TWC's History

  • According to Legend – and some “old timers” – after the annual Oxley retreat, some members thought that it would be helpful to have “something to get us through the winter”.

  • The beginning of this conference was a simple one-day event in March 1982.

  • The name “Mid-Winter Warm-up” was given to a day long session of workshops, buffet supper and dance at a members home.

  • The phrase “Together We Can” appeared after the first few years and became the permanent conference title in 1987.

  • We became a 501C (3) Non-Profit Corporation in 1990.

  • This has since evolved from a church basement to high profile hotels with a full weekend of varied workshops, speakers, entertainment, hospitality suites, banquet etc. – which has only been possible with the long hours of dedication of many people.

TWC Conference Chairpersons