Pat Frandsen is the videographer and photographer for the communications committee. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in elementary education. She taught school while her husband attended medical school. Club Frandsen is growing, thanks to her six children and their spouses. The club is up to 33, not including the six dogs. Because of her involvement in Big Ocean Women, she coordinated a global grant with a Rotary club in Nigeria and the CEO of an NGO that she met through Big Ocean Women. With matching funds, the grant will provide $52 thousand to help women get sewing machines and start their own businesses. It will also help girls learn about maturation and provide them with Days for Girls packets. Her favorite thing is writing her bio. She just forgets to submit it.

Houston, We Have a Problem: UN CSC Presentation by Erica Komisar

Erica Komisar shared her research on the first thousand days of a child’s life at the U.N. Civil Societies Conference in Salt Lake City.  She said, “Mothers are not just critically important to children emotionally, they are important to children biologically, for their mental health and emotional wellness.” Houston we have a problem, we now…