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Champaign Urbana Illinois Federation of Business Women's Club (1921 A,L)
This support and networking group is for women in the Champaign-Urbana area. It is affiliated with a state and international network of women. Membership fees are $60 for state and local dues. The group also raises funds to support community activities and a scholarship fund. The target for scholarships is women returning to school. Call for dinner reservations and additional information. Meets 1st Tues., 6:30 p.m., dinner meeting at Hawthorne Suites, 101 Trade Center Dr., Champaign.
Call: Carla Tucker (217) 384-2352 (work)
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Gal UP
This group is for women of any sexual orientation to come together in a safe space to discuss their lives and socialize. Topics for discussion can relate to the coming out process, being an ally, developing friendships, and networking within the community, spiritual and religious topics, dating, and more. Meets 4th Wed. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please call or e-mail for more information.
Call: UP Center- (217) 550-4248
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SisterNet (1996, F, P)
A local Black women's health network committed to the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health of Black women and families within Champaign County. Meeting times and locations vary.
Call: Imani Bazzell (217) 649-6736

Women for Sobriety (W.F.S.) (1998 A,L)
This group provides meetings and phone support to help women recover from problems with alcoholism and/or chemical addictions. This is an alternative recovery program to AA. Meets Mon., 7:00-8:00 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship, 124 W. White St., Champaign.
Call: Sue (217) 355-3921 or W.F.S. national office (215) 536-8026
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Women of Pride (2008 F,L)
This group provides a weekly discussion group and opportunities to participate in a wide range of community activities to foster a sense of community among women of all sexual orientations. Meets Fri., 6:30 p.m., 616 E. Green St. Ste. 212, Urbana, IL 61820.
Call: Sarah Mowitz (217) 244-8863
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Write: Sarah Mowitz, 616 E. Green St. Ste. 212, Urbana, IL 61820