• Join us February 12th!

    Celebrations - Center Court

    2100 Dawson Avenue, La Crosse, WI

    located just off of I-90, Exit 2

    -Make a Reservation-

    This month's Purposeful Partner:

    Capable Canines of Wisconsin

    Each month Women with Purpose-Coulee Region will highlight a Coulee Region non-profit organization and ask our guests to donate needed items for that month’s charity. Just bring the item(s) to the monthly luncheon and drop off at the Purposeful Partner table. We will deliver the items to the organization each month on behalf of our Women with Purpose attendees. This is a small way in which we can have a big impact on our community.


    Volunteering opportunities for children under 12 - at home or school:
    • Get your friends or classmates to help you put together a supply drive for some of the items Capable Canines needs most!
    • Make and sell creative handmade goodies like braided felt dog toys to friends and family to help raise money.
    • Set up a bake sale or lemonade stand to help raise money for CCOW.


    Capable Canines of Wisconsin, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that trains and places service dogs. We are dedicated to providing assistance and support to children and adults living with autism, seizures, diabetes, and physical disabilities.

    NEEDED ITEMS – Any donated items are appreciated!

    • Poop bags
    • Rachel Ray beef flavor dry dog food
    • Small soft treats
    • XL metal foldable dog crates
    • Rugs or mats to fit inside crates
    • Gift cards (Petco, Petsmart, Walmart, Target) 
    • Disinfecting wipes
    • Paper towels
    • Kyra da dog beds 44x27
    • Bold Lead Designs (website) Velcro patches & vests in forest green
    • Office supplies: 
      • Envelopes
      • Stamps
      • 8.5x11 plain white copy paper
      • Avery return address labels for inkjet printer

    For further questions please contact:

    Jodi Vogel, Administrator

    Phone: 608.397.5119

    Email: Jodi@womenwithpurposewi.org




    Melissa Schultz, Director

    Phone: 608.386.4136

    Email: Melissa@womenwithpurposewi.org

    Enjoy Lunch and Listen to Our Speaker

    Lunch runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (September through May). We are located at CELEBRATIONS on the River, 2100 Dawson Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54603. Conveniently located right off of I-90, Exit 2. Reservations are required.


    All RSVPs have to be called in the Wednesday before the lunch event. Once that day has passed, there will be a "Speaker Only" option for $10. No lunch will be available but you can join us and hear a great speaker.

    Melissa Schultz

    Be Equipped For Difficult Conversations

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020


    Do you avoid confrontation or difficult conversations? Do you feel your stress rise just thinking about confronting a client or your relative? We all have times in our lives when we must have difficult conversations. Melissa Schultz will teach us the structure of every difficult conversation and critical techniques to help you navigate those conversations with the best outcome in mind. Enter difficult conversations with less stress and the confidence to gain a better outcome.

    2019-2020 Speaker Lineup

    September 11

    Tracey Wozny – Zone 4: Leading a Life Outside of Your Comfort Zone


    October 9

    Debbie Griffith – There's No One Else You Need to Be Other Than the Unique Women You Are Right Now


    November 13

    Kami Jo Lipps & Kristi Paulsen – Today’s Mental Health for Women


    December 11

    Lael Lemire – Boundaries: When to Say YES and When to Say NO to Take Control of Your Life


    January 8

    Caroline Bostrack – Fear into Focus Creating Your Future Regardless of Your Past


    February 12

    Melissa Schultz – Be Equipped For Difficult Conversations


    March 11

    Cheryl Killilea – Journey through Wellness with Courage, Faith & Joy


    April 8

    Abby Rimmert – Navigating Inter-Generational Challenges


    May 13

    Nancy Flottmeyer – Living Your Dream

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  • Women with Purpose is grateful for our generous sponsors:

    Please consider visiting them!


    Thrivent Financial


  • Contact Us:

    Jodi Vogel, Administrator

    Phone: 608.397.5119

    Email: Jodi@womenwithpurposewi.org

    Melissa Schultz, Director

    Phone: 608.386.4136

    Email: Melissa@womenwithpurposewi.org