and some Need-It-Now help. Members present filled a large wicker laundry basket with […]

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Apr 14

April 2019 Meetup

By Debbie Fry | Meetup

At the April Meetup…Mr. Dan Kiniry of the Tiny Hope Village spoke to us about reducing homelessness in Bryan/College Station.A Real Grass Roots StoryAn Aggie, who stayed around Byan/College Station after graduating and started a career and a family here, Dan Kiniry gave his story of wanting to serve the poor and needy he’d encountered, […]

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Mar 24

March 2019 Meetup

By Debbie Fry | Meetup

At the March Meetup…Storytelling for empowerment, inspiration, and healing! Today we asked this question; “When was the last time you have brought assistance and healing support to someone in need?”  Individuals present shared their stories. Announcements:1. Conscious Cooperation Holistic Fair – Saturday, April 13 at the Brazos Center, Bryan, TX. | 10:00 am -2:00 pm2. Motherless Daughters […]

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Mar 05

The Power of the Personal Memoir

By Mary Sue Rabe | Podcast

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I sat down a few days ago with Carla Rieger to be interviewed on her podcast MindStory Speaker. We talked about my new book, “Stand There and Look Pretty Darlin’: Don’t Worry Your Pretty Little Head About Nothin’” a personal memoir and series of stories on race relations, gender relations and a philosophical exploration of humanity.

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Feb 24

February 2019 Meetup

By Debbie Fry | Meetup

At the February Meetup…Brazos Valley women heard Kate Masón, Director of Advocate Operations at Voices for Children Brazos Valley, share her story of 18 years experience of helping to start three 501-3C non-profit organizations in Bryan/College Station. She was a founding Board member in 2000 of Voices for Children, an advocacy organization of trained volunteers […]

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Oct 27

Resume Meetups in January

By Mary Sue Rabe | Meetup

We’re taking a break for a little while and will resume our meetings in January 2019. In the meantime, please share ideas on new programs of interest to our group, whether it’s a movie or special speaker or whatever will inspire us to go forward with plans to help those in need now. You can […]

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Apr 22

Johnny’s Story

By Mary Sue Rabe | Race Relations , Stories

Forgiveness Freed Me from Decades of Burden Did you ever make an innocent mistake as a child that grew to haunt you as an adult? That’s what happened to me. I grew up in a plantation-like environment. There were many African American people who worked for my family, and they were not treated equally in […]

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