March 15, 2016
On February 8, 2016, the Executive Committee of the Celebrating Women of Today and Tomorrow Mother-Daughter Conference met to discuss and determine the future of the Conference. Because of your much-appreciated support for the conference we want you to be aware of our plans.
The sustainability of the annual event has been an area of focus for several years. The event is completely coordinated and managed by many dedicated volunteers. Recruiting volunteers to assist on the day of the event has been successfully achieved each year, however, leadership succession has been difficult to achieve.
The Conference Mission has been to create a motivational experience to promote healthy, productive mother-daughter relationships by presenting effective communication strategies and information to help participants make positive life-long decisions. Each year the Executive Committee has received requests to include boys as well. Due to limited event space in the community, expanding the Conference to include 6th grade boys and their fathers was not possible.
Following each conference, attendees' evaluations are reviewed to determine event successes and areas of improvement. Without a doubt, the most impactful and behavior changing influence of the conference was the Colors Session. This Session provides attendees the opportunity to analyze their communication styles and learn effective communication strategies with other styles.
Due to the Executive Committee's inability to find solutions to leadership succession and the demands of presenting a large event, regretfully it has been decided to discontinue the annual conference.
Fortunately, the Casa Grande Elementary School District has seen tremendous value in the Conference. Students who have attended the conference are more confident, more engaged and communicating more effectively with peers and teachers.
As a result, the Casa Grande Elementary School District has offered to make the Colors Inventory available to all 6th grade girls and boys. Dr. Barbara Wright, Director of Instruction and Curriculum, has agreed to oversee this effort.
The District will communicate to all 6th grade students that the Inventory is available for them to take home and complete with their parents or guardians. The District will provide information and guidance on the interpretation of the inventory. Students and Parents who complete the Inventory will receive information about all of the communication styles and successful strategies for interacting with all styles.
We are very proud of our accomplishments over the past 6 years. We have had a total of 1,062 attendees, including both mothers and daughters. The Event's three founding organizations: United Way of Pinal County, the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce and the Casa Grande Elementary School District provided the structure and support needed to create and launch this program. We are grateful to our many sponsors, individual supporters, vendors, and priceless volunteers, all of whom made this conference a success.
Many thanks for your support of our Conference. You have made a difference in the lives of Casa Grande young women and their mothers. Our remaining funds will be utilized by the Casa Grande Elementary School District for the purpose of offering the Colors Inventory to all 6th Grade students and their parents/guardians in the District.
Please contact me if you have any questions at 602-550-2628 or email me at
Conference Chair Person