I am on the Friends of CAASA committee which is a group of volunteers that help with a variety of events throughout the year, but primarily help plan and organize the annual Women's Night Out fundraising event. Supporting victims of domestic abuse is a cause that is also near to my heart and I find it very rewarding to work with this great group of women. This year's theme was "Celebrating the Everyday Hero: The Power of Kindness". We had a beautiful setting, great speaker, lots of door prizes and of course the naming of the Outstanding Women of the Year. It was a fun night and I can't wait to see what we will come up with for next year.
Friends of CAASA packed the Clay County Regional Events Center hall on Thursday evening for their annual Women’s Night Out fundraising event. As part of the evening CAASA recognized Josephine Gruhn (right) as its Outstanding Woman of 2008. Citing her service as a CAASA board member for a number of years, and her tireless work for victim’s rights, Gruhn was honored for all of her work, including her assistance with fundraisers awareness events, as well as her connection to leg-islators and community leaders in northwest Iowa.