by Maria Hase, social action coordinator
Happy Women’s History Month! Women are amazing! United Methodist Women are doing a lot to make our world a better place. This is evident at our Conference United Methodist Women website and our National United Methodist Women website.
In addition, our two focus priority issues also have websites. It is important to familiarize yourself with them and stay connected.
- Climate Justice: Just Energy For All
- Criminalization of Communities of Color: Racial Justice: Advocacy and Education
The first of the month a Desert Southwest Conference Social Action Smore newsletter will arrive in your local social action coordinator or your president’s email inbox with key information and updates. Here is the one from March: https://www.smore.com/rbw2a If you missed the informational sessions, click here to view the recording here is a link to a recording (Passcode: a7CBC!=). If you have questions, you can direct them to myself or these two lovely ladies. Email your questions to .
My name is Rhonda Glaze. I am the social action coordinator for the North District of the Desert Southwest Conference. I started in January of 2020. I have been trained as a Climate Reality Leader. Climate Justice & Racial Justice are my two passions! I came from Southern California originally, and have always been in diverse communities while living there. My family and I lived in Great Falls, MT from 2004 – 2007, then we moved to Las Vegas, NV in Dec. 2007. I have two grown sons. I love light to moderate hiking, camping, bowling, dancing and enjoying nature! I miss and enjoy visiting friends and meeting people. I feel very honored to be part of this loving, passionate, Christian organization of you fine and exceptional women! I hope to keep learning from you all!
My name is Anita Zastrow. I was born and raised in southeast South Dakota and I am of Dutch and German descent. I am a retired educator and business owner. I became a full-time Arizona resident in 2017. I’ve been married 53+ years; I have two daughters and three grandchildren. Words to describe me include: volunteer, advocate, organizer, genealogist, walker, reader, proofreader, collector, gardener. I am the East District social action coordinator. I also hold membership and leadership roles in numerous clubs and organizations, i.e., AAUW, Zonta, BPW, LWV, El Cuadro HOA, P.E.O., SoSco Dems.
Last but not least, please save the date: Saturday, April 17 from 1:00-2:30 PM MST!