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Annual Retreat

Each year we get together at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma for a 3-day retreat. Accommodations were shared rooms in rustic redwood cabins set among landscaped grounds including pool and hot tub. The towns of Sonoma and Glen Ellen are minutes away. The weekend included conversation, recreation, yoga, hiking, swimming, hot tub, massage, art, music, good eating, and laughter.

Annual Holiday Party

Also each year we get together in the first or second week of December to celebrate and to contribute to a good cause. Gifts brought to the party are donated to the Hamilton Family Center. The Hamilton Family Center is a San Francisco-based organization focused on returning families to independent living and assisting families and individuals in maintaining their housing.

Book Circle

Since 2011, six to eight OWA members read and discussed three books a year linking women & architecture and donated the books to environmental design libraries, public libraries, and to the OWA Book Circle library making them available for all OWA members to read by request.. The OWA Circle is currently reading LEAN IN by Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg and invites all OWA members and friends on November 7, 2013 to discuss her ideas for improving equity in the workplace and in the home. All interested OWA members are encourage to read LEAN IN ahead of November as her themes are relevant and worth discussing. Four copies are circulating and available to any member. WSB

Health Plans

The OWA has offered Health Insurance Plans to its members (women and men) for over 25 years. Our plans are available to individuals and firms.

Third Thursday Zoom Social

The Third Thursday Zoom Social is an informal gathering of members and guests to check-in, catch-up, and share news.

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