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					          NIKE NOTES
                               TEXAS BUSINESS WOMEN OF SAN ANTONIO
                                                 TBW MISSION
                    To be the leading resource to empower women to succeed through
                             leadership, training, networking and advocacy.

Nike Notes, Volume 351, No 3                      Published Monthly                                    September 2010

                   President‟s Message                                   Breast Cancer Awareness

                           As you noticed, we do listen to our        October has been designated as Breast
                           members. One of your suggestions           Cancer Awareness Month. We are asking all
                           was to have Judge Littlejohn talk to us    members to submit stories of anyone who
                           about the Judicial System. I hope you      has survived Breast cancer surgery and who
                           enjoyed Judge Littlejohn speaking          has a member in their own family who is a
                           about the Judicial System last month.      survivor. We need to recognize those women
                           It appeared to me that everyone            who have survived and some women who
                           learned quite a bit that night. Even       continue to live with the knowledge that they
                           though it was a little bit longer than     are cured and/or in remission and live with
                           normal, it was well worth it.              hope that their cancer does not return. Send
                                                                      your stories to Nike News Editor, Sandra
                           It appears that we have quite a bit of
                           talent within our own TBW Local
                           Organization (LO) as well as in other
                           TWB LO’s. Several of you let us know
                           in our Planning Survey.
                                                                               Inside This Issue
 This month, we will hear from Doris Slay-Barber, who is a long-
                                                                      President’s Message…………………………....1
 time member of BPW/TBW San Antonio. If you every want to
 know more about this organization—who do you ask? Of course,         Breast Cancer Awareness......………………….1
 you will ask Doris! She is one of our own ―Phenomenal‖ women.        Membership Drive…………..…………………...2
 You will see more of your suggestions for speakers and/or items
                                                                      One Person Making A Difference....…………... 2
 of interest incorporated in the months to come.
                                              Continued on Page 3     CAHG Needs Your Help….………..……………3
                                                                      September 22 Business Women’s Day……….3
                                                                      Constitution Day – 223 Anniversary………….4
          2010-2011 Membership Incentive
                                                                      Are These Questions Legal?.............…………..5
                                                                      Health Care Reform Advisory………………….5
 Members who bring in guests who become new members will
 have their names put in a pot for a year-end drawing.                Member Recognition…………………………....7
                                                                      In Memory of 911 – The Little Things…….……8
 The winning member will have his/her next year’s state and local
 dues paid in full!                                                   2010 Memory Walk………….…………………10

 See Page 2 for First-Time Members Special - ½ Price Dinner!          Events (September – November) ……………10

                 Mary Conway                                          Birthdays……………………………………….. 10
                 2nd VP, Membership Chair
                 Texas Business Women of San Antonio

               Membership Drive                                     One Person Making A Difference

                       The September 21 meeting                How can one individual make a difference in many lives,
                       has been designated as one of           yesterday, today and tomorrow? How far into the future
                       our ―membership drive‖                  can the kindness of one individual reach to impact
                                                               someone’s life?
                       meetings. For first-time guests
                       the dinner price will be halved.        You have heard about the
                       Therefore, instead of paying            Constance Allen Heritage
                       $14.50 for first-time guests, the       Guild For Lifetime Learning
                                                               and have met the trustees who
                       price for dinner will be $7.25!
                                                               currently guide the decisions
                       (Walk-ins will pay $8.75).              of this guild. During the
                                                               September 2010 dinner
There are many reasons to join TBW of San                      meeting you will learn how the
Antonio:                                                       generosity of one BPW of San
                                                               Antonio member, Constance
       Build a legacy for future generations                   Allen, continues to make a difference in the lives of
       Join forces with women making a difference              many individuals in the San Antonio community.
       Discover your leadership potential
                                                               You will also learn how you can help continue this
       Exercise non-partisan political clout
                                                               legacy for future generations.
       Develop your personal image
       Network with movers and shakers                                           Doris Slay-Barber
       Strengthen your marketable skills                                         2010/2011 Secretary
       Enhance your career opportunities                                               TBWSA
       Promote workplace equity
       Select a flexible involvement level
       Receive member discounts at various local               Doris Slay-Barber is a native of the San Antonio area
       businesses                                              (loves San Antonio so much there is no reason to move
       Participate in Personal Development and Young           away!)
       Women Connections Programs
                                                               Doris has 30+ years in Education and Training, focusing
       Educate and mentor young members
                                                               in curriculum and training development. ―I still enjoy
       Access to online education resources
                                                               what I do every day … and it’s different every day!‖ she
       Gain valuable volunteer experience to add to            says. She currently works for the Northside ISD in the
       your resume                                             Technology Services Division. She is the Campus
       Promote your business                                   Support Coordinator with 5 direct staff and 218 campus
                                                               staff. ―It’s a great place to work, learn and help others,‖
September’s meeting promises to be a good one. We              she adds.
look forward to seeing you all there! Please come and
see me for more information about membership.                  Her education includes St. Mary’s University and Trinity
                                                               University. Doris enjoys giving back to the universities
                  Mary Conway                                  who guided her into a career field that she enjoys.
            2nd VP, Membership Chair                           Doris is very active in various organizations, to include:
      Texas Business Women of San Antonio
                                                                    St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees
                                                                    St. Mary’s University Alumni Association
   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month                                 Constance Allen Heritage Guild For Lifetime
                                                                    Learning Trustee since 1996, served as chairman
                                                                    several terms
 Hispanic Heritage Month is the period when people                   Texas Business Women of San Antonio
recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to                  o 2010/2011 Secretary
the United States and to celebrate Hispanic heritage                  o 2010/2011 Texas Women to Watch Chairman
and culture. The observation started in 1968 as                     Business & Professional Women’s Club, Inc. of San
Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President                    Antonio, as President and numerous other offices
Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President                        Various San Antonio area civic organizations
Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period                 When she’s not working or organizing, Doris’ hobbies
starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.             included foreign travel, technology, jewelry design and
Many local activities are planned to mark the month-           creation and treating her children and grandchildren to
long observance. Send in your celebration photos.              new adventures.

           CAHG Needs Your Help                                            President‟s Message

Constance Allen Heritage Guild Trustees ask our TBW           Ask NIKE Forum. As you may have noticed, all
of San Antonio members for donations of door prizes           members now have an avenue to ask questions and
and/or auction items.                                         get answers on many subjects. Patti Hearne
                                                              volunteered to take on this task. Hope you will take
Ask people you do business with for donations of
                                                              advantage of this new forum and submit your
items, products amd/or services in exchange for
                                                              questions direct to
advertisement during our luncheon and in our
                                                              with a courtesy copy to the ASK NIKE Forum at
newsletter. If possible, please bring these to our next
meeting or let one of us know so we can pick them up.
                                                              Constance Allen Heritage Guild (CAHG) needs
As always, thank you for your generosity.
                                                              TBWSA VOLUNTEERS to assist in the greeting and
                                                              seating of guests at the luncheon. I hope that you will
                                                              remember to bring gifts to be given away as Door
                                                              Prizes (Maudel and I are in charge of this), while
                                                              Glenda Raichlen and Migdala Aponte are in charge of
                                                              the Silent Auction. Items for the Silent Auction are
                                                              also needed. You may contact above mentioned
                                                              individuals to make arrangements for delivery of any
                                                              items you may be want to donate. As mentioned in
                                                              our August Nike Notes, the luncheon and silent
                                                              auction are an annual event and it is CAHG’s major
                 Migdalia Aponte                              source for scholarships. Please make plans to attend
           CAHG Silent Auction Volunteer                      the luncheon on October 23 and learn how CAHG
                                                              honors educators by recognizing their contributions to
                                                              education. There are so many educators who deserve
          September 22nd Business                             recognizing for educating our children!
               Women‟s Day                                    If you decide to renew your membership dues on line
                                                              with TBW Texas, please print out a copy of your
                                                              receipt and turn it in to Mary Conway, our Membership
American Business Women's Day is nationally                   Chair, so she can maintain our membership status up
recognized on September 22.                                   to date. YOU are all doing a great job recruiting new
                                                              members and helping maintain our current members!
September 22 marks the 1949 founding date of the              Remember September Membership Drive and ½ off
American Business Women's Association, the mission            dinner price is being offered to first-time guests. Mary
of which is "to bring together businesswomen of               Conway, Membership Chair, is doing a great job!
diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for
them to help themselves and others grow personally            I hope that you will continue to support all our
and professionally through leadership; education,             endeavors—TBWSA is successful because YOU are
                                             [1]              involved in making it one of the greatest!
networking support and national recognition"
Origin of Business Women's Day:
Hilary A. Bufton Jr. and three Kansas City business                             Carol Burger
women founded the American Business Women's                                     President (2010/2011)
Association (ABWA) on September 22, 1949. The first                             TBW of San Antonio
Business Women's Day was celebrated in 1982.
In 1983, a joint Congressional resolution was passed,
and signed by President Ronald Reagan proclaiming                  Congratulations TBW Women
September 22 as Business Women's Day. President
Ronald Reagan also issued Proclamation 5532 on
American Business Women's Day, in 1986.                        Congratulations to all TBW business women on
It commemorates the important legacy and                        September 22nd. This day has been nationally
contributions of the more than 68 million American            designated as a celebration/tribute to all business
working women and 7.7 million women business                            women throughout the U.S.
                                 Continued on Page 4          What are you doing on this day to celebrate?

       Constitution Day – 223rd Anniversary                                        Sep 22nd continued

Please join us as we celebrate U.S. Constitution Day 2010 on             The roots of this special day go back to the
September 17th, the 223rd anniversary of our nation's founding           late 1940s. While men were off fighting World
document.                                                                War II, women filled the void in the workforce.
The U.S. Constitution is one of the most influential legal               The returning soldiers found the women
documents in existence. Since its creation some two hundred              eager to have their men return. But, many
years ago, over one hundred countries around the world have              women were not anxious to return to
used it as a model for their own.                                        traditional roles in the home. Since this time,
                                                                         women's role and contributions in the
And it is a living document. It is one of the world's oldest surviving
                                                                         workforce have grown and evolved.
constitutions. And, while the Supreme Court continually interprets
the Constitution so as to reflect a rapidly changing world, its basic    2010 marks the 61 anniversary of the
tenets have remained virtually unchanged since its inception, and        American Business Women’s Association.
unchallenged as well. People quarrel over its interpretation, but
                                                                                    Ladies, have a Happy
never do they question the wisdom of its underlying principles.
                                                                                   Business Women's Day!
Imagine creating a document that governs your grandchildren's -
grandchildren's grandchildren! That's what the men of the 1787
                                                                         Contributed by: Sandra Stahl
Constitutional Convention did.                                                            rd
                                                                                         3 VP (2010/2011)/Editor
For this very reason, great people have spent their lives studying                       TBW of San Antonio
and interpreting the Constitution. If you want to learn more, one
of the sites you can visit is You’ll get a
feel for the Constitution itself and how it is that a document that                TBW State Updates
was written over 200 years ago still plays an integral role in our
everyday lives. You'll see the entire text of the Constitution, the
Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence - and much            Mark your calendars for the March 25/25,
more! You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the        2011 Texas Business Women‟s Spring
Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court              Conference in Austin, Texas. Look for more
has interpreted the Constitution in the two centuries since its          details soon.
                                                                         Are you on Facebook? It’s not for everyone
―I confess that there are several parts of this Constitution which I     but if you’re interested in staying in touch on
do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve       a regular basis with members (and quite a
them. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances           few non-members) across the state (and
of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to      quite a few out-of-state), then you owe it to
change opinions even on important subjects, which I once                 yourself to check in occasionally – at the very
thought right, but found to be otherwise.‖                               least! 165 people like our page as of
— Benjamin Franklin, 1787                                                September 1 .

Contributed by:           Sandra Stahl                                   The Legislative Committee is on Facebook
                          3 VP (2010/2011)/Editor                        too! TBW Legislative Chair Terri Freer has
                          TBW of San Antonio                             started an active and informative group on
                                                                         Facebook for legislative updates. She posted
                                                                         daily Countdown to Suffrage updates
                                                                         leading up to Women‟s Equality Day. Be
         September Word and History Fact                                 sure to sign up to get the regular updates she
                                                                         provides. Send photos and newspaper
                                                                         clipping of your Women’s Equality Day events
Courage (noun): mental or moral strength to venture, persevere           to:
and withstand danger or fear; firmness in the face of danger or
extreme difficulty; fortitude and resilience                             Go to the official web site of the Texas State
History Fact: Since World War II, 92 servicewomen have been                     Texas Business Women, Inc.
held as prisoners of war (POWs) – 79 for more than three years    
by the Japanese in WWII. Some five decades later,
servicewomen’s courage was tested again as POWs – two in
Desert Storm and three in the early days of Iraqi Freedom.

Contributed by: Susan Youngblood, TBWSA Member

  Are These Questions Legal?                                    Health Care Reform Advisory

The following article was found on the internet    Starting in the 2011 tax year, health care reform legislation will
news (thru Yahoo). Provider was                    require you, as an employer, to report the aggregate value of
INVESTOROPEDIA NEWS, and written by                your employees' health benefits on their W-2 forms (regardless
Porcshe Moran on September 8, 2010.                of whether the employer or the employee paid the cost). The
Nothing in its content has been verified and is    intent of the law is to improve health care transparency and cost
provided to TBW members as an interesting          awareness.
article to purview. It is not an endorsement
and is printed verbatim only for its possible      It's important to note upfront that the cost of an employee's
use as helpful hints                               health benefits will not be included in the employee's taxable
                                                   income. The coverage costs that must be reported include:
Porcshe Moran wrote:
                                                            Medical plans
The rough economy has made many people                      Prescription drug plans
desperate for a job. In their eagerness for                 Dental and vision plans, unless they're 'stand alone'
gainful employment, many people may                         plans (i.e. an employee may elect only dental or only
overlook improper interview questions.                      vision and is not required to also enroll in medical
Depending on how they are asked, questions                  coverage)
about personal topics such as marital status,               Executive physicals
race and health are more than just poor                     On-site clinics (providing full-scale medical treatment)
manners - they are illegal under federal and                Medicare supplemental policies
some state and local laws. These types of
                                                            Employee assistance programs
questions can be used to discriminate against
                                                            MSA, HSA, HRA and health FSA contributions by the
applicants, and it is your right not to answer
them. Here are eight questions your employer
cannot ask you.                                    Employers will not be required to provide a breakdown of the
                                                   various types of coverage but must report the total cost (say for
1. How old are you?
                                                   medical, dental and drug coverage).
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of        The following employer-provided benefits are not required to be
1967 (ADEA), protects individuals who are 40       reported on the W-2:
or older from being discriminated against in the            Long-term care, accident or disability income benefits
workplace in favor of younger employees.                    Specific disease or illness policies and hospital (or other)
There is no federal protection in place to                  indemnity insurance policies where the full premium is
protect workers younger than 40 from age                    paid by the employee on an after-tax basis
discrimination. To determine if you are legally             Archer MSA or HSA contributions of the employee or
eligible to perform a job, employers are                    employee's spouse
allowed to ask if you are over the age of 18.               Employee contributions through salary reductions to
2. Are you married?
                                                   The employer will calculate the value of the premiums under the
Questions about marital status are prohibited.     rules for COBRA continuation coverage (not the portion of the
Employers might be tempted to ask this             premium that the employee has to pay).
question to find out if your relationship could
have a negative impact on your work. For           'What Next?' Suggestions:
example, if you are married you might be more               Hold tight. The IRS has not issued any additional
likely to leave the company if your spouse gets             guidance on this reporting requirement, but further
a job transferred to a different city. Even a               guidance is forthcoming.
question as seemingly innocent as "Do you                   While waiting for the new W-2s, we suggest you begin
wish to be addressed as Mrs., Miss, or Ms.?"                closely tracking the value of your employees' health
is not allowed.                                             benefits now.
Contributed by:                                             In addition, a conversation with your payroll company on
Patti Hearne                                                this topic would be an appropriate next step, as they
Legislation                                                 should be working on plans to help you comply with
TBW Member                                                  these new guidelines.

  Continued on page 6                              Helpful information from INCOMPASS, an employee benefits provider.

                               Are These Questions Legal? continued

4. Do you have any disabilities?
This question might seem necessary to determine if a job applicant can perform the required duties, but it is illegal to
ask under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Employers cannot discount anyone from a job because of a
physical or mental disability. In fact, the law requires that they accommodate disabilities unless they can prove it would
cause significant difficulty or expense to do so. Employers also cannot ask you if you have had any past illnesses or
5. Do you take drugs, smoke or drink?
Concerns about drug, alcohol or nicotine addictions are valid as they can impact an employee's quality of work and the
rates of a company's health insurance coverage. However, an employer might find themselves in legal trouble if they
don't frame questions about these potential problems in a careful manner. They are allowed to ask if you have ever
been disciplined for violating company policies about the use of alcohol and tobacco products. They can also ask
directly if you use illegal drugs, but an employer can't inquire about your use of prescription medications.
6. What religion do you practice?
Inquires about religious beliefs are a sensitive issue. An interviewer might be curious for scheduling reasons such as
holidays that an employee might need off, or if the candidate will be unavailable to work on weekends because of
religious obligations. It is illegal to intentionally discriminate against an employee or harass them based on their
religious beliefs. Employers are required to accommodate an employee's religious beliefs or practices in regards to
things such as dress and grooming policy and flexible scheduling
7. What is your race?
There is no situation in which questions about an employee's race or skin color should be use to determine their
eligibility for a job. This protection is granted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits employment
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Employers are permitted to ask an employee
to reveal their race on a voluntary basis for affirmative action purposes.
8. Are you pregnant?
Questions about family status tend to affect women the most, but they can also pertain to men in certain situations.
Employers might have concerns about an employee taking time off work for pregnancy leave or not having child care
arrangements during work hours. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act states that an employer cannot refuse to hire a
pregnant woman because of her pregnancy, because of a pregnancy-related condition, or because of the prejudices of
co-workers, clients or customers.
It is, however, lawful for employers to ease their nerves about an employee's availability or commitment to a position
by asking about long-term career goals or the ability for an employee to work overtime and travel.
The Bottom Line -- It is important to know your rights as an employee. Unlawful questions are not acceptable on
applications, during the interview process or in the workplace. Although improper questions by employers might be
simple mistakes, they could also be intentional cases of discrimination that should be reported.

 Is Stress a Big Issue for You? And Is Your Stress Different Than a Man‟s? Why?

Stress in the workplace, at home. Seems like by now we’d have figured out a way to alleviate stress in our lives, but
studies show that many people, especially women, are suffering from higher levels of stress than ever before.
According to international lifestyle redesign and well-being coach Jennifer Wright, ―Research shows that women in
relationships do greater than 60% of household maintenance and childcare. Divorced and single women, living alone,
more than likely have 80-100% of childcare responsibilities as well as household chores.” The result: women simply
don’t spend enough time taking care of their own needs. Life gets out of balance — and stress ensues.
Men vs. Women: When It Comes to Stress, There Are Differences Alice Domar, PhD, director of the Mind/Body
Center for Women’s Health at Boston IVF, explains, “Women ... report having more to worry about each day. Men on
average worried about three things on a daily basis (their immediate family, job, and money). Women worried about up
to 12 things, including their immediate family, job, and money, but also their extended family, the home, the social and
academic lives of the children, social connections with neighbors and friends, and more ...”

                         Member Recognition – Texas Business Women

 Dear President,                             These closing lines from the poem by Maya Angelou bring to mind so
                                             many of the women we have met in BPW/TBW. Their accomplishments
                                             are so terrific, and although their heads are not bowed, they do not
 “I'm a woman                                ―shout or jump about‖ or ―talk real loud‖ about them. Therefore, we
 Phenomenally.                               sometimes never hear these phenomenal stories.
 Phenomenal woman,                           Every one of our local organizations is full of these ―Phenoms.‖ Let’s
 That's me.                                  celebrate them this year. So, based on accomplishments in Networking,
                                             Advocacy, Leadership, and Training, please write, in 200 words or less,
 Now you understand                          these phenomenal stories and send them to the Nike Notes Editor,
 Just why my head's not bowed.     , so we may share them.
 I don't shout or jump about
                                             Contributed by: Jerrie Schubert aka Diz Astor
 Or have to talk real loud.”                               „Life's A Party! Enjoy!‟

Dear Migdalia,

This weekend, families will be headed to the beach, firing up their barbecues,
and packing up the car for road trips across the country in celebration of Labor        Every Day is Labor Day
Day. But it’s tough to truly celebrate when nearly half of that workforce is still
subject to wage discrimination.
So this year, we’re declaring that every day is Labor Day until the Senate
helps end wage discrimination by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Women are not worth less — Help us by telling your Senators to pass the
Paycheck Fairness Act!
The Paycheck Fairness Act would deter wage discrimination by closing
loopholes in the Equal Pay Act and barring retaliation against workers who              Tell your Senators to show
disclose their wages to coworkers. Time is running out — the House already             they believe women are not
has passed the bill and when the Senate returns it must do the same.                     worth less by passing the
In this tough economy, more and more families are counting on women’s                    Paycheck Fairness Act.
earnings. Unfair pay practices make things even harder, especially for those
families who rely solely on female earnings.
Thank you for standing up and telling your Senators that women are not worth

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            Vice President for Education and Employment                  n&id=579&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr
            National Women's Law Center                                  004=3hjupg8ae2.app205b

  In Memory of 911 – The LITTLE Things ~                               The One Flaw in Women
                                                                       … It‟s Not What You Think
As you might remember, the head of a company survived
9/11 because his son started kindergarten.                   Women are a beautiful and integral part of our lives.
                                                             They are strong, courageous, caring, sensual, loving
Another fellow was alive because it was                      and hold a special place in our hearts.
His turn to bring donuts.                                    Yet even though they impress us with who they are,
                                                             they all still exhibit one characteristic flaw (no, it's
One woman was late because her                               probably not what you're thinking).
Alarm clock didn't go off in time.
                                                                 Women have strengths that amaze men.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike         They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
Because of an auto accident.                                       but they hold happiness, love and joy.
                                                                   They smile when they want to scream
One of them                                                           They sing when they want to cry.
Missed his bus.                                                        They cry when they are happy
                                                                     and laugh when they are nervous.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take                      They fight for what they believe in.
Time to change.                                                           They stand up to injustice.
                                                                     They don't take "no" for an answer
One's                                                           when they believe there is a better solution.
Car wouldn't start.                                              They go without so their family can have.
                                                               They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
One couldn't                                                              They love unconditionally.
Get a taxi.                                                          They cry when their children excel
                                                                 and cheer when their friends get awards.
The one that struck me was the man                                 They are happy when they hear about
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,                                 a birth or a wedding.
Took the various means to get to work                              Their hearts break when a friend dies.
But before he got there, he developed                           They grieve at the loss of a family member,
a blister on his foot.                                                  yet they are strong when they
                                                                        think there is no strength left.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.                          They know that a hug and a kiss
That is why he is alive today..                                            can heal a broken heart.
                                                               Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
Now when I am                                                     They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
Stuck in traffic ,                                                to show how much they care about you.
Miss an elevator,                                                       The heart of a woman is what
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone ....                           makes the world keep turning.
All the little things that annoy me.                                   They bring joy, hope and love.
I think to myself,                                                   They have compassion and ideas.
This is exactly where                                                 They give moral support to their
God wants me to be                                                            family and friends.
At this very moment..                                                  Women have vital things to say
                                                                            and everything to give.
Next time your morning seems to be                           HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ONE FLAW IN WOMEN,
Going wrong ,                                                  IT IS THAT THEY FORGET THEIR WORTH.
                                                             This beautiful 3-minute movie has already been
You can't seem to find the car keys,                         seen by nearly a million people all around the world,
You hit every traffic light,                                 and I'd like to share it with you as a gift of inspiration.
Don't get mad or frustrated ;                                Watch "The One Flaw In Women" now…you'll feel
It May be just that                                          better all day.
God is at work watching over you.                  
May God continue to bless you
With all those annoying little things                        Please share with the important women in your life.
And may you remember their possible purpose.                 Contributed by:   Sandra Stahl
                                                                               3rd VP (2010/2011)/Editor
AM E N                                                                         TBW of San Antonio

                                                                     Exercise Made Easy – For Your Heart

                                                                  Most of us moan and groan about exercise,
                                                                  especially when our couch wants us to hang out and
                                                                  watch TV. But relax: It's easier than you might think
                                                                  to squeeze in enough exercise to help protect your
                                                                  ticker. Science shows that simply walking or doing
                                                                  some other form of moderate-effort exercise every
                                                                  day is one of the best things you can do to protect
                                                                  yourself. So get ready to get moving, and we'll give
                                                                  you some tips for keeping it simple.
                                                                  Getting Started
                                                                  Because you've had a heart attack, you should talk
                                                                  to your doctor about the types of exercise and the
                                                                  intensity level that would be best for your health.
                                                                  Four (4) Stick-with-It Tricks
                                                                  Next use our stick-with-it tricks for making exercise
                                                                  feel easier. (Just be sure to discuss any exercises
                                                                  with your doctor first.)

                                                                  1. Choose easy. You know which exercise has the
                                                                     highest compliance rate of all the different kinds
                                                                     of exercise? It's walking. Yep, there's an
                                                                     excellent chance you'll stick to the plan if you
                                                                     choose something simple and easy like walking.
                                                                     Work up to a goal of 30 minutes of cardio-
                                                                     vascular exercise every day -- or at least 5 days
                                                                     a week. If you can't walk for 30 minutes at a time,
                                                                     break up the half-hour span into three 10-minute
                                                                     segments. Or shoot for 10,000 steps a day.

                                                                  2. Think muscle. Building up your strength will
                                                                     make any exercise feel easier. So give your body
                                                                     a head start with some strength-training
                                                                     exercises. If going to the gym is not your thing,
                                                                     don't sweat it. You can get your heart and body
                                                                     into shape in the comfort of your home.

                                                                  3. Spot opportunities. Who wants to exercise at
                                                                     the end of the day? And if you work exercise into
                                                                     everyday tasks and household chores, you won't
                                                                     have to! Among the top calorie-burning activities:
                                                                     mopping the floor, mowing the lawn, raking
                                                                     leaves, and gardening.

                                                                  4. Find a buddy. Working out with an exercise
                                                                     buddy who shares your goals is a great way to
                                                                     stay motivated and stick with your program. You
                                                                     can exercise together or just check in with each
                                                                     other during the week to report your progress.
                                                                     Either way, you and your buddy will help keep
                                                                     each other on the right track.

                                                                                 Keep On Keeping On
E-MAIL TIP: Did you just read an email and don’t have time to
act on it? Mark it as ―Unread.‖ That way, it’s bold and easy to   Contributed by:         Rosie Casillas
see. It’ll help you quickly spot the ―action required items‖ in                           1 VP, TBWSA
your e-mail box.

                                          U   ACTIVITIES                                                 TBW of San Antonio
                                          6 September       Labor Day                                  Monthly Dinner Meeting
                                                                                                      Date: September 21, 2010
                                          7 September       Board Mtng, La Madeleine
                                                                                                     Location: DoubleTree Hotel
                                          11 September Patriot Day/TBW Fall Conf.                McCullough Avenue and Loop 410 NE
                                          17 September Constitution Day                                    Room: Salon II
                                                                                               Program: One Person Making A Difference
                                          21 September Dinner Mtng, Double Tree                         Networking: 6:00pm
                                          22 September Business Women‟s Day                                Dinner: 6:30pm
                                                                                                          Program: 7:00pm

                                          4 September       Stanley Long                                         Menu:
                                          8 September       Carolyn Burger                      Signature Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
                                                                                                             Beef Lasagna
                                          19 September Susan Youngblood                               Seasonal Fresh Vegetables
                                          22 September Doris Slay-Barber                         Fresh Bread with Sweet Cream Butter
                                                                                                          Italian Cream Cake
                                          U   ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                         Coffee and Iced Tea

                                          5 October        Board Mtng, La Madeleine                         Reservations:
                                          12 October       Columbus Day                           A-F & New, Standing Reservations:
                                                                                                       Rosie Casillas, 381-0406
                                          19 October       Dinner Mtng, Double Tree             G-O: Marguerite Dannemiller, 494-5434
                                          23 October       Salute to Quality in Education         P-Z: Melinda McNamara, 310-0342

                                                                                                           Cost for dinner: $14.50
                                          1 October        Arambula Belie
                                          7 October        Patti Hearne
                                                                                                         First-time Guest Special
                                                                                                            Dinner at ½ Price!
                                          7 October        Maudel Nolan Hardie
                                          24 October       Migdalia Aponte                        RESERVATION POLICY REMINDER
                                          26 October       Yoli Flores                           Melinda McNamara, Reservations Chair

                                                                                              Dinner reservations and cancellations may be
                                          U   ACTIVITIES                                     confirmed up until NOON the Friday before the
                                          2 November       Board Mtng, La Madeleine          monthly dinner meeting. Add-ons may be taken
                                                                                             up to NOON the day of the dinner meeting (3rd
                                          11 November Veteran‟s Day                           Tuesday of each month). Anyone walking in
                                          16 November Dinner Mtng, Double Tree                after all deadlines will be charged a $3.00 up-
                                                                                             charge, making your cost $17.50; this is a hotel
                                          25 November Thanksgiving                                       policy, not a TBWSA policy.
                                                                                                  Late cancellations and “no shows”

                                          1 November        Mary Friday                                     will be billed.
                                          9 November        Rachel Gonzales
                                                                                                        Editor: Sandra L. Stahl
                                          13 November Janet Persyn
                                                                                                            2612 Tree Crown
                                          25 November Sandra Stahl                                         Schertz, TX 78154
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                    Get Well Soon                                                2010 Memory Walk – October 2nd

Best wishes to Carolyn Dalmolin who broke her foot while                  Support our team and get on the MOVE to end Alzheimer’s! The
on vacation in California.                                                Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® is the nation's largest
                                                                          event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
TBW members, please advise me if you know of any                          The money we raise will go toward research to treat and prevent
member who is ill, has an accident or has a death in the                  Alzheimer’s, and programs to improve the lives of millions of
family that we should know about.                                         Americans including the lives of our Latino families.
                                                                                       Migdalia Aponte‟s team link is:
                    Colette McDermott                            
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                   TBW of San Antonio                                           BFB96D379AB2DBAF&team=3908605&tlteam=0


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