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A Note From Your President

January 09, 2017 8:23 AM | Anonymous
Next meeting is January 10, 2017

A Note From Your President...

It is really hard to believe we are embarking upon a new year already. It seems like it was only yesterday when we were raising money for the girls at Cary Home for Children. This event will be one of the most memorable times in my life. I stood there looking at women having so much fun together, visiting with friends, getting to know new people, bidding on silent auction donations or putting their tickets in the raffle bag of their choice. Laughter and chatter filled the air. I had so much fun and saw everyone doing the same as we worked together to give back to our community.

It was a pleasure to listen to Rebecca Humphrey, Director of Cary home, as she talked about how our money from last year’s fundraiser replaced a dryer that had ceased working. No state funds are available for appliances! It was also alarming to hear her talk about the human trafficking problem in our county and how it affects Cary Home. AWBO desires to help in many ways. One way we can help is by becoming involved in the Big Brother-Big Sister program. There is a great need for mentors to these young ladies.

Many thanks to everyone who made a contribution, in any way, to make the Fundraiser a very successful event, in spite of the storm that came through. We are very excited to have collected over $3,875.00 to give Cary Home.

With the start of this new year, how do you plan to spend it? What will your priorities be? What will you learn from AWBO speakers this year that will inspire you to take new measures or changes in your life or your business? Will you help other women start a business? Will you become a Big Sister?

Put the AWBO meetings on your 2017 schedule for every second Tuesday of the month from 11:30-1:00! Schedule yourself for an appointment with AWBO during lunch. Come! Learn! Visit! Be refreshed! Go back to work, ready to meet the challenges and look forward to a wonderful year.

Best regards,
Melony Ramsey
AWBO President
Empowering Women

Thank You...
Thank you to Deb Plue and Shepherd Insurance for donating a gift to our January speaker, Anita K. Dale, PhD.
What's Happening In Your Business?
AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter.

Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 20th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
Join Us:                  
AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
& Bakery in
West Lafayette. 
(Excluding June)
Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

AWBO Board

Melony Ramsey
President Elect 
Deb Plue
Vice-Presidents Programs 
Joanna Retherford
Lisa Lambert-Snodgrass
Vice-Presidents Membership
Linda Berryman
Isabel Hogue
Vice-Presidents Hospitality 
Anna Kennedy
Debbie McGregor
Kathy Selvey
Shirley Pence
Amanda Snider
Jenna Isch
Special Events
Holiday Auction
Melony Ramsey
Summer Social
Deb Plue

Contact Us:  
Share Program Ideas or volunteer for a 
3-Minute Spotlight to showcase your business 
*Limit 2 per meeting*
Joanna Retherford
Lisa Lambert-Snodgrass 
-------------------Membership and Renewal
Membership renewals for the 2016-2017 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Linda Berryman or Isabel Hogue.

The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 20th of the month to: kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

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