Transitioning to a Non-Profit

After careful thought and consideration we’ve decided to take the plunge and transition Miss Angie’s Place to a nonprofit organization. There are many steps to this process and it is overwhelming to say the least, but the initial phase is complete – we’ve created a solid mission statement and set of goals that will serve us well into the future.

The next step is recruiting members for the board of directors. Don’t get me wrong, serving on a board can be overwhelming, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Please take a look at the mission statement and goals below. If you feel a calling to help with this mission by serving as a member on the board of directors, feel free to message Miss Angie below.

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Create a safe space to gather and grow for people of all ages through art, nature, spirituality and movement.

Goals

  1. Foster a sense of appreciation and stewardship for mother earth.
  2. Offer affordable programming for all.
  3. Serve as a welcome presence in our community through diverse and inclusive programming and events.
  4. Be financially sustainable.
  5. Bridge the generational gap by establishing a mentorship program involving adults and youth, based on areas of concern/need for guidance.
  6. Promote mental, physical and emotional wellness for participants through programming and positive interactions amongst staff, volunteers and participants.
Yes! I’m interested in discussing board membership.

Happy Fall Y’all!

FINALLY! A painting party at our beautiful shop on Main Street. Below are the details. Please register prior to the event – space is limited!

October Painting Party – Happy Fall Y’all!

When: Monday, October 18th, 6:30-8:30pm. Please arrived a couple minutes early to get your template drawn and palette prepared.

Who: Ages 12+. Max of 10 participants so register early!

Where: Miss Angie’s Place, 222 S Main St, Pine Island, MN 55963

Cost: $27. This includes all supplies for an 11×14 wrapped canvas painting PLUS a slice of cheesecake of your choice. A small selection of beverages will also be available for purchase.

To register, use the button below or contact Miss Angie:
cell: 507-251-3684
email: angie@missangiesplace.org

*Payments may be made prior to, or day of attendance. We accept Paypal, Venmo, cash and check.

Josh’s Story Tonight – Postponed

Tis the season for cold and flu, and unfortunately Josh is a bit under the weather today, September 22. Therefore, we need to postpone the Survivor Series speaker session scheduled for tonight. However, if you would still like a place to gather tonight for strength and support, please let me know and we can gather as planned, minus the speaker.

Creativity Time Sessions on Fridays!

Calling all budding artists!

Creativity Time is a 90 minute session in which young artists and a caregiver can get their hands on familiar and brand new art mediums. Sessions are held every Friday from 9:30-11am and are open to children of all ages. Cost is $15 per student and this includes all materials for both the student and caregiver. Each week we will focus on a different art medium and a project that the student can take home the same day. Projects will align with seasons of the year, holidays and other relevant topics. Miss Angie’s philosophy is to avoid a “set in stone” project and instead allow the artist to guide the end result – focus on the artistic process as opposed to the final product.

Rediscover the Joy of Eating – An Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Say goodbye to the restriction and food rules of diet culture and get back to the joy of eating. Join Tracy as she introduces Intuitive Eating, a self-care eating framework that takes you on a journey of curiosity and discovery to help you reconnect with the inner wisdom you were born with. Research shows that intuitive eaters have higher self-esteem, variety of foods eaten, pleasure from eating, life satisfaction and HDL cholesterol. Intuitive eaters have also been shown to have lower triglycerides, blood pressure, binge eating and emotional eating. Heal your relationship with food, mind and body and reclaim your life.

When: Saturday, Oct 16th, 9am-11:30am (9-10am: Walk led by Miss Angie, 10-11:30am Presentation on Intuitive Eating by Tracy) Optional lunch at 11:30am.

Who: Anyone ages 16+

Cost: $35/person

To register, visit https://missangiesplace.org/nutrition/

Tracy Bjerke, RDN, LD, is a registered dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor helping people cultivate a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Minnesota State University–Mankato, followed by a Dietetic Internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has been serving, educating and helping members of southern Minnesota communities as a registered dietitian for the past eight years. She is the owner of Bjerke Nutrition and Wellness, LLC whose mission is to help clients heal their relationship with food, find freedom from diet culture and get back to the joy of eating using weight-inclusive, anti-diet approaches to nutrition counseling. 

After School Packages Now Available!

Three separate packages are now available for the Miss Angie’s After School. Choose the one that best meets your family’s needs. Feel free to stop in for a tour to see what the program is all about!
Package One: 5 days = $75
Package Two: 10 days = $135 (10% discount)
Package Three: 1 month unlimited = $225 for first child, $200 for each additional sibling/member of same household. This package guarantees your student a permanent spot every day the after school program is in session for the month of purchase. *. 

To learn more, visit https://missangiesplace.org/miss-angies-after-school/

After School in Action!

Women’s Circle with Jana Johnson

Join us for an intimate gathering of women, creating a web of communal wisdom, resources, and encouragement. During these times of chaos and confusion we can come together without comparison or competition; To offer sacred space held with intention, encouragement, and love. We can relearn compassion towards each other, moving past the need to appear ever-stronger, ever-smarter, ever-more, and moving into the gift of collaboration and collective insight.

Co-hosted by Angie Severson

When: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30pm

Who: Women, ages 16+

Location: Miss Angie’s Place, 222 South Main St, Pine Island, 55963

Cost to register: $2. A free will donation is appreciated at the session.

Come Explore the Labyrinth!

The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol and purposeful path. It  represents a journey to our own center and back into the  world. It has long been used for meditation and prayer.

When: 9-10:30 am, one Monday a month
Sept 20, Oct 18 and Nov 15.

Who: All ages are welcome.

Location: Miss Angie’s Place, 222 South Main St, Pine Island, 55963

Cost to register: $5. A free will donation is appreciated at the session.

Seeking a Fiscal Sponsor

From Left to Right: Ruby, Angie, Pearl, Ivory and Jade

Good Morning Friends,


Miss Angie here…I just had a conversation with a lovely neighbor and the all-to-often question came up…”So what do you actually DO at Miss Angie’s Place? What’s it all about?”

After sharing with our neighbor the mission of Miss Angie’s Place and the current/future programming we do and will provide, the all-to-common comment came up…”That sounds like a non-profit!”

Hence the conundrum. What we DO here and what our MISSION statement focuses on are both very non-profit. However, after speaking with a few experts in the world of non-profits, a charitable entity is just not the right fit at this time.

Therefore, good friends of Miss Angie’s, I ask of you two things…
1) Please take a good look at our website; what we stand for, what we provide, what we hope to provide, and how we are making an impact in the Pine Island and surrounding communities.

2) Please send my way any ideas of charitable organizations you think may be a good fit as a Fiscal Sponsor for Miss Angie’s Place. For more information on fiscal sponsorship and what it’s all about, please visit this website:

https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/fiscal-sponsorship-nonprofits

Thanks so much for your time. Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Angie Severson

507-251-3684

angie@missangiesplace.org

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Speakers Series – Survivor!

We are soooooo very excited to announce the first session of the Survivor Speaker Series. Listen to Josh tell his story on mental and chemical health, suicide awareness, recovery and hope. Josh will speak for approximately one hour on his personal experiences.

Josh is a Community Liaison and Regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator with Zumbro Valley Health Center in Rochester, Minnesota.

Cost to register is $2. A free will donation is appreciated at the session.