|Handouts brochures, flyers, and some information that the women|
received from the various sites they visited.
|United Way in Port Clinton|
|Stanislava in Holmes C0untry|
The group's translator was Olga Shostachuk, from Cleveland. Tamara filled in quite a bit, as did Natalia Dohadailo.
Facilitated by Dr. Elizabeth Balint, project manager of the Great Lakes Consortium for Training and Development (GLC), the women travelled from
|Great idea from Amish|
|In Fremont, at WSOS|
|At Hungarian Club, top, with Bill Hilt and Peter Uvjagi. |
Above, starting out in Washington, DC; meetings with Rep.Kaptur, at Lourdes.
"I hope they learned as much from us as we learned from them," BethAnne Varney said. They did. A lifetime of experience for all of them. Open World made a difference. It was hard to say goodbye, but we will be hearing from these women!
Special thanks for this fantastic experience belong to Viktoriya Maryamova, a program coodinator for the GLC and dedicated volunteer; to WSOS; World Servces of LaCrosse, and of course GLC project manager Dr. ELizabeth Balint, who planned, organized and implemented one of the best Open World programs I can imagine, with outstanding success.