Women’s Retreat – May 12-14, 2017

IFFP Women: Give yourself a Mother’s Day present but still be home early on Mother’s Day!

This year’s women’s retreat will be from May 12th to 14th in nearby Germantown at the Wellspring Conference Center (where the 2015 retreat was held and which has delicious food).  While this is Mother’s Day weekend –the retreat center is so close by that you will be able to get home on Sunday in time for a Mother’s Day brunch.  The theme this year will be “Finding Deep Peace: From Burnout to Balance”.

We are starting the process of collecting deposit checks for the retreat of $100.  For those women interested in a single room – the deposit will secure your room as long as single rooms are still available. Please make deposit checks out to IFFP and give them to either Joan Bellsey, Jessica Vistnes or Grace Goodman on an IFFP Sunday or mail them to their home addresses.


Below are the anticipated rates for the weekend or for Saturday only. Note that the rates may change since the more people that sign up, the lower the rates.

Single room: $200-$225 (includes 5 meals)

Share room: $175-$200 (includes 5 meals)

Saturday only: $100-$125 (includes 3 meals)

Cost includes cost of facilities, facilitator, activities and meals.


We are also looking for committee members to help plan the retreat. Please contact Grace Goodman (grace.goodman@ferc.gov) or Jessica Vistnes (jessica.vistnes@ahrq.hhs.gov) or Joan Bellsey (jbellsey@umd.edu) if you would like to be on the committee or if you have any questions.