The Monthly Bulletin of the Verdugo-Glen Chapter of the
American Business Women's Association in
Visit Our Home Page
http://www.abwa-verdugoglen.org VERDUGO GLEN CHAPTER
President Lynn White-Shelby
“RE-IGNITING THE PASSION
Dr. Marty Preciado
Brandi Hackitt FOR YOUR BUSINESS"
Recording Secretary Laurali Fey
Corresponding Secretary Grace Schwartz
SPEAKER: LINDA LORE, CEO & PRESIDENT OF
Standing Committee Chairs FREDERICK'S OF HOLLYWOOD
Fund Raising Donna Hempel
Newsletter Donna Hempel In her 18-year-career as a CEO of
Membership Donna Keyser
Professional Development Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz world-renowned brands, Linda LoRe is
widely recognized as a leading brand
advocate. Her extensive experience
Team Chairs includes building consumer companies
Anniversary Night Dr. Marty Preciado & Board from the ground up, revitalizing storied
Associate Night Nancy Johnson brands and breathing new life into
consumer favorites. Since arriving at
IMPACT Delilah Dijamco Frederick's of Hollywood in 1999, she
Inland Valley Jan Lata has overseen their Chapter 11 reorganization
Los Angeles Area (LAAC) Donna Keyser
and brand turn-around. Through its much-
Hospitality Veronica Egurrola
Photographer Lynn White-Shelby lauded January 2003 emergence, she lead the company in its
Roster Betty Fox strongest growth period in more than 10 years, and most recently,
Standing Rules Maria Tapang
Sunshine Lady Jan Lata leading the impending merger between Frederick’s and apparel
Telephone Relay Evelyn Reichgelt
Toot Your Horn / Raffle Marcia Mullins partner, Movie Star Inc.
Top Ten Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz
Website Lynn White-Shelby
Woman of the Year Dr. Marty Preciado Prior to joining Frederick’s of Hollywood, LoRe was President and
CEO of Giorgio Beverly Hills. LoRe spent eleven years building
ABWA’s PROUD CODE OF CONDUCT
All members will serve as goodwill ambassadors
Giorgio Beverly Hills into one of the world’s premier luxury brands,
for the American Business Women’s Association. with sales exceeding $325 million.
1) Members will not allow their personal beliefs
and convictions to interfere with the September 22nd hosts Fall Enrollment – Invite a Friend or two!
representation of ABWA’s mission.
2) Members will always treat their member
colleagues, guests, vendors and sponsors with
honesty, respect, fairness, integrity,
Inside This Issue: Verdugo Glen Chapter meets the
responsibility, kindness, and in good faith.
3) Members will maintain compliance with ABWA fourth Wednesday of every month
National, Chapter and Express Network
President’s Pen........................ 2 (except Nov. / Dec.):
4) Members will not use their personal power to September 22, 2010 Chapter Meeting
advance their personal interests.
2010 -11 Vision Statement ...... 3
5) Members will strive for excellence in their
6:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
professions by maintaining and enhancing
August Chapter Minutes........... 3
6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
their own business knowledge and skills, and
by encouraging the professional development
Sept. 2010 Board Summary..... 4 Dinner Reservations: $20.00
of other members.
6) Members will strive for excellence in their
Calendar of Events .……….... 4 To RSVP For Your GUESTS or Cancel your
professions by maintaining and enhancing reservation contact: Brandi Hackitt,
their own business knowledge and skills, and
Membership / Mentoring.......... 5
by encouraging the professional development C: 818/438-8319 or Email:
of other members.
New Member Connections....... 6
Community News..................... 6
Visit us on web at: www.abwa.org Meeting Location: Glendale Elks
120 E. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91205
Women’s Instruction Network (WIN): National News.................... 8 & 9 Telephone: 818-242-2105
www.abwa.org/win Council Updates.......................10
Newsletter Advertisers............ 11
A Little ABWA History: In the 1940s, workingwomen were
PRESIDENT’S PEN making new roads in to the business world. Women were changing
September 2010 the face of industry and having a positive economic impact. Hilary A.
Bufton Jr., a Kansas City businessman, recognized women’s
potential, and saw the need for an organization to support and
empower them to reach their career goals.
"If you're not making mistakes, they
you're not doing anything. I'm positive As a result, in 1949, Bufton founded the American Business Women’s
that a doer makes mistakes." Association. Professional development remains the cornerstone of
National Event: American Business Women’s Day on
I must share with you that this year's September. 22 celebrates the important contributions more than
Executive Board is really a great group of 57 million American workingwomen and 7.7 million women business
women! So talented, hard working and owners are making to this nation. This ABWA founding date was
loaded with ideas and thoughts on how recognized in 1983 and 1986 by Congressional resolution and a
Verdugo Glen can be the women's proclamation issued by President Ronald Reagan
organization that everyone wants to join! We
are DOERS who may make mistakes and ABWA Mission Statement
take risks but that's how we all learn and
grow. The mission of the American Business Women’s
Association is to bring together businesswomen
of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities
See the "Vision Statement" which has been for them to help themselves and others grow
created and now posted on our website and personally and professionally through leadership,
in every newsletter. We will soon finish education, networking support,
creating a Team Charter, too, which will be and national recognition.
shared with you all.
September, I'm off this month for a week in
North Carolina with daughter Jenny and YOUR CHAPTER’S 2010-11
family. We are going to Cape Hatteras, Kitty
Hawk (where the Wright Brothers flew that VISION STATEMENT!
first plane off the sand dunes), and what they
call back there, "the OB," (Outer Banks). Verdugo Glen
Now, those Wright Brothers really had a chapter is an Active
GOAL! group of women with
It is important for me to be back for our and backgrounds,
awesome September meeting and program Bonding with other professionals in the community,
Working together towards the common goals of ABWA,
presented by Linda LoRe, the CEO of
and Acknowledging the accomplishments and
Frederick's of Hollywood. Come hear what
achievements of our members.
she has to tell us in the challenges she faces
as a women-owned business in these tough
economic times. Many of you in your 2010 – 2011 Chapter Goals:
businesses can relate to that. It is our Fall Goal 1: Retain a membership of 40 members by July 31, 2011.
Enrollment event, so bring a guest - a flyer Goal 2: Recruit 10 members by end of chapter year July 31, 2011
will be coming your way soon with all the Goal 3: Raise $4,000 for scholarships and member professional
information. development during chapter year August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011.
And away I go, "ya all"! Events will be:
* Casino Night in Spring 2011 (top vote from member surveys)
* Bunco Night, Sunday, November 7
Lynn White-Shelby * See's Candy Sales – Fall 2011 (Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz Chair)
President * Kiwanis Duck Race - October 23, 2010
Donna Hempel, Fundraising Chair, made four motions for
holding fundraising events that came from the Member
Survey and one of the three goals from the July 28
VERDUGO GLEN CHAPTER
August 25, 2010 Transition Meeting.
Elks Lodge, Glendale, CA (1) Duck Splash, October 23
(2) Bunco night/spaghetti dinner, November 7
(3) Sees Candy sale for Christmas
The meeting was called to order by President Lynn White-Shelby at
(4) Casino Night, Spring 2011
6:30 p.m., followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, and All four motions were seconded and carried
introduction of guests. There were 22 members and 7 guests, Etel
Membership Chair, Donna Keyser, Catherine Praeger,
Rogel, Diana Rivera, Veronica Egurrola, Jan Kidwell, Marion
sponsored by Nicola Keller, and Betty Fox sponsored by
Melchione, Trina Sandal, and Patricia Magoffin plus the guest
Lynn White-Shelby, were affiliated as new members.
speaker, Janice Criddle, present. Those members with July and
Special Committee Reports
August birthdays were recognized.
President's Announcements: In the absence of Andrea Manning, Vocational Speaker
Chair, Betty Fox requested members to sign up on the sheet
Donna Keyser, Membership Chair, explained the details about
provide to speak at future meetings
Team Challenge. (During break, members split into four
groups and chose a name for their team and a team leader.)
The contest will begin at the September meeting and continue Donna Keyser, Chair of the Audit Committee, reported the
for three meetings. audit has been completed and all records are in order.
Lynn gave a short presentation on parliamentary procedure Current President Lynn White-Shelby presented Brandi
and how motions should be presented and the procedure to be Hackitt her past president’s pin/gavel and a scrapbook of
her year in office which Lynn created for her.
followed when voting on them.
Rhea Rader is handling the National Education Bulletin Board.
Lynn White-Shelby reminded members that the chapter had
Grace Schwartz announced that the Ovarian Cancer 5K is
set aside funds to reimburse National Leadership
September 12 and they are needed volunteers and team
Conference registration fees for five officers and/or chair
persons going to Chattanooga. Those wishing to attend
should contact her regarding requirements by September 15
The vocational speaker was Betty Fox, who immigrated to the
for qualifying for these funds. Ildiko Bayer volunteered to
U.S. from Guatemala, at age 16. She told of her struggles
provide a list of things to do and places to see while in
learning English and her dissatisfaction with the corporate Chattanooga for anyone who requested one.
world. She is now Regional Vice President of PartyLite and
Five members, Janet Lata, Rhea Norman-Rader, Irene
enjoys the perks (trips and vehicles) she has earned due to
Brandies, Jory Potts and Laurali Fey, were awarded ABWA
her superior salesmanship skills.
kaleidoscopes for their submission of testimonies about their
In the absence of Barbara Williams, Program Chair, Laurali experience as members. Their testimonies were chosen to
Fey introduced the guest speaker. Janice Criddle, whose be printed in the Chapter Brochure.
company is Challenge It Now. Janice spoke to us about Goal Announcements:
Lori Hartwell has been very ill with a bleeding stomach
ulcer. She will be having surgery to correct it on Friday.
June 23, 2010 Chapter Minutes: Approved as printed.
Members were requested to send cards. When Lori
Treasurer’s Report for June: Approved as printed and filed for audit
recovers well enough, she will be having another surgery
Standing Committee Reports
for a kidney transplant which is being donated by her sister.
In the absence of Barbara Williams, Program Chair, Laurali The table centerpiece is being given to Lori.
Fey announced that the September speaker will be Linda
Nicola Keller advised that with the affiliation of her niece,
LoRe, CEO of Frederick’s of Hollywood. Lynn advised there
Catherine Pager, there are now three generations of ABWA
would be an enrollment event at the September meeting.
members in her family. The third member is Nicola’s
Members are encouraged to invite prospective members as
mother, Mary Screech, who is recovering from a broken
guests. Guests will not be charged for their dinners.
Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz, Scholarship Chair, requested
New member orientation will be held on October 13 at
volunteers to join her committee Lynn’s home.
Donna Hempel, Newsletter Chair, advised business card
Los Angeles Area Council will meet on September 11, at
size ads in the newsletter were available at an annual cost
8:30a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Downey. All are
of $45. She also needs to know of any changes in
members’ email addresses so that they will not miss getting
The customary 50/50 drawing as conducted. Meeting concluded with
Benediction. Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Laurali Fey, Recording Secretary
Executive Board Meeting, Sept. 1, 2010
Summary of Business: CALENDAR OF EVENTS
What’s Going On When?
Donna Keyser, Membership Chair, was the
guest. Reviewed were the Teamwork Challenge
procedures, mentoring plan and 9/22 Enrollment
Event meeting. September 2010
August 25 meeting evaluation forms tabulated by Fall Enrollment Campaign Begins –
Cheryl Lomeli were reviewed. Main comments: 1 September 1 to November 30, 2010
(1) Networking and Dinner were good, 1 Board Meeting - 6:45 PM
(2) Speaker was average (3) Business meeting LAAC, First Baptist Church of Downey, 8340
was average. 11 Third, Downy, Room 105 9:00 AM
Discussed fundraising gift card. Approval by Chapter Fall Enrollment Meeting, Glendale Elks,
membership will be at the 9/22 meeting. Lynn will 22 120 E. Colorado, Glendale 6:00 PM
email a summary of the process for us to make 22 Glendale Chamber Network Panera
$1500. Bread 300 N. Brand 7:15-9:00am
"Bling Bling" purse for NWLC was previewed,
and Laurali will transport to Chattanooga. October 2010
Board completed its Team Charter.
6 Board Meeting - 6:45 pm
Final budget revisions will be emailed to the
8 Barbara Williams B’Day
Board and presented to the chapter for approval Impact Council Meeting, 9:00 AM - Placentia Library,
on 9/22. 9 401 E. Chapman Placentia, CA
An outline of Best Practices Criteria was 9 Dr. Marty Preciado B’Day
reviewed with target, completion dates, and
13 New Member Orientation, Shelby's 7 PM
responsible members. It will be reviewed at every
Board meeting. 15 Andrea Manning B’Day
ABWA is sharing cost of a table with New York 19 Fundraising Meeting, 7pm, Lynn White-Shelby’s
Life for Senator Liu's 9/29 Women's Healthy 20 Glendale Chamber Business Expo $20
Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. 22 Brandi Hackitt B’Day
We will celebrate our Best Practices achievement Chapter Mtg., 6:00 PM - Glendale Elks, 120 E. Colorado St.,
at the 9/22 meeting 27 Glendale, CA 91205 - 818-242-2105
National Women’s Leadership Conference
28 - 30 Chattanooga, TN
VOCATIONAL SPEAKERS PROGRAM 29 Evelyn Reichgelt B’Day
31 Secretary Report due to National
“5 MINUTES OF FAME”
A new year starts very soon and it looks like it is going to be a very
interactive, exciting term!!! Go Lynn Go!
This is where you get to tell about yourself, business and/or hobbies --
Special Thank You to
this is a "safe" environment to share with others if you are hesitant to Beverly Ann Flowers
speak in a group setting. What a great opportunity for you to show
Verdugo Glen members what strengths and abilities that you have to Who provides
offer and if you wish, let us know what weaknesses you have that you beautiful floral
would like to have help and encouragement to strengthen. We are arrangements
bring different strengths and weaknesses to the table, but together we for our monthly
all put together a fabulous team! meetings.
Contact Andrea Manning (818) 254-5625 for availability and details
on where you’re name will be in lights... Thank you, Andrea Manning.
1150 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202
818-246-1753 - 866 246-1753
JOIN a TEAM
Be Part of
TEAM CHAIR MEMBERS
Fundraising/Advertising Donna Hempel Laurali Fey Diane Reddie, former member of Verdugo Glen
Board Sponsor Brandi Hackitt Betty Fox now residing in Sun Lakes, Arizona was in town last
Teresa Garcia month for a tennis tournament. Lynn, Nancy and Marje
Nancy Johnson met her for brunch at DeBell Golf Club Grille.
Donna Keyser Left to Right: Diane, Lynn, Nancy and Marje.
Marcia Mullins Lookin Good Ladies!
Dr. M. Preciado
Membership Donna Keyser Donna Hempel
Board Sponsor Dr. Marty Preciado Nancy Johnson What is a mentor? Per Webster, “...a loyal friend and
Attendance Kathy Dupree
advisor. “…a teacher or coach."
Meeting Evaluations Cheryl Lomeli
Roster Betty Fox The Mentoring Plan pertains to the guest who has
come to the chapter meeting other than being
Professional Development &
Scholarships Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz Donna Hempel
sponsored by a Verdugo Glen member. The guest may
Board Sponsor Brandi Hackitt Marcia Mullins be a contact from business events, referrals from other
Catherine Praeger ABWA chapters, or has read about ABWA In a local
National Education Rhea Rader paper or through ABWA websites, etc.
Hospitality Sheila Byers
Board Sponsor Brandi Hackitt Donna Keyser
If you would like to mentor a guest into Verdugo Glen
Alicia Mauricio Chapter with the anticipation that they will become a
E. Rosenfeld-Ortiz member, contact Donna Keyser, Membership Chair at
Anniversary & Associate Nancy Johnson & Delilah Dijamco 818/445-8839 or email@example.com.
Night Celebrations Board Marcia Mullins Information is also available on WIN, logon to
Jory Potts www.abwa.org/win.
Standing Rules Maria Tapang
Top Ten Woman of the Year Dr. Marty Preciado
Woman of the Year Elysa Rosenfeld-Ortiz
Board Sponsor Lynn White-Shelby & Board
NETWORKING TIP OF THE MONTH
Toot Horn/Chapter Drawing Marcia Mullins Irene Brandis
Board Sponsor Brandi Hackitt Teresa Garcia As important as it is to meet as many people as you can during
networking events, it's equally as important to remember who
Vocational Speakers Andrea Manning Betty Fox everyone is so you can have meaningful follow-up afterwards.
Board Sponsor Laurali Fey
Be sure to jot down little notes on the back of business cards after
Web Lynn White-Shelby Donna Hempel
a conversation is over. You'd be surprised at how good of a
memory jogger those notes can be!
“CONNECT” GLENDALE Chamber of Commerce
GETTING TO KNOW YOU!
Business Showcase 2010
BETTY FOX joined ABWA July 2010 and formally affiliated August Wednesday October 20, 2010 - 4:00 to 8:00 pm
24, 2010 and sponsor is Lynn Shelby. Glendale Civic Auditorium
1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale 91208
Betty was born in Guatemala City, resides in Burbank,
married to Billy Fox and has 3 children; Nicole, Leslie and Billy Jr.
(deceased) Make Your Business
The Center of Attention!
Betty is a Regional Vice President, PARTYLITE GIFTS, INC, a direct
selling business of candles, decorating accessories and gourmet food.
As a consultant, she holds in-home shows. She helps consultants
All sponsors receive the following:
learn success principles and trains them on how to own and operate a
• Advance recognition on all promotional materials
successful business. • Recognition in all press releases, Chamber Newsletter and
Betty is also a member of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and • Sponsor Level recognized on Chamber-provided name
Heart Link Network. badges
• Opportunity to provide promotional items for attendees
TERESA GARCIA joined ABWA in July 2010, also sponsored by
Lynn Shelby and formally affiliated into our chapter June 23, 2010. Title Sponsors - $5,000
Teresa was born in Glendale, CA and resides in La Tuna Canyon \
• 5-minute "welcoming address"
(aka Sun Valley). She is single and has no children. • Company sign logo prominently displayed
in Showcase area
Teresa is employed by Keller Williams World Media Center in • Complimentary Exhibit Space to showcase
Burbank. She is an Area Specialist Realtor for buyers, sellers, short your products and services
sales and investments. She is also a freelance Marketing Promotion • One 15-minute "Spotlight" Presentation
and Publicity Specialist for special events and social media. • Contact list of Sponsors and Exhibitors
Additional interests, Teresa enjoys golf, hiking, motorsports, her Corporate Sponsors - $2,500
family, gardening and God. Teresa is also a member of La • Company sign/logo prominently displayed in
Providencia Guild, Burbank on Parade and Women in Sports & Showcase area
Events. • Complimentary Exhibit Space to showcase your
products and services
CATHERINE PRAEGER sponsored by Lynn Shelby and • Contact list of Sponsors and Exhibitors
formally affiliated August 25, 2010. Catherine born in Glendora now
resides in Azusa. She is single and has no children. Business Sponsors - $1,000
• Company sign/logo prominently displayed in
She is employed at Alliance Environmental Group, Inc. in Azusa and Showcase area
an Executive Assistant to the President and CEO. Her duties include • Complimentary Exhibit Space to showcase your
Database Management and Administrator (Sage SalesLogix); products and services
Purchasing and Inventory(Sage Timberline); Office Supply
Management; Cell Phone Account Management; Events and Travel Exhibitors - $300 (Members)
Management; Project Management(New processes and acquisitions. - $400 (Non Members)
• Complimentary Exhibit Space to showcase your
Catherine loves to learn and is currently learning more about products and services
computer programs such as SQL. She also loves the beach and
watching movies. She has just received her AS in Business and RESTAURANTS
pursuing her BS. She is a new member of IAAP(international • Complimentary space if food samples
Association of Administrative Professionals) and is not very active yet.
Exhibit space includes table, pole and provided for
WELCOME LADIES TO OUR TEAM! attendees draping, and electricity if needed.
SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER TODAY! For additional information
or to register: 818-240-7870 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VERDUGO GLEN CHAPTER
FUN DRAI$ING IS ADOPTING DUCKS!
September 2010 The Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash
Dear Verdugo Glen Members: Returns to Lake Glendale
October 23, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
We are excited to tell you about an easy way for our
TEAM to raise more than $1500 this year for members'
professional development / education and local student 1st Prize: $10,000
scholarships! 2nd - 5th Prize: $1,000
The program is a Discount Card Fundraiser with each Let’s get quakin...
member being asked to sell 10 discount cards at $10.00 per This is no fowl play…
card over a period of one year from the date of issue.
To adopt YOUR duck, a flock or
The plastic card will display our ABWA logo on one side family of ducks simply waddle up to
and 18 local businesses on the other side, i.e., (Burbank, the online adoption website at
Glendale, La Crescenta & Tujunga). Consider the selling www.duckrace.com/glendale or www.ducks4kids.com
opportunities; people you know in your neighborhood,
churches, place of employment, manicurists, postman, Spotlight: The sixth annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash
dog groomers, etc. and they make great gifts for family (“KIDS”) takes place in a lake created for the day with
and friends! 30,000 rubber ducks racing to win cash prizes for their
adopters. Over $200,000+ raised from these events help
We are asking for your support and membership vote at hundreds of programs serving tens of thousands of children
September 22, 2010 chapter meeting as we expend and underprivileged in Glendale and surrounding
$1,500 from our treasury to purchase 300 Power cards. communities of Los Angeles County.
Reminder, half the proceeds received support member
Professional Development and Student Scholarships!
Verdugo Glen Chapter
Fall Harvest Bunko Bash Annual See’s
Sunday, November 7, 2010 Holiday Candy
4:00 – 7:30 pm Sale
September: Order Forms Distributed at mtg.
October: Order Forms & $’s Collected at mtg.
November: Orders Delivered at chapter mtg.
December: Orders Delivered at Holiday Social
All You Can Eat Buffet, Salad, Rolls, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: CONTACT ELYSA ROSENFELD-ORTIZ,
818/547-1422, EMAIL AT : ELYSARO@GMAIL.COM
Tea or Coffee
$20.00 Adults, $12.00 Children
Glendale Elks, 120 E. Colorado St.,
Glendale, CA 91205
RSVP: Donna Hempel, email@example.com
On or before Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010
Chinese Auction, Prizes, Party Light Display
50% returned to chapter and Want to KNOW more? JOIN the TEAM all members
LOTS of FUN, FUN, FUN,!!! WELCOME!! Next Meeting, Tues., Oct. 19th – 7pm
Home of Lynn White-Shelby
KUDOS CORNER 2010 NATIONAL WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
October 28-30, 2010 - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Verdugo Glen Awarded Best Practices Level III ! "Bridging the Gap - Leading with Vision"
Congratulations to you and the members of your Logon to WIN for more information.....
Executive Board! You are reaping the rewards for your Place your Reservation NOW!
hard work and perseverance in maintaining compliance
with ABWA’s standards of excellence in group Dr. Marty Preciado, our Woman of the Year, and Board
management. As such, your chapter/network will receive Members, Laurali Fey and Lynn Shelby are attending the
the prestigious Best Practices Award for the 2009-2010 National Conference. Therefore, we have funds available for
Award Year. reimbursement of three members “early bird”
registrations. Any member attending the Conference can
Great achievements require vision, persistence, talent, also receive $250 from Los Angeles Are Council.
hard work and risk. And after all that, it deserves come
serious recognition at this year’s National Women’s Approved by the Executive Board 8/11/10, ABWA National
Leadership Conference scheduled October 28-30, in
Women’s Leadership Conference Criteria for Reimbursement
Chattanooga, Tenn. The 2009-2010 members of your
Executive Board will lead all the celebrity members from
– Fall, 2010:
your chapter/network on the red carpet, in your red dress,
toward the stage amidst all of the ABWA paparazzi. All Criteria to be considered:
three Best Practice levels will be recognized on the big The chapter will pay full reimbursement for the Woman
stage and this is one event you won’t want to miss! of the Year’s early registration plus the cost of the
Woman of the Year / Top Ten Luncheon
Again, congratulations for creating a “Place to Be” for The chapter will pay full reimbursement for the Top Ten
workingwomen from your community who are interested candidate’s Woman of the Year / Top Ten Luncheon if
in learning new skills, acquiring new knowledge and she attends
experiences that will support them in achieving their If, the Woman of the Year attends NWLC, five other
professional goals. chapter members desiring to attend NWLC, must advise
the President before the Early Bird deadline of
I look forward to seeing you in Chattanooga! September 15, 2010. If the Woman of the Year does not
attend, there will be six chapter members who may
Warmly, attend NWLC.
Criteria to be considered:
Member one (1) year or more
Officer or Committee Chair
Executive Director If there are more than five (5) Officers and Chairs who have
advised the President by September 15 that they desire to
attended the NWLC, the money allotted for five (5) attendees
will be divided equally.
For full registration reimbursement, all voting cards must be
turned into the Treasurer by November 15, 2010.
Additionally, for members who registered before August 13,
you could be 1 of 3 lucky members to receive one free night
stay at the Chattanooga Marriott during the conference. If
you already registered OR you are on the pre-payment plan,
no worries, you are already entered.
The lucky WINners will be posted on the
National Team Board - Good Luck!
News Flash! Registration extended to October 5th
NATIONAL RECOGNITION DISTRICT VI NEWS!
Debbie Shadaram, District VI
Professional Development Recognition at Vice President
National Women's Leadership Conference
October 28-30, 2010!
September 6, 2010
Be on the big stage to receive: Congratulations to all of the 2011 Top Ten Business
Women! I would especially like to congratulate
APEX "Teaming" award is completion of MyChelle Andrews – La Luz Chapter Albuquerque,
all 6 "Teaming" modules on WIN Nm; Bryna Dambrowski – Placentia Stars Chapter
Placentia, CA; and Susan Debin, M.D. –
APEX "Personal Marketing" award Orange Charter Chapter Orange, CA. What an
is completion of Resumes that Get accomplishment!
Interviews (now) and "Interviews that
Get Offers" (coming in September). Great job on all the Best Practice Teams! We
increased our Best Practice Teams 28% over last
year. Way to go. You are making a difference.
Why go to Chattanooga?
Hear Executive Director René Street and
National President Casey Coven share their
collective thoughts on ABWA’s vision and what
their hopes are for ABWA’s near and distant
Celebrate Best Practices with your team on the
Big Stage & wear that red dress.
Receive your APEX award on the Big Stage -
APEX in Personal Marketing Award and/or
APEX in Teaming Awards.
VERDUGO GLEN’S Network with other like-minded women and
“PROTÉGÉ AWARD” share ideas
Oh, the entertainment – “The Watercoolers” or
“The Four Bitchin Babes.”
The Executive Board will award a “Protégé You won’t want to miss the “Inner Circle
Award” to all new members who complete the Luncheon” honoring Carolyn Elman.
following during their first year of membership: Go to the “Top Ten Luncheon” and find out
these amazing 2011 Top Tens.
Attend (or have a makeup meeting) at Don’t forget the training - like Robin Crow, RCA
least 10 recording artist and successful entrepreneur who
meetings during their first year. will present” Evolve or Die: Seven Steps to
Participate in at least one activity to Rethink the Way You Do Business” or one of the
support the chapter in their first year. many seminars offered.
o Strategic Marketing Development and Planning
Recruit at least one new member to the
o Championing Diversity
o Leading with Integrity
their first year.
o Design Thinking in Leadership
o Career GPS
Meet new friends and see old friends to share a
truly spectacular experience.
COUNCIL UPDATES Impact Council:
Report By: Donna Hempel on behalf of Delilah Dijamco,
Los Angeles Area Council (LAAC): Chapter Delegate. Next Meeting Oct. 9, 2010. In lieu of
2011 Frances Stuckey Scholarship, monies will be
Report by: Laurali Fey Delegate Pro Tem equally divided among chapters who show proof of a
Report of LAAC Meeting on September 11, 2010 copy of their chapters 2011 NWLC Voting Card on or
before December 15, 2010. Motion was made to award
It was one of the most inspiring meetings I have Pattie Vargas, District VI Vice President Candidate
attended. Listening to the experiences of Agnes Peters, $100.00 and Debbie Shadaram, Secretary-Treasurer
Dee Kirtley, JoAnne Osby and Julie Kangas brought a Candidate $100.00. A few Best Practices changes were
lump of pride to my throat. discussed, one VIP now - (10) members must take
Survey before August 8 – notify chapters leadership to
Agnes spoke on what it is to be an Ambassador and the read ALL changes in Officers & Committee Guide VIP
duties and responsibilities it entailed. changes!
Dee spoke on her experiences as Chairman of a National
Conference and Co-Chair of the Registration Committee Inland Valley Council
at Women’s Leadership Conference in Kansas City last Reported by: Jan Lata, Delegate
September 7, 2010
JoAnne spoke on what she learned as a District VI Vice
President. The meeting was held in Sun City, hosted by Linda, of
the Inland Empire Charter Chapter. After registration,
Julie talked about her interview and astonishment at networking breakfast buffet, Kathy Williams, Chairperson,
being chosen as a Top Ten. called the meeting to order at 9:30 A.M. The invocation
and pledge of allegiance was led by Kathy.
It was a real learning experience to get the inside scoop
on these leadership roles. All in attendance introduced themselves. The program
speaker was Susan Canarella, LVN. She works for the
I also attended the wrap up meeting for the Candidates New Business Development Ramona VNA Hospice. She
Forum. All committee chairs were in agreement that the spoke regarding the Visiting Nurses Association Services.
Forum was a great success even though attendance was The program was very interesting and informative. She
less than we had expected. The criteria for selection of had pamphlets and other articles available. The Feb. and
Woman of the Year was discussed. There was also May minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter.
discussion on clarification of travel and hotel
accommodations for candidates and current District VI The Treasurer’s Report for Jan.- May, 2010, were filed for
Vice President. These items will be revisited prior to next audit. A recap of the May Special Meeting stated that all
year’s function. Arrangements to hold the event at the enjoyed it. Kathy had collected a survey of the meeting.
Rio Hondo on the first Saturday in 2011 will be made. Agnes Peters requested ideas for programs. Mary Large
brought up that weather-wise - May was a better month
for the Special Meeting. A discussion took place.
2011 District Conference Schedules:
Eastern Regional Conference - Dist I and IV Inland Empire Charter Chapter will host the November
Atlanta March 18-19 2011- Westin th
13 meeting. Three members volunteered for the
nominating committee for new officers. Agnes said there
Western Regional Conference - Dist II and VI – were WIN changes. She asked who was attending the
Santa Fe, NM, April 29-30 - Hilton Leadership Convention. Carol Peterson asked if any
Chapters had a Vision Statement, as Placentia Stars has
Central Regional Conference - Dist III and V – one. Agnes said Hemacinto has one and Molly
St Louis Mo April 1-2 - Hyatt Widdicombe said Inland Empire has one. The Incentive
Drawings were held with $100 and $50 prizes awarded.
2012 District Conference Schedules:
Eastern - Cary NC, March 23-24 Following the Benediction the Raffle Drawing was held.
Western - Oklahoma City March 30-31 And then adjourned. The next meeting will be
Central - Louisville, KH April 27-28 November 13, 2010.
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