Woman of the Year nomination form Due October 6

Employer of the Year nomination form Due October 13

Northwest Region Conference

The Northwest Region will meet on Saturday, September 23rd, PC Elkhorn Steakhouse, 609 Jackson St, Chillicothe for the Regional Conference. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and the Meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. Registration, including lunch is $25. (Registration after Friday, September 15 will be $30). RSVP to PSP Vicki Silkwood, 611 Peacher St. Chillicothe, MO 64601 or vsilkwoo@hotmail.com. They will be collecting items for the women’s Shelter in St. Joseph. Click here for a list of their current needs. For any questions, Contact Melissa Moore or PSP Vicki Silkwood.


  • 20 – Friendship Lunch at Fortune Palace, 11:30-12:30
  • 23 – BWM Northwest Region Conference in Chillicothe, 10:00 – Speaker: Chillicothe Murals
  • 27 – Friendship Lunch at Perkins, 11:30-12:30


  • 2 – Deadline to RSVP for October dinner meeting
  • 4 – Friendship Lunch at Ni-Kuni Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi, 11:30-12:30
  • 5 – SBW board meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 5:30pm
  • 5 – SBW monthly dinner meeting at Sedalia Shrine club, 6:30-8pm – Speaker: Mayor Pro-Tem, Tina Boggess
  • 6 – Deadline to submit Woman of the Year nominations to Robin Balke
  • 11 – Friendship Lunch at El Tapitio, 11:30-12:30
  • 13 – SBW greets students at Parkview Elementary, 7:30-8am (arrive by 7:20) – Park in main lot or at Centennial Park
  • and walk across the street. (Do NOT park in the horseshoe drive where the buses pull in.) Go to the main
  • entrance, where Sarah Beaman will be there to greet you.
  • 15-21 National Business Women’s Week – activities TBA
  • 13 – Deadline to submit Employer of the Year nominations to Bobbi Wilson
  • 21 – Chicken Dinner food prep at Sedalia Shrine Club, 9:00am
  • 22 – SBW Chicken Dinner fundraiser at Sedalia Shrine Club
  • 30 – Deadline to RSVP for November dinner meeting


  • 1 – SBW serves at Community Café – details TBA
  • 2 – SBW board meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 5:30pm
  • 2 – SBW monthly dinner meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 6:30-8pm – Program: Woman of the Year and Employer of Year Award presentations


  • 2 – BWM winter board meeting – details TBA
  • 4 – Deadline to RSVP for December dinner meeting
  • 7 – SBW board meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 5:30pm
  • 7 – SBW monthly dinner meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 6:30-8pm – Program: holiday party

Sedalia Business Women Meeting

The October 5 SBW Dinner Meeting program will be under the direction of the Legislative Committee.

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!


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.


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.

Julie Slocum, SBW President

SBW President Julie Slocum

Encourage. Inspire. Empower

First and foremost, I am honored to be your new president. When I agreed several years ago to begin the journey of moving up the chain toward this position, I had to really think it over. I have not been very good at getting up in front of people. For me, it has always been scary, my stomach feels like it has knots and I have been self-conscious. So it came down to weighing that with wanting to make a difference in our club and in our community. So, I decided to “Kiss My Monster” and here I am.

I was asked what I wanted as my theme for my year as president. I looked to see what others have done in the past, and began looking over our Business women of Missouri Objectives and Mission statement:

  • To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.
  • To elevate the standards of women wherever they may be employed.
  • To promote the interest of working women to bring about the spirit of cooperation among all working women in Missouri.
  • To extend opportunities to working women through education, information and fellowship

I believe the theme of “Encourage, Inspire and Empower” really needs to be our club motto. Because that is what we really do. That is what we are all about and what we want for ourselves and for the members of our organization. So, if Robin does not mind, I would like to continue to use this for my year of presidency. But I would like it to be adopted as our motto, not just as a theme.

Our club has made a difference in many women’s lives through leadership in our community of Sedalia and the surrounding area, and through the lasting friendships that have endured through a lifetime, through love and loss, thick and thin.

I thank you for putting your faith in me and hope I can be a good president. So roll up your sleeves and help me make this a kick ass year, and along the way we can have some good old fashioned fun!

Thank you!

Julie Slocum, SBW president 2023-2024

The 2023-2024 SBW Officers

Left to right, front row: President-elect Janice Cones, President Julie A. Brownfield Slocum, and First Vice President Joyce Grinstead. Back row left to right: Director Robin Balke, Treasurer Della Schnakenberg, Second Vice President Rachel Sallee Monaghan, and Secretary Debbie Ulmer.

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