The February 2 SBW meeting will be under the direction of the Foundation Committee.
BWM Scholarship Deadline February 1
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. Go to www.businesswomenmo.org to get application. Deadline is February 1.
Red Purse Raffle
A fabulous red purse filled with items valued at $500 or more is awarded annually at the SBW February Foundation Meeting. Tickets are $5 each with 100% of the proceeds going to scholarships. Tickets for the 2017 Red Purse raffle can be purchased from any Sedalia Business Women member. You do not have to be an SBW member or present to win!
If you would like to purchase tickets, or make a donation to be added to the purse, email sbwmail (at) sedaliabwm.org. You may purchase tickets with the “Donate” button. Be sure to email the names you want on the tickets. Thank you!
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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.
SBW President 2016-17
2016– 2017 Sedalia Business Women Officers