Tom Thibodeau and Lori Pedretti

Tom Thibodeau and Lori Pedretti are teaming up to host a series of inspirational speaking sessions in Westby.

The third in a series of meetings to promote community has been scheduled in Westby. Mayor Danny Helgerson, Michele Engh and Lori Pedretti invite you to join Tom Thibodeau, distinguished professor from Viterbo University, for friendly conversation on topics that impact the community of Westby. Enjoy a pleasant meal, hear an inspiring and talented public speaker, and participate in conversation on ways to promote a more welcoming, nurturing sense of community.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Westby Community Room. Social hour and supper will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the program and discussion with guest speaker Tom Thibodeau. Please RSVP Lori Pedretti at 608-606-3119 or email her at promptly if you plan to attend the meal portion of the event.

Thibodeau will teach the basics of leadership skills which can be applied in organizations, families and communities, and ways in which to nurture and sustain it. September’s teaching topic was on Listening. Additional teaching topics include Building Community, Crucial Conversations and Celebration and Rituals. Save the following dates for additional meetings with Thibodeau on Nov. 16 and Nov. 30.


Dorothy Robson is editor of the Westby Times. Contact her at 608-637-5625.

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