November 2010 EPWA Meeting : Self-Defense Techniques for Women

  • Tuesday, November 09, 2010
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Whitcomb Tower


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Meeting Chairperson: Jo Ann Bertrand

Self-Defense Techniques for Women

Kelly Laesch, Berrien County Sheriff Department

Tuesday, November 9
5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due by Tuesday, November 2

Speaker's Topic:
Ideas and ways to avoid becoming a victim of a crime will be discussed, along with how to avoid an attack. R.A.D. - The Rape Aggression Defense System - is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. Presentation will provide women with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.

Speaker's Biography:
Kelly Laesch has been employed with the Berrien County Sheriff's Dept for 10 years. She grew up in Berrien County and attended Central Michigan University where she graduated with a double major in Criminal Justice and Family Studies. She began her Law Enforcement Career as a deputy in the jail in 2000.  While serving in this capacity, Kelly attended the police academy at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek Michigan and earned her MCOLES certification (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards) in 2004 and was transferred to the road patrol division, working in all capacities throughout that division for the next four years.  In early 2009 Kelly was selected to be a detective with the Narcotics Unit.  Currently with the Crime Prevention Unit, she is coordinator and works with school personnel, senior citizens, and all inclusive groups.

November Meeting Location: 
The Whitcomb Tower
500 Ship Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Main Street north to Ship Street, turn left, The Whitcomb will be on the right at the end of the block.  You may park on the street or in the public lot across the street.

Meal Cost $20 Members, $30 Guest or Trial Member

Buffet Dinner Includes: Caribbean Pork with Mango Salsa, Champagne Chicken, Tuscan Pasta, Steamed Yukon Gold with Dill Butter, Roasted Vegetables, Spinach Salad with Strawberries & Feta, Assorted Dinner Rolls & Butter, Peach Cobbler Coffee, Lemonade & Iced Tea.

You may bring your own adult beverage.  Cash bar not available.

Questions?  Reach Julie Wuerfel by email at or by phone at 269-428-7112.

If you are mailing your payment, the address is:
Julie Wuerfel
1070 Miners Road, Suite B
St. Joseph, MI 49085

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