O.Z.O. V-Core (Valkyrie Core)
V-Core may consist of entirely women, but the events and support it offers to Outer Zone Overnight(TM) extend to both sexes. Archery was started by the women of V-Core, and continues to be organized and led by Marie (aka “Ropes”), yet consists of several men, women, and children. Several V-Core members attended a ham radio course in the summer of 2012 and obtained their Technician licenses; Connor coordinated initial contact and maintains the weekly scheduling of the O.Z.O. radio nets, again, consisting of several O.Z.O. men and women. Paracord instructions have been offered at a bare-materials-cost to raise funds for O.Z.O., and has been led by several V-Core members. V-Core regularly conducts meetings to discuss potential fundraisers, upcoming events, and “what do we want to learn next.” It may be a motherly concept, but these women love to learn, teach, and give back to the Organization however they may
V-Core’s active goals with Outer Zone Overnight(TM) are to learn, teach, and raise funds for the non-profit’s events. However, the women in V-Core gain so much more than they can ever give: confidence, a sense of belonging, self-worth, camaraderie, and strength. It may sound an overdose of estrogen, but don’t let that fool you. These women are strong pillars, made stronger by those around them.
- “I’m V-Core because I love how each of you teach me and inspire me to be a better person … it is the unconditional compassion and love and encouragement that we all share.. the drive to educate and push ourselves beyond our limits. Try new things and concur our fears… to just be who we are and still find acceptance…. I love each of you and cherish what you bring to my life… I feel home and like I belong for the first time ever.. I don’t have to wear a mask or put up a front…before meeting you all, I was always insecure and felt ugly and not good enough… I feel strong and proud and beautiful now.”
It’s about finding your inner strength, beauty, and confidence; finding your wings to soar; then sharing that experience so others may find theirs (be them man or woman). V-Core wishes to thank all participants of the events, showing your support to the women of V-Core and to the Outer Zone Overnight(TM) organization as a whole.