TEXAS BUSINESS WOMEN OF SAN ANTONIO
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Nike Notes, Volume 352, No 5 Published Monthly November 2011
President’s Message Welcome New Members
November! It can‟t be November already! Please join me in giving a warm
Sometimes I feel like someone stole time / welcome to:
days from my life because time itself is
passing so quickly. I‟m not sure if you are
feeling that way, however, most people I talk
to say the same thing….”Where did the time
in October go?” My grandmother told me and
years ago “Sweetie as you get older time
seems to pass more quickly.” Back then I
had no idea how „wise‟ my grandmother was Ana Villarreal
making that statement. Today, I feel if that statement is true…I
must be aging years for every month that passes. who recently joined TBWSA.
The quick passage of the months, events, even seasons should
remind each of us to „STOP‟ and take a moment to be thankful for
all that we have and are able to accomplish in this fast-paced
Welcome Jo and Ana!
Welcome Jo and Ana!
world. The technology allows us to have instant updates on world
events thru not only the radio (from my grandmother‟s era) but
television and the internet. If you are like many of my friends and
Inside This Issue
my children…you are getting the latest news and even watching President‟s Message ......................................... 1
some of your television on your computer! Access to instant
information is essential for our planning whether it be weather or Holiday Shopping in November ......................... 1
determining a conflict with other events. Instant access to our Speaker of the Month ........................................ 2
family through the internet, mobile phone or the telephone has Food4SA ........................................................... 3
helped to bridge the distances and given us the opportunity to
„visit‟ more often. Food4SA Events ............................................... 3
Continued on Page 2 Twelve Most Wanted Foods .............................. 4
San Antonio Food Bank Holiday Card ............... 5
Pictures: Constance Allen Heritage Guild ........ 6
Reservation Committee Notes .......................... 7
November, December & January Calendars ..... 8
Holiday Shopping in November! Birthdays ........................................................... 8
Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange.............. 8
Join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Assignments & Jobs Speaker of the Month
Barrier: As victorious as the 1948 Women‟s Armed Services Please join me in welcoming Monica
Integration Act was for military women, provisions of the law Borrego, Food & Fund Drive
provided the Services with the ammunition it needed to keep Coordinator for the San Antonio
women in traditional fields and limit assignments for Food Bank.
decades. Using the widest possible interpretation of the law
and elaborate unwieldy management schemes, many The mission of the San Antonio
positions and locations were closed to women – security Food Bank is to fight hunger in the
forces, embassy guards, chaplains, missiles, remote sites, Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs,
combat support jobs, and many others. education and advocacy.
Breaker: The demands of turning the All-Volunteer Force Take the HUNGER 101 trip and see for yourself why so
from a “hollow force” into a viable military, along with a many people in San Antonio and Southwest Texas are
shrinking youth population, pressed the reluctant Services struggling to make ends meet, how it feels to have very few
into recruiting more women. As numbers increased, women
choices and what you can do to help end hunger in our
inevitably moved into non-traditional jobs and closer to the
military‟s core operations.
“when it comes to women in the military, the all-purpose word An estimated 49 million Americans are food insecure. Of those 49
million, almost 17 million are children and 5 million are seniors. Last
is combat – it means whatever the services choose it to year, over 37 million people used a Food Bank for emergency food
mean,…The one sure-fire justification for barring women assistance. USDA Economic Research Service, Feeding America
from any job, unit, ship, aircraft, or mission was to designate
it “combat” or “combat related” no matter how tenuous the The average rate of poverty for the SAFB‟s sixteen- county area is
connection.” Maj. Gen. Jeanne M. Holm, USAF 20.5%. U.S. Census—2009 Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates
(Ret.),“Women in the Military: An Unfinished Revolution”
Contributed by: Susan Youngblood In Bexar County, one out of five individuals is potentially eligible to
Director-At-Large receive Food Stamp assistance, yet only about half actually participate
in the program. U.S. Census—2008 Small Area Income & Poverty
Texas Business Women of San Antonio Estimates, Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Texas is the second most food insecure state in the nation. Defined,
President‟s Message continued food insecurity is when you are so limited in resources to buy food that
you are running out of food, reducing the quality of food that your family
eats, feeding your children unbalanced diets, or skipping meals so your
children can eat. 17.1 % of Texas‟ population is food insecure. U.S.
Being thankful for the increased and easy access we Census—2009 Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates
have to information and our families is what we should
stop and acknowledge during the month of November. 5.7% of Texas‟ population experience hunger on a regular basis – more
I‟m thankful for each and every TBW of SA sister because than one million people. USDA / Economic Research Service
I know that I can contact you in several ways if I or any
other member needed assistance. I‟m thankful also to The rate of children living in poverty in Texas is 24.3%; the national rate
is 20.0%. In Bexar County, that rate is 25.1% - that means that one in
see each of you during the meetings so that we can share four children most likely struggle with food insecurity. USDA/Economic
the accomplishments we have made recently in our Research Service, U.S. Census—2009 Small Area Income &
personal lives. I‟m thankful to the TBW of SA members Poverty Estimates
who attended the recent Salute To Quality in Education
Luncheon, those who donated items for the auction or for In Southwest Texas, 14% of client households receiving emergency
food assistance are seniors, higher than the state average of 9%. The
door prizes and also to those members who made Texas Food Bank Network, Hunger in America 2010: San Antonio
contributions to the Guild. and Southwest Texas
My message to you this month is…keep doing all the
amazingly wonderful things you are doing for your family,
Almost half of clients‟ households seeking emergency food assistance
are forced to make choices between food and other basic necessities.
friends, the community and TBW, however, I hope that 48% report having to choose between paying for utilities or heating fuel
you take some time this month to recognize the many and food; 47% had to choose between paying for rent or a mortgage
blessings you have to be thankful for each day. I look and food; 39% report having to choose between paying for gas for a
th car or food. Hunger in America 2010: San Antonio and Southwest
forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 15 at the Texas
monthly dinner meeting.
Each week, approximately 58,000 people receive emergency food
Doris Slay-Barber assistance from an agency in the San Antonio Food Bank network.
Hunger in America 2010: San Antonio and Southwest Texas
Texas Business Women of San Antonio
Orientation Networking Sandra L. Stahl
Community Involvement Training 1 VP, Project Management 2011-2012
Community Outreach Texas Business Women of San Antonio
Food 4SA Food 4SA Events
This November, join the San Antonio Food Bank in their Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine
9 Annual Food 4 SA campaign to collect one million
pounds of food and help make this a happy Thanksgiving SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
to thousands of families in need. 2:30 – 4:30 P.M.
MAX‟S WINE DIVE
There are many ways to help the Food Bank in their drive.
Whether it is to Host a Food and Fund Drive, a Virtual Enjoy a “bracket-style” tasting of 16 wines alongside a
Food Drive, Make a Monetary Donation or Dropping Off creative spin on a traditional Thanksgiving spread. For
Food at your nearest San Antonio Food Bank location, we every 12 bottles of wine sold, Max‟s will donate a turkey to
can make a difference. the SAFB.
For the month of November, TBWSA is sponsoring a
Tornado Alley Screening
Food Drive. Please refer to the Tw elve Mos t Wan ted
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Food Items list on the next page.
What is a Virtual Food Drive?
Guests are invited to the screening of Tornado Alley.
Fill your shopping Tickets can be purchased for $20 each at www.imax-
sa.com. Proceeds will benefit SAFB, SAMM Ministries,
cart with virtual Haven for Hope and the YMCA.
It is a convenient, hassle-free way to help with a click of a Ashley Furniture Fund Drive
mouse. Food drives are a wonderful way to get needed FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
food to the hungry men, women and children of
Southwest Texas. But not every workplace has the
necessary storage, equipment or on-site employees to Donate $15 and get 15% off your purchase at San
make it work. Antonio Ashley Furniture Stores. One day only.
With easy-to-use technology, the SAFB can help your
workplace organize a Virtual Food Drive with fun, point- KXTN Feed the Community
and-click simplicity similar to online shopping. Food Drive
Transactions can be completed within minutes. Donors
may use any major credit card for payment on a secure
CONN‟S, 2514 SW MILITARY DR.
site and receive an e-receipt immediately. To encourage
participation, you can even arrange a friendly Virtual Food The charismatic Jonny Ramirez of Tejano 107.5 FM
Drive competition with another department, office location Radio will host his annual food drive where he will stay
or rival company. day and night until he raises 107,000 pounds of food. You
can help to reduce the amount of nights he stays in the
SAFB staff can help you set-up your Virtual Food Drive,
parking lot by bringing in your food or monetary donation.
which employees access by clicking on a link in a
company distributed e-mail. Each Virtual Food Drive can
be customized with your company's logo. The program Holiday Turkey Round Up
administrator can track the progress of the Virtual Food SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Drive in real-time and send out updates. 7 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Through a Virtual Food Drive you will be able to make 2 SSFCU LOCATIONS: IH-10 & DEZAVALA
monetary donations to the SAFB. This gets more meals to AND 1604/281
the hungry faster and with less expense. The SAFB can Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) is
turn a $1 donation into seven meals! teaming up with the San Antonio Food Bank to give the
community an opportunity to donate frozen turkeys and
help provide a happy Thanksgiving to families in need.
MAKE A Donations can be made at either of the SSFCU locations
DONATION Sandra L. Stahl
1st VP, Project Management 2011-2012
Texas Business Women of San Antonio
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BEANS RICE MAC &
CHILI CANNED CANNED
CANNED FULL POP TOP
LUNCHEON MEALS FOOD
MEATS CAN/BOX ITEMS
San Antonio Food Bank Holiday Card
Turn Hungry Holidays into Happy Holidays!
Celebrate this holiday season by sending a heartfelt and personalized gift that helps fight hunger throughout
Southwest Texas. Make a gift to the San Antonio Food Bank “In Honor” or “In Memory” of someone special
and we will send a holiday card informing them of your gift.
SA Food Bank‟s new holiday card makes the perfect holiday greeting for family, friends and colleagues. Your
name will be noted on the inside of the card and you have the option to add a personal message. All cards
will be hand-addressed. You can also order card sets to mail yourself.
SA Food Bank suggests a minimum donation of $5 per card. Cards can be ordered in any quantity.
Deadline to order is Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
Thank you for feeding hope to families this holiday season!
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another
human being. We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
~ Albert Schweitzer
Pictures from Constance Allen Heritage Guild
Reservation Committee Notes
We want to take this opportunity to remind existing members and educate new
members on the monthly process to secure a reservation for our monthly dinner
meetings. We have had some confusion and here we will clarify.
We have three members in the Reservations Committee:
Member Call Last Names Starting Phone
Rosie Casillas A-F & New 210-381-0406
Marguerite Dannemiller G-O 210-494-5434
Migdalia Aponte P-Z 210-497-5559
Each member of the committee is responsible for communicating with members on a monthly basis. Approximately
a week prior to the meeting, the member assigned to you will contact you (phone/email) to secure your reservation
for the meeting that month.
We have “Standing Reservations”. Those who select to have a Standing Reservation will not be called. They will
be automatically RSVP every month. If for any reason you cannot attend the meeting that month, you will need to
cancel your reservation by 11:30 am on the Friday prior to the meeting. Standing Reservations are called in to the
hotel by noon that day. If you cancel after the cut off time, you will still be responsible for paying for the meal. You
may choose to send a substitute provided that the Reservations Chair or your reservations contact is notified in
Add-ons only can be accepted until 11:30 am on the day of the meeting.
Please be advised that reservations are only considered cancelled if they are received by 11:30 on the
Friday before the meeting. You can only cancel by informing any of us, or all in the Reservation
Committee. Just leaving an email/voice message a few minutes before the deadline may not assure the
‘No-Shows’ will be billed by our Treasurer.
Any member or guest reserving after 11:30 am on the day of the meeting, will be subject to an up charge of $3.00
as per hotel policy.
If you still have any questions, please feel free to talk to any of us at the meeting.
Reservation Committee Chair
"Live with intention. Walk to the edge.
Practice wellness. Continue to learn.
Live as if this is all there is."
~ Mary Anne Radmacher
November 2011 ACTIVITIES TBW of San Antonio
1 November Board Mtng, 2147 Hildebrand Monthly Dinner Meeting
S M Tu W Th F S 6 November Daylight Savings Time ends Date: November 15, 2011
1 2 3 4 5 11 November Veteran’s Day Location: DoubleTree Hotel
McCullough Avenue and Loop 410 NE
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 15 November Dinner Mtng, Double Tree
Room: El Vitral
24 November Thanksgiving Day Program: SA Food Bank
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
SUPPORT YOUR Networking: 6:00pm
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK Dinner: 6:30pm
27 28 29 30 BIRTHDAYS
9 November Rachel Gonzales Menu:
25 November Mary Grace Rodriguez Winter Greens with Shredded Carrots,
* Holiday | ePrintableCalendars.com Sandra Stahl Black Olives, Apples, Walnuts
and Balsamic Vinaigrette
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy
December 2011 Green Beans
4 December Santa’s list day – hope Fresh Bread with Sweet Cream Butter
S M Tu W Th F S you’re on the “Nice” list! Coffee and Iced Tea
1 2 3 6 December Board Mtng, 2147 Hildebrand Pumpkin Cheesecake
20 December Dinner Mtng, Double Tree Reservations:
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 A-F & New, Standing Reservations:
24 December National Egg Nog Day
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rosie Casillas, 381-0406
25 December Christmas Day G-O: Marguerite Dannemiller, 494-5434
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Join TBWSA for a Holiday Dinner P-Z: Migdalia Aponte, 497-5559
and White Elephant Gift Exchange
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Cost for dinner: $15.00
(gifts valued at $15 or less)
BIRTHDAYS RESERVATION POLICY REMINDER
* Holiday | ePrintableCalendars.com 12 December Marguerite Dannemiller Migdalia Aponte, Reservations Chair
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Dinner reservations and cancellations may
be confirmed up until 11:30 am on the
Friday before the monthly dinner meeting.
ACTIVITIES Add-ons may be taken up to 11:30 am on
January 2012 the day of the dinner meeting (3rd Tuesday
1 January Happy New Year
S M Tu W Th F S of each month). Anyone walking in after
3 January Board Mtng, 2147 Hildebrand
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 all deadlines will be charged a $3.00 up-
17 November Dinner Mtng, Double Tree charge, making your cost $18.00; this is a
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 hotel policy, not a TBWSA policy.
BIRTHDAYS Late cancellations and
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 3 January Cynthia Poe “no shows” will be billed.
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 6 January Graciela Carrillo
14 January Maria Holmes-Garcia Editor: Sandra L. Stahl
29 30 31 2612 Tree Crown
21 January Barbara Niemann
Schertz, TX 78154
* Holiday | ePrintableCalendars.com HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012! firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl E. Davis, D.M.D.
Family Dentistry Reminder
210 Chestnut Street San Antonio, Texas 78202
Support our SA Food Bank Drive at
(210) 212-8707 Fax: 212-8780 our November 15th meeting
Saturday and evening appointments available
M-F: 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Join TBWSA at our December 20th
meeting for a Holiday Gift
Exchange – White Elephant gifts
Ellis Alley Enclave at Historic St. Paul Square 3/2012
valued at $15.00 or less.