Staying safe and recognizing the women who make us better people.
That was the topic today at the YWCA "Center of Hope" building.
Minot Police Department Crime Prevention officer Margie Zietz opened the annual YWCA meeting with helpful hints on self-defense and what to watch for when trying to avoid crime involving personal attacks.
She says that these crimes have always happened to some extent in the Magic City, but have increased with the population boom.
The annual "Women of Distinction" banquet is coming up and the YWCA committee is accepting nominations for outstanding women in the community.
There's limited seating at the "Women of Distinction" banquet --- and while men are welcome, planners say it's a fun ladies night.
(Sana Keller, YWCA Board Member) "It's a really fun night to celebrate all the good things happening in Minot"
(Alisa Dahl, Incoming YWCA President) "We do have a guest speaker already lined up and that is Shelly Weppler, who is our, of course, new commissioner, so we're excited to hear what she has to say."
The Women of Distinction Banquet will be held on April 18 at the Grand International.
You can get tickets or make nominations by e-mailing ywcaminot.com, or through the YWCA Minot Facebook page.