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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 4                       Published Monthly                                     October 2010

                    President’s Message                                   Breast Cancer Awareness

                           As many of you know, October is             October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
                           Breast Cancer Awareness Month.              I have received several stories of members
                           We are pleased that Rosie was able to       who have survived Breast cancer surgery or
                           get someone from Susan G. Komen to          who has a member in their own family who is
                           talk to us this month. I know that many     a survivor. Please join me in sharing in the
                           of you have either someone in your          hope, love and prayers for women who have
                           family or in someone dear to you or         survived and those who continue to live with
                           your friends that have fought and           the knowledge that they are cured and/or in
                           survived breast cancer. We, in TBW-         remission and live with hope that their cancer
                           SA have several cancer survivor             does not return.
                           members in our midst.                                        Sandra Stahl
                                                                                 3 VP (2010/2011)/Editor
                       Please Wear Pink to our October                              TBW of San Antonio
                       meeting to show our support and raise
                       awareness for the Alamo Breast
 Cancer Foundation—Think Pink!                                                  Inside This Issue
 Early detection saves lives: when cancer is found early, the five-
 year survival rate is 98%. You and I, all of us, can help Educate     President’s Message………………………….....1
 5 Million Women! Proctor & Gamble’s (P&G’s) partnership with          Breast Cancer Awareness......…………………..1
 National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.(NBCF), lets your
                                                                       Sharing Our Stories .………..…………………....2
 purchases make a difference! One Coupon = The Gift of Hope.
                                                                       Strength, Love, Fearlessness…......…………... 2
                                             Continued on Page 3
                                                                       CAHG Needs Your Help….………..…………….3
                                                                       Passionately Pink for the Cure…………………..3
     Come Early and SHOP for the Holidays!                             7 Ways to Support Someone w/Breast Cancer.4
                                                                       Myth or Fact…………………...............…………..4
 Colette McDermott, CM Services, Etc.                                  TBW State Plan for the Future…………………..7
 Maria Holmes Garcia, Lady Bug Designs                                 TBW State 2010-2011 Action Plan…………......7
 Linda Sioux Henley, Artist – Sinapau Studio
 Cheryl Davis, Dentist                             Spotlight           Spotlight Holiday Shopping ……………….……8
 Graciela Carrillo, Graciela’s                                         Directors At Large October Program…………10
 Rosie Casillas, Mary Kay
                                                   on Page 8
                                                                       Events (October – December) ………….……..10
 Maude Nolan Hardie, RE
 Mary Reynolds, Custom Fiesta Fashions                                 Birthdays………………………………………... 10
 Diana Harwood, Escandalo Jewelry

             Sharing our Stories….                                       Strength, Love, Fearlessness ….

Melinda McNamara:                                                   Like so many of us, I’ve been
                                                                    affected by breast cancer
I am a 3 1/2 year survivor of breast cancer.                        through the loss of family
I found a lump in November, decided to stop ignoring it             members and dear friends.
in January, was diagnosed in February on a Tuesday,                 That’s why I’m passionate
and had surgery (lumpectomy) that Friday. Luckily was               about finding the cures for this
Stage 1. I had three months of chemotherapy and eight               disease.
weeks of radiation. I was not working at the time, so I
slept through the whole ordeal - I'd go to treatments,              I was introduced to Susan G.
and come home to sleep. Other than being a "hair                    Komen for the Cure several
losing" experience, I feel having cancer has been a                 years ago through a close
huge learning experience - you really see the world                 friend and frightened breast
through much clearer eyes. The people you encounter,                cancer patient. Komen for the
from the Doctor, nurses, other patients, friends, family,           Cure gave her hope by
show their compassion in countless ways - and are                   providing her with information
willing to share their stories and suggestions to make              and support that was vital in
your time with cancer easier.                                       helping her make treatment
Patti Hearne
                                                                    Susan G. Komen is a name I
This is my younger sister’s story. Sylvia is 67 years now           will always associate with
and is retired; however, before retirement, she worked              strength, love and fearlessness.
in x-ray laboratories in the San Diego area. Sylvia called          I am honored to be working with
me on my cell sometime in June 2010 and told me that                Komen and I am proud to serve
she had been in a car accident and that her car was                 as a Passionately Pink for the       Melina Kanakaredes,
                                                                          ®                                     actress
totaled out and that she had sustained injuries to her              Cure ambassador.
breast—according to her, that her car’s air bag had
burst and hurt her ribcage. As part of her examination,             Going Passionately Pink is a great way for me to
her MRI revealed that she had breast cancer and further             celebrate both survivors and the lives of my aunts,
examinations revealed an urgent need for surgery. On                cousins and friends who succumbed to breast cancer.
July 14, 2010, she was operated on and her surgeons                 Their strength, courage and spirit inspire and motivate
removed both her breasts. She is now undergoing                     me.
therapy and according to her doctor, they caught the
cancer and will have her breasts reconstructed soon.
                                                                    I have a lot of wonderful women in my life and each one
                                                                    means so much to me. That's why I'm passionate about
―God Works in Mysterious Ways.‖ How many times
                                                                    finding the cures. Let friendship inspire your passion
have you heard this? Isn’t it a miracle that had Sylvia
                                                                    to fight breast cancer. Join me and go Passionately
not been involved in a car accident, the cancer might
                                                                    Pink for the Cure today!
have continued in her body and eventually being too
late to stop the cancer. Sylvia told me over the phone
that her cancer was one of the most aggressive and in
answer to my question, that her type of cancer was not
                                                                    Sandy Stahl
hereditary. What a relief! I am the first-born in a family of       As Patti shared in her story, ―God Works in Mysterious
nine children (six females and 3 males) and I did                   Ways.‖ I had been working in Germany for 11 years
wonder if I would get breast cancer next. She is slowly             when I found myself thinking more and more about
recuperating at home and cannot do normal things such               moving back to the States. God was guiding me back to
as driving and other things due to loss of muscle. She is           take care of my mother.
missing both breast but thanks to God she is still alive. I         My mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Her 1
am not knowledgeable about medical facts so I cannot                surgery was in 2004 … a little over 1 year after my
share what kind of cancer she has (or had), but I ask               return to the States. Two years later a 2 surgery was
the readers to pray for her continuing well-being and               needed. My mom’s cancer has since returned again and
read everything that is out there to know about breast              has now spread in several additional areas. We believe
cancer. I read and read numerous articles on the                    each day is a blessing and cherish every moment. I
internet and am sharing what I found interesting. Hope              have four sisters, two daughters and a granddaughter ..
you will keep an open mind and help out by reminding                so we are reading as much as possible to ensure we
your women folks to have frequent checkups.                         are aware and take the necessary precautions. I ask our
                                                                    readers to pray for the continuing health of all women
                                 Continued to the right…            with cancer.

           CAHG Needs Your Help                                            President’s Message

Constance Allen Heritage Guild Trustees ask our TBW           For every coupon you redeem by October 31, 2010, a
of San Antonio members for donations of door prizes           2 cent donation will be made to the National Breast
and/or auction items.                                         Cancer Foundation, Inc. In addition, P&G and NBCF
                                                              are committed to helping you create and follow your
Ask people you do business with for donations of
                                                              own early detection plan, is an
items, products and/or services in exchange for
                                                              interactive online tool that helps remind you to
advertisement during our luncheon and in our
                                                              schedule clinical breast self-exams and include a
newsletter. If possible, please bring these to our next
                                                              flexible reminder system using email, calendars, and
meeting or let one of us know so we can pick them up.
                                                              text messages. Visit the website
As always, thank you for your generosity.            to start your plan Now.
                                                              Please take time to read some of the articles included
                                                              in our October Nike Notes to learn more about breast
                                                              cancer and how you can support those who are
                                                              undergoing therapy for cancer and also support and
                                                              honor their caregivers.
                                                              As many of you know, I, myself, am very supportive of
                                                              Cancer Research as I was able to have my husband
                                                              for an additional 20 years after he was first diagnosed
                                                              with cancer. He was a nine-time cancer survivor—
                                                              which astonished many of the doctors who took care
                 Migdalia Aponte
                                                              of him throughout those many years. That is why I am
           CAHG Silent Auction Volunteer
                                                              always encouraging others to make donations to MD
                                                              Anderson. The money we donate to MD Anderson is
                                                              earmarked for Research. Our donations provide ―seed
       Passionately Pink for the Cure®                        money‖ to enable researchers to study new
                                                              applications and which also helps support their grant
         TBW of SA Pinker than Pink
                                                              Also, if you have unused airlines miles which are
Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink for the Cure®                expiring, let me recommend donating those ―unused
supports life-saving research, education, screenings          miles‖ to Make-a-Wish-foundation. They need over
and treatment programs in the fight to end breast             two billion miles a year to help grant wishes to children
cancer forever.                                               with life-threatening medical conditions. Let’s not let
                                                              our airline miles expire—let’s help make children’s
Please help me by wearing pink on Tuesday, October            wishes come true to travel to whatever destination
19. 2010 and making a donation to Susan G. Komen.             they might dream about. to find out
                                                              how to donate those miles or ask our Nike news staff
                                                              for further assistance.
               Invite a survivor and
                                                              Also, for our October meeting, our Directors at Large
                proudly wear pink.
                                                              are hosting the program, entitled ―What is
                                                              Networking?‖ Collette McDermott, Chair of our
                     Join us!!!!                              Directors at Large tells me that it will be covering
                                                              Facebook Networking, Business Networking and
                                                              Social Networking. It should be a very interesting
       TBW of SA Pinker than Pink - Join Team                 program.
                                                               This month has also been designated “Christmas
     Migdalia Aponte
                                                              Shopping” giving our member vendors an opportunity
                                                              to sell their wares. So, be prepared and bring your
Click on this link:                                           wallets!
eam id=149485&pg=team&fr id=1846
                                                                                Carol Burger
                 Migdalia Aponte                                                 President (2010/2011)
                                                                                 TBW of San Antonio

           7 Ways to Support Someone                                                   Myth or Fact?
               With Breast Cancer
                                                                        Myth: Breast cancer always appears as a lump.
                                                                        Fact: Approximately 10% of those diagnosed
The following article was found on Yahoo News and was                   with breast cancer have no lumps, pain, or other
authored by Melanie Haiken, from on Thursday,                indications of a problem in their breasts. And
September 16, 2010                                                      among lumps that are detected, 80 to 85% are
Finding yourself in Cancer World happens very suddenly. The             benign. They're often cysts or noncancerous
doctor -- or someone close to you -- tells you it's cancer, and all     tumors called fibroadenomas. That said, any
of a sudden everything changes. How are you supposed to                 lump or breast symptom (especially from the list
know, instantly, how to be supportive to a woman going through          below) that does not go away should be
something this terrifying?                                              checked by a doctor.
                                                                            A change in how the breast / nipple feels or looks
I thought the best way to offer help to the husbands, other family
members, partners, and friends who suddenly find themselves                 A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in
thrust into this role was to ask the cancer patients themselves             the underarm area
what was most -- and least -- helpful. Here are seven things                Breast pain or nipple tenderness
women with breast cancer and their partners have discovered                 A change in the size or shape of the breast
about what worked best when it came to supporting them
through this ordeal.                                                        A nipple or skin that turns inward into the breast
                                                                            Feeling warm to the touch
1. Support whatever she decides.
                                                                            Scaly, red, or swollen skin of the breast, areola,
Breast cancer involves endless decisions: lumpectomy and                    or nipple, perhaps with ridges or pitting that
radiation or mastectomy? Some women elect to have a bilateral               resembles an orange peel
mastectomy (both breasts removed), so they feel safer. These                Nipple discharge
decisions can be really scary for a woman to talk to her partner
                                                                        Myth: Mammograms prevent / reduce your risk.
and friends about. It may sound like she's asking for advice, and
                                                                        Fact: Regular mammograms will not prevent or
you may feel underqualified to give it.
                                                                        reduce your risk of breast cancer. They just
Don't worry -- no one expects you to be a medical expert. Your          detect breast cancer that already exists—
role is to act as a sounding board. Listen to everything she says       reducing deaths among breast cancer patients
without judgment, letting her bounce her thoughts off of you.           by about 16%. However, most breast cancers
Help her weigh the pros and cons, but let her make the                  have been present for 6 to 8 years by the time
decisions. And make it clear you'll be behind her 100 percent.          they appear on mammograms, and screening
Try to listen for the fears and other emotions underlying her           misses up to 20% of all tumors. That's why it's
decision, and offer as much emotional reassurance as you can.           important that all women have an annual breast
                                                                        exam performed by a health care provider and
This is particularly important when it comes to the emotional           pay close attention to their own bodies to spot
flashpoint of mastectomy. Many women resist mastectomy even             potential changes as early as possible. Getting a
when the doctor advises it, because they fear their partner will        high-quality mammogram and having a clinical
find them less attractive. If you're that partner, this is where you    breast exam on a regular basis are the most
come in. Let her know what you really care about: her safety            effective ways to detect breast cancer in its
and health, and reassure her that her fears are unfounded. Tell         earliest stages, but we still need more
her that her health is paramount and you feel strongly that she         information about how women can prevent it in
not take unnecessary risks where her life and future are                the first place—which is where the Army of
concerned.                                                              Women plays an important role.
Nausea and Breast Cancer Treatment: What You Can Do                     Myth: Mammograms cause breast cancer.
                                                                        Fact: The risk of harm from radiation is
2. Don't let her go to appointments alone.                              minuscule compared to the huge benefits of
No matter how self-reliant or brave she tries to be, no matter          early detection. The ACS recommends that
how many times she says, "No, you don't need to bother," don't          women 40 and older have a mammogram every
be conned.. Going to a cancer appointment alone is no fun. "I           year. Radiation doses are regulated by the FDA
told my wife early on that this condition may be in her body, but       and are fairly low—equivalent to the amount the
that it's really something that affects both of us -- she's not going   average person receives from naturally
to be going through this alone," one husband told me. "I have           occurring sources over 3 months. Also, women
been to every single appointment with every doctor with her, just       today receive 50 times less radiation from
so that I can help with the decision making. Our wives are              mammograms than they did 20 years ago, with
understandably freaked out by the diagnosis, and we need to be          the risk of long-term health effects being almost
there for reassurance and support."                                     zero, according to the FDA.
                                              continued on page 5                                     continued on page 6

               7 Ways to Support Someone With Breast Cancer continued

3. Talk to her openly about her breasts.
Let's be honest: Breasts play a big role in our sex lives, and the loss of one or both breasts can deeply threaten a
woman's sense of sexuality. If your wife or partner decides to have a mastectomy or double mastectomy, chances are
she's terrified about how you'll react to her changed body. You, and only you, can reassure her that you'll still find her
attractive. Trust me on this, guys, you may think it's obvious that your loved one's health is all that really matters, but
she needs to hear it -- and will probably need to keep hearing it many, many times over the next few years.
If it's a friend you're supporting, be aware that she needs your reassurance in terms of her looks, her outward shape,
and -- if she's single -- her future dating potential. As one woman put it, "Even when you know in your heart that a
bilateral mastectomy is the thing to do, there's still the shock and maybe a little anger at what it looks like when you
first take the bandages off. Be there to listen or hug her when that time comes."
This is a situation where anticipation may well be worse than reality; things usually get better once time begins its
healing action. Your job is to help time along by making her feel loved and sexy, even when you're both trying to get
used to the scars.
More ways to support someone with breast cancer
4. Anticipate when she can't do something and help, or change things so she can do them herself.
"After surgery, I couldn't lift my arms for a long time, so I couldn't reach anything in high cupboards," a friend who's a
breast cancer survivor told me. "I'm very independent, so it really bothered me to ask for help. My friends moved
everything down onto lower shelves so I could reach things myself. They put my favorite shoes by the door. They set
up a table by the bed, so I could reach everything from there. It made such a big difference."
5. Function as the forward guard.
Women tend to be the communicators in their families, fielding phone calls and e-mails, responding to invitations and
inquiries. A cancer diagnosis typically triggers an even greater need for communication; it's natural for friends and
families to call, e-mail, and request Facebook updates, asking how the cancer patient is doing. And it's all too common
for a woman battling cancer to get sucked into taking care of everyone else's reactions when they need to focus on
taking care of themselves. One thing practically every breast cancer patient I spoke with said, "I spent too much time
taking care of everyone else's feelings and not enough time focusing on my own."
This is where a partner or friend can step in as gatekeeper. Think of yourself in the role of a celebrity handler; it's your
job to create a buffer zone of peace and quiet around your loved one. "I've been trying to guard her from too much
information and from an overwhelming number of 'how are you' and 'be strong' e-mails," said one husband. "She loves
all the notes and e-mails -- but she just can't stand to cry even once more from the outpouring of love and support, so I
read them to her and answer them for her."
6. Become her strongest advocate.
Cancer treatment can involve many unpleasant side effects. And sometimes, sadly, these side effects are more
unpleasant than they need to be. Yet, for some reason, it's often difficult for cancer patients to get their medical teams
to take side effects like nausea, nerve damage, pain, and fatigue as seriously as they should. Many cancer patients
encounter a blaséé "you'll get through it eventually" attitude when they try to get help, perhaps because doctors and
nurses have seen it all before and tend to focus more on big-picture issues, like survival.
But when a cancer patient is too exhausted to get out of bed, too sick to eat, or can't walk due to nerve pain or blisters,
it's time to get help. And it can require a fair degree of assertiveness to get that help. Your job? You're the advocate,
the fierce, protective papa bear. Don't let the nurse or doctor off the phone until they've answered all your questions
and suggested concrete solutions. Your weapons? Lots of questions that begin with "Isn't there something available for
. . . " and "What can we do about . . . "
7. Don't expect everything to be fine right away.
Even the "well-adjusted" cancer patient who thinks she's doing great is going to have some really tough days. And
delayed reactions are common. Many women steel themselves to handle hair loss and feel strong -- until they first try
on a wig or lose their eyebrows. One woman I know told me she thought she was fine with losing her breast until one
night, months after surgery, she dreamed she had her old body back and woke in tears, then spent weeks in a deep
Hang in there, for as long as it takes. Help her choose pretty head scarves, buy her some new eye makeup, reassure
her that flat is sexy, tell her how beautiful she looks -- over and over again, year after year.

                              Contributed by: Patti Hearne, Legislation, TBW Member

                                          Myth or Fact? continued

As each case of breast cancer is different, every woman should talk with her doctor about her personal risk factors for
breast cancer. Those at high risk may need to start getting mammograms before age 40 or couple them with more
sensitive screening methods, like MRI.
Myth: Birth control pills cause breast cancer.
Fact: Doctors say the evidence isn't strong enough for them to recommend that women stop taking birth control pills to
avoid breast cancer. Some studies from the mid '90s showed that birth control users had a slightly increased risk, but
researchers caution that pill formulations have changed since then (most contain much lower doses of the hormones
linked to breast cancer risk). This research also found that the risk returned to normal 10 years after women stopped
taking the pills. Some research suggests that risk may depend on ethnicity or age (African-Americans and those who
take pills after age 45 have a slightly increased risk), while other studies found no association between pills and cancer
whatsoever. "This suggests that birth control-related breast cancer risk may not be the same for all women," says
Susan Love, MD, a breast cancer surgeon and founder of the Army of Women, "which is why we need the Army of
Women to help figure out whether subgroups have different risks."
Myth: Young women don't get breast cancer.
Fact: While it's true the disease is more common in postmenopausal women, breast cancer can affect people of any
age. In fact, women under 50 account for 25% of all breast cancer cases, and they tend to have higher mortality rates.
This may be partly explained by the fact that younger women tend to have denser breasts, which makes it harder to
spot lumps during mammograms. Because of this, it's a good idea to perform monthly self breast exams starting at age
20, have a clinical exam by a doctor every 3 years, and start mammographic screening at age 40. If you have a family
history of breast cancer, ask your doctor about also getting a breast MRI: Younger women who get breast cancer are
more likely to have a mutation in the BRCA 1 or 2 genes than older women are, and one study found that MRI picked
up 77% of cancers in these women, compared with 36% by mammography. If your doctor says you have dense
breasts, request a digital mammogram, which found 15% more cancers than standard mammograms in women under
50 and 11% more in women with dense breasts in a 2005 study.
Myth: Deodorant and antiperspirants cause breast cancer.
Fact: Skipping these toiletries won't keep your breasts cancer free. One email rumor claimed that antiperspirant
prevents you from sweating out toxins, which can then accumulate in the lymph nodes and cause breast cancer. But in
2002, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle conducted a study to address this
rumor—and found no link between deodorant or antiperspirant and breast cancer. A second rumor speculated that
certain chemicals in antiperspirants, such as aluminum and parabens, may cause breast cancer because there is a
lower prevalence of the disease in developing countries where women don't use these products. However, toxins are
not usually released through sweat, and in Europe, where antiperspirants are not widely used, the rate of breast
cancer is higher than it is in the United States. Finally, although a 2004 study found parabens in the tissue of breast
cancer tumors, so far no studies have shown that these or any other chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants
cause breast cancer.
Myth: I had a normal mammogram, so I don't need to worry about breast cancer.
Fact: Mammograms offer our best means of early detection—current guidelines still recommend them annually for
women 40 and older—but they're not perfect. Research shows they can miss up to 20% of breast cancers in women
who don't have any symptoms. Mammography reduces a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer by only 16%,
according to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. And just because one exam comes back normal doesn't mean
breast cancer won't develop later—which is why current guidelines call for mammograms annually. To be safe, do self
breast exams, paying particular attention to any changes in how your breasts look or feel. Women under 40 should
have a clinical exam done every 3 years. Women 40 and older should get one yearly, along with a mammogram. Ask
your doctor about the latest screening technology: Digital mammograms detected 15% more cancers in women under
age 50 and 11% more in women with dense breasts, according to one study, and digital MRIs picked up 77% of
cancers in women with a genetic mutation, compared with 36% detected by mammography. An MRI should be used in
conjunction with, not instead of, a mammogram, according to the ACS.
Myth: Breast cancer is preventable.
Fact: Although you can certainly address certain risk factors like obesity and inactivity, there's not enough information
about what causes breast cancer for women to prevent it completely. "There is a difference between things that are
associated with a higher risk of breast cancer, such as obesity after menopause and alcohol, and what actually causes
cancer," says Love. "It is likely that these are not the cause but either promote it or are in some way linked with it." A
drug called Tamoxifen may reduce the risk of breast cancer in certain high-risk women——although more research is
needed for treatments that apply to the general population—and double mastectomies can reduce the risk of breast
cancer by more than 90% in women with a very high risk. To prevent breast cancer once and for all, more research is
needed, especially studies that examine differences between women who get it and those who don't. By joining the
Army of Women, you can help make this research happen.
         October Word and History Fact                                   TBW State Plan for the Future

  Endurance (noun):                                                     5 Year Plan Beginning: 2010 - 2011
  The ability or strength to continue or last, especially
  despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions;                                    VISION
  fortitude                                                                     To be the leading resource to
                                                                                empower women to succeed.
  History fact:
  Despite overwhelming resistance, 39 African American                                   MISSION
  women were among the first officer candidates reporting          Texas Business Women is a state organization whose
  in July 1942 for the newly formed Women’s Army                      mission is to provide resources for leadership,
  Auxiliary Corps (WAAC).                                            networking and advocacy to empower women to
                                                                          succeed personally and professionally.
  Contributed by: Susan Youngblood, TBWSA Member
                                                                                   STRATEGIC GOALS:
                                                                      1. Provide training & resources
                                                                      2. Identify potential leaders & mentor them
      TBW State 2010 – 2011 Action Plan
                                                                           FOCUS ISSUES & STRATEGIES FOR
                                                                                ACCOMPLISHING GOALS:
                                                                  I. Leadership
 I. Concentrate on developing leaders through training,
                                                                         Identify potential leaders within the membership
      mentoring and networking
II. Offer three state conferences                                 II. Training, Tools & Resources
        a. Fall Leadership Conference (September 11, 2010                Training (Leadership Development, Personal
            in Richardson at the Southfork Hotel)                        Young Women’s Connection
        b. Spring Conference (March during TBWW in                       Scholarships
            Austin)                                                      Business (Entrepreneurs) – team up with
                 i. Hold in Austin during congressional                  WSBI/TBPW Foundation
                    sessions                                             Non Profit Training/Board Series
                ii. Hold in Houston at MD Anderson every                 New Member Orientation
                    other year                                           Social Media: Beyond the How-to; Practical
               iii. Focus on training                                    Applications for Business
                                                                         Apply for CEU’s
        c. State Conference (June in Fort Worth)
                 i. Offer training sessions and workshops         III. Networking
                    similar to the Fall Conference sessions             Provide more structured networking
 III. Incorporate Networking into each TBW event                        Networking exercise at each meeting; provide
                                                                        ideas for LOs to implement
        a. Social media (YWC)
                                                                        Website: list career, service or product
        b. Structured networking at events                              Networking at all TBW meetings
        c. Website and other electronic means
                                                                  IV. Advocacy
        d. All TBW Meetings
IV. Continue to develop materials and resources to expand               Cancer research (MD Anderson)
                                                                        Get Out the Vote
      the Leadership and Personal Development Programs to
                                                                        Violence Against Women
      qualify for CEUs                                                  Coalition Building/Partner with like-minded
  V. Utilize the Young Women’s Connection program to                    organizations
      develop discussion groups, form a community and                   Other issues as identified by the committee
      serve as a sounding board for young professional

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  There will be wonderful choices in designer       brings you in, and washes all the dirt off
           clothing and accessories.                of you. Then He cuts off the top off and
                                                    scoops out all the yucky stuff. He
                                                    removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and
  Wine/Cheese                                       greed. Then He carves you a new smiling
                                                    face and puts His light inside of you to

 & hors d’ouevres                                   shine for all the world to see."

                                                    Contributed by:   Doris Slay-Barber
  will be served !                                                    2010/2011 Secretary

                                                                                                TBW of San Antonio
                                         5 October     Board Mtng, La Madeleine                   Monthly Dinner Meeting
                                         12 October    Columbus Day                               Date: October 19, 2010
                                                                                               Location: DoubleTree Hotel
                                         19 October    Dinner Mtng, Double Tree             McCullough Avenue and Loop 410 NE
                                         23 October    Salute to Quality in Education                Room: Brisas I/II
                                                                                               Program: What is Networking
                                         BIRTHDAYS                                                 Networking: 6:00pm
                                         1 October     Arambula Belie                                 Dinner: 6:30pm
                                                                                                     Program: 7:00pm
                                         7 October     Patti Hearne
                                         7 October     Maudel Nolan Hardie                                 Menu:
                                                                                          Signature Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
                                         24 October    Migdalia Aponte
                                                                                                 Grilled Breast of Chicken
                                         26 October    Yoli Flores                            with Marsala Mushroom Sauce
                                                                                                 Garlic Mashed Potatoes
                                                                                                Seasonal Fresh Vegetables
                                         ACTIVITIES                                        Fresh Bread with Sweet Cream Butter
                                         2 November    Board Mtng, La Madeleine                     Bourbon Pecan Pie
                                                                                                   Coffee and Iced Tea
                                         11 November Veteran’s Day
                                         16 November Dinner Mtng, Double Tree                         Reservations:
                                                                                            A-F & New, Standing Reservations:
                                            Come Early for Holiday Shopping!!!!                  Rosie Casillas, 381-0406
                                         25 November Thanksgiving                         G-O: Marguerite Dannemiller, 494-5434
                                                                                            P-Z: Melinda McNamara, 310-0342
                                         1 November     Mary Friday                                Cost for dinner: $14.50
                                         9 November     Rachel Gonzales
                                                                                            RESERVATION POLICY REMINDER
                                         13 November Janet Persyn                          Melinda McNamara, Reservations Chair
                                         25 November Sandra Stahl
                                                                                         Dinner reservations and cancellations may be
                                                                                        confirmed up until NOON the Friday before the
                                                                                        monthly dinner meeting. Add-ons may be taken
                                                                                        up to NOON the day of the dinner meeting (3rd
                                          2 December    Hanukkah Begins                  Tuesday of each month). Anyone walking in
                                          7 December    Board Mtng, La Madeleine         after all deadlines will be charged a $3.00 up-
                                                                                        charge, making your cost $17.50; this is a hotel
                                         21 December    Dinner Mtng, Double Tree                    policy, not a TBWSA policy.
                                         25 December Christmas
                                                                                             Late cancellations and “no shows”
                                         26 December Kwanzaa Begins/Boxing Day
                                                                                                       will be billed.
                                         31 Decmeber New Year’s Eve
                                                                                                  Editor: Sandra L. Stahl
                                                                                                      2612 Tree Crown
                                         10 December    Marguerite Dannemiller                       Schertz, TX 78154
                                         28 December    Anna Miltenberger

                                   Directors-At-Large October Program

The Directors at Large have a very informational program for our members … covering different types of Networking:

        Cheryl Davis will kick off the program with ―What is Networking‖
        Maria Holmes Garcia will follow with Facebook Networking
        Amanda Robinson will cover Business Networking and
        Mary Grace Rodriguez will close out the program with Social Networking

In addition, Rosie is bringing a special guest speaker from the Susan G. Komen organization.