BWM State Conference will be April 16 – 17, 2021

Moose Lodge, 119 Winchester Dr., Sedalia MO

Registration Form for BWM State Conference

BWM State Conference Program Information

Giving back to the community

Proceeds from the SBW Annual Chicken Dinner are used to give back to the community. At the April dinner meeting, Sedalia Business Women awarded $600 donations to the following: 

Child Safe of Missouri, Community Cafe, DeFeet, Meals on Wheels, Mercy Rest Stop, and Pettis County Children’s Fund.


Support SBW Members’ Businesses!

Friendship luncheons are being held weekly. If interested in attending, contact any of those that regularly attend or check our Facebook page or click here for any prescheduled lunches.

Sedalia Business Women

The May 6 Meeting is under the direction of the Installation Committee, chair Shirley McCown

The Slate of officers to be installed: President-Robin Balke, President Elect- Amanda Davis, First Vice-President Jada Weaver, Second Vice President-Julie Slocum, Secretary-Katy Kirby, Treasurer-Della Schnakenberg, Director-Debbie Ulmer.

Meetings are held 6:30 p.m. at the

Shrine Multipurpose Building
1375 Elm Hills Blvd, Sedalia, MO

Members, please let your caller know no later than Tuesday prior to the meeting if you plan to attend. We must have an accurate count! If you would like to visit a Sedalia Business Women’s meeting, please send an email to sbwmail@sedaliabwm.org no later than the Monday prior to the meeting. We welcome visitors! For a meeting schedule visit our Calendar page.


Pardon our mess! We are in the process of archiving some of the past years’ website pages.  

Visit our Latest News page for photos and meeting recaps!

For archived news posts

visit the Past President page.

Debbie Ulmer
President 2020-2021
I believe in tomorrow and I will be a part of it.

Lori’s quote by Audrey Hepburn and her theme as president, “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” has stayed with me all year. I believe in tomorrow and am honored to serve as your president and all we can accomplish as members of our Club.

As such, I have selected a quote by Linda Ellerbee, American journalist who is most known for several jobs at NBC News, including Washington, D.C. correspondent, and also host of Nickelodeon’s Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: “I believe in tomorrow and I will be part of it.”

I believe in tomorrow and I will be a part of it by carrying forward Lori’s objectives as they are important for our Club to build on tomorrow.

Organization, order, and communication. I will be a part of tomorrow by continuing to place emphasis on our mission of achieving equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. I plan to continue in keeping our committees known of what is expected of them and deadlines they need to adhere to through communication.

Promoting women in business. We need to invest in the women in our community that aren’t members of Sedalia Business Women, but should be. Sedalia Business Women is one of the first things that should come to their minds. Let’s believe in tomorrow by highlighting women business owners and/or community leaders. I encourage committees to select these business owners or community leaders as speakers for monthly meetings.

Member retention. To be a part of tomorrow is not enough to just get women to join our organization. Introduce new members to all the activities and connections available to them through membership. Help them find the places they feel most comfortable within our club. Be a part of tomorrow by serving as mentors to our newly installed members. Reach out to them to promote a greater understanding of their role within our organization and being a part of SBW.

Sustainability. To be a part of tomorrow, we have to plan for the years to come, not just this year. Who will believe in tomorrow by taking our places in the years to come? Who will be a part of tomorrow to ensure we can continue to be a place for professional women in the future? Tomorrow starts with our Executive Committee officers installed this year.

As Executive Committee, you must believe in tomorrow and be a part of it by looking at your plans for your presidency, creating goals and agendas that can be built upon from year to year.

As a club, be a part of tomorrow by communicating openly and early to the membership about the importance of joining the Executive Committee. We must identify members that have exhibited leadership skills and encourage their participation on committees, at board meetings, and future Executive Committee officers’ positions.

Who are the leaders of our future? Who believes in tomorrow and will be a part of it?

SBW President 2020-2021


Front: Robin Balke (president-elect), Debbie Ulmer (president), Lori Haney (director). Back row: Carolyn Green standing in for Betty Albrecht (2nd VP), Joyce Grinstead standing in for Amanda Davis (1st VP), Della Schnakenberg (treasurer), and Katie Kirby (secretary).

Click here for SBW Committees 2020-2021

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