MOIsson Breakfast Club was formed in October 2013 to promote leadership and cross-generational mentoring among its members. The French word “MOIsson,” meaning to harvest or to reap what is sown is truly representative of the club’s objective. The word “moi” in French means “me”. By “seeding” relationships and mentoring opportunities and learning something new every month, we grow. We each harvest the benefits of new knowledge and richer relationships. As individuals, we then pay it forward to each other, our employers, our families and our communities.
MOIsson is a uniquely intimate organization, welcoming approximately 50 members to participate in breakfast programs, social events, charitable giving and more. The focus of the group is not reciprocity, rather, it is to develop relationships that open the door to mentoring and leadership development. Each month, we hear from local leaders about relevant topics that inspire action in our personal and professional lives. Past topics have included
- Leading in a Male-Dominated Industry – Rose Mitchell, retired Hy-Vee executive
- Finding Your True Values – Sandy Hatfield Clubb, Drake
- Gaining Wisdom from Sages – Jann Freed, author
- Creating a Personal Brand – Mike Wagner, White Rabbit Group
- Mindfulness – Sarah Noll Wilson, ARAG Group
MOIsson formally supports nonprofits who serve women, children and families. At the end of each year, the club invites a panel of non-profit leaders to share about their organizations. From this panel, MOIsson members vote on and select a charitable organization to receive the group’s support in the next calendar year. Collectively, the group supports this organization through volunteer service, in-kind donations and financial contributions. MOIsson members maintain a spirit of volunteerism and giving through individual involvement in many charitable organizations.
In addition to monthly breakfast meetings, MOIsson provides opportunities to connect with other women during social outings, book clubs, and more. Since the club’s formation, MOIsson members have had both a virtual and a real tour of the downtown sculpture garden, painted original artwork while sipping wine, learned how to make Italian holiday appetizers while sipping wine and learned how to pair wine and cheese, while sipping wine. (There seems to be a pattern here!) MOIsson’s intimate nature makes it easy to connect with individuals and establish lasting friendships.
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