ABWA Sterling Chapter

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

Bulletin for July 1, 2010 General Membership Meeting

6 p.m. N. H. Scheppers Distributing Co., 2300 St. Mary’s Boulevard

Speaker:  Laura Kempker, Kindergarten Teacher, Lawson Elementary, Jefferson City Public Schools

Website:  www.sterlingabwa.com

Newsletter Committee:  Beverly F. and Joyce R.

 President Julie’s Page

Welcome to our scholarship recipients, their guests, our speaker and members to our July meeting.  Tonight Lisa R. will be installed as a member of our chapter.  We welcome you Lisa! As we wind down this calendar year it is good to reflect on the accomplishments that our chapter has achieved.  We have certainly done well in our fundraising events, thanks to all the members. I am thankful for the friendship and support we share together as members of the American Business Women’s Association.

Sincerely, Julie W, President

 June 3, 2010 General Membership Meeting Minutes

President Julie W. welcomed 14 members and seven guests to the joint Sterling Chapter and LaVida Chapter General Membership Meeting, which began 6:00 p.m. at N.H. Sheppers Distributing Company.

Both the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by Beth R. The self-introductions  “ice breaker” was to name a favorite picnic food.

Theresa B. introduced our featured speaker, Officer Kevin Kempker,Jefferson City Police Department.   Mr. Kempker served in the U.S. Air Force and National Guard. He was the DARE instructor for 11 years. Currently, Kempker, is an advisor for a youth program and is a Crime Prevention Officer. He spoke on identity Theft Protection. The speaker distributed publications from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office to everyone and played brief video. Kempker advises everyone to be aware of possible scams received through the general postal mail and  computer, as well as any credit card offers.  Keep sensitive personal information in safe places, review bank or credit card statements regularly, shred documents, remove your name from sweepstakes lists or place your name on the “Do Not Call” list.  If the worst happens, report it immediately to your bank or credit card company, close accounts and file a police report. Keep a copy of police report and contact the Missouri Attorney General’s Office.

Following the presentation, President Julie W. conducted the business meeting. Secretary Beth R. read a thank you card from Joyce R. our 2010 “Woman of the Year ”.

A motion made by Joyce R. and seconded by Barbara C. to accept the May 2010 General Membership Meeting Minutes was approved. Barbara C.’s motion seconded by Theresa B. to accept the treasurer’s report was approved by General Membership. Carriette F. and Helen B. represented us at the Council of Clubs. The speaker was a free-lance book cover designer. It was reported that the St. Mary’s Ice Cream Social is scheduled for June 16 at the Immaculate Conception Parish Hall.

President W. appointed Denise W. and Carriette F. to serve as the Auditing Committee. Pamela K. is accepting items for the ABWA scrapbook.   

Cindy W. was this month’s “Mystery Woman”.  Please give more “mystery” newsletter items to Bev. The next meeting is scheduled for July 1, 2010 at N. H. Scheppers Distributing  Co. LaVida Chapter will host a joint Christmas meeting.

Being no further business, Beth R. led the Benediction.

Following the meeting, Joyce R. drew names for floral bouquets to be given as door prizes. She also furnished table favors for everyone to keep.  Thank you Joyce! Thanks to the Hospitality Committee for all of their preparations each month.

Scholarship News

 The following scholarship recipients were chosen to receive $750 each from Sterling Chapter. 

1)      Jennifer Heard/graduate of J.C. High School/will attend University of MO, Columbia for agricultural education

2)      Monica Kliethermes/graduate of Fatima High School/will attend University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg for secondary education in biology

3)      Christine Otten/attending Linn State Technical College for computer programming

4)      Laura Ross/ graduate of Fatima High School/will attend University of Missouri, Columbia for  psychology

 For your Calendar

  • Old Munichburg Festival on September 25….Sterling Chapter’s first fundraiser for the coming calendar year, in addition to Rada sales!
  • Girl Friends’ Dream Night Out, Saturday, November 13, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Capital Plaza Hotel.  An evening of friendship and fun – the ultimate girls’ night out!  Tickets will be $12 in advance or $15 the night of the event.   This event raises funds to support and maintain the daily operations of the non-profit organization Dreams to Reality.