Warm Springs, OR
Vietnam Era Veterans who have passed on will be listed in the event program's In Memoriam page. Help us to honor your veteran(s) by checking the "In Memoriam" box on the Individual Registration link and send us the form.
April 25-29, 2018
"VETERAN'S & FAMILY HEALING CIRCLE GATHERING
*** HONORING OUR WOMEN IN SERVICE ***
HeHe Longhouse, Hwy 26 milepost 85
Warm Springs, OR
Experience healing ceremonies, hear speakers, learn from the wisdom of the elders, participate in a men's or women's specific sweat lodge , washing of hands, free healing touch therapy, camping, raffle, fun, and friendship. This is a free event. Donations and contributions are accepted.
Thurs: HeHe Longhouse opens at noon for traveler/campers, sweat lodge, music, free healing touch treatments
Friday: 6:30pm Opening Ceremony, Lighting of Healing Fire, Honoring the Veterans, announcements and Healing Touch
Saturday: Ceremonies - washing of the hands, Healing touch, gift giving, singing, sweat lodge, silent auction and raffle
Sunday: 10am Closing Ceremony and camp clean- up.
Mike Williams (541) 912-1962 WA State: Elke Bach-Zeerosah (253) 967-7905
Heidi Katchia (503) 804-4177 Cody Black (360) 458-6840
April 26-28, 2018
Every two years the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs sponsors a state women veterans conference.
In April 2018 we will host the 10th 2018 Oregon Women Veterans Conference. This Conference is open only to women veterans and is free to attend, although attendees do have to pay for their travel and lodging. ODVA hosts the conference, supported by generous contributions from sponsors and donors.
This year we are adding a Thursday night screening of the documentary "Lioness" , which will include a panel of some of the women veterans who were featured in the film. There will also be a selection of workshops taught by various experts in their field from around the state (including benefits information, yoga, professional development, and much more). We are excited to announce that Margaret Witt will be a keynote speaker, discussing her new book "Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights" and will be doing a book signing. his year we expect to get at least 400 women veterans from around Oregon.
More information on registering, becoming a vendor, or sponsoring the Conference can be found on the website: www.wvc.oregondva.com. , please feel free to contact Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator Elizabeth Estabrooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-720-9116.