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 Women in Business


 Dr. Elizabeth McRae
 Midlife crises can come in many forms. At the
 ripe young age of 50 I knew I needed a respite
                                                            in the
 from 24/7 hard core medicine. I have tried to         Spotlight
 provide my large internal medicine practice and
 patients with intensive personal care for 20 years. And I was a little weary.
 My patients are aging too, which means lots of medical concerns. I decided
 to close my new patient panel for a while and concentrate on my current
 patients at hand.

 This has allowed me a little extra time to explore a new area in medicine
 that greatly interests me. I have been expanding a medical laser portion
 of my practice for 3 years. I have studied with some of the greats in this
 specialty including Dr. Eliot Battle MD, Harvard trained, and Dr. Maritza
 Perez MD, Yale trained. These are laser specialists in dermatology. I have
 attended seminars throughout the US and worked with plastic surgeons
 and dermatologists to further my expertise in the aesthetics field. This has
 included laser hair removal, laser vein therapy, titan face lifts, and more recently,
 a medical aesthetician for microdermabrasion, facials, and waxing. Over these 3
 years we’ve expanded our Botox patient list and added facial fillers. This hasn’t
 been easy, but my patients keep requesting more services and we have grown
 into our spa slowly and gracefully, “one happy patient at a time”.

 My patients in the spa portion of my practice are very fun and excited at rejuvenating                 
 their appearance. This allows me a little emotional rest from the rigors of caring
 for the seriously ill. I hope this balance in my day will keep me fresh and sharp as                   
 I continue to practice internal medicine.
  God has blessed me greatly in all the endeavors of his direction. I hope to continue                  November 6 th
 to give back to this community both through aesthetic and internal medicine. The                         12:00 PM
 balance has never been better in my life and we hope to share this positive energy                    Kathy Hubbard’s
 with our patients.                                                                                         Office

 Holiday Happenings at McRae MD Medical Laser Spa
         The economy may not be looking so bright, but you can shine. Dr. McRae                             @ Jeanne
 has been attending seminars from Dallas to Beverly Hills to glean all the most                          Buchanan’s home
                                                                                                        Dec 11th , time TBA
 current beauty technologies used by doctors to the stars. She would like to share
 with the women of HCWIB all the great fun and pleasurable rejuvenation services                       January
 provided by our spa.                                                                                          speaker:
                                                                                                       Jefferson Morgenthaler
                                                                                                        – Texas/Hill country history
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                 Thursday November 13th        For reservations contact:
                                                   210.478.6611 or by 5PM, Monday, November 10th
                            5:30AM                 No Shows & Cancellations will be billed. Cost: $17
Meeting                    at FORCC                MENU: Chicken Alexandria with wild mushroom risotto and white wine sauce,
                                                   mixed green salad and bread pudding with Jack Daniels sauce.
                      Reservations Required

      Note: All submissions are due the Monday before the last Friday of the month they are for. (October 27)
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Welcome to our newest member,
Karen Goins, M.A., owner

of Natural Awakenings San
Antonio/Hill Country, a monthly
magazine. When you get a
chance, peruse her website,
com and see all that’s “green” in our area! Karen, we are thrilled to have you
in the ranks and look forward to meeting you at one of our future monthly

Speaking of meetings, our November meeting is on the 13th at Fair Oaks
Ranch Country Club with our very own Ex-Officio, Carolyn Dutson, speaking

to us on long term care. This will be a short, extremely informative talk with
plenty of Q and A time. Afterward, we will go from member to member
expressing those things for which we are most thankful. As Thanksgiving
approaches, your HCWIB board felt it would be an wonderful time to reflect
on the positive things happening in all our lives. This program format will
be very informal and member-driven, so be there and express yourself!                      Job Corps
                                                                                          Submitted by Kathryn Hub-
We will usher in the Christmas season with the annual Weihnachts Parade
on December 6th in beautiful downtown Boerne. If you are interested in                    The ladies have come
participating in this fun, family time, please contact Mardi Collins (mcollins@           through again and provided and let her know how you can help with the trailer                    a great lunch for the CWJC
                                                                                          ladies. Marie Hicks came
decorations and how many will be riding the float. This truly is a great, small            out of cooking retirement
town event that your kids and grandkids will love and remember always.                    and made a scrumptious
Also, we will be having our HCWIB Christmas party at the home of Jeanne                   Mexican casserole that the
Buchanan. This festive occasion is free to every member and one guest.                    ladies loved. Ann Davis
Hill Country Women in Business provides the meal and each member/guest                    provided a delicious salad
                                                                                          that you know was very
brings their beverage(s) of choice. So, get out your calendars, palm pilots,              nutritious. Shari Keyes was
or whatever and put a big checkmark on December 11th. We will publish the                 a doll and made my favorite
complete menu, time and RSVP date in December’s newsletter. You don’t                     dessert. I managed to have
want to miss this one!                                                                    one before lunch and one
                                                                                          after lunch. Thank God
                                                                                          there were extras and I had
One final item-a tremendous thank you to all that participated in the Fosdick              on a loose dress!
Benefit Fundraiser at Fair Oaks Ranch. Carolyn Fosdick, an honorary                         This is the last lunch we
HCWIB member, and her husband, Mike, were presented with a check for                      will provide this session.
over $16,000.00 to help cover their ongoing medical expenses.                             I want to thank all of you
                                                                                          ladies that have shared
                                                                                          your cooking skill and your
See ya on the 13th,                                                                       heart with the CWJC ladies.
Leah                                                                                      Kathy Hubbard

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                                          I wanted to let you know the latest information on several of our members/
                                       spouses who are currently facing medical issues.
                  Suzann M. Woodward
                                          Sharon Huckabay’s husband, Jim, had surgery on the 20th. All went well
                                       and all was benign.
                    Patrice Davison was biopsied on the 21st for cervical cancer and will have her results next week.
                    Suzann Woodward had her mastectomy/reconstructive surgery on Oct 21st and is resting
comfortably at home. She welcomes visitors, but requests that you come between 4:30 and 7 pm. She needs her rest!!
Suzann also thanks everyone for their prayers, cards, gifts, flowers and food.
  Marya Humble continues to struggle with back pain. Please keep her in your prayers.
  Please continue prayers for these precious individuals as they recuperate and patiently await test results.
                     Penguin Suits would like to announce its
                     partnership with the New York firm Real                            
                     Stores and Boston Millennium Bank. We
                     will be creating shopping carts for stores all
                    over the USA. It is a great service designed
                    to assist any business to develop a stronger web presence. Please let us know if we can
                    Assist you to create a stronger presence. Also - Penguin Suits will be getting a new look.
                    Branding at its very best. See a new side of the Penguin.

                     Sue McCrary recently attended Royal Windows Inc., Window Treatment
                    Seminar in San Antonio. We were updated with new window covering
                    products and upcoming trends. We learned different shutter options,
materials, finishes, price points and ability to customize shutters for a particular opening.
Installers added information that will aid in the finished appearance.

Sue recently attended in Dallas a fashion show bringing Sunbrella’s indoor and outdoor
upholstery fabrics to the runway. They spotlighted their new patterns and colors.

                                     Home Instead Senior Care is gearing up for their 3rd annual “Santa for a

           Boerne                    Senior” community gift drive. Trees will be set a specific locations including
                                     Walgreens. The public is encouraged to pick an ornament with a senior’s
                                     name and purchase a gift for them then drop it back off at the tree. Names of
           Events                    seniors are gathered from various non-profits in Kendall County.

 Nov 4 Ribbon Cutting at      Basket By Design will be having a holiday jewelry open house to introduce
        Pocket Communications several new lines of jewelry. It will be Saturday November 15th from 11am to
                                     4pm at the home of Rose Maddox, 428 River Mountain Drive, Boerne Lots
 Nov 6 Ribbon Cutting at             of food, fun and shopping. There will be door prize drawings and gift with
        Refined Web Design
                                     purchase. For more information or directions call Gayle at 210 316-5539.
 Nov 7 New Member Orientation -
        The Information Speedway                                       For those who are avoiding the surgeon’s
                                                                 scalpel, we offer a variety of amazing fillers such as
 Nov 11 Veterans Day Holiday -
                                           cont. from pg.1       Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane. Full
        Chamber Offices Closed
                                                                 frontal contouring is hot! We offer Botox for all the
 Nov 13 Ribbon Cutting at                                        right reasons, plus the new brow lift, neck lift and
        La Te Da                                                 extreme sweating treatment.
                                                                       Microdermabrasion has never been so good.
 Nov 13 Business After Hours Mixer                               Combine that with a Laser Genesis treatment to
        Hosted by                     watch the pores disappear and the small lines fade.
        Bear Moon Bakery                      Dr. McRae has a Cutera Laser which has an outstanding record for
                                      laser hair removal. We can work with you on pricing if you are serious about
 Nov 25 Networking Breakfast          getting rid of unwanted hair. Vein removal on the face and legs is a common
                                      complaint we can correct.
 Nov 27 - Nov 28 Thanksgiving -
        Chamber Offices Closed
                                              If all you desire is nicer, brighter, more beautiful skin, then we have
                                      the finest skin care lines available only through physicians, including Obagi
                                      Medical Products, Replenix, Topix, and also Actifirm.

                                              Our Aesthetician is available Monday – Friday 10-5 for facials,
           November                   waxing, and cosmetic consults using Jane Iredale Cosmetics.
                                              Let us help with your Christmas Staff Parties. We can pamper your
                                      staff, and make you the super boss! Gift certificates are always the right fit,
 18 Jennifer Molina                   and for our HCWIB members, we are offering 10% off gift cards through
 24 Carolyn Dutson                    December 15th!
                                              Hoping you come see us soon! 830/249-2600
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         October 9, 2008 Meeting                                          Board Members
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                                                                           President: Leah Coyne
                                                                           Vice President: Kathy Hubbard
Leah Coyne, president, called the meeting                                  Treasurer: Helene Bachmann
to order at 12:00pm at Naples Restaurant.                                  Secretary: Linda Tom
Kathy Hubbard shared the invocation. Leslie
Schleyer introduced her guest Melanie
Colton.                                                                   Committee Chairs
                                                                           Chaplain:     Suzann Woodward
Leah reminded members of the new password for the “member’s                Hospitality/Reservations:
only” section of our website.                                                             Shari Keyes
She then offered a big “thank you” for those who participated in the                      & Mardi Collins
Mike & Carolyn Fosdick Benefit which raised more than $16,000.              Membership: Helene Bachmann
Kathy thanked those providing meals for the Christian Women’s Job
Corp. For the October 21 luncheon, volunteers include: Ann Davis-          Newsletter: Debi Lamb
salad, Shari-dessert, Marie-entrée.                                        Programs:      Susan Odom
The minutes as appeared in the September newsletter were approved          Telephone: Cindy Ogle
with a motion from Bobbie French and a 2nd from Alena Morris. The          Website:       Lynn Hoppe
checking account balance is $5,492.66
                                                                          New Members
Members were requested to send articles for “Members in the Spotlight”
to Debi Lamb. Debi will provide the dollar amount for publishing an       Karen Goins, M.A.
ad in the Boerne Star in the next newsletter. It was also suggested         Creating Your Best LLC
she obtain a quote from the Explorer monthly newsletter.                    dba: Natural Awakenings
                                                                            San Antonio/Hill Country
Cindy Ogle is in process of letting members who have missed several
meetings know that we miss them. Lynn Hoppe was thanked for her
dedication to our website.
Our chaplain, Suzann Woodward, needs our prayers as she prepares
for her mastectomy and reconstruction surgery on October 22. Sue
McCrary continues to recover from a defibrillator/pacemaker implant.
Patrice Davison and her husband Chip are recovering from back and
neck issues.
Many talented hairstylists of Boerne will donate $15 haircuts to benefit
Hurricane Ike families on Saturday, October 25, at Main Hair Studio,
265 North Main, from 10am-6pm. Get a great haircut and help our
neighbors devastated by the hurricane.
For those interested in participating in the December 6 Christmas
Parade, contact Mardi Collins at
The next board meeting will be November 6, noon, at Kathy Hubbard’s
Respectfully submitted,
Linda Tom, Secretary

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