The 37th Annual PAWMA Camp
PAWMA Camp 2014
Diversity, Empowerment, Community
September 19 - 22 • Aldersgate Retreat Center, Turner, Oregon
Nestled among 38 forested acres in the heart of Oregon's beautify Willamette Valley, in Turner, Oregon, will provide for a fantastic all inclusive camp for women and girls, whether new to martial arts or seasoned practitioners. We welcome all levels to join us!
PAWMA Camp 2014 Teachers
|| Sifu Aarin Burch
| Sifu Robin Dahlberg
||Shaolin Kung Fu
| Michele Elefante Sensei
| Sensei Delina Fuchs
||Danzan Ryu Jujitsu
| Shifu/Sensei Kore Grate
||Wu Chien Pai
| Sifu Lynn Keslar
||Kajukenbo, Doce Pares Escrima
| Dara Masi Shihan
| Lori O'Connell Sensei
| Sifu Sana Shanti
| Sifu Gin Yang
| Jamie Zimron Sensei
Thanks to all who submitted wonderful logo proposals. We were awed by your creativity. Kudos to Tyger Abuan, Robin Dahlberg, and Tracy Reith. This year's beautiful logo was created by artist Lori Fischer. Be sure to order your shirts as you register for camp.
In Appreciation for Those Serving You
A Letter from our President, Sonya Richardson
Photo by Catrina Marchetti.
The Pacific Association of Women Martial Artists has been holding training camps for thirty-seven years. Behind the curtain, thirty-seven groups of organizers have brainstormed, created, re-shaped and turned the gears that move women and girls in their exploration and deepening of their relationship with the martial arts. A bow of gratitude to all who served on the PAWMA Board before us from conception to this day.
If you’ve ever been on a non-profit board, you understand those first few months of feeling like you’re jogging underwater. Simply stated, it takes a minute to plant one’s feet firmly, let alone run boldly on the road. Last year’s Board, small but mighty, was amazing. They not only left us breadcrumbs to find the path, but a host of thoroughly organized “how to’s” and a healthy fiscal purse to advance us forward. Please take a moment to literally read each name aloud in full appreciation: Roseanne Boudreau. Helen Yee. Patty O’Linger. Nikia Fenlin. Justine Simkins (continuing board member) and Michelle McVadon (Elder Counsel).