Business Women’s Week

Sedalia Business Women’s Week

October 20-26, 2019

Linda Fisher, Lori Wightman, Dr. Joanna Anderson, Treasurer Della Schnakenberg, President Lori Haney, President-Elect Debra Andresen, and Chairperson Dianne Simon and Mayor John Kehde (seated). 
·         Photo courtesy of City of Sedalia
Our October 20 Chicken Dinner was a success! We served 568 meals.
Several SBW members attended the Rotary meeting on Monday, October 21.
CSC Group President Brian Smith speaking at Rotary.

The guest speaker at Rotary was CSC Group President Brian Smith. He talked about the restoration of the Trust Building to its former grandeur. “We are both humbled and excited to have the opportunity to rehabilitate this unique and historic building,” he said in a press release.

The Past President’s Dinner at the Sedalia Country Club
Friendship Lunch at El Espolon
President Lori Haney and Membership Chair Amanda Davis at Membership Social at Craft Beer

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October 21-28, 2018

Senator Sandy Crawford read the Governor’s Proclamation

Sedalia Mayor John Kehde read the city's proclamation of Business Women's Week

Sedalia Mayor John Kehde read the city’s proclamation of
Business Women’s Week


Sedalia Business Women’s Week Activities 

Service Project: Pettis County Community Santa

Donations of games, toys, and monetary gifts will be collected throughout the week

Sunday October 21

The 38th Annual Chicken Dinner, 11-2, Shrine Club




Monday October 22

Past President’s Dinner, Ivory Grille,

Michelle and Donna

Michelle and Donna








 Monday October 22

Lunch with Rotary 12 p.m. ($10) reservations requested

Wednesday October 24

Friendship Lunch at El Tapatio, 11:30, reservations requested

For BWM and Friend lunch page

Thursday Oct 25

Social Fun Night, Bunco at Shrine, 6 – 9 p.m. Invite a friend! ($5)

Friday October 26

Finalize Service Project: Drop off donations at McMillin’s State Farm Office (1437 Thompson Blve) or Betty Albrecht (660-473-2282)

Sunday October 28

Church with President Donna at St. Paul’s Lutheran 9 a.m.

Lunch at Colton’s 11:30 after services (reservations required)

October 15-21, 2017


Mayor’s Proclamation at the October SBW Meeting

Sunday, October 15

9:30 AM: Attend Church with President
Bethel Assembly, 1201 N. William Parkhurst Dr.

Noon: Lunch at Colton’s

Coltons Websize

Monday, October 16

Noon: Lunch with Rotary (pay at door $9)

Tuesday, October 17

Past Presidents’ Dinner, Ivory Grille (Invitation only)

Past Prez Dinner Websize

Wednesday, October 18

6 – 9 PM: Membership “Ready to Roll on Ladies Night”

Shrine Club: $5

Thursday, October 19

11:30 AM: El Espolon on HWY 65, Friendship Lunch

4:30 PM – 8:30 PM Women’s Health Expo

Free Event. Please Bring a Nonperishable Food Item

Friday, October 20

Finalize our Service Project

Sunday, October  22




Business Women’s Week, Oct 16-22, 2016


SERVICE PROJECT:   Monetary donations and school supplies will be collected throughout the week for C.A.C.T.U.S. .  Donations may be dropped off at Thompson Hills, 906 Thompson Blvd., Sedalia, MO or Trans Central Suppliers, 4701 S. Limit Ave., Sedalia, MO

Sunday, October 16th –    Worship with SBW President, Donna Hirner-Gardner at First Baptist Church, 200 E. 6th St., Sedalia.  (meet at 10:30 a.m.)

  • Lunch at Fitter’s, 500 S. Ohio St., Sedalia (meet at noon)
    Lunch at Fitters

    Lunch at Fitters

Monday, October 17th –  Lunch with Rotary Club, noon at Best Western, cost $9.00.

–  Relax, Renew & Retreat 5 pm-8 pm @ Body Retreat 2,  618 W. 16th St., Sedalia

Zumba! Great fun!

Zumba! Great fun!

There was something for everyone and ”it was free”!  You may choose to join in a  Zumba Gold class @ 5 p.m. or a beginner’s Yoga class @ 6 p.m.  Others may enjoy checking out the Passive Exercise/mobility tables or try out the new Circuit exercise equipment. Then of course there is always the option of just relaxing and renewing friendships while enjoying some refreshments.

Tuesday, October 18 Past Presidents’ Dinner at Ivory Grille, Sedalia.  This is by invitation of President, Donna Hirner-Gardner to honor past SBW presidents.  (Invitations will be mailed and reservations are needed.)

Past Presidents Dinner

Past Presidents Dinner

Wednesday, October 19 ––  Membership Tea:“Ladies Bunco Night”  at Sedalia Shrine Club.

Cost $5.00. Remember to invite prospective members.

Ladies Bunco Night

Ladies Bunco Night

Thursday, October 20 —  Friendship Lunch at El Espolon, 2400 S. Limit,  Sedalia, 11:30 a.m.   No reservations needed.  Bring your friends.

Friendship lunch at El Espolon

Friendship lunch at El Espolon

Friday, October 21  —    Finalize Service Project for CACTUS .

Please plan to attend as many events as possible. We encourage you to invite family, friends and prospective members to join in the activities.

  • Please remember when you make a reservation you are committing to pay for it.

We are looking forward to a fun week and I hope everyone has a great time!

Michelle Sparks, Chairman, Sedalia Business Women’s Week

* Don’t forget:   Sunday, October 23rd  will be the 36th Annual SBW Chicken Dinner



2015 Business Women’s Week

Sedalia Business Women celebrated Business Women’s Week with several activities

Proclamation for Business Women's Week in Sedalia

Proclamation for Business Women’s Week in Sedalia

SERVICE PROJECT: One of the goals this year for our State President, LuAnn Irby, was to raise awareness of the struggles that women face in the military. Keeping that in mind, we elected to recognize our military at Whiteman Air Force Base. We accepted monetary donations throughout the week for the “Warm Heart Fund.” This  charitable organization uses the funds to help our military members at WAFB, and their families, in emergency situations.

Breakfast group small

Breakfast at Golden Corral: Linda, Carol, Linda A., Donna, Michelle, Cindy, Della, Karen

Warm Springs Photo

Warm Springs Ranch Photo Courtesy of Carolyn Green

Sunday, October 18th—9:15 a.m. Breakfast at Golden Corral; 10:30 a.m.  First Baptist Church, 200 E. 6th, Sedalia, attended worship service with SBW President Michelle Sparks; 12:30 p.m. group left for social outing to Warm Springs Ranch.

Monday, October 19th—Lunch with Rotary Club, Noon at Best Western, cost $9.00.  No reservation needed.

Group 2Tuesday, October 20th Membership Tea: “Sip and Paint” at the Painting Parlor, 314 S. Ohio, Sedalia, $25 per person.  Membership Chair Debra Andresen set up this fun event for members and prospective members to paint sunflowers.

Wednesday, October 21st 

Friendship Lunch at Fitters 5th Street, 500 S. Ohio, 11:30 a.m.  No reservations needed.  Bring your friends!

Friendship Lunch at Fitters

Friendship Lunch at Fitters

Thursday, October 22nd—Past Presidents’ Dinner at Ivory Grille, 317 S. Ohio, Sedalia. President Michelle Sparks hosted this event to honor past SBW Presidents.

Cindy, Debbie U., Debbie F., Della, Cathy, Linda. Front: Michelle and Donna

Cindy, Debbie U., Debbie F., Della, Cathy, Linda. Front: Michelle and Donna

Linda Sally Debbie U

Debbie F. 3

Donna Hirner Gardner

At the past presidents dinner we had a surprise. Sally Lockett from Sisters & Co. showed us how to make several outfits out of one. Linda Fisher, Debbie Ulmer and Donna Hirner-Gardner had fun modeling the outfits!

Friday, October 23rd—We finalized our Service Project for the “Warm Heart Fund.”

Yay! The final amount raised for the Warm Heart Fund was $321!

Women of the Year and Employer of the Year and Business of the Year will be announced and honored at the November 5th Public Relations Dinner.

Business Women’s Week was great fun! Thanks to everyone who participated.

Carol Sawyer, Chair, Missouri Business Women’s Week

2014 Business Women’s Week, Ivory Grille

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