Friday, December 6, 2013

7 is a Lucky Number!

The Orange County Day Chapter is celebrating our 7th year of bringing together business women in Orange County!

Please join us for our Lucky 7 Anniversary!

We're going to celebrate all year long, with 3 special "lucky" promotions:

Lucky Special (limited time)

From now until our first 2014 meeting (January 8th) we are offering a discount: pay for 7 meetings in advance, get 3 meetings free!  You can attend all our 2014 meetings for just $70 -- if you miss a meeting it will roll forward to 2015.  Checks are preferred (made out to NWIN, PO Box 225, New Hampton, NY 10958), but we'll take cash, PayPal and credit cards, too.

Lucky in Leadership

Any member who succeeds in bringing 7 (only SEVEN!) lucky guests to any 1 meeting in 2014 will get 7 months free!  You'll be given 14 $5-off meeting coupons -- transferrable to bring more guests!  Redeem 2 coupons yourself to attend a meeting for free, or give them to your guests.  A great leader can hit this jackpot several times!

Lucky Loyal Lady

Any member who attends 7 or more meetings (including fundraisers) in 2014 will get a special gift.  Right now we have several members who attended 7 or more meetings in 2013, so we know that we're going to have winners!  We really appreciate your loyalty and dedication, and we're paying it forward.

It's been a great ride getting to 2014, and we hope to be here another 7 years!  Happy Anniversary!!

Happy Holidays,
Mel & Criss
NWIN Day Chapter Co-Directors

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Increase Your Visibility

Day Chapter Director Melanie Richards has a great event -- tomorrow (August 30th).  Come join Melanie at the Orange County Chamber for this special workshop (details & info here).

Survey Response

There are several comments on the NWIN Day Chapter survey that I (Criss) would like to address so that people understand where the Day Chapter stands. (Click "Read More" to continue!)

Criss offers 2 new "workshops"

Criss, day chapter co-director, has 2 new events coming up in September:

Group Shamanic Counseling on September 3rd (more info about shamanic counseling & journeys)

Jumpstart Your Passion mini-retreat on September 10th (local, inexpensive, 1/2 day mini-retreat)

Also, Criss is working on her next book SURRENDER™ to Passion: Worried to Wonderful in 28 Days.  You can view excerpts & decide whether you want to pre-order at her book website.

For discounts on Criss' programs, be sure to sign up on her mailing list.

Holistic Hudson Valley - September Event

Holistic Hudson Valley is a networking group founded by Criss, our Day Chapter Co-Director. The meetings are for holistic enthusiasts (and holistically-curious), and meet once a month at an area holistic business.

The next meeting is at Zampella Healing Arts - 6 to 9pm on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. It’s located at 52 Millpond Parkway, Monroe, NY 10950. For more information and directions see the Holistic Hudson Valley website.

$5 for non-members at the door. Members free.  RSVP to be entered in a special prize drawing.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Members create their own Pamper Me day

Please join JoAnne and Sharon & their cohorts for a PAMPER ME day at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, 30 Scott's Corners, Montgomery, NY, Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Several vendors will be in attendance to allow you opportunities to select something special to pamper yourself (or someone you love.)

This is an open house sponsored by Jackets by Joanne and I Baked, LLC.

Refreshments will be provided by I Baked, LLC and all vendors will have merchandise available for sale.  Please come and check us out.

We want to make this a monthly event and will gladly take suggestions of vendors that you would like to see at future events.

If you have any questions, please call Sharon (845-598-0999)

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

CASA Fall Networking Fundraiser

Save the Date!!!

Wednesday November 17th.

A special THANK YOU to our two event sponsors:

Beyond Rubies and Carole & Co. Fine Estate Jewelry
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

Do good while doing business, meet new people, support a great cause.  More details coming soon!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Backpack Fundraiser for CASA

It's time to start building backpacks to help benefit the children in the Court Appointed Special Assistant (CASA) program. These children are in the foster care system and are in need of school supplies. Our goal is to collect 50 (this may be updated) pre-filled backpacks. Please help us in reaching our goal!

Please fill a new or very gently used backpack with the following school supplies:
  • 1.5" 3-ring binder
  • 200+ sheets loose-leaf paper
  • 4 single subject spiral notebooks
  • 3 composition books
  • 10 pens
  • 10 pencils #2
  • 24 crayons
  • 5 colored 2-pocket folders

Other supplies desired: TI80 Multi Function Math/Science Calculator, calculators, multi-subject notebooks (3 & 5 subject), pencil cases, coloring books, colored markers, erasers, covered pencil sharpeners, blank index cards, colored pencils, preschool workbooks, colored dividers for binders, graph paper, childproof scissors, glue sticks, rulers, Post-It™ notes, highlighters, correction liquid, master combo locks with code, pocket dictionaries, gently used Barron's books.

Once you have a filled backpack (or supplies), please bring it to one of our many convenient drop-off points before August 15th or fill multiple backpacks and contact Melanie at Prisms Promotions 845-928-6914 for a pick-up!

Drop off Locations

Beyond Rubies - 55 East Main Street, Washingtonville, NY 10992

AVC Hearing Aid Center - 22 Mulberry St., Middletown, NY 10940

Independent Living - 5 Washington Terrace, Newburgh, New York 12550

Wallkill River School - 232 Ward St. (17K), Montgomery, NY 12549

Museum Village - 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950 (Tues through Sundays, 12pm-5, from July 6th)

Orange County United Way - 30 Scotts Corners Drive (Orange County Chamber building), Montgomery, NY 12549

(more to be announced)

Would you like to provide a drop-off point? Call Criss at 866-993-8932 x 303 and leave a message. We're currently seeking drop-off points especially in Chester, Sugar Loaf, New Windsor, Cornwall & Highland Falls.

CASA assists children through the family court system, and serves as a volunteer witness and child advocate service working closely with the court system. Children in the program are usually placed in foster homes and foster families may not have the resources to supply these children adequately. National Women's In Network Orange County Day Chapter is a proud supporter of Dispute Resolution Center's CASA program.

Cash donations and additional supplies are also greatly appreciated!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Holistic Hudson Valley Networking Meeting

Holistic Hudson Valley Networking at The Crystals Center

Wednesday, May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010
6pm to 9pm

The Crystals Center
116 Sullivan St.
Wurtsboro, NY

This center of learning and beauty is the meeting location for May. Enjoy the beauty of crystals and the warmth of the meeting room in the wellness center while talking to other holistic enthusiasts.

The crystal store is wheelchair accessible by ramp and will be open to the event. The downstairs meeting room area is 5 steps down. It can be made accessible, but may present a challenge.

$5 for non-members at the door. Members free. Special prize drawing for people who RSVP. For more information or to RSVP see or call 845-820-0262 to speak with Criss Itterman.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Holistic Hudson Valley

Rev. Criss has started a new low-key networking group in the area called Holistic Hudson Valley -- a group for holistic enthusiasts and people curious about holistic arts.

The first 2 meetings are March 24th and April 28th. Non-members attend for $5, no limit to the number of events you can attend. Memberships start at $25 for the year.

For more information about meetings, times & locations, please see either or

NWIN Day Chapter Meeting

This is our regular monthly women-only chapter meeting:

Wednesday April 7th, 2010

The Copper Bottom
Florida, NY

Women - $30

Please join us. RSVP to 845-820-0262.

Friday, February 26, 2010

May CASA Fundraiser

Were you at our first CASA fundraiser at Cosimo's?  We had 55 people there.  We have a little room to beat that record!

Come join us at Cosimo's on Route 211 in Middletown, NY for linner (that's a meal between lunch & dinner).

CASA Open House Fundraiser

May 13th 2-5pm

Cosimo's Brick Oven
620 Route 211 East, Middletown, NY

For details, to ask questions, to RSVP & Pay:

$25 by 5/5, $30 at the door.

Sponsors for the event and prize donations greatly appreciated!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

College Planning Seminars

Member Brenda Hall is giving 3 college planning seminars at Primo Sports in Florida NY. March 1st/16th/22nd.

See attached Word file.

Celebrate Sacred Passion & Unconditional Love for Valentine's Day

NWIN Day Chapter director Rev. Criss Ittermann is giving a Free! teleseminar on Saturday Feb 13th at 2pm.

Check it out!

Monday, February 1, 2010

PartyLite Party

Come join Criss at her first tea(light) party.

I've borrowed someone's home to play hostess and I'll make sure you can sample some of my delicious home cookin'. The party will be in Otisville on Saturday February 20th 7pm - 10pm(ish). Please RSVP to Criss 845-820-0262 or email me through

I was at a party this last weekend -- we played games, sampled some fabulous beer bread and dips, and had a great time.

I look forward to seeing you there! :)

Criss Ittermann

Monday, November 23, 2009

Image Consulting at "pamper day" spa Open House

Hi Ladies!

Clear your calendars for Sunday, December 6th, 2009 starting at 12:00 PM to 4:00 P.M. There will be an open house at Spatique in Slate Hill NY.

Address: 2781 Route 6 Slate Hill NY 10973
Phone number: (845) 355-4295

Sophistication by Rosanne Bianchetta will be giving out fashion tips, and have gift certifcates available for purchase for the holidays. Right now Sophistication is offering a special of 25% off of any package.

Fort Knox gold buyers will be there. They guarantee the highest pay out for gold. This is a shopping experience supporting local vendors in jewelry and floral design, Lia Sophia jewelry, Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple.

Spatique will also be offering gift certificates, designer clothing at discounted prices, skin care products, candles and soaps etc.!! It will be the perfect place to stock up on unique gifts for the holidays!

Also check out the spa info on Facebook.

Friday, November 13, 2009

9 Keys to Energy Management Parts 1 & 2

You know you had dreams and big plans, but you seem to have lost them under a pile of papers on your desk, or maybe they're crammed between back-to-back appointments in your calendar. It doesn't matter, because you can't seem to find the energy or time to look for your dreams anymore.... You think maybe you need better time management skills, but that's not the core problem. Look deeper....

Criss Ittermann is giving a 2-Part energy management intensive:

Part 1 on December 4th
Part 2 on December 16th

Both are from 8am to 12pm in the Montgomery Room (1st level) at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce at 30 Scott's Corners Drive in Montgomery, NY.

Admission is $45 per individual session or $75 for the pair.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Save the Date - Co-Ed Fundraiser

The Orange Day Chapter is cooking up a fundraiser event to raise Holiday Funding for CASA on Thursday December 3rd. Stay tuned for more details! -- Would you like your organization to SPONSOR the fundraiser? $150 donation gets YOUR name on all our announcements, on our postcards, and in our email blasts! Contact Criss for more details!

Transforming Burnout - Member Event

Transforming Burnout into a Burning Desire

Are you tired of being tired?
Are you getting more and more irritated at the people you love?
Is your life is spinning out of control?
Are you buried in "to do"s that you don't want to do?
Are you always caught up in playing catch-up?
Do you need time off after your time off?

Join Rev. Criss Ittermann (co-director of Orange County Day Chapter) on this FREE teleseminar for ideas and exercises based on the book Healer in the Hotseat: SURRENDER™ to burnout and create your burning desire. This seminar will give you the keys to the 9-step SURRENDER™ system for turning Burnout back into a Burning Desire. And all attendees will get a surprise and special offer!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 7:30pm EST - 9:30pm EST
FREE! Really FREE! Register NOW: Space is limited!
Get your call-in number & pin here.

For more information about my services go to:

College Planning - Member Events

Scared and confused about college?

Are you a parent of a high school student who is scared and confused about college? Are you asking yourself questions like, “How do we choose the right college?” or “How will we afford college?” Don’t stress for a minute longer, I can guide you through the overwhelming process painlessly. For more information about my services or to register for our FREE college planning seminars,
visit or call (718)874-9445 today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 2-4 – Warwick, NY – How to send your child to college without going broke
Place: Gloria’s Total Beauty Salon & Spa, 127 Route 94 South, Meadow Crest Mall – Upper level, Warwick, NY

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:30-8:30 – Chester, NY – Picking colleges, college fairs/college visits and the admissions process
Place: The Castle Fun Center & Jesters Restaurant and Pub, 109 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918. All seminars held in Jesters Restaurant & Pub

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:30-8:30 – Chester NY – Financial Aid, scholarships and grants.
Place : The Castle Fun Center & Jesters Restaurant and Pub, 109 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918. All seminars held in Jesters Restaurant & Pub

Advance reservations required 718 874-9445. Call now!

[Contact our member Brenda Hall at the number above if you'd like these workshops in a neighboring area!]