February 2, 2023 Foundation Committee

Presentation of Colors

Girl Scout Troop 30199 conducted a presentation of colors and led the Pledge of Allegiance at the February dinner meeting of the Sedalia Business Women. Then each Scout took a turn at the microphone to talk about what being in Girl Scouts means to them. Troop Leader, Amanda Iracheta, shared information on some of the various activities the Troop does throughout the year. The Troop did a great job with their presentation of colors and their public speaking.

Troop Leader Amanda Iracheta

And the winners are…

Congratulations to Donna Hirner, winner of the clutch, and Dianne Simon, winner of the purse, at SBW’s annual Red Purse Raffle. The clutch included cash, gift cards/certificates, and items valued over $300. The purse included cash, gift cards/certificates, and items valued over $500. Proceeds from the raffle benefited SBW’s scholarship fund.

Donna Hirner-Gardner and Dianne Simon

Some of the donors: Ozark Coffee ~ Breaktime Convenience Stores ~ Neuhealth ~ Fitter’s ~ Cow Bird Creamery & Sweets ~ Reader’s World ~ El Tapitio ~ Chelsea’s Antiques ~ Volker’s Eatery & Pub ~` Sisters & Co ~ Moore’s Greenhouse & Flowers ~ Subway ~ Lolly’s Candy Shop ~ Craft Beer Cellar ~ Coffee Poort Café

The annual SBW Red Purse Raffle raised $1,438 and the silent auction held at the February dinner meeting raised $963, for a total of $2,351.00, which is about $375 more than was raised last year! These proceeds will go to the SBW Scholarship fund. Watch for posts on our Facebook page to know when the SBW Scholarship applications will be available and the deadline to submit.

Thank you to all our members and those businesses who donated to the raffle/auction. SBW greatly appreciates you!

Thank you National Honor Society, Chloe Eckhoff, for volunteering your time to assist at the Sedalia Business Women’s February dinner meeting. Part of her duties included choosing the winning tickets for the Red Purse Raffle and Clutch Raffle.

Karen Steele

The Sedalia Business Women are saddened at the loss of Karen Steele, 78, on December 2, 2022. Debbie Ulmer, Chaplain, presented the memorial for Karen Steele.

Karen joined the Sedalia Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW), now Sedalia Business Women, in 1965. She served as chairperson of numerous committees and attended many State conventions. Karen was honored as “Woman of the Year” in 1989-1990.

In her personal life, she enjoyed crafting: making scrapbooks, crocheting and designing sweatshirts. She made and decorated many cakes for birthdays, weddings and wedding anniversaries for friends, family and co-workers.

Some of the Silent Auction Items

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