Wine, Women & Wellness: with a twist..... Cocktails, Costumes and Connections!



Network over Halloween-themed sushi and cocktails with us at Ra Sushi!

We're having Halloween fun with our networking on the 24th in lovely Lombard. Costumes encouraged (but not required)! 

This event has an unusual twist...we will bring some fun in to networking with a special event called Cocktails, Costumes and Connections at Ra Sushi  in Lombard on THURSDAY OCT. 24th.

Ra Sushi promises Halloween themed cocktails and sushi (but other menu options are available). While costumes are not required, we ask that participants consider wearing a costume representing networking in the past, present or future; use your creativity and imagination to represent what it was like to network at the turn of the century...or what it will look like in 100 years!  

Ample parking can be found adjacent to Ra, which is connected to the YorkTown Shopping Mall. Yorktown is also accessible via Pace buses 313, 322, 715, 877, 888, 776, 779, and 834. Several of these lines connect with CTA and Metra lines. Visit: PACE for additional information on the individual routes.

Ra is located in Lombard, which has vibrant business community, and was the home of Ellen Martin, the first woman in Illinois to vote. "On April 6, 1891, Ellen Martin led a group of women to the voting place at the general store. She demanded that the three male election judges allow the women to vote. The judges were so surprised that one of them had a "spasm," one leaned against the wall for support, and the other fell backwards into a barrel of flour! They did not want to let the women vote, so a county judge was asked to decide. He agreed that the women were right. Ellen Martin then became the first woman in Illinois to vote. In 1916 Illinois women could vote in national elections, but the 19th Amendment (the Women's Suffrage Amendment) was not passed until 1920" (Wikipedia)

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  • Barbara Joan Z.

    NEW-News to share:) I invite you to listen to my interview on the Empowerment Show-Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00pmCST - at the link of your choice:
    http://www.LinkedLocalNetwork.com/Empowerment
    (www.Facebook.com/ TheEmpowermentShow,www.Twitter.com/EmpowermentShow)
    Hear a preview now on YouTube: http://youtu.be/9uWYCjLKhy8
    Thank you:)

    November 6, 2013

  • Maike the M.

    Here's a recap of our ghoulish fun. Thank you for your costume creativity ladies! http://www.maikesmarvels.com/?p=7874

    October 30, 2013

  • Barbara Joan Z.

    Ghostly Haunting/oooooBoo!

    October 27, 2013

  • Robin G.

    I totally enjoyed the experience... I am glad I connected with this group

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Maike the M.

    As mentioned yesterday, we have a discussion board at which you can announce your upcoming events/radio interviews and other news about your successes: http://www.meetup.com/TheNEWgroup/messages/boards/forum/9086612

    This is also the place to post any events that NEW has not endorsed, such as charity fundraisers, ticketed events etc.

    October 25, 2013

  • Kim B.

    Sorry I have to cancel. Last minute meeting with a client. So disappointed cuz I love Suzie.

    October 24, 2013

  • Jenifer B.

    Disappointed I had to cancel, I have a meeting at 6:15...guess my costume will just have to collect more dust!

    October 24, 2013

    • Maike the M.

      Hold the meeting at RA! ;)
      Hope your evening is productive and see you another time.

      October 24, 2013

  • Donna Sheridan, M.

    Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Looking forward to meeting you next month.

    1 · October 23, 2013

  • Kristin Solberg C.

    Sorry I will miss it tomorrow. Have a conflict as well. Hope it's a great success,
    Kristin

    October 23, 2013

    • Maike the M.

      we'll post costume pictures after the event. Looking forward to seeing you in November of December.

      October 23, 2013

  • Diane S.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

    October 23, 2013

  • Donna Sheridan, M.

    Sorry I have a conflict for 10/24, however, would like to join you in the future as this group sounds quite exciting and fun.

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Barbara Joan Z.

    Can't wait to attend and meet the inspiring women of the night, albeit many of them may not be recognizable under masks or in disguise. I plan to bring some historic women, also to be unmasked, some, perhaps even witches. Suuu-She!

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Maike the M.

      We're excited too! It will be fun to see everyone's alter ego! The more magic, the merrier.

      October 21, 2013

  • Maike the M.

    Trying to think up a costume for 10/24 Cocktails, Costumes and Connections at Ra Sushi in Lombard? Check out: http://takebackhalloween.org/

    October 12, 2013

  • Maike the M.

    Just dug up my old costumes, which are a fun blast of the past. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202158414902702&set=o.596190810425330&type=1&theater&notif_t=wall Do you know what you are going as yet?

    October 10, 2013

  • Maike the M.

    I just read this fascinating chapter on witches in Barbara Joan Zeitz's book: http://aauw-il.org/information/herstory/May2004.pdf. It's good to live in this era, because I can dress up as a witch and not be accused of being one!

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Marianne G.

    Hi Ladies - I would love to come however - I SO do NOT do Sushi! I wouldn't be able to eat anything!

    September 29, 2013

    • Maike the M.

      Most sushi bars have salad options as well. And it looks like Ra serves Teriyaki and other non-sushi options. http://www.rasushi.co...­
      If it's looking at sushi that is a deal-breaker we'll just have to wait til next time...

      September 29, 2013

    • Marianne G.

      Ok, I checked out the menu so at least they have tempura shrimp - so there is something I can eat - I changed my rsvp to yes!

      1 · September 30, 2013

  • Maike the M.

    Now to come up with a costume...

    1 · September 27, 2013

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