August ’10 Newsletter Wednesday, Sep 1 2010 

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.

Meeting:  August 5, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m. at N. H. Scheppers Distributing Co

President Julie’s Page

Welcome to members and guests this evening as we make the transition into our new Chapter year.  I appreciate your support this past year as your President and look forward to working together with our incoming slate of officers.  

This meeting is our traditional working meeting to sign up, work and plan with the committees that we will offer our time and support to over this next year.  I’ve listed in this bulletin those committees for your information (if you have not already chosen), along with our present Standing Rules that will need to be reviewed for adoption again this coming year.

I am thankful for the friendship and support we share together as members of the American Business Women’s Association.

Sincerely, President Julie

ABWA Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting Minutes

July 1, 2010

President Julie welcomed 13 members and seven guests to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting beginning 6:20 p.m. at N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company.

The Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by Reta. A patriotic reading “Love America”, was given by vice president Joyce.

The self-introductions “ice breaker” was to name a favorite summer TV program or talk about our plans for July 4th.   A dinner of sub sandwiches, veggies and delicious desserts were consumed.

Theresa introduced our featured speaker, Laura Kempker, a Kindergarten teacher at Lawson Elementary in Jefferson City. Mrs. Kempker found her special interest in education at an early age.  She has obtained a degree in Early Childhood Development and a Masters in School Administration.  Laura shared a reading of “Pete the Cat” (and his white shoes). It combines entertainment and learning experiences all in one.  Mrs. Kempker will begin her 7th year of teaching Kindergarten and also directs the school’s show choir. She emphasized to be prepared, plan well, give more than is expected and keep walking along and sing a song no matter what.  She noted receiving a kind word from parents is appreciated.

Stacey preceded her introduction of three of the 2010 Education Scholarship recipients with her perspective of ABWA Sterling Chapter as a unique group that helps others. Scholarships were awarded to Laura Ross, Monica Kliethermes, and Christine Otten. The fourth scholarship recipient, Jennifer Heard was unable to be present. 

President Julie gave a brief overview and history of the American Business Women’s Association. She highlighted that September 22 is National ABWA Day, which is celebrated annually. Sterling Chapter was chartered during the 25th anniversary of Nationals.  Julie’s vocational talk included events for youth coordinated by the Diocese and she mentioned that through these vocation events seeds are planted for future growth.

President Julie conducted the business meeting.  A motion made by Bev and seconded by vice president Joyce to accept the July 2010 General Membership Meeting Minutes was approved.  A motion made by Reta and seconded by Theresa to accept the August 2010 treasurer’s report was approved. There was no correspondence to read and chapter members were reminded of the SMRF account availability.

Helen reported that Council of Clubs is adjourned until the September Tea. The Auditing Committee of Denise and Carriette will review the Treasurer’s books and report to group next month. Cindy has some RADA orders and is still accepting others. Pamela requested items for the ABWA historian scrapbook. Bev was the “Mystery Woman” this month. Please give more “mystery” Newsletter items to Bev.

The next meeting is scheduled for August 5, 2010 at N. H. Scheppers Distributing Co.  Reta led the Benediction.

Vice president Joyce drew names for Patriotic Tea light holders given as door prizes. Thanks to the Hospitality Committee for all of their preparations each month.

Respectfully submitted, Secretary Beth

 FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • Old Munichburg Festival on September 25….Sterling Chapter’s first fundraiser for the upcoming calendar year, in addition to Rada sales!
  • Women’s Leadership conference – Chattanooga, TN – October 28-30, 2010
  • 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.

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April ’10 Newsletter Sunday, Jul 18 2010 

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.

April 8, 2010, 6 p.m., Home of Ruth Cook

Speaker:  Marilyn R Schmutzler, Cole County Public Administrator

 Website:  www.sterlingabwa.com

Newsletter Committee:  Bev F. and Joyce R.

 President Julie’s Page

Welcome to our speaker, guests and members for our April meeting.  Spring has arrived and just seeing the sunshine puts all in the mood to be outdoors.  It is also a time to consider in your work place and home to de-clutter.  Hopefully you all have had an opportunity to read the De-Cluttering Your Space and Life article that was in the March issue of our Women in Business magazine?  

I will be distributing at our meeting a copy of the first District III Newsletter.  In addition to four issues annually of Women in Business magazine, ABWA members will now be receiving two issues annually of district specific newsletters.   

We have a lot happening in our chapter these next months.  The Women of the Year Committee (Carriette, Pam and Denise) will submit names to the membership at our April meeting and the Nominating Committee (Bev, Gala and Terry) will present a proposed slate of officers at our May meeting for 2010/2011.  In addition, the closing date for submission of scholarships is April 23 so our Scholarship Committee will be busy in reviewing applications so that they can present worthy nominees to the membership to select at our May meeting.  I am thankful for the friendship and support we share together as members of Sterling Chapter.

 Sincerely, Julie W., President

                        March 4, 2010 General Membership Meeting Minutes

President Julie W. welcomed 14 members and one guest to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting at McAlister’s Restaurant.  Secretary Beth R. led both the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 Self-introductions were made whereby members shared a St. Patrick’s Day or Easter memory. 

Our featured speaker was Jill Dobbs, Vice President, Central Trust and Investment Company.   She spoke on Estate Planning.  She shared information on Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Financial issues, and Living Wills.   She said it is always in the best interest of a person to evaluate their situation, plan for the future and get professional viewpoints. Important things to consider are:  guardianship for minor children, health care and financial directives, a Durable Power of Attorney, corporate trustee or family member trustee information, property deed re-titlements, choosing beneficiaries, etc.  Attorneys draft trusts, wills or other necessary documents.  Dobbs said that some attorneys specialize in estate planning. She distributed estate-planning pamphlets.

Following the presentation, President Julie W. conducted the business meeting. There was no special correspondence to read.

A motion made by Bev F. and seconded by Barbara C. to accept the February 2010 General Membership Meeting Minutes was approved.  Joyce R.’s motion to accept the treasurer’s report was seconded by Theresa B. and subsequently approved by the General Membership.

Helen B. reported on the Council of Clubs meeting.  Captain Kendall Mathews, Salvation Army was the guest speaker.  According to Mathews, Jefferson City’s Salvation Army Thrift Shop is ranked # 1 among of their thrift stores in Missouri.

Cindy W. stated that Sterling Chapter has awarded $37,000 in Education Scholarships to young area women since becoming a chapter. Julie W. has updated the current scholarship application form.  She will send the scholarship information to schools immediately. April 23rd is the postmark deadline to submit applications to the Sterling Chapter Committee.  The Committee requested additional assistance to review all applications that will be received. Several ladies volunteered their assistance.

Pamela K. continues to accept items for the ABWA scrapbook.   

Our craft sale, chili luncheon and bake sale were deemed successful.  An increase in quantity of chili will be needed next time as we served 220 persons chili, and subsequently ran out. In addition to the chili luncheon, Cindy W. sold RADA at our event. Again, THANKS to everyone for supporting each phase of our ABWA fundraiser.   Julie will write a note of thanks to Joyce and Jeremy at the Eagles Lodge.

Pamela K. was this month’s “Mystery Woman”. Please give more “mystery” newsletter items to Bev F. Also, Dianna C. of the LaVida Chapter is accepting orders for geraniums. 

  • April 8, 2010, Spring Tea will be at the home of Ruth Cook. Cole County Administrator Marilyn Schmutzler is our featured speaker.
  • May 6, 2010, Business Associates night will be at Madison’s Café.  Captain Carson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol is our guest speaker and entertainment will be provided by The Showboaters. 

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

July ’10 Newsletter Sunday, Jul 18 2010 

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.

March ’10 Newsletter Wednesday, Mar 31 2010 

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.

 March 4, 2010 @ 6:00 P.M., McAlister’s, Speaker: Jill Dobbs – Central Bank

  President Julie’s Page

Welcome to our guest speaker, guests and members to our March meeting. Our meeting last month in celebration of Citizenship Month was very nice.  Thank you Joyce for the reading regarding Abraham Lincoln and for making the evening so festive. 

 By the meeting this evening we will have completed our major fundraiser, our Craft Sale and Chili Luncheon.  As always, I am very thankful to each of our members for all the work they put forth in coming together to raise scholarship funds to enable a graduating senior from high school or a woman out of school wanting to return to further her education.  Gala, thank you for all your efforts in coordinating the craft sale, to Ruth for making sure the bake sale and hours are covered for working and to Barbara in ensuring our event is well publicized.  I’ve mentioned only three members but I know without each member’s assistance this event would not be possible, and I can’t forget the gentlemen that come to offer their help….our appreciation to each of you.

 Our April meeting is fast approaching.  Please submit names to our membership committee (Theresa, Stacey and Carriette) so that invitations can be sent. 

 I am thankful for the friendship we share as members of Sterling Chapter.

 Sincerely, Julie W., President

 Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting Minutes: February 4, 2010

 President Julie W. welcomed 11 members and 7 guests to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting, beginning 6:00 p.m. @ Bones restaurant.

The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Cindy W.; Joyce R. gave a reading from President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural speech.

 Self-introductions included a statement on who each person would give a Valentine to. 

Our featured speaker was Missouri Senator Carl Vogel.   He serves on numerous organizations’ board of directors, is the president of Coca Cola, Inc., and is in his 20th year with the State Legislature.  Senator Vogel’s constituents encompass the counties of Callaway, Cole, Miller, Moniteau and Morgan. He spoke on current budget issues, term limits and education. He told the group that the topics of “Fair Tax”, nuclear energy, and the need for judicial changes regarding non-violent crimes bear attention in the future.  Mr. Vogel is in his final term. Other accolades bestowed upon him throughout his colorful career include the Jefferson City Jaycees naming him as one of 10 outstanding Americans.

Following Senator Vogel’s presentation, President Julie W. conducted the business meeting. Chapter Secretary Beth R. read a thank you card from Carriette F.

A motion made by Barbara C. and seconded by Carriette F. to accept the January 2010 General Membership Meeting Minutes was approved. After a minor typo correction regarding the Craft Booth fees line item, Barbara C.’s motion to accept the treasurer’s report was seconded by Theresa B. and subsequently approved by the General Membership.

Carriette F. reported on the 94th Council of Clubs luncheon. Our ABWA representatives were seated at the honors table and Sterling Chapter was recognized for having 100% attendance at the council meetings. Judge Patricia Breckenridge was the featured speaker.

There were no reports from either the Education/Scholarship Committee or the Membership Committee.  However, Julie W. stated that she received one inquiry regarding scholarship application information.

Pamela K. is accepting items for the ABWA historian scrapbook.  

Our craft sale, chili luncheon and bake sale is scheduled for February 27th at the Eagles Lodge. Gala M. reported that 17 vendors have paid for booth space. She will give a craft sale radio interview to Paul Pepper that will have a wide broadcast. Cindy W. will replenish the RADA inventory.    

Barbara C. reported that Tom Troesser at Bee Seen Signs appreciated receiving the two complimentary luncheon tickets. Barbara is finalizing the remaining ads. Advanced meal tickets sales are excellent. Members who had been absent at previous meeting received tickets to sell also.

 Steve Raithel from Central Dairy will donate the ice cream.  Thank you, Steve!!

** Thanks to the guys who will be cooking the chili and delivering carry out meals.   ** Thanks to each and everyone for bake sale items. ** Thank you to everyone for the many generous donations of time, talent and efforts put forth on this occasion.

 Please give more “mystery” Newsletter items to Bev F. 

Our next meeting will be March 4, 2010 at McAlister’s Restaurant. Cindy W. led the Benediction. Respectfully submitted, Beth R., Secretary

 Think About It

Practice Repetition:  Experts say that it takes 21 days for a change in behavior to become a habit and a minimum of six months for the practice to become ingrained into your daily life.  Begin your positive habits now!                                                                                               

FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

Save the Date – District III Spring Conference
April 16-17, 2010
Itasca, IL
The Westin Chicago

Join other ABWA Members for:

• Networking
• Education
• Fun

Tasty Brownies

Mix brownie mixture as directed on package. Combine softened 8 oz. cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1 egg….beat until smooth. Spoon on top of brownie mixture. Bake @ 325 degrees for 38-42 minutes in a 9″ square pan or until cream cheese is lightly browned (I actually use a little larger pan but smaller than 13×9). Remove from oven and immediately spread one jar of simply fruit on top.  Cool….keeps well in fridge. 

Note:  You can find Simply Fruit in the store….different kinds, e.g., strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, apricot, etc.  I’ve seen more flavors at Schultes than at Gerbes.  I’ve used strawberry and raspberry and have always been pleased. Submitted by Julie W.

Beef Taco Skillet

1 lb. ground beef, 1 can (10 3/4 oz.) Tomato soup, 1/2 cup salsa, 1/2 cup water, 6 flour tortillas (6″) cut into 1-inch pieces,  1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook beef in 10″ skillet until well browned, stirring to break up the meat.  Pour off fat. Stir in soup, salsa, water and tortillas. Heat to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Stir. Top with cheese.  Makes 4 servings. You can also stir in 1/2 cup of sour cream with the soup for a creamy base. Submitted by Joyce R.  

 Raspberry Pie

 1 (9 inch) graham cracker pie shell, 1 pt. frozen raspberries, 2 cups Cool Whip, 1 small pkg. raspberry Jell-O

Prepare Jell-O with one cup boiling water. When Jell-O is dissolved, add frozen raspberries.  Mix well.  When Jell-O raspberry mixture has thickened, add the cool whip.  Pour into pie shell and chill at least one hour. Submitted by Joyce R.          

 Interesting Thoughts and Tidbits

 The most wasted of all days, is one without laughter.

 “What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. ” – Anna Johnson

“True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.” – Edna Buchanan

“Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.” –  Jennie Churchill, (mother of Winston Churchill)

Why waste your imagination on worrying?

 This new year, resolve to love yourself exactly the way you are!

Health – Can cats help your heart? Yes! A new 10-year study, suggests that the comfort derived from living with a cat lowers your risk of a heart attach by 40%.

Stroke patients who regularly listen to music show a higher recovery rate!

 INVOCATION

Lord, in the quiet of this hour, we come to thee for wisdom and for power, to view thy world through only love-filled eyes, to grow in understanding, to be wise, and sure to see thy guiding light, and thus to know each other as though knowest us. Amen

 BENEDICTION

Oh guiding spirit, guardian of our days, Be with us as we go our separate ways. Help us to feel those thoughts that lift and bless, to know a closer bond of friendliness, to see thy beauty always – every day, translated into living – this we pray. Amen.

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February ’10 Newsletter Monday, Feb 15 2010 

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.

February 4, 2010 @ 6:00 P.M. , Bones Banquet Room

Speaker:  The Honorable Carl Vogel, State Senator

Newsletter Committee:  Beverly F. and Joyce R.

 President Julie’s Page

Welcome to guests and members to our February meeting where we celebrate Citizenship Month.  I especially want to recognize our guest speaker this evening, the Honorable Carl Vogel, our State Senator. Plans are going well as we approach our upcoming Craft Sale and Chili Luncheon to be held February 27, 2010 at the Eagles Club.  Thank you to all members who put many hours in the planning for our main fundraising event of the year. I’m delighted to hear that Helen and Carriette will be back with us at this meeting.   I am thankful for the friendship we share as members of Sterling Chapter.  Sincerely, Julie Wieberg, President

  Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting Minutes:  January 14, 2010

President Julie W., welcomed 11 members to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting, beginning 6:00 p.m. @ Yen Ching restaurant.

The Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance were led by Julie W. There was no guest speaker as the original meeting date was rescheduled due to inclement weather.

Joyce R. gave her vocational talk beginning with her jobs in her youth.   She highlighted a few of her many talents from agriculture, shoe factory sewing and lacing machine operator, doctor’s secretary and office manager to City Hall and  Highway Patrol.   Joyce married her sweetheart, LeRoy, became a mother and a grandmother.  All of this intermingled with some location changes and return to Jefferson City.   We learned that she has a love for our feathered friends too, as her identity was revealed via the chapter’s newsletter January “Mystery Woman” AKA: Bird Lady.

President Julie W., President conducted the business meeting. Secretary Beth R. read a thank you card from Helen B. A motion was made by Beverly F. and seconded by Barbara C. to accept both November 5th and December 3rd General Membership meeting minutes.   Everyone approved this motion. Beverly F. made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report as presented.  Pamela K. seconded this motion and General Membership approved it.

Joyce R. and Carriette F. will attend the Council of Clubs January 25th meeting at Capital Plaza Hotel. There was nothing to report by the Education/Scholarship Committee for the Membership Committee.  Joyce R. will get flowers or a plant for Carriette F. Another member, Pamela K. is accepting items for the ABWA historian scrapbook.  National ABWA sent a 25th anniversary pin to Beverly F.  Congratulations!!

Our craft sale, chili luncheon and bake sale will be February 27th at the Eagles Lodge.  Gala M. reported vendor applications were mailed, news ads regarding available booth space were running in January.  Five booths have been sold thus far. RADA products will be offered for sale also.  Cindy W. will be replenishing inventory and take RADA orders.   Barbara C. submitted request to have ad on Coca Cola Board.   She has contacted other media, including the Rural Missouri Magazine.   Bee Seen Signs company will update banner.    It was suggested that Sterling Chapter give Bee Seen Signs a thank you gift of a framed ABWA logo.   General Membership approved of the suggestion as well as two free tickets to the chili luncheon.    Members present committed to distribute or post ad flyers which Barbara had prepared.    Luncheon tickets were distributed to members to sell. Ruth C. had a work schedule signup sheet.   Julie W. will get a snack for vendors.  She will contact Jeremy at the Eagles Lodge to review details of supplies available and what is needed.

Theresa B. and Barbara C. gave a report regarding Sterling Chapter’s Christmas  adoption of a senior citizen via the Samaritan Center.    They shopped for gifts, wrapped and delivered them.   The recipient sincerely appreciated everything.   Many thanks, Theresa and Barbara, for taking the time to be Santa’s helpers on our behalf.

It was announced that National’s Spring Conference is April 16th and 17th.  The “mystery woman” was Joyce R.   Please give more  “mystery” Newsletter items to Beverly F.  Our next meeting will be February 4, 2010 at Bones Restaurant. Julie W. led the Benediction.

 Respectfully submitted, Beth R., Secretary

FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

 Save the Date – District III Spring Conference
April 16-17, 2010
Itasca, IL
The Westin Chicago

Join ABWA Members for: Networking, Education, Fun

INVOCATION

Lord, in the quiet of this hour,

we come to thee for wisdom and for power,

to view thy world through only love-filled eyes,

to grow in understanding, to be wise,

and sure to see thy guiding light, and thus

to know each other as thou knowest us.  Amen

BENEDICTION

Oh guiding spirit, guardian of our days,

be with us as we go our separate ways.

Help us to feel those thoughts that lift and bless,

to know a closer bond of friendliness,

to see thy beauty always – every day,

translated into living – this we pray. Amen

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Hendren Andrae, LLC

October ’09 Newsletter Tuesday, Nov 3 2009 

   ABWA Sterling Chapter

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

October 1, 2009 @ 6:00 P.M.

Home of Joyce R.

Speaker:  Lee Ann Boss, Petals For You 

 

President Julie’s Page

Celebrations…we recently celebrated our 35th anniversary of Sterling Chapter on September 17 and one week later the national organization of ABWA celebrated 60 years on September 24.

 I would like to welcome our guests and members for our fall event where we recognize ABWA and what membership entails.  

At the time of this writing we are preparing for the upcoming Old Munichburg Festival, which is a wonderful time to gather as members to work together in friendship and to financially build our scholarship fund by way of our bake sale and Rada products. 

I had the privilege of attending with Carriette F. and Joyce R. the recent Council of Clubs Reassembly Tea.  The speaker, Mary Doerhoff Winter, conveyed to each of us how we individually can build our “blocks” for the betterment of all.  There are so many ways to do this; we just need to look around to those in need.  More details from this gathering will be shared at our meeting.  

I look forward to seeing each of you at our October meeting with anticipation and gratitude for all your efforts.   

Sincerely,

Julie W., President

 

FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

 

10/21/09 – The Council of Clubs Fall Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009, with the proceeds to benefit The Special Learning Center and the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service.  Carriette and Joyce are planning to attend, so let them know if you would like to go. 

11/21/09 – Girl Friends’ Dream Night Out, Saturday, November  21, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Capital Plaza Hotel.  An evening of friendship and fun – the ultimate girls’ night out!  Tickets available November 1st.   $15 each or 5 for $60.  This event raises funds to support and maintain the daily operations of the non-profit organization Dreams to Reality. Let Julie know if you would like to purchase a ticket.

 

ABWA Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting Minutes, September 3, 2009

 Julie W., President welcomed 12 members and 1 guest to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting, beginning 6:45 p.m. @ Perkins the conference room. 

 Barbara C., led the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 A self introduction and “icebreaker” was that of each person saying what musical instrument they played in High School or which they would choose to play and why.

 Theresa B., introduced our guest speaker, Dr. Brian Mitchell, Superintendent, Jefferson City Public Schools.   He outlined his progression of beginning in Bolivar, Missouri to his current position as the Superintendent of Jefferson City Public Schools. Brian supports early childhood education partnering with the community.  His routine includes visiting all the schools, working with the local community, various committees, the Department of Education, Data Base warehouse, desk audit of school, attendance, graduation rates, drop out rates.  The total district enrollment has increased by 200 and is following trends. The short-term goal for high school is a task force to study need and cost for establishing a new high school.  Brian invited everyone to the “Open House/Dedication” at Pioneer Trails Elementary School. 

 Following the speaker, President Julie W., conducted the business meeting. Cindy W., Treasurer-elect was installed and the other officers were reinstalled.

A motion was made by Bev F., seconded by Pamela K. for approval of the secretary’s August 2009 minutes.  The General Membership approved this motion.  Bev F. made the motion to accept treasurer’s report.  Joyce R. seconded the motion and it was approved by General Membership. Julie W. read a congratulatory letter received from National ABWA for Sterling Chapter’s 35th anniversary.

 It was announced that an invitation to the Council of Clubs Reassembly Tea was received. Helen B., Carriette F., Joyce R. and Julie W. will attend.

There was nothing to report by the Education/Scholarship Committee.

 Fundraising at the Old Munichburg Festival was discussed.   We will host a bake sale, including Rada and bottled water.  Cindy W. will inventory Rada and order enough products for fundraiser.  The National publication Women In Business magazine and ABWA Membership application forms will be made available.  Barbara C. and Denise W. are publicizing event.

A condensed version of Barbara’s submitted newspaper article regarding scholarships was published in the local News Tribune. Our web site managers are Barbara C. and Denise W.  See www.sterlingabwa.com

 Pamela K. is accepting articles for the ABWA historian scrapbook.

 Denise W. made the motion and Theresa B. seconded the motion to adopt The Standing Rules. The general membership adopted said Rules.

 Local membership dues need to be paid as soon as possible. No one will attend the National ABWA Conference in Kansas City. President Julie W. announced the “Dreams to Reality” event information. Tickets will be available after November 1.

 October is the Membership Tea. Theresa B., Stacey B. and Carriette F. will send invitations to those whose names are supplied to committee.  Joyce R. will be our hostess for October ABWA meeting/tea at her home.

 The “mystery woman” was Julie W. Please give more “mystery” newsletter items to Bev F. The September meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. with Barbara C. leading the benediction.

 After the benediction, we celebrated Sterling Chapter’s 35th anniversary by eating a specially decorated cake.

 Plans for the future include, Carriette F. hosting the November meeting at her home.   Christmas is coming soon and LaVida Chapter ladies will join us for a social event at Alexandro’s Restaurant.

 Respectfully submitted,

Beth R., Secretary

 Cherry Coke Salad

1 can Coke
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup water
2 small boxes Cherry Jell-O
1 standard can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 Tsp. lemon juice
1 can cherry pie filling

Bring sugar and water to a boil.  Add cherry pie filling. Bring back to boil. Remove from heat.  Add cherry Jell-O, mix well.  Add coke and lemon juice. Stir.  Refrigerate and cool for 1 hour (or partially set). Stir in drained pineapple and pour into pan or dish and refrigerate to finish setting.

 Pasta Salad with Ham and Peas

 1 box or bag of pasta (8oz.)

1/2 cup Italian salad dressing

2 cups cubed cooked ham

1 cup thawed frozen peas

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 Cook pasta according to package direction; drain. Combine Italian salad dressing, 2 Tbsp Parsley, and grated lemon zest (optional) and 1/4 tsp cracked pepper.  Set aside. Combine pasta with ham, peas and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with dressing mixture; toss to combine. If desired, serve over mixed salad greens.

 

INVOCATION

Lord, in the quiet of this hour,

we come to thee for wisdom and for power,

to view thy world through only love-filled eyes,

to grow in understanding, to be wise,

and sure to see thy guiding light, and thus

to know each other as thou knowest us.  Amen

 BENEDICTION

 Oh guiding spirit, guardian of our days,

be with us as we go our separate ways.

Help us to feel those thoughts that lift and bless,

to know a closer bond of friendliness,

to see thy beauty always – every day,

translated into living – this we pray. Amen

 

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September 2009 newsletter Thursday, Oct 1 2009 

 

                     ABWA

 

AMERICAN BUSINESS      WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

 

   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.

   

September 3, 2009 @ 6:00 P.M.

Perkins Restaurant

Speaker:  Dr. Brian Mitchell, Superintendent

@ Jefferson City Public School System

 

Website:  www.sterlingabwa.com

 

 President Julie’s Page

 

Happy 35th Birthday, Sterling Chapter!  I received a letter from National Headquarters.  The opening paragraph read, “The entire National Support Team sends congratulations to the members of Sterling in the anniversary month of its founding on September 17, 1974.”  (I’ll read the complete letter at our September meeting.)

 

We will have the installation this evening for our incoming Treasurer, Cindy W. and the re-installation for Joyce as Vice President, Beth as Secretary and myself as President. 

 

I have received an invitation for the Council of Clubs Reassembly Tea that will be held September 10 at the Central Bank Financial Center.  The guest speaker will be Mary Doerhoff Winter.  I look forward to sharing in this gathering with our Council of Clubs representatives who so faithfully attend the monthly meetings on behalf of our chapter.

 

Please note in this bulletin info from National regarding the 2009-2010 Management Resource Package that you can research.

       

I look forward to seeing each of you at our September meeting with anticipation and gratitude for all your efforts.  

 

Sincerely,

Julie W., President

 

Your ABWA 2009-2010 Management Resources Package:

With the new award year upon us, you’re surely busy getting Sterling off to a running start. After all, it’s that time of year! The summer draws to a close, our routines resume, vacations end, and everyone gets back to work. Before, Presidents utilized cumbersome notebooks each summer, “hitting the books” to prepare for an exciting and prosperous year.

 Well, not anymore! In case you haven’t yet had the opportunity to explore WIN, we’re excited to announce the 2009-2010 Management Resource Package (MRP) is available exclusively through WIN, allowing ALL ABWA members to search, download, edit and print over 100 tools – doubling the amount of information we were able to share in the 2008-2009 MRP.

 Please share this exciting news with members of Sterling and encourage everyone to explore the MRP, located in the National Library in WIN. All the tools you have come to expect (plus many, many more!) can be found organized by category with descriptions to help guide individuals and leaders to the information relevant to their project at hand. Additionally, every item in your library is searchable by utilizing the “Knowledge Object Search” to find specific education by keywords.

 These interactive tools, modifiable documents and high-resolution images and videos simply won’t fit in a binder! With the ability to share much more information in a more efficient and innovative way, we look forward to continually adding to the large reserve of ABWA leadership training and tools in the Women’s Instructional Network throughout the year.

 P.S. If you or members of your team are looking for instructions on how to log in to WIN for the first time, visit: https://www.abwa.org/pdf/MembersOnlyLoginInstructionsPDF.pdf

 

Chuckle:

There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: “I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program.  The bad news is, it’s still out there in your pockets.” 

 

 FOR YOUR CALENDAR:

  • Old Munichburg Festival on September 26….Sterling Chapter’s first fundraiser for this calendar year, in addition to Rada sales!

 

  • The Council of Clubs Fall Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 with the proceeds to benefit The Special Learning Center and the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service.

 

  • Girl Friends’ Dream Night Out, Saturday, November 21, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Capital Plaza Hotel.  An evening of friendship and fun – the ultimate girls’ night out!  Tickets available November 1st, $15 each or 5 for $60.  This event raises funds to support and maintain the daily operations of the non-profit organization Dreams to Reality.

 

    ABWA Sterling Chapter

                  General Membership Meeting Minutes

                                August 6, 2009

 

Julie W., President welcomed 11 members and 1 guest to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting , beginning 6:10 p.m. @ Panera Bread conference room. 

 Reta M. led the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 A self introduction and “icebreaker” was that of each person saying what their favorite color was and why.

 Denise W. introduced our guest speaker, Shauna Kerperin, Director of Parents as Teachers @ Blair Oaks R-II School District. This program is funded by the Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education.   About 200 families are enrolled.  Early childhood development programs/ communication have a profound effect.  All school districts in Missouri have Parents as Teacher groups.  Home visits are made with parents and children.  This networking enables parents to learn best practices for parenting. or receive needed support and information about children’s developmental skills, health, hearing and vision assessments.  This program is free to parents.  Shauna distributed written materials explaining program in greater detail to everyone present.  

 Julie W., President conducted the business meeting.

 As a motion was made by Barbara C., seconded by Bev F. for approval of the secretary’s July 2009 minutes.  The General Membership approved this motion.  Bev F. made the motion to accept treasurer’s report.  Barbara C. seconded the motion and it was approved by General Membership.  Reta M. made a motion to transfer $100 from the SMRF account to general checking account. Barbara C. seconded the motion and General Membership gave approval.   It was agreed that Local Chapter dues may be paid now instead of waiting until September.   The Standing Rules were published in the August bulletin for everyone to read .

 Voting to adopt the Rules will take place in September.

 Cindy W., Treasurer elect will be installed at meeting in September.  Other officers elected by acclamation will also be reaffirmed.

 No one will attend the National ABWA Conference in Kansas City.

 Ruth C. will be the Chairperson for Munichburg Festival.   Signup sheets for working that day and bake sale items were passed around.

Helen B. will help with decorations.   Julie W. will supply canopies for shading us and the baked goods.  Barbara has the ad banners.

Cindy and Art may secure tables and chairs.  RADA items are available.

 The Osage County newspaper published photos of two ABWA scholarship recipients.  Please give any news accounts to Pamela K.  

 Local Chapter Committees broke out for their respective discussions.

Julie W. shared information with the Membership Committee which came from National ABWA and a Zonta news clip regarding recruitment ideas .   Just a reminder to Hospitality Committee that December plans must be made soon.  

 The “mystery woman” was Barbara C.   Please give more “mystery” Newsletter items to Bev F. 

 The August meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. with Reta M. leading the benediction. 

 

                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                    Beth R., Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

   ABWA  Sterling Chapter

                           Executive Board Meeting Minutes

            August 6, 2009 @  Panera Bread Conference Room

 

Julie W., President, called the ABWA Executive Board meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

Theresa B. will give a “vocational talk” in October at the General Membership meeting.   Dynamic Discussion is tentatively scheduled for September.

 Local individual membership dues are to be paid by the end of September.

 National ABWA expense for year is $100.  Treasury doesn’t have funds to cover this charge.   The Executive Committee recommends transfering $100 of the funds set aside for SMRF into regular checking account.  General Membership would need to vote on this.  Carriette F. shared the auditing committee report.    She will pay National ABWA $100 as soon as possible.   When funds become available a donation can be made in memory of Paul Kolb who was a former “Boss of the Year” in ABWA. 

 Cindy W. will be installed as Treasurer in September.

 There was a brief discussion regarding possible meeting sites for ABWA.

Julie reminded us that Sterling Chapter will be hosting the December 2009 and June 2010 joint gatherings with LaVida.   It will be best to make reservations early.

 Certificates of Attendance were signed and ready for distribution.  2009 Committee volunteers, Barbara C.and Denise W. signed up to monitor ABWA website.  Pam K was interested in scrap booking.    

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Beth R., Secretary

 

 

 From Joyce R.:

 

What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are.  Anna Jameson

 Creativity comes from trust.  Trust your instincts.  Rita Mae Brown

 Reputation is what other people know about you.  Honor is what you know about yourself. Lois McMaster Bujold

 You’re the bright spot in someone’s day. Success starts with small moments.

 Did you know the scents of lavender and chamomile have been shown to have a pain

relieving effect.

 

Quick Peach Cake

 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

1 1/2 cups sliced peaches

1/2 cup of flour

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of milk

 

In an 8×8″ pan, melt butter. Place peaches on top.  In a small bowl. mix remaining  ingredients together well  and pour over peaches.  Do not stir.

Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes

 

 

INVOCATION

Lord, in the quiet of this hour,

we come to thee for wisdom and for power,

to view thy world through only love-filled eyes,

to grow in understanding, to be wise,

and sure to see thy guiding light, and thus

to know each other as thou knowest us.  Amen

 

BENEDICTION

Oh guiding spirit, guardian of our days,

be with us as we go our separate ways.

Help us to feel those thoughts that lift and bless,

to know a closer bond of friendliness,

to see thy beauty always – every day,

translated into living – this we pray. Amen

August ’09 newsletter Wednesday, Sep 30 2009 

ABWA

 AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION 

   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.

   

August 6, 2009 @ 6:00 P.M.

Panera Bread

Speaker:  Shauna Kerperin, Director of Parents as Teachers

                       @ Blair Oaks R-11 School District

 Website:  www.sterlingabwa.com

Newsletter Committee:  Beverly F. and Joyce R.

 President Julie’s Page

 

Welcome to any guests with us this evening and to the members of Sterling Chapter.

 As we begin our new year for our chapter may we gather together in working toward our future goals and endeavors. We will discuss as a group tonight, and in our respective committees these items.  My appreciation too to each member’s commitment to the committee they chose. 

 We will have the installation this evening for our incoming Treasurer, Cindy W.  My deepest appreciation to Carriette F. for serving as Treasurer this past year.

I wanted to share with you a reflection that I read recently:

 “My morning cup of coffee is so important.  For this brief moment, I call myself to awareness, and remind myself that the lists, bills, projects and the phone calls are a part of my day, but they are not at the heart of my day.  The heart of my day is the mysterious and magical gift of life itself.  Most of us live ordinary lives.  We greet each morning.  A first cup of coffee, a check of emails, breakfast, off to work or busily doing other endeavors during retirement.  It is the pattern we live by, the habits by which we shape our lives.  Ritual is nothing more than habit made holy.  It’s a focusing of the mind and a directing of the heart so the common events of life do not pass unnoticed and unhonored.  My first cup of coffee has become such a ritual.  By stopping my attention and investing the moment with mindfulness, I focus on the beauty, rather than the obligations, before me.  With this first sip, the fire of life comes alive in me.  I sense the richness of the earth, the calming flow of water, the transformative power of fire, the aroma of life and nourishment.”   

 I look forward to our new year with anticipation and gratitude to each member of Sterling Chapter for all your efforts.  

 Sincerely,

Julie W., President

 JUNE 11, 2009

JOINT MEETING OF STERLING AND LAVIDA ABWA CHAPTERS

Sterling Chapter ABWA General Membership met on June 11, 2009 @ the Gibson Girls Café,  Holts Summit, with, LaVida Chapter hosting. We had a great attendance of 11 Sterling members who enjoyed a tasty meal and  then a program given by Alice Longfellow, owner of Longfellow’s Garden Center of Centertown, MO.   Alice brought several beautiful potted plants to show and tell about.   It was a very informative and interesting presentation.    Questions from the group were discussed by Alice.   Members of LaVida led the invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and later concluded the event with the benediction.

Respectfully Submitted,

Beth R.

ABWA Sterling Chapter

General Membership Meeting Minutes

July 2, 2009

Julie W., President welcomed 14 members, 8 guests and 1 visitor to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting, beginning 6:10 p.m. @ Hy-Vee conference room.  Chinese food was served.

 Bev F. led the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 Joyce R. read a poem entitled,” Here’s To You America”.

 Stacey B. created an  “icebreaker balloon” marked with designs of a book, star, pet and a happy face, indicating a favorite teacher, dream career, favorite pet, or a favorite hobby for our self introductions.  

Barbara C. introduced our guest speaker, Christine Kittrell. Mrs. Kittrell originates from Springfield, Missouri.  In 1985 she and her husband transferred to Jefferson City. They have 3 children.  She renewed actively with the Presbyterian Church and began teaching preschoolers.  Although happy fulfilling the role of housewife and mother, a future teaching career advanced. Christine worked at Bel-Air School Kindergarten and with special needs kids.   Her passion is the “Focus Program” funded by the Presbyterian Church as an outreach mission, which is a full year alternative school from kindergarten to second grade.   She was honored to receive the 2003 Teacher of the Year award at Bel-Air.

She suggests taking the unexpected path.  Experiences come from unusual places, as she knows from spending time in Alaska and moving several times due to her husband’s employment.

Stacey B., Sterling Chapter member and owner of Southwest Animal Hospital. Stacey shared her early education experiences and those of becoming a veterinarian. After an initial struggle in elementary school, Stacey became the valedictorian graduating with a perfect 4.0 and  secured a coveted college placement.  (One of 68 from 400 applicants)  Her superior school transcripts from Junior High days, an essay covering why she chose this career, and an interview preceded passing an entrance exam.   Much of the educational material is similar to what a medical doctor studies. After these numerous hours of college credits an exam is given by the Missouri State Veterinary Medical Board for a license to practice. Stacey noted that the program at University of Missouri-Columbia includes exotic, farm, small/large animals, radiology. A veterinarian can graduate for general practice or if specialized area then take an internship.   She also discussed current legislation issue– guardianship of animals and other current publicized topics.  By the way, Stacey graduated from college as the Salutatorian with 3.9 grade point. Congratulations Stacey on all your wonderful accomplishments !!         

Julie W., President conducted the business meeting.  Julie sent around a list of committees everyone could choose to sign up for.

As a motion was made and seconded for approval of the secretary’s minutes of May 2009, Pamela K. noted that a correction of spelling last name of two scholarship recipients was needed. Bev F. amended her original motion to accept the May General Membership Meeting minutes with spelling corrections.  Theresa B. seconded the amended motion and it was approved. Joyce R’s motion to accept the treasurer’s  report was seconded by Theresa Backes and then approved as printed. 

Helen B. reported that Council of Clubs next meeting will be in September.

Pamela K., Chairperson, Education Scholarship Committee introduced the scholarship recipients: 

  • Christine Hannis
  • Dana Pridgin
  • Sarah Rose Marie Kliethermes
  • Jenny Morris

 Their future plans are: mass communications, business administration, music education and nursing; respectively.  We wish them well with their endeavors.

 Our next fundraising activity is the Munichburg Festival in September. RADA sales are continuing throughout the year. 

Cindy W.  will gladly accept newspaper accounts for ABWA Historian records.  Stacey B. announced that ABWA applications are available anytime.  Just a reminder to Hospitality Committee to secure meeting location as early as possible for December.   Stacey B. and Cindy W. are members of the Auditing Committee and next month will report on treasurer’s records.  Cindy W., Treasurer elect will be installed at meeting in August.

Copies of the Standing Rules were distributed to members for review.  We will vote to accept them at the September meeting. 

A thank you card was received from Theresa B.   She wrote “Thank you very much for the beautiful plant, as well as for your prayers and concern during the illness and death of my dear brother Marvin. Your thoughtfulness was very much appreciated.  I am happy to be part of such a wonderful group of ABWA women.”

The “mystery woman” was Beth R. Please give more  “mystery” Newsletter items to Bev F.   The July meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. with Bev F. leading the benediction. 

 Respectfully submitted, 

  Beth R., Secretary

 INVOCATION

Lord, in the quiet of this hour,

we come to thee for wisdom and for power,

to view thy world through only love-filled eyes,

to grow in understanding, to be wise,

and sure to see thy guiding light, and thus

to know each other as thou knowest us.  Amen

 

BENEDICTION

Oh guiding spirit, guardian of our days,

be with us as we go our separate ways.

Help us to feel those thoughts that lift and bless,

to know a closer bond of friendliness,

to see thy beauty always – every day,

translated into living – this we pray. Amen

 

Printing of Bulletin courtesy of

Hendren Andrae, LLC

July ’09 Newsletter Sunday, Jul 19 2009 

ABWA

 

AMERICAN BUSINESS      WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

 

   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.

   

July 2, 2009 @ 6:00 P.M.

Hy-Vee Store (Conference room upstairs)

Speaker:  Christine Kittrell, Lead Teacher, Focus Program First Presbyterian Church, Teacher of the Year – 2003 JCPS     

 Website:  www.sterlingabwa.com

Newsletter Committee:  Beverly Figg, Barbara Cochran and Joyce Rodden

 


President Julie’s Page

 

Welcome Guests and Members,

 I extend my greetings to all in attendance this evening at our monthly business meeting in which we honor our scholarship recipients.  It is our pleasure to have you present at this meeting, along with your guests. 

 My appreciation to each of the members for your vote of confidence as I continue as President of our Chapter for 2009-2010.  The Executive Board is as follows:

 Vice President:  Joyce Rodden

Secretary:           Beth Rockelman

Treasurer:           Cindy Wilkins   

 I would like to ask the members to think about what committee they would like to be active on as I would like for all new committees to be ready at our August meeting to discuss their goals as we begin our new year.  We will discuss at our July meeting.

 I again mention, for calendar purposes, the following date to our members:

 September 24-26, 2009 – National Women’s Leadership Conference in Kansas City at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, celebrating the 60th anniversary of ABWA.  Hopefully some of us can attend this ABWA gathering on the first couple of days since we are involved with the Old Munichburg Festival on September 26. 

 As I’ve mentioned before, our membership should continually discuss how we can assure our chapter is run the best possible way.  Feel free to present any ideas and or challenges that you would like to see discussed.

In closing, may we always value what we have done and accomplished as a chapter since forming in 1974.

 Sincerely,

Julie Wieberg, President

 

 

ABWA Sterling Chapter

General Membership Meeting Minutes

May 7, 2009

 

Julie Wieberg, President welcomed 13 members and 12 guests to the Sterling Chapter General Membership Meeting  and  Business Associates Night at Capital City Steakhouse, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 Joyce Rodden led the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Self introductions were made.  Stacey Beddoe created  “icebreaker bingo”  sheets which were distributed to everyone present.   Members and guests circulated throughout the room to find answers from each other for “bingo” and become acquainted.  

 Joyce Rodden introduced our guest speaker, Rod Smith who is the Sports Director at KRCG TV, Director of Public Relations of Naught & Naught Agency and owns Rod Smith Video Productions. Rod shared his musical talent, singing and playing the guitar.  He included an original composition tribute to his good neighbors, Ruth and Kelson Cook.  Ruth is one of our dear ABWA members as well.  

 Mr. Smith’s mother and grandmother were business owners and a great inspiration to him.  As Rod relayed daughter Brittany’s recovery from accident,  TV sports job loss and re-employment, he emphasized his faith in God,  family support and community of friends.          

He appreciates ABWA educational scholarship opportunities for female future leadership. He stated how important it is to have a positive  influence and these scholarships enhance women’s lives.  

  Julie Wieberg, President conducted the business meeting. 

 Gala Miller’s motion, seconded by Barbara Cochran to accept the April general membership meeting minutes was approved. Beverly Figg’s motion to accept the treasurer’s report was seconded by Barbara Cochran and approved by the membership.

Stacey Beddoe and Cindy Wilkins are members of the Auditing Committee and will soon report on treasurer’s records.

Education Scholarship Committee Chairwoman, Pamela Kormann, presented information summaries of 10 Sterling Chapter ABWA scholarship applicants for us to review and then select 4 of them to receive $600 scholarships.   The chosen ones are:

                                Christine Harris

                                Dana Pridgon

                                Jenny Morris

                                Sarah Rose Marie Kliethermes

Reta  McDonald, Nominating Committee Chairwoman reported candidates for officers are: Julie Wieberg, President; Joyce Rodden, Vice President; Cindy Wilkins, Treasurer; and Beth Rockelman. Secretary.  All were accepted by acclamation.

Beverly Figg presented the Sterling Chapter “Woman of the Year” Award to Beth Rockelman.  

Sterling Chapter’s next meeting is June 11 at Coca-Cola Building, hosted by LaVida.   (Sterling’s social committee informed everyone per telephone, that location is changed to Gibson Girls Café, Holts Summit)

The May meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. with Joyce Rodden leading the benediction. 

Thank you Joyce, for all the table favors, decorations and door prizes. Thanks to all of the Sterling Chapter ABWA members for the honor and privilege of the “Woman of the Year” status.   I appreciate  your friendliness, generous compliments and most of all, yourselves being who you are.  (Beth)                                                                                               

Respectfully submitted,

Beth Rockelman, Secretary

 

 

Sterling Chapter

  Treasurer’s Report                                                                           

  May – June, 2009

 

 

 

CHAPTER FUNDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALANCE – May 7, 2009

 

130.75

 

  

 

 

 

RECEIPTS

 

 

 

May  Dinners  451.00

 

 

April Dinners 10.00

 

 

     

 

TOTAL RECEIPTS

 

461.00

 

      

 

 

 

EXPENSES

 

 

 

Capital City Steakhouse 484.50

 

 

Barb Cochran – Backes flowers 22.65  

 

Barb Cochran – Sommers flowers 23.24  

 

Bev Figg – Engraving for Women of the year plaque 15.36  

 

     

 

TOTAL EXPENSES

     

545.75

 

  

 

 

 

BALANCE–CHAPTER FUNDS –July 2, 2009

 

   

46.00

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

  

  

  

 

 

 

 

BALANCE – May 7, 2009

 

3,313.35

 

 

 

 

 

RECEIPTS  

 

 

RADA 70.75  

 

       
TOTAL RECEIPTS   70.75

 

   

 

 

EXPENSES  

 

 

Cindy Wilkins – Rada order 54.55  

 

Cindy Wilkins – Rada order 41.85  

 

     

 

Total Expenses   96.40

 

      

 

BALANCE-SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS July 2, 2009

 

 

3,287.70
 

 

 

 
SMRF Fund        350.00
 

 

 

 
CHECKING ACCOUNT BALANCEJuly 2, 2009

 

 

 3,683.70

        ABWA  Sterling Chapter

 Executive Board Meeting Minutes              

April  21, 2009 

  At the Catholic Diocesan Chancery (Julie’s Office)

 

Julie Wieberg, President, called the ABWA Executive Board meeting to order at 11:15 a.m.  This meeting is in advance for the month of May as the Business Associates night will be May 7th.

 Stacey Beddoe will give a  “vocational talk” at the meeting in May.    The Woman of the Year will be announced by Bev Figg and Stacey Beddoe.  Ballots for scholarship recipients will be distributed to ABWA members who will then vote on choices.  Pamela Kormann, Scholarship Committee Chairman has scheduled a Committee review of applications tonight to narrow number of applications to approximately 12 for general ABWA membership to vote on.  The Executive Board decided to set the amount of scholarships at $600 each and have 4 individuals awarded scholarships.     

The Nominating Committee will give their report also.  

 Please make correction of Theresa Backes’  address in 2009  membership roster to 4617 Kingsbury Row.

 Julie distributed a brochure from William Woods University regarding their available meeting room rental facility at the Jefferson City Wildwood Campus for our consideration of a future ABWA meeting site.  There is a fee associated with this option.  The Executive Board decided that the Committee who plans meeting location/meals should make choices of future meeting site(s) and present them to the Executive Board.

The Executive Board does recommend securing reservations as early as possible for December 2009 and June 2010  joint meetings with LaVida Chapter since our Sterling Chapter will be hosting both times.

Renewal of Sterling Chapter ABWA website was discussed.   Julie Wieberg, Barbara Cochran, Bev Figg and Denise Weaver  have conferred with Barbara Freeman regarding continuing with current website which was to expire in a short time.  Ms. Freeman’s recommendation to keep our domain name and use the free WordPress.com   website was accepted. There is a renewal cost of approximately $13 for one year.   

Business Associates Night was discussed.  Joyce Rodden will introduce our guest speaker, Rod Smith.   She is also decorating tables and including door prizes for the evening.  Extra help with set up preparations is appreciated. 

 An Auditing Committee consisting of Stacey Beddoe and Cindy Wilkins was appointed.

The next Sterling Chapter general meeting is June 11 at the Coca-Cola Building hosted by LaVida Chapter.

The Executive Board meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Beth Rockelman, Secretary

 

 

 

Protect yourself from heatstroke:

1. Drink water every half hour when in the sun.

2. Replace lost minerals with bananas.

3. Head for the trees for shade.

4. Hit the sink to cool your body down with cold water on your wrist.

 Tip: If you’re too hot, eat some parsley; its menthol oils affect your body’s internal temperature gauge, cooling you down from the inside!

  

Mystery Member

 

                Once upon a time was interested in a career as an archeologist.

 

 

 

 

“Always take joy in the fact that you are special. 

Do the things that make your heart sing with joy. 

Keep your face in the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadows.” — Helen Keller

 

 “More important than talent, strength or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.” — Amy Grant   

 

INVOCATION

Lord, in the quiet of this hour,

we come to thee for wisdom and for power,

to view thy world through only love-filled eyes,

to grow in understanding, to be wise,

and sure to see thy guiding light, and thus

to know each other as thou knowest us.  Amen

 

BENEDICTION

Oh guiding spirit, guardian of our days,

be with us as we go our separate ways.

Help us to feel those thoughts that lift and bless,

to know a closer bond of friendliness,

to see thy beauty always – every day,

translated into living – this we pray. Amen

 

Printing of Bulletin courtesy of

Hendren Andrae, LLC