I’m Michelle McGowan and I’m excited and honored to serve as your 2018-2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Program Manager for the United States Women of Today! Domestic Violence is something I’ve experienced, I was lucky, I still had a great connection to my family and a great support system. You are not alone, together we can!

I joined the Byron, MN chapter of Women of Today in July 2006. At my first chapter meeting I accepted the position of Chapter Secretary. Since then I have held a position on the chapter level every year.

I love spending time with my husband Dan and sons, David Miller, 33, and John McGowan, 20. David and his wife Alysa have two children, Rose, 12, and James, 8. I also get to spend a lot of time with my Mom, JoAnn Miller. She is the 2018-2019 Programming VP for USWT. For fun, Dan and I like to go trail riding in 4x4 trucks. My happy place is behind the wheel of my 1995 Geo Tracker. I also enjoy reading to relax.

I have a very rewarding position as a Patient Appointment Coordinator at Mayo Clinic in the Vascular Center.

Please call or e-mail me if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help you with this year. I’m looking forward to working with you and I’d love to hear from you!!

Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA)

The United States Women of Today creed states that we are "dedicated to serving our community and nation." Since our inception in 1985, the USWT has worked with foundations such as March of Dimes, Arthritis Foundation, Lost Child Network, Autism, Breast Cancer Awareness, Resolve, Multiple Sclerosis Society and Domestic Violence Awareness. Since 1985, over $1,000,000 has been donated to the above organizations. In the past our charitable foundations were supported by our organization on a rotating three (3) year bid basis. However, as of May 1, 2011 Domestic Violence Awareness has become our permanent national charitable foundation.

Educating members and our community about Domestic Violence and how it affects the lives of women, children and men in our country is the focus of the United States Women of Today. Our Domestic Violence Awareness Program Manager will work closely with state and local contacts to promote both educational and fundraising projects.

For more information regarding educational and fundraising ideas, please review our current Domestic Violence Awareness Manual.

Everyone has the right to live without fear and violence.

Each Domestic Violence Awareness Program Manager is encouraged to promote the area in a way she finds most beneficial and fun. Having a fun theme/logo often makes the promotion of this area easier and more effective. She may also offer any kind of incentives she believes will encourage members' participation. Please fill out the DVA Transmittal Form and remit to the DVA Program Manager.


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