PPBWF Forum featuring Kent Stock
The Pella Professional and Business Women’s Forum (PPBWF) October meeting will feature guest speaker Kent Stock, a teacher, coach, middle school principal, powerful speaker, and the man who coached the Norway baseball team during their now-famous final season. As depicted in the 2007 film, The Final Season, the nationally recognized Norway baseball team came together under then first-year head baseball coach Kent Stock to defy the odds and win Norway’s 20th state title in what would become the team’s final season before merging with a bigger, neighboring school district. Kent authored a book titled, “Heading for Home: My Journey from Little League to Hollywood” outlining his life’s journey and the behind the scenes stories of filming a movie. Kent was born and raised in Ankeny, Iowa where he excelled at baseball. Kent continued his baseball career at Waldorf College and Luther College. In 1985 he began a teaching and coaching career that spanned 23 years. Today, Kent is a vice-president at Community Savings Bank in Robins. Kent currently lives in Marion, IA with his wife Laurie and has two daughters at the University of Iowa. The October forum will be held at Central College in the Graham Conference Center - Graham 1 from noon to 1pm. Lunch is provided in the $12.00 guest fee. Visitors are welcome! If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Tammy Sauer at email@example.com by Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
PPBWF is a networking and professional development organization for women in Pella and the surrounding area. Members meet the third Thursday of each month (except August) for networking and learning from featured speakers. Membership is open to career-oriented and business women of all ages who are interested in enhancing their personal and professional life and forming valuable connections with other women in the community.
PPBWF helps members to:
- increase awareness of relevant issues
- share ideas - discuss problem solving techniques
- connect with professional development and community opportunities