Join us Wednesday, December 8th from 12-1pm AND 1-2pm at the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) or on zoom for the monthly General Meeting.  

We have an action packed and very special meeting to celebrate the holidays with our “Winter Solstice Celebration”!

Thank you to our sponsors of this month’s General Meeting and “Winter Solstice Celebration”, Melinda Hickey with Rodan + Fields and Julie Kieckbusch Jones, Financial Advisor 



Flying High Award!

First, we will announce the Flying High Award recipient! The Flying High Awards began in 2002, to celebrate the extraordinary women who have made significant contributions to the Missoula Businesswomen’s Network and our community. The MBN Awards Committee, chaired by the President and Past-President, has awarded over 50 members with this award.


This month you will find something for everyone from Noodles Express!
  • Chicken Osaka – Cooked in ginger sauce with a side of lemon mustard osaka sauce.
  • Beef Teriyaki – Sizzled in ginger-teriyaki sauce.
  • Vegetable Noodles – Fresh yakisoba noodles cooked in a light soy-ginger sauce with grilled vegetables.
  • Asian Slaw
  • Vegetable Egg Rolls
  • Green Salad
  • Assortment of Sweet Treats
  • Assortment of Drinks

Winter Solstice Celebration!

Second, yes! It’s an hour-long celebration of the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere, it takes place between December 20 and 23, depending on the year. (The reverse is true in the Southern Hemisphere, where the shortest day of the year occurs in June.) Cultures around the world have long held feasts and celebrated holidays around the winter solstice. Fire and light are traditional symbols of celebrations held on the darkest day of the year.

The winter solstice is the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight, and it marks the start of astronomical winter. After the winter solstice, days start becoming longer and nights shorter as spring approaches. We will be extending the General Meeting for our celebration with yummy treats and pottery painting! Let your creative side flow as we socialize and celebrate the friendships, we have made through MBN! We will have several choices of pottery pieces, all provided by the ZACC!

The cost to participate in the “Winter Solstice Celebration” is $5.00 to cover a portion of the pottery cost, which you will be able to keep! Please RSVP by signing up by Wednesday, December 1st so we have enough pottery for all. Please click HERE to register for pottery. There is no charge if you are not doing pottery.

We are seeking a SPONSOR business for this event to help cover the balance of the costs. Please click HERE to sign-up as a SPONSOR for the Winter Solstice Celebration!

Mountain of Giving for Watson Children’s Shelter

Third, yes – we said it’s an action-packed meeting! Missoula Businesswomen’s Network is partnering with the Mountain of Giving campaign this year! Mountain of Giving is a 501c3 nonprofit foundation and your donation is tax-deductible.

How it Works. Take a tag from of our Mountain of Giving List (CLICK HERE) — shop for the item and return the tag and item to the MBN General Meeting on December 8th.  

No Time To Shop? No problem – you can make a cash donation online HERE. Donate early and the volunteer elves will be sent out to shop for you!  

Mountain of Giving Requests 

1. Choose a request by clicking on the link below. These items are requested by Watson Children’s Center

2. Purchase the item (no used items, please).

3. Return the item to the MBN General Meeting on December 8th  


We have a lot going on to finish up 2021, don’t we? We hope to see everyone for our last General Meeting of the calendar year!!


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