My name is Stacy Baiocchi and I wanted to share the importance of the Women’s Self-Defense class offered over the weekend at the Lincoln City Community Center.
This class was offered for the first time here in Lincoln City, and it was fantastic. It is one of the most important classes that can be offered to women. I cannot stress enough the value of this experience and of the fantastic instructions and defensive tips Lincoln City Police Officers gave us. I and many others feel that we have been truly empowered. We have all learned how to avoid being a victim.
I would ask that the Community Center consider keeping this class and others like it available to the public on a regular basis. I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience. The other class participants also were motivated by this class AND we found a bond in each other’s fears and strengths.
Our heart-felt gratitude goes out to Office Summer Danneker, Office Jayne Johnson and Officer Bobby Bomar. They were simply tremendous! Great appreciation also goes to Chief Palmer who made an appearance and was very supportive of the class and us for taking it. It was a pleasure to talk with him on the major importance of this class in our community.
Thank you for taking the time to read this email and hopefully hear my praise.