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Apply now for the 2024 SBW Scholarship Application now available on the Resources page! Deadline is August 2.

Registration form for the BWM Leadership Conference, August 3, Isle of Capri, Boonville.


8 – Deadline to RSVP for July dinner meeting
10 – Friendship Lunch at Fortune Palace, 11:30-12:30
11 – SBW board meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 5:30pm
11 – SBW monthly dinner meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 6:30-8pm – Program: Amy Epple-Director of the Sedalia Parks & Rec (Meeting is under the direction of the Issue Management Committee.)
17 – Friendship Lunch at El Tapatio, 11:30-12:30
19 – Deadline to RSVP for BWM Leadership Conference
24 – Friendship Lunch at Ni-Kuni, 11:30-12:30
29 – Deadline to RSVP for August dinner meeting
31 – Friendship Lunch at Volker’s, 11:30-12:30


1 – SBW board meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 5:30pm
1 – SBW monthly dinner meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 6:30-8pm – Program: Annual Paddle Party (Meeting is under the direction of the Telephone/Communications Committee.)
2 – BWM State Board Meeting, Isle of Capri Hotel-Boonville
3 – BWM Leadership Conference, Isle of Capri Hotel-Boonville, 8am-2pm
7 – Friendship Lunch at Kehde’s, 11:30-12:30
14 – Friendship Lunch at Fazoli’s, 11:30-12:30
21 – Friendship Lunch at Colton’s, 11:30-12:30
28 – Friendship Lunch at Bandana’s, 11:30-12:30


2 – Deadline to RSVP for September dinner meeting
4 – Friendship Lunch at Mazio’s, 11:30-12:30
4 – SBW serves at Community Café, 4:30-5:30pm
5 – SBW board meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 5:30pm
5 – SBW monthly dinner meeting at Sedalia Shrine Club, 6:30-8pm – Program TBA
(Meeting is under the direction of the Career Advancement Committee.)

Looking Ahead

  • 12/6 – BWM Holiday Dinner and BWM Foundation Auction at Holiday Inn-East, Columbia
  • 12/7 – BWM Winter Board Meeting at Holiday Inn-East, Columbia

Sedalia Business Women Meeting

The July 11 SBW Dinner Meeting program will be under the direction of the Issues Management 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.

Visit our Latest News page for photos and meeting recaps!

For archived news posts: visit the Past President page.

Janice Cones, SBW President

Janice Cones 2024-2025

Sunflowers: Shine Bright for Our Members

I was first honored to be President of our club in 2008. My theme during that year was “Women Reaching Out to Other Women with Their Hearts and Hands.” My twin girls were 10 years old at that time and were present for a lot of our meetings and events.

We used to have pins to wear symbolizing our theme for the year. Mine that year was a small hand with a smaller heart in its palm. We don’t do pins anymore, and we’ve entered the digital age with Facebook posts/pages and a website—moving forward with our world as it is today. We have also increased our presence and community outreach with various activities such as helping with the Lub Dub, the Community Cafe, and other volunteer activities.

For this year as President, I have chosen the theme “Shine Bright for Our Members. Be a Sunflower!” I chose Sunflowers because they can grow tall and strong even in adverse conditions, making them symbols of longevity and resilience.  The sunflower can also be seen as a symbol of enlightenment, spiritual awakening, and personal growth. Its bright yellow petals and radiant energy are thought to bring positivity and joy into people’s lives.

This description embodies everything I have received from this organization since I joined in 1997. And it embodies everything I hope we can continue to provide to women in the future. I think this is what has contributed to our club’s longevity and growth over the years.

This year I would like to bring back the Public Relations Meetings of the past and celebrate and showcase our organization to the community. We will have to work on that.

In the meantime, ladies and gentleman, let’s all continue to be Sunflowers!

Janice Cones, SBW president 2024-2025

The 2024-2025 SBW Officers

President-Janice Cones; President Elect-Rachel Monaghan; 1st vice President-Michelle Franklin; 2nd Vice President-Carolyn Green; Assistant Treasurer-Joyce Grinstead; Treasurer-Della Schnakenberg; Secretary-Debbie Ulmer; and Director-Julie Slocum.

SBW 2024-2025 Committee List

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