Rekindling Joy for the Holidays

Clallam County Women United Presents: Rekindling Joy for the Holidays

Join us for an hour of networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres followed by presentations from some of our favorite women-owned businesses. Topics will include: DIY holiday decor, tips for elevated food & drinks, staying present and being intentional during the holidays, and more! We will have a table set aside where you can display your business cards and marketing materials so please bring them.

Additional info on topics and presenters to come!


Thursday, November 9th | 5 - 8pm

Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles Harbor

$35 / Person



Meet Our Presenters

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Kristin DeCou, Modern Refreshlogo for Modern Refresh

We're thrilled to welcome back to Rekindling Joy, Kristin DeCou, Founder of Modern Refresh. This year, Kristin will present on the topic "The Joy of Giving," and walk us through how to manage clutter (physical, mental, and calendar), overcome guilt with gratitude, and experience more joy in giving throughout the holidays. 

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Carol Clayton, Carol's Vegan KitchenCarol's vegan kitchen logo

Carol is a chef, cooking instructor, and cookbook author who is on a mission to "feed people plants." At Rekindling Joy, she will tell us the story behind her new e-book, and then share three traditionally non-vegan recipes that she has transformed into plant-based delights. Learn more about her and her new cookbook, and sample a few vegan recipes at her website HERE.

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Christine Bekkevar, Flatbed Floral

Christine is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, business owner, and food and beauty blogger. Her new venture is Flatbed Floral, a flower obsession turned passion project where she "spreads kindness one stem at a time." Christine will share design tips for your holiday decor, including easy and budget friendly DIY ornaments, creating an eye-catching centerpiece, and selecting unique floral and found elements that celebrate the season. You can follow Christine's ventures on Instagram HERE.

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Julia Buggy, Blue Mountain Yoga +blue mountain yoga logo

Julia is a local mom of two daughters, an experienced, registered yoga teach with 22 years of practice, holistic nutrition educator, and the owner of Blue Mountain Yoga and Wellness Collective in Sequim, which has just been voted best yoga on the Peninsula for the second year in a row. She knows firsthand how stressful the holidays can be when navigating family dynamics. She will be sharing some easy and practical tips to help us stay balanced this holiday season. Learn more about Julia at her website HERE.





Photos from Our 2022 Rekindling Joy Women's United Event





About Women United

There is power when women come together and it's been proven over and over in studies that women who support women are more successful overall! Collectively, we can make a larger impact in business and in our community. We, at United Way, are harnessing all of the empowering energy in Clallam County to form a Women's United affinity group where we can come together, build skills, raise each other up and channel the power of collaboration...and have a ton of fun doing it! This will be an all inclusive safe space where we support each other and feel welcome to have a voice.

Our Women United affinity group aims to represent every race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and religion; reflect a spectrum of gender identity; and connect across Clallam County. We wholly commit to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive so that, through our genuine connections, we are affirmed as we strive to make our community better and support each other!




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