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
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:
– Texas/Hill country history
cont. pg.3 8 th @ 5:30
Thursday November 13th For reservations contact:
210.478.6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Note: All submissions are due the Monday before the last Friday of the month they are for. (October 27)
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
wealth-creator.com) 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
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
Women in Business
October 9, 2008 Meeting Board Members
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
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
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 email@example.com.
The next board meeting will be November 6, noon, at Kathy Hubbard’s
Linda Tom, Secretary