SEPT 13-15, 2019
SWEETWATER COUNTY TRAVEL & TOURISM
The Holiday Inn Rock Springs is the host hotel for the PWWR. They have provided a generous rate of $79/night. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this low rate and “PARK & RETREAT.” Bus
transportation will be provided for all attendees. The buses will transport attendees to all components of the retreat starting with the Friday evening reception and ending with returning to the Holiday Inn Rock Springs following Saturday activities.
AN EVENT RECOGNIZING THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF WYOMING WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
SEPT 14, 2019 6:00-9:00pm
Wine & Appetizer Reception with Live Music and Vendors at the Holiday Inn Ballroom. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
December 10th, 2019 marked the 150th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage for the State of Wyoming.
Wyoming, then a territory, granted women the right to vote nearly 50 years prior to the signing of the 19th amendment in 1920. Wyoming derived its name as the “Equality State” because it was the first state to grant Women congressional rights such as voting and serving in political office. Wyoming was proudly home to the first Woman Justice of the Peace, first All Female Jury, first female Statewide Elected Official, first Town in America to be Governed Entirely by Women (Jackson, WY), first Woman Governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, who served from 1925 to 1927 and in 1933, was the first woman to be appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to head the U.S. Mint.
JENISSA MEREDITH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SWEETWATER COUNTY TRAVEL & TOURISM, AND CREATOR OF THE PROUD WYOMING WOMAN RETREAT
ABOUT THE PROUD WYOMING WOMAN RETREAT
Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism is proud to present the Proud Wyoming Woman Retreat, Sept 13, 14, and 15 2019 in
Rock Springs and Green River, Wyoming.
This Retreat was created in honor of the Women of Wyoming and their journeys from the proud moment of Women’s Suffrage in 1869 to the accomplishments of present day.
The Proud Wyoming Woman Retreat (PWWR) will focus on networking, arts and culture, female health and wellness activities that incorporate outdoor components such as Fly Fishing, Yoga, Self-Care, Dutch Oven Cooking, Trap Shooting, Downtown Art Sip & Stroll, Live Music, Inspiring Speakers, and much more!
The Proud Wyoming Woman Retreat (PWWR) was created and developed by Jenissa Meredith, Executive Director of Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism. “Wyoming is more than a place of residence. It is way of life. I was born in Cheyenne and grew up in Rock Springs. I attended Western Wyoming Community College and the University of Wyoming. After receiving my bachelor’s degree, I chose to come back home to Sweetwater County to raise my children and use my education to develop in this career that I love. I have tremendous pride in Sweetwater County and in the state of Wyoming and I know that many other women feel the same way. I want this retreat to reflect the pride that originated at the time of women’s suffrage and that lives on today. I want it to reflect the ideals and unique lifestyles of a Proud Wyoming Woman.”
Sponsorships & Partnerships
On behalf of the Proud Wyoming Woman Retreat, we would like to thank our sponsors:
Sweetwater County Travel & Tourism would like to thank the following Partners for their monetary support, and/or volunteering their services, and skills to help make this 2019 PWWR event possible: