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Flip Through Summer 2015| Family Fun Summer Kickoff | May 7th, 10a-1p at Springs Preserve


Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

May 7th, 10am – 1pm, Springs Preserve

FLIP THROUGH SUMMER will be a special day of celebration, imagination and the magic of some of children’s most beloved books and characters. The event encourages summer reading, since children can lose as much as three months of reading comprehension during the summer. As part of the event, participating children can complete a fun and easy summer reading pledge, encouraging summer reading. Families can bring two books per person and swap them for two books during the FLIP THROUGH SUMMER Book Swap.

  • Special character visits
  • Themed Book Nooks with live readings: “Cat in the Hat”, “Clifford the Big Red Dog”, “Stuart Little”, “Charlotte’s Web”, “Dora the Explorer”, “Harry Potter”
  • Book Swap
  • Live entertainment, face painting and child-friendly activities
  • Community family resources
  • Complimentary healthy snacks, ice cream, coffee and lemonade
  • Meet Prince Harry the pig (aka Wilbur) at Charlotte’s Web Nook
  • Special Giveaways
  • Children can help create “The World’s Greatest Story”

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors below!

Book Nook Sponsors


Booth Sponsors




Volunteers/Donation Sponsors


Partnership opportunities available!

From the Committees… | Outreach and Member Engagement Committee September 2014

The inaugural WLC Wednesday was held on August 13th at Panevino from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with 40 women attending, of which 15 were potential members. Everyone had a fun time getting together in a relaxed setting and having the opportunity to get to know each other better. On Wednesday, September 10th #WLCwine Social Media trainingMore

From the Committees… | Volunteerism Committee September 2014

• Girls on the Run – several members attended the coach orientation on Saturday August 23rd at the Springs Preserve. This meeting was very informational. There are numerous volunteer opportunities with this project. They include coaching, being a running buddy and on the day of the incredible national program. More information will be provided atMore

From the Committees… | Mentoring Committee September 2014

The Mentoring and Mock Interview Program at The Shade Tree Residence: We spoke with Maggie Mendez, the Workforce Coordinator of Shade Tree. Maggie has nothing but praises and ecstatic admirations for our women Mentoring and Mock Interview volunteers. Our volunteers continue to share their time and energy on a regularly-scheduled basis, coaching and mentoring theMore

From the Committees… | Leadership Committee September 2014

We have three great WLC “members only” events planned this year. On Wednesday October 29th, Dr. Zhong, Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will be speaking at lunch on the research in the area of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson and other degenerative diseases of the brain and theMore

From the Committees… | Annual Luncheon Committee September 2014

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 20, 2015 for our annual luncheon fashion show at the lovely Four Seasons Hotel. The sponsorship sub-committee, chaired by Deb Mele-Blanchard, began meeting in May to renew the 2014 sponsors and obtain new sponsors. This year’s goal is to secure four presenting Sponsors, who will each present one ofMore

Co-Chairs Corner | September 2014

Our Women’s Leadership Council has hit the ground running in this new year! All committees are engaged and working hard for the benefit of our membership and our community. The executive committee met in July for a full day of strategic planning for 2014/2015. I was excited to join co-chair Rhonda Clausen in my firstMore

YPS Member Spotlight | Chris Mays

Chris Mays is a man of many talents and exciting adventures. His career path in life took him from coast to coast and eventually overseas to serve his clients, adding several stamps to his passport. As a professional accountant and senior manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Chris gives the “A” treatment to a mixMore

YPS Annual Project Funding

The YPS Project Funding and Executive Committees have approved YPS Project Funding for the fiscal year 2014-15. The following projects will be funded as a result of your commitment to YPS, United Way of Southern Nevada, and our community! The “Piggy Bank” – Financial Literacy and Education for Students A collaboration between UWSN, YPS, SilverMore

YPS in the Community | September 2014

Desert Reign Pro City League’s “Team United Way” YPS members and United Way staff came out to support YPS partner agency Desert Reign during their Pro City League basketball tournament. League team names represented local nonprofits, and Team United Way included incredible young players such as Dwayne Morgan who will be attending UNLV as aMore