Register for the 2014 Oregon Women Veterans Conference

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March 28-29th
2014 Oregon Women Veterans Conference  //  This is My Journey

The Eugene Hilton & Conference Center  //  66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97401

Registration is now open.  Conference attendance and lunch is FREE.  Open to all women who served in the military.  Seats are limited.

As a woman who has served in the military, you may not realize that you are an American veteran. That’s why every two years, the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs partners with other state and federal organizations to host an Oregon Women Veterans Conference.  This free event offers women veterans an opportunity to connect with other women veterans and learn about the benefits that they have earned as a result of their honorable service.  Here is a sneak peak at the upcoming event's agenda:
 
March 28 Friday
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:45 Posting of the Colors
  National Anthem
  Welcome Speakers:   Kitty Piercy, Eugene Mayor 
                                   Renee French, Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator
                                   Cameron Smith, Director Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs
9:45-10:45 Keynote Speaker
10:45-11:00 Break
11:15-11:45 Oregon State Representative Julie Parrish
11:45-12:00 Celebrate the Oldest and Youngest Veterans in attendance
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch/Drill Team
1:15 - 2:45 Workshops (Wellness Room, ODVA, VAMC, Employment, Nutrition)
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 -4:00 General Session: Panel Discussion with WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, OIF/OEF women veterans
 4:00-5:00 Movie-Service When Women Come Marching Home
 5:30 Reception (Crazy Sock) Auction Items
   
March 29 Saturday
7:00 5K Fun Run/Walk/Crawl
8:30-9:00 Registration (new attendees)
9:00-9:30 Mary Mayer, Chair of the Advisory Committee to the ODVA and U.S. Air Force (ret.), 1972-2002
9:30-10:00 Verna Jones, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation
10:00-10:20 Fallen Women
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Workshop 2 (Wellness Room, ODVA, Start on Purpose (Small Business), Sandwich Generation, Employment)
1200 - 1:00 Lunch
1:15 - 2:15 Stress Management Workshop (Amanda Bresee)
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 4:00 Workshop 3 (Wellness Room, VAMC, Start on Purpose(Small Business), Resilient Living Practices, Financial)
6:00 - 6:30 Social Time/Auction items
6:30 Dinner / POW/MIA Recognition

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**The conference is looking for veterans of all eras to participate in a panel during the conference.  If you are interested in participating, please email conference coordinators at orwomenvets@odva.state.or.us.
 
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