Fall Buffalo Gals Luncheon
October 25, 2019
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kuyper Dining Pavilion
Join us for a delicious lunch and a talk by our guest speaker, Affie Ellis, Wyoming’s first Navajo and Native American State Senator. Ellis is one of the women featured in the special exhibition Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West. The exhibition, created by photographer Lindsay Linton Buk, also opens with a Member & VIP Opening at 5?30 p.m. October 25. Public opening takes place following an Inspiring Women Brunch from 10 a.m.–noon on October 26.
Cost for our spring luncheon is just $25 for Buffalo Bill Center of the West members and $35 for non-members. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by e-mailing our Membership Office or calling 307-578-4103.
About our speaker
From Ellis’s profile in Women in Wyoming: In January 2017, Affie Ellis served her first term as a Wyoming State Senator, becoming the first Navajo and first Native American person to ever serve in the Wyoming State Senate. Affie was born to a working class family in Jackson, and spent weekends cleaning motel rooms with her mother, Lenore. Affie “wouldn’t trade that experience for anything,” because it taught her life-long lessons of perseverance, hard work, wanting to better herself, and in turn, giving back to others.
Affie’s adamant that her rise to public office is a job, not her identity, and she is committed to doing the best work possible for Wyoming. A working mom of three in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Affie’s story of success is one of self-starting and stepping up.
Find out more about Ellis and the Women in Wyoming project, at womeninwyoming.com.
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