WHAT WE DO
We're on a mission to connect you with
Gutsy Gals with Grit and Grace!
Creating communities where women fortify connections and cultivate change
to make the world a better place for all.
Illuminating the world we dream of for our daughters and sons.
A place where they can realize their dreams,
envision solutions and be proud of our shared legacy.
Pushing one another onward, tirelessly pressing forward together
to make a sustained difference.
Touching the lives of men, women, elders and future generations,
inspiring hope and cultivating success.
We honor our stories, fortify our connections, and champion our goals.
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Buffalo Gals Round-Up | May
Program: Championing Oglala Pet Project
Tails N Trails
Many of Buffalo Gals will share about their fury four legged friends who bring joy and happiness to their lives. In May we will be championing the Oglala Pet Project join us for this fun gathering to support this important work and enjoy some fabulous live entertainment, with yummy food and beverages! RSVP
Holiday Inn - Rushmore Plaza, Rapid City, SD
Friday March 4, 2016 and Saturday March 5, 2016 - Buffalo Gals is hosting the 2016 International Women's Day Celebration "Celebrate Our Legacy". The special day will be filled with celebration, ceremony, community and collaboration. With nine dynamic women speakers, an in international musical phenomenon - Orgena Rose, lunch and dinner and conclude with a sensational live concert. Only $9 admission.
It is important to RSVP to confirm food for lunch and dinner.
Buffalo Gals are champions of gals with grit, guts and glimmering grace.
Buffalo Gals are creating communities where women fortify connections, cultivate change, champion one another and provide role-modeling leadership, creating access and sharing our experience, strength and hope.
Join us at on of the most inspiring community gathering spots in Rapid City - The Dahl Fine Arts Center as we champion emerging artists! Hosted by Pepper Massey and the fantastic hard working creatives at the Dahl Fine Arts Center. Kick off the New Year with Buffalo Gals, some great food, fun and intriguing conversation! RSVP today.
Buffalo Gals - November Round-up
Purses with a Purpose - supporting Girl Scouts Dakota Horizon
Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons 1202 Saint Francis Street Rapid City
Oh Buffalo Gals won't you come out and play with us at our November Round-Up?!
We are championing Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons' annual Purses with a Purpose.
Bring your gal pals - this is going to be fun!
Special presentation. Silent auction. Food. Beverages. Buffalo Gals, who are filled with grit, guts and glimmering grace! Read More . . .
Buffalo Gals October Round-up
Program: Championing Healthcare & Now I Lay me Down To Sleep
Rapid City Regional Hospital, East/West Auditorium, 353 Fairmont Boulevard
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Oh Buffalo Gals won't you come out and play with us at our October Round-Up
We are championing our incredible healthcare workers and community project, "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep."
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: a 501c3 non-profit organization who trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep believes these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep was first started in the Black Hills area in 2006 by Amy Oyler, owner of Legacy Photo & Design. The Western South Dakota Coordinator is Lori Barnet, Founding Council member of Buffalo Gals.
Buffalo Gals September Round-Up
Program: Supporting Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
Paleontology Research Facility, SD School of Mines & Technology
Our featured speaker will be Dr. Heather Wilson - the first female president of South Dakota School of Mines. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the US Air Force Academy in the third class to include women and completed her master's and doctoral degrees as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England. She was the first female military veteran elected to a full term in Congress, serving New Mexico from 1998 to 2009.
Our hosts for the evening will be WiSE from the campus of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Learn more.
WE ARE BUFFALO GALS
Gals with ~ Grit, Guts and Glimmering Grace.
We draw on the pioneering spirit of the Gals whose shoulders we stand upon to move opportunities for a better way forward! We have vision, persistence and tenacity. We are committed to taking care of one another, standing up for one another, supporting our dreams hopes and goals!
We are your mothers, sisters, aunties, grandmothers, wives, daughters and your friends. We began as a group of gritty gals gathering after a few too many pots of coffee - and not nearly enough herbal tea, scotch or wine. We had a vision to make the world a better place, and we started a stampede.
Our thundering herd of Buffalo Gals pushes one another onward, tirelessly pressing forward together to make a sustained difference.
We touch the lives of men, women, elders and future generations. We are inspiring hope and cultivating a pipeline for success.
Together we’ll make this world the place we dream for our daughters and sons. A place where they can dream their dreams, envision solutions and be proud of the legacy we have left.
Now - Let’s go kick up some dust!
”The energy at the first meeting I attended was incredible. I left with a sense of community. It motivated me to get out and get to know the women around me better. The group grew organically so fast, it felt like there had to be a greater cause. I’m excited to invest my personal interests and ambitions in the Buffalo Gals.”
”I am involved with Buffalo Gals because of the community it offers to each member. Whatever stage we are in as women or mothers or professionals or leaders, I feel supported in exactly where I am at and have access to women who are just like me, women who have achieved greatly and mentor me as well as women to whom I can offer my mentorship and experience. I strongly believe that if you enrich women, you enrich an entire community. As we grow and develop deep relationships and friendships, we can’t help but create a cultural movement that impacts the lives of everyone we touch”
”In February 2015, I met annie loyd for the second time at a WAVI resource committee meeting. Jenny Telechan was also in attendance. As chair of the committee, I wanted to brainstorm a fund raiser. Within the matter of roughly 30 minutes, the first ”Round Up” was born. There wasn't a long drawn out discussion in the logistics. There wasn't another meeting to follow up that meeting and another to follow up that all in the hopes to get a plan solidified. We worked together and got it done in a way only women can. A few weeks, later at the Speak Easy in the basement of Murphy's, over a 100 women converged, all because we had a purpose and conviction behind the event's message. I was in awe of the power of the women who attended, from all walks of life, difference occupations, different passions, different talents and together there was an undeniable energy that could not be forced or duplicated. I was hooked. Drawn to the energy, to the passion of those around me, to the opportunity to surround myself with this incredible diversity and knowledge. Fast forward a few months and a few events later, I was looking at my10-year-old daughter during dinner one night and thought ”Buffalo Girls.” If I felt this way as an adult, imagine what an immense influence it would be for her, to submerge her into this experience and opportunity at her age. To witness the greatness of the women that are our community. I now truly believe there isn't anything we can't accomplish if we simply join as a tribe.”
”There's a strong sense of belonging for me when it comes to the Buffalo Gals. I can never put my finger on it, but it's there and it's palpable. There is magic when we celebrate each other's achievements, when we give each other the space to shine in our own way during the introductions, and when we work hard to lift each other up outside of the roundups. I lead a very busy life, just like every other Buffalo Gal, but it's a priority for me to show up and to let other women know that they are not alone in inhabiting a man's profession. That's me, day in and day out, being in the design and construction field. Being a Buffalo Gal has connected me with other women in my career field, giving me peers I didn't know were out there. It has also brought a lot of light to women who are doing amazing things in our community and that I wasn't aware of. My heroes, sisters and peers are all Buffalo Gals.”
Buffalo Gals - Black Hills
”I wanted to be involved with Buffalo Gals because I saw women working together and supporting one another. I saw women communicating and forming relationships. I saw a willingness to move beyond the walls of class and race and propriety and pride and fear we've allowed to limit us. The sense of safety those walls provided wasn't enough to hold Gals back from finding a new way to be involved in the community and with one another. I see in Buffalo Gals a place for our values to be demonstrated and supported and lived in a life changing, world changing way and I want to help any way I can.”
”Growing up in the Rapid City area and then leaving for over a decade, I was apprehensive of moving back. However, once I made the decision to make Rapid City Home again, I knew I wanted to make a difference in this community as a whole; with my fellow Native Americans, with all the youth and especially with women. Buffalo Gals was perfectly timed for Rapid City women and myself. The way the women celebrate one another, open-up and stand proud of who they are. I was a little nervous the first time, but I loved the encouragement from every woman in the room. Women need that. I needed that. I love that Buffalo Gals leaves a woman feeling at peace with the woman sitting next to her, who once was a stranger. I believe we are all friends who just have not met yet.”
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