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A Note From Your President

February 13, 2017 7:16 AM | Anonymous
Next meeting is February 14, 2017

A Note From Your President...


February

The Month of “LOVE”

It was a cold winter day when my husband, Randy, and I were preparing to eat our evening meal at a warm restaurant. A young man introduced himself as our server and took our drink order. He soon returned to tell us he was mistaken and a young lady was to be our server.


While we were eating, my attention was drawn to that young man as I watched him communica
te with the peoplehe was serving. Sitting there was what appeared to be, a young father with his adorable little daughter, approximately 3 years old.


As I
 watched and listened, I overheard the server asking the little girl questions like, “Did you see Santa?” and “Do you like the snow? As the conversation continued, I was intrigued by what he had in his hands. He was making something. Then I saw it. A flower appeared, from a napkin, and he joyfully laid it in the hands of the little girl. He had gone out of his way to show love and kindness to his customers.


As t
he evening continued, it got even more interesting. The father/daughter duo soon left but another young father and young daughter were seated at the table next to the first one. Guess what the server was doing? He was making another flower and asking the little girl the same questions. We finished our meal and I walked up to the server, put some dollar bills in his apron pocket, and said, “You are an amazing, caring person. Keep up the good work”. His manager agreed when I told him the server was a “keeper”.


Sho
wing people that we care, that’s what February is all about. That’s what AWBO is about, too, caring about one another and our community.


What have you done or will you do to express love to those you care
 about? How will you show kindness to the ones you meet? Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and make someone feel special today!

Best regards,
Melony Ramsey
AWBO President
Empowering Women

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Thank You...
Thank you to Anna Kennedy, Mary Kay Independent Consultant for donating a gift to our February speaker, Kelly Rice.
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January New Member:
Nadine Morgan          Morgan PEACH, LLC

January Guest:
Janet Collins-Cutter    Attorney at Law

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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. 
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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.

 2016-17
AWBO Board

President  
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
Secretary 
Kathy Selvey
Treasurer
Shirley Pence
Communications 
Amanda Snider
Jenna Isch
Special Events
Holiday Auction
Melony Ramsey
Summer Social
Deb Plue


Contact Us:  
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Share Program Ideas or volunteer for a 
3-Minute Spotlight to showcase your business 
*Limit 2 per meeting*
Contact:
Joanna Retherford
or
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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