Brown Bag Lunch Series

Brown Bag 2021:
It’s All About YOU!

I think we all agree that 2020 and into 2021 have been a period of upheaval, tragedy, and turmoil. It is imperative that we practice self-care. When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant instructs you to “put your oxygen mask on first,” before helping others.

Why is this an important rule for ensuring survival?  Because if you run out of oxygen yourself, you can’t help anyone else with his or her oxygen mask. Or put more simply: if you pass out or die, you can’t help anyone else. We all need to replenish our energy and reserves in order to continue to take care of others.

Through our Brown Bag series, we try and provide the extra oxygen you may need to get through the week or these days in general. 

Speakers are volunteers – the presentation is informal and usually, there are about 10 – 15 people present. We begin at noon and end at 1 PM.

Since we have continued meeting via Zoom, we will begin at noon and end by 1 PM.  Lunch is, of course, on your own.

 If you are interested in joining us but somehow have escaped using Zoom so far; while I am no expert, I can get you hooked up with this.  The only beginning requirement is that you have access to a computer, laptop, smartphone, or iPad.

Below is a listing of scheduled speakers and their general topics.  Watch the YWCA website, Facebook, Instagram, and the Gettysburg Times for detailed information about the programs as the scheduled dates get closer.

August 25

On Wednesday, August 25, at noon, Dr. Rukhsana Rahman will speak at the YWCA’s Brown Bag Zoom on the topic of “Continuing Covid Connections.”



Meeting ID: 848 8936 4765;

Passcode: 009903.





Still to come…

September 21 – Get Strong & Fit – “What’s a personal trainer all about?” – John Marconi, YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County ; October 19 – Get Zen – “What’s this Tai Chi “ –  Eugene Gold, YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County; November 16 – “Your Money Care”  – Sarah Brechbuehl, ACNB.

The programs are free and open to the public; the Zoom links will be available on the YWCA website under Advocacy – Brown Bags. Contact Nancy at or 717-334-9171, ext. 115, if you have any questions.

Nancy Lilley is Mission Enhancement Coordinator at YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County