SBW Monthly Meeting

The March 2, 2017, SBW meeting will be under the direction of the Individual Growth Committee, Dianne Simon, chair.

Members, please let your caller know if you plan to attend. 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.

Northwest Region Inspiration Breakfast

Saturday March 18, 2017

First Christian Church
400 South Independence
Harrisonville, MO

Hosted by Harrisonville & Cass County Business Women

Click Here for Details

2017 BWM Scholarships Closed

BWM Foundation awards up to eleven $1,000 Scholarships! Just want to let everyone know about the Business Women of Missouri’s Foundation Scholarships  are available to any resident of Missouri who is a U.S citizen. You must be accepted into an accredited program or course of study and show financial need. The Scholarships are awarded in April at the Business Women of Missouri State Conference.

We Have a Red Purse Raffle Winner!

Donna Hirner-Gardner presenting Red Purse to winner Diane Eckhoff

Donna Hirner-Gardner presenting Red Purse to winner Diane Eckhoff

 At the February 2 meeting, Diana Eckhoff won the Red Purse raffle. Brenda Sleeper was the lucky winner of the member’s only clutch. The purse and clutch had a combined value of approximately $1400 thanks to the generosity of our donors. The club is happy to announce that the purse and clutch brought in $1343 for local scholarships.  The silent auction held the same night brought in $225 for Business Women of Missouri Scholarships. Forty-eight members and guests attended the meeting.

Brenda Sleeper, winner of the member's only clutch

Brenda Sleeper, winner of the member’s only clutch



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DSC04585Donna Hirner-Gardner
President 2016-2017
Shoot for the Moon and Land in the Stars

First of all I would like to say thank you for having the confidence in me to be elected as your president of the Sedalia Business Women club. I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for Lori Haney and all the SBW ladies giving me so much support.

My theme this year is “Shoot for the moon and land in the stars.”  To me you are all stars!

The goals I would like to see our club accomplish for 2016-2017 are the following:

  • To retain our current membership and build onto our membership. I want to invite you to take your time and encourage your friends, and coworkers to become part of our club.

  • To be involved with Domestic Violence Awareness and that is one reason I chose the color purple. We also need to be involved with the Sexual Assault Awareness that is one reason why I chose the color blue.  Teal blue is the Sexual Assault Awareness color.

  • To help women going back to college through the use of our scholarships that Sedalia Business Women award to women who apply for the scholarships and win them. To keep promoting our scholarships on social media and in the newspaper.

  • Support both local and state Foundation. We also need to continue to support our non-for profit organizations in our community through special projects.

Lastly to keep “Pay it forward” ongoing. I selected CASA as the organization to support. This organization exists to house, educate, advocate and give services to those who need them. It does this by developing goals and objectives when the victims first come into the shelter. The residents receiving counseling, case management, crisis care, and are referred to organizations to exist in our community to help those who are less fortunate

Our BWM objectives were defined in 1938 and have remained constant through the years. Our goal should be to achieve equality for all women in the workplace, continue opportunities for women through education and fellowship. We will advocate for educate end information, elevate standards for all women wherever they may be employed, and bring about a spirit of cooperation among all working women in Missouri.

Again let me thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve as your SBW president for the 2016-2017 year. With your support we can shoot for the moon and land in the stars. I chose the colors purple blue and silver because they are the colors of the universe. As we shoot for the moon and land in the stars we are reminded that each of us is a star.

Donna Hirner-Gardner
SBW President 2016-17


2016– 2017 Sedalia Business Women Officers

2016-17 SBW Officers: Debbie Ulmer, Debra Andresen, Michelle Sparks, Donna Hirner, and Della Schnakenberg. Not pictured: Dena Stockstill

2016-17 SBW Officers: Debbie Ulmer, Debra Andresen, Michelle Sparks, Donna Hirner, and Della Schnakenberg. Not pictured: Dena Stockstill and Holly Brown


Click here for Sedalia Business Women Committees 2016-17

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