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Female groups & mentors

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by LiaB, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    I am looking for (or considering starting) a group of women that mentor other women in firearms related education. I feel like fear is keeping women from educating themselves and enjoying the world of firearms and I'd love to dispel that fear. I also would love to learn from more veteran women in this field. Is there already a group like this that exists in the SW Washington area? Is anyone interested in creating one with me?


    To the men who might feel excluded: I truly value your experience and options and hope to draw on them too, but there is something special about women talking and learning about guns with other women.

    Thanks,

    Lia
     
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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  3. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Hi Dunerunner,

    That is exactly where I started! I have already scoured the NRA Women's site and have come up with nothing. But I have not yet looked at their forum, because I wanted to try here first.
     
  4. rolandson

    rolandson Oregon Active Member

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    The Liberal Gun Club has many women members, not just a few who reside in Oregon and Washington. Some are quite expert in reloading and gunsmithing, and more than one that I know of that have more than just a little experience with military weaponry.

    Julie, who one would find behind the counter over at The Place to Shoot, is well qualified in the world of firearms and is very happy to share the benefit of her experience. I would also hazard the guess that she is acquainted with many other women in the area who share your interest.
     
  5. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Thanks, rolandson, those tips are both very helpful.
     
  6. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    There are the LadySeed events that are part of the Appleseed Project.

    Project Appleseed - LadySeed

    Unfortunately, the closest one to us will be in Idaho in October.
     
  7. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Good to know, Ironbar. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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  9. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Thanks, PBinWA, Douglas Ridge is the first place I ever shot! I didn't realized they had ladies night. :D
     
  10. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    If you do decide to start something here I'd be happy to help, just let me know and we can discuss the options.
     
  11. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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  12. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Joe, if you are asking if I want to start a "For The Ladies" topic area on this site, the answer is Yes. Tell me more.

    If you are saying that you would help get the word out in the case that I organized a group, then thank you and hold that thought for a bit. I haven't gotten a lot of bites, but that doesn't mean the desire has been doused in me just yet. ;)

    Kimber, thank you. I had no idea Lebam, WA even existed! I will check that out.

    -- LIA
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  14. LiaB

    LiaB Vancouver, WA Member

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    Ah yes, I have seen her blog, but it completely escaped me that she is local. Thanks for the heads up, coctailer!
     
  15. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    My gal might be interested, she has been packing and trained by me for 27 years. We are in Lacey, WA