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.
October 27, 2004
September 24, 2004
In celebration of National American Business Women’s Day, at 6:45 PM on September 22, 2004 at Eli’s Waterfall Room, president Sandra Herr called the Lebanon American Business Women’s Association Charter Chapter meeting to order.
Members present made a decision to hold all future meetings at the Waterfall Room.
Judy Heagy, Jennifer Eisenhower, and Eunice Reist were awarded gifts. Stevie Houser, Chris Shaak, Cynthia Lighty, Brenda Keefer, Rose Kintzer, Tillie Prehoda, Kathy Rhine, Janice Dishong, and JoAnn Rager received door prizes.
Kim Kreider Umble spoke on Lebanon Family Health Services: Women, Infants, and Children; Reproductive Health Care; Community Education; Smoking Cessation; Volunteer Opportunities; Prenatal Health Care; Health Care for the Mature Woman; and the Board of Directors. Kim said that they service 2600 people per month in a new building that is a nice place for her deserving clients.
Penny Walker and President Sandra Herr also presented Kim Kreider Umble with an award as Lebanon ABWA’s Outstanding Business Woman of the Lebanon Valley.
Birthdays were recognized for Suzy Troy, Pam Weiss, and Marlene Bowman.
Anniversaries recognized included: Mary Ellen Blouch, and Henrietta Steiner, 33 years; Jean Cassel, Rose Kintzer, and Barb Silverberg, 31 years; Mary Blose, 29 years; Stevie Houser, 27 years; Kathy Rhine, 23 years; and Judy Heagy, 20 years.
At 2PM on October 24 at Fort Indiantown Gap’s Biddle Hall, ABWA will hold a membership tea. Anyone interested in learning more about ABWA is encouraged to attend.
Members approved a web connection with Lebanon Mobilefone at a cost of $10 per month.
The next dinner meeting of ABWA is October 25 at 6PM. Wear your Halloween colors.
August 25, 2004
At the monthly meeting of the Lebanon Valley Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association held at the Hebron Banquet Hall, E. Walnut St., Lebanon, Sandy Herr, president, welcomed forty-five business and professional members.
Peggy Kreiser, from the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, presented goals for workforce development in the community of Lebanon. Through training, the Chamber and their partners hope to prepare the next generation for the workforce. Five major industry clusters were identified for Lebanon: Health Care, Food Processing, Wood Products, Construction, and Manufacturing. Peggy also recruited women to provide career experience opportunities for youth.
Chairs met with their committees to plan the ABWA year.
CPA Stevie Houser presented a favorable audit of last year’s books.
Cindy Young turned over an $1800 check for services rendered by taking admission at the Lebanon Area Fair.
Judy Heagy, chair of the hospitality committee, announced August birthdays and presented carnations to members in attendance: Brenda Keefer, Cindy Young, Jean Cassel, Eleanor DiNovo, Eunice Reist, and Betty Heisey.
Penny Walker and Jeanette Zimnoch presented Rose Marie Kintzer, Marilyn Leffler, and Dawn Shultz with prizes. Vivian Lighty, Eleanor DiNovo, Nori Fisher, Janet Henning, and Judy Heagy, Henrietta Steiner, and Stevie Houser won centerpieces.
Gale Heron presented Sandy Herr with a gift of Mary Kay.
Roysetta Bruner, membership chair, welcomed back Millie Rittle and Eunice Reist as well as new member Kathy Rhine.
Jennifer Eisenhower awarded anniversary Hershey bars to Millie Rittle, 3 years; Eunice Reist, 3 years; Nori Fisher, 3 years; Richelle Whitman, 15 years; and Darlene martin, 3 years.
Mary Ellen Blouch presented three fund raising projects for 2004-2005: The July 31-Aug 5, 2005 Lebanon Area Fair, the gift wrap booth at the Lebanon Valley Mall; and working for the GTP (Get the Picture) booths at Hersheypark. Orders may also be taken for Holland bulbs and candy.
An information booth will be set up at the Lebanon Valley Mall ‘Community Days’ September 17 and 18.
Brenda Keefer distributed Leadership Lebanon Valley applications. ABWA will sponsor one $850 scholarship for a member to attend this leadership training hosted by the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. From interested parties, a member will be chosen at the September meeting.
Marcella Long asked that everyone submit her reservation for the Fall Frolic by September 10.
Jo Ellen Litz presented an overview of a new ABWA website, which should go online during the month of September.
Cindy Young, History chair, presented past president Mary Blose with a scrapbook.
Henrietta Steiner reminded everyone to register and vote.
Jennifer Eisenhower invited members to consider a referral exchange group that meets at 7:30AM Tuesday mornings at the Quality Inn.
Penny Walker distributed and collected nominations for Outstanding Businesswoman of Lebanon Valley. Kim Kreider-Umble, the winner, will be the main speaker at our September 22 meeting, which is also nationally recognized ABWA Day. Interested persons are welcome to join us at the Hebron banquet hall by calling in a reservation to Roysetta Brunner at 273-5582.