NCWHL Community Convos: The Art of Writing Romance

Here’s the link to the video.

NCWHL Community Convos
May 20, 2020

The Art of Writing Romance
Elise Faber on researching, writing, and promoting romance novels

USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team—the Sharks!—are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys and lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or find more information about her books at

NCWHL Community Convos: Essential Work

Here’s the link to the video.

Essential Work: Stories From Our Front Line Workers
Wednesday, April 29, 7- 8:30 pm

Find out what it’s like to work while during a global pandemic. Hear stories that span fighting infectious disease, to interacting with the public on a daily basis, to working at a correctional facility, as well as working in a city emergency response team. Members will take us through personal experiences during these unique times.

Dr. Nancy Shulman
Nancy is an Infectious Disease physician, who has been working in pharma/biotech. She maintains a small voluntary clinical practice in HIV care at San Mateo General Hospital.

Lisa Myers
Lisa is the Supervising Ranger for the Palo Alto Baylands. She has been a Ranger for 26 years and an Emergency Medical Technician for 20 years.

Jennifer Schwartz
Jennifer is a Deputy Sheriff with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. She is currently assigned to the Maguire Correctional Facility and has been in law enforcement for 24 years.

Nancy Milholland
Nancy is a GIS Application Engineer at the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. She uses geospatial tools to visualize data, provide new insights, generate questions, and tell a story. She is part of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the City and County of San Francisco.

NCWHL Community Convos: Visioning Workshop with Maryann

Here are links to the video, audio, and chat.

Visioning is a powerful tool that enables us to create a tangible, visceral picture of what success looks like in the future. The practice of Visioning came into popularity as a powerful personal or business tool precisely because it enables us to transcend incremental thinking into truly innovative leaps forward. When we are able to be in the future and describe it, our energy goes up and our imagination is ignited.

We’ll cover a step-by-step process and exercise.

Please have a pen and paper or a laptop for writing exercise.

About Maryann Bell

Maryann Bell is a strategist, designer, writer who uses brand strategy, creativity and design thinking methodology to guide corporations and individuals through powerful transformations. She has developed such enduring brands as Java, Palo Alto Networks, University of Phoenix, and Citrix and positioned numerous high growth startup brands to thrive via her consulting work at Distility. She’s skated in the NCWHL for roughly ten years (taking another ten years off in the middle to have three kids).

NCWHL Community Convos: Kai and Mindfulness

Here are links to the video, audio, and chat.

Kai led the mindfulness program at Genentech for several years before creating a mindfulness program at his current company, Infineon. He’s an advisory board member for the Mindful Workplace Alliance and has done multiple silent meditation retreats of up to ten days. He’s been practicing mindfulness for over thirteen years and continues to find it incredibly helpful in his daily life.

Thank you to Kai for leading this convo with a big thanks to Maryann Bell and Ellen Haller for leading these community meetings!

Early Bird discount for Summer 2020 registration extended to March 13!

Image 22

Registration for the 2020 NCWHL Summer Season is now open!

Register Now >

Early Bird Discount: Register by March 13, 2020, 5:00 PM for $100 off League fees!

  • Skater Only Registration: $635 ($535 before March 13, 2020)
  • Skater Plus Goalie Registration: $735 ($635 before March 13, 2020)
  • Goalie Only Registration: $300 ($200 before March 13, 2020)

Why do we offer an Early Bird Discount?
Registering early gives us time to plan for evaluations and work out the schedule. The earlier you register, the better we can plan, and the smoother everything goes. Everyone wins! Thanks for registering early.

At this time the NCWHL can only accept players 18 years of age and older.

Image 17

NCWHL Assistance Fund

The NCWHL Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to players in the NCWHL who have a financial hardship. The award is up to 50% off of league registration fees for that season.

Coordinators and Board members who currently receive any form of league credit are not eligible. Fund recipients are not eligible to apply again for one calendar year from the time they most recently received funding.

The number of awards granted for the season will be determined by the Board, and will be dependent upon current NCWHL Assistance Fund reserves and the number, if any, of qualified applications received. All decisions are final. The award must be used toward the awarded season’s league fees only, and is non-transferable.

We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 Assistance Fund. Deadline is February 20, 2020.


Donate to the Assistance Fund

Would you like to make a donation to the Assistance Fund? This money helps skaters who need financial assistance play in our league. As little as $1 can be donated, any amount is appreciated. Thank you!