Presbyterian Women's Winter Retreat 2019
We are happy to announce a FREE winter retreat for all women right here at SVPC on Friday, February 22nd from 6-8pm (with dinner) and Saturday, February 23rd from 9am-12pm (with breakfast pick-ups). Childcare is provided.

The topic of this retreat is "For Everything . . . A Time and a Season".

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Dinner and Keynote Presentation: Gale Bostick, LBSW, M.Ed., ACM-SW – Certified Care Manager
Gale has been in the social work and healthcare arena since 1977 serving Columbia and surrounding areas in South Carolina. She has vast experience with geriatrics and special needs populations. Her service in the community includes volunteering with CASA and the SC Vulnerable Adult Guardian Ad-Litem program, and as a past board member for a local referral agency. Gale is a previous adjunct instructor with Columbia College teaching a mandatory course on Death and Dying. She is a licensed Social Worker for the state of South Carolina and Certified through the National Board for Case Managers. She is qualified to administer over 70 advanced assessment tools/screens. Gale continues to be a valued member of the South Carolina health care community due to her many years of serving and advocating for persons
with medical and psychiatric challenges. She continues to learn and grow in her profession through her work with All Seasons Elder Care Management.

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, 8:30am-noon
8:30am - 9am: Breakfast pick-ups.

Workshops 9:00-9:45, 9:50-10:35, 10:40-11:25.

Workshop A:  Dr. Eme Crawford, Director of Communications and Learning, Women’s Rights and
Empowerment Network. WREN’s Advocacy 101 presentation provides information on the legislative
process in South Carolina and encourages participants through interactive activities to think about the
barriers and opportunities they experience in their lives of being an effective advocate.

Workshop B: Carolyn Bullinger, Board Member of National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), and
Jessica Burton, “In Our Own Voice.”

Workshop C: Elizabeth Allen, Family Connections of South Carolina. “An Insight into Child and
Adolescent Mental Health.” This presentation will provide a brief overview of mental health conditions
in children and adolescents as well as an insight of family life with a child with a mental health condition
from a parent’s point of view.

11:30-12:00 Plenary Session: Rev. Leila Evans, “Acknowledging the Seasons and Times”
Come join us for lively conversation, food and fellowship. Bring your neighbor, relative and friend for a
time of fellowship, reflection and study.

If you have any questions, contact Leila Evans at, phone #704-616-9490
Please place reservations by Tues., Feb. 19.
Place child care reservations for Friday and/or Saturday by Tues., Feb. 19.

Come join us for lively conversation, food and fellowship. Bring your neighbor, relative and friend to fellowship with other women in a warm, caring atmosphere. Not only will we provide food for the soul, but we will also provide delicious food for the body with a soup and salad dinner Friday evening and breakfast pick-ups Saturday morning.

FYI: The annual soccer tournament is also held this weekend. Per usual, we will block of areas of parking by Potts Hall and the Outreach Room.

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