Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Board of Director's Elected

Dove's Annual Meeting was held on Monday, May 8.  At that time, the following slate of Board Directors were elected to serve the July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019 term,

Mrs. SuEllen Brauer
Rev. Jason Butterick
Rev. Vivian Clarington
Ms. Keturah Owens
Mrs. Amanda Podeschi
Mrs. Marianne Taylor
Mr. William Taylor

Thanks to all who are choosing to serve on the Board.

They will be serving with the following who are serving a July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018 term

Ms. Jo Carter
Mrs. Tami Crouch
Mr. Darrel Parish
Ms. Teri Fickes
Mrs. Kim Stahl
The Rev. Richard Swan

The complete list is always available on the Dove website www.doveinc.org


Fr. Swan who is currently serving as the Vice President of the conducted the election of the Board of Directors.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mother’s Day is a time to honor all Mothers

 Unfortunately, some children are not in a loving relationship with their Mother. I found this poem below from the St. Paul Almanac, created in 2005. It is a tribute to women. I feel it is appropriate post to share for Mother’s Day, entitled "The Strength of a Woman." 


The St. Paul Almanac is a "literary-centered arts organization that shares stories across cultures and cultivates dialogue to promote understanding, relationships, and collaborative action". The Saint Paul Almanac helps to center the people of the St. Paul community into the heart of storytelling. Please enjoy and please honor the supportive women in your life.


Teri Ducy
Domestic Violence Program Director


The strength of a woman is carrying the burden of family without expectation that someone will feel her pain or cry her tears.

The strength of a woman is the first one to wake up and the last to go to bed.

The strength of a woman is to pretty and doll up all the masks she has to wear in order to survive.

The strength of a woman is crying herself to sleep at night then embracing you in the morning with a hug and a smile.

The strength of a woman is my mother, a woman who says she’s okay when you can tell she’s in pain, a woman who smiles when the going gets tough and a woman who finds laughter after crying.

The strength of a woman is to raise a child she does not know.

The strength of a woman hears a child’s cry and knows exactly what they want.

The strength of a woman is courage and independence.

The strength of a woman is doing whatever it takes to survive.

The strength of a woman is the backbone that holds everyone together . . . behind every strong man there is a strong woman.

The strength of a woman is her ability to hold her tongue when her significant other is wrong
to stop her children from misbehaving with a look in her eye to pick herself up and dust herself off to make her family smile in the midst of a storm, to multi-task and adapt to different situations to swallow her pride.

The strength of a woman is her unconditional love for her children and others.

The strength of a woman is to be a peacemaker.

The strength of a woman is to be able to feel things no one else can.

The strength of a woman is having faith in God, for she knows God is the only one that has her back.


Helping others when they are in need, always there to take the lead.

Suffering hard times not for long, because her will is very strong.

Makes you happy with lots of jokes, most importantly they are jokes of hope.

Her colors are beautiful—scarlet red— lots of blessings upon her head.

The strength of a woman we’ll always know, because her strength will always show.

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