The August dinner meeting was under the direction of Telephone Committee, Debbie Ulmer, Chairman. The guest speaker was Michelle Swords. She spoke on her struggles with a brain tumor and women’s healthcare issues. The written spot light was on member Donna Heembrock. Debbie thanked her committee in the planning of the meeting.
President Haney presented the business portion of the meeting. Correspondence was read by Debbie Ulmer, Secretary. There were thank you cards from First Baptist Church for Hazel Turner and Linda Alcorn and Carol Sawyer for Marilyn White. Debbie Ulmer read the action items from the August board meeting and July Dinner meeting.
LaSondra presented the changes regarding the Employer of the Year being renamed Business of the Year to allow for small businesses to be eligible and changes to nomination form. There was discussion regarding changes to Scholarship application form.
Business Women’s Week will be October 19 through October 25.
Linda Fisher reported on State Conference. Sedalia SBW won the Traveling Legislative Award, Issues Management Participation Award, Mentoring Honorable Mention Award, Angels of the Highest Realm Membership Award for achieving the greatest percentage of increase in membership by a local, Angels on High Membership Award for retaining or exceeding membership numbers from prior year; High Flying Angel Recruiting Award to Della Schnakenberg (for two members), Lishanna Bredehoeft and Lori Haney; In the Arms of Angel Recruiting Awards (for one new member) to Linda Alcorn, Marge Lumpe, Nancy Grey, LaSondra Marsch, Shirley McCowen and Teresa Pennock. SBW member Jamie Folsom, and Stacie Savage of Sedalia won state scholarships.
Melissa Moore, District Director reported on Leadership Conference held in Columbia on August 1-2, 2014.
The September 4, 2014 dinner meeting is under the direction of the Career Advancement Committee, LaSondra Marsch and Laura Taylor Co-Chairmen.