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Uncommon Women on Common Ground

by Naomi Black

On a Tuesday evening in October, I headed out with paint roller in hand to meet the rest of the group. We met against the back wall of the grade school; each with a paint roller or paint brush in hand. Inside of 15 minutes, we had completely covered the graffiti-stricken grade school block wall with a bright and clean coat of white paint!

Who is this group of industrious women? The Uncommon Women on Common Ground. Puerto Peñasco is truly a melting pot of diverse, interesting women from Mexico, United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Each woman is uncommon and distinct, having differing backgrounds and areas of interest and expertise. And, each has something unique to share with other women…on a common ground!

In 2006 Jonni Francis, Heidi Wosak and Phyllis LeFevre, three local business women got together to discuss the idea of a women’s organization that would bring together women in the local community to be able to meet one another to network, build new relationships and have fun. Hence, the beginnings of Uncommon Women on Common Ground.

The group meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The meeting is held in a different venue each month so as to explore new and different locations.

The first meeting, was for cocktails and conversation at a fellow business women’s bar, Jill’s Place. The second month, it was held at another woman-owned business, the Black Dog. The group has even ventured out of town for a day trip to the states for bowling and shopping. And, to the Pieles Pitic leather factory in Pitiquito and onto Caborca for lunch.

Recently, the group enjoyed a sunset cruise on the Morris and another evening was dinner and drinks at the Thirsty Parrot. And the graffiti painting evening was followed with dinner and a Cuban dance presentation at Paladar Habana Vieja.

This is a great networking group! If you are interested in being added to the list of Uncommon Women on Common Ground, contact

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