2004 Meeting Highlights

December 29, 2004

On December 29th, President Sandra Herr presided over the December meeting of the Lebanon Valley Charter Chapter of the American Business Women at Eli’s Waterfall Room.

Another successful gift-wrap booth was “wrapped up” at the Lebanon Valley Mall.  Calling them stress-savers and lifesavers, patrons thanked volunteer wrappers.  Profits will be used to award scholarships.

Brenda Keefer presented Rhoda Lauver’s Bufton Memorial Scholarship application for approval.

Membership booklets were distributed.  Gale Ehrhorn was honored for three years of membership, Patricia McAteer for 16 years, and Jo Ellen Litz for 14 years.

Members honored with carnations for their birthday included:  Nori Fisher, Richelle Whitman, Heather Wadell, Carol Edris, Mary Blose, JoAnn Rager, Roysetta Bruner, and Marcella Long.

Volunteers were recruited for another fund raising opportunity, “Get the Picture,” at Hershey Park.

Centerpieces were awarded to Suzy Troy, Rhoda Lauver, Judy Heagy, Lois Kleinfelter, Roysetta Bruner, Henrietta Steiner, Pat McAteer, Fran Kunath, Barb Silverberg, and Stephany Houser.

The LV Charter Chapter of ABWA will co-host the 2006 Spring Conference in Hershey.

At the 6PM January 26, 2005 meeting, the Charter Chapter “Woman of the Year” will be chosen.  Annual $18 dues are due.  Meals will cost $12.

Dawn Shultz asked trivia questions.  Janice Dishong conducted an ornament exchange.

The meeting closed with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

November 17, 2004

At Eli’s Waterfall room, Horn and Horn Diner, on Cumberland Street, Lebanon, president Sandy Herr called the November meeting of the Charter Chapter of the American Business Women of Lebanon to order.

Vocational speaker, CPA Rhoda Lauver, shared tax tips for both business and personal returns. Rhoda is a Lebanon Valley College graduate who has her own accounting, tax and consulting business and owns and manages Shelly Oil Co. south of Hershey.

Receiving door prizes were:  Susie Troy, Sue LaBaron, Jean Cassel, Lois Klinefelter, Eleanor DiNovo, Vivian Lighty, Joanne Rager, Gail Ehrhorn, Chris Shaak, Rose Kintzer, Mary Maika, Marcella Long, and Cynthia Lighty.

Prizes were awarded to:  JoAnn Rager, Janet Zimnock, Mary Maika, and Cindy Young.

Anniversaries noted included:  Diana Hartman and Sue LeBaron 3 years, Mary Beth Maika 1 year, Barbara Arnold and Janice Dishong 9 years, Brenda Keefer 10 years, Jo Ellen Litz 14 years, Pat Firestone 17 years, and Rhoda Lauver 18 years.

In honor of Holy Week, the March meeting was moved to the fifth Wednesday (30th).

The next meeting of ABWA is scheduled for Wednesday, December 29 at Eli’s Waterfall room, 6:45PM.  Bring along an ornament to exchange with other members.  Please consider joining us and giving yourself a gift of good food, good friends and networking opportunities with other businesswomen.  

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