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C HAPTER 1545
OF THE
A MERICAN B USINESS W OMENS ’ S A SSOCIATION
T HE N ORTHERN S TAR
Northern Palm Beach Chapter 1545
Palm Beach Garden, FL
Level 3
September 2009 Issue
Our Chapter Is
Best Practices for 2008-2009
M ISSION
President’s Message
It has only been a year ago that
the perfect storm took place. Too
much leverage and the housing bubble brought down many financial
companies, including Lehman Brothers, which filed for bankruptcy on
Sept 15, 2008. We ended August
2008 with the S&P 500 stock index
at 1,282.83 as compared to the end
of August 2009 at 1,020.62. What’s
to come for this September? For
most of us the world of the future is
unforeseen, even unforeseeable.
However, there are known people
who somehow can predict what will
or should happen and know how to
get to the future first. These are the
natural Future Makers. This reminds
me of a comment a President of Columbia University in the 1890’s
noted, “there are a few people who
make things happen, there are
rather more who watch things happen, and there is the rest of humanity
who say what happened?”
Some of us are content to take life
as it comes, and I personally do not
make any judgements about anybody’s chosen way of living. All of
us must and should embrace the pre-
S TATEMENT
sent and enjoy being. However
without the sense of becoming, or
forward purpose incorporating self
transformation and growth, and
through this, sensibly preparing for
the future, we will be swept up and
away to the rate of change around us.
If we want to become a future maker
we must commit ourselves to become as well as to be. Future makers are fulfilled by envisioning inspiring destinations, and by charting
and traversing the course to get
there. Future makers remind us that
we either shape our future or the future will shape us.
We humans do not like change.
Our biological inheritance is to fear
change; it is encoded in our genes.
Biologically we are future takers.
This may not be an optimum set of
genes to carry in today’s world of
turbulent change. George Bernard
Shaw summed up the difference between a future taker and a future
maker as such: “Some see the world
as it is and ask why. I see the world
as it could be and ask why not?”
The difference between future taker
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To bring together businesswomen
of diverse occupations and to
provide opportunities for them to
help themselves and others grow
personally and professionally
through leadership, education,
networking support, and national
recognition.
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THIS ISSUE :
C ONTINUE P RES MESSAGE
S EPTEMBER S PEAKER
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M EETING M INUTES ,
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M ORE M EETING M INUTES
L EVEL 3 B EST P RACTICES
C OME TO THE G ARDEN
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B OARD M INUTES
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C ONTINUING B OARD I NFO
T RAVELING P IN
B IRTHDAYS & B OOSTERS
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T REASURERS R EPORT
M EMBER H APPENINGS
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ABW D AY R EPORTS
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AB W D AY P ICTURES
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C HAPTER S TANDING R ULES 12
M EETING I NFO &
P ROUD CODE OF C ONDUCT
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What happened
in September?
Support our chapter by:
Bringing guests to meetings
and socials, help sponsor
our meeting room or volunteer on a committee.
and future maker is the difference
between manager and leader.
Each of us is capable of being
both of these. We all need to be
leaders of ourselves, even if we do
not seek to lead others. Leadership of self is a core quality of the
future makers. Future makers
have three heads, one looking forward (foresight), one backwards
(hindsight), and one into themselves (insight). By growing these
capabilities all of us can transform
ourselves from a life of future takers to one of future makers. Many
successful people do just this.
What is inside is expressed by actions in the outside world. It is
important that if we are to successfully utilize foresight to shape
the future we must combine it
with insight and learn from hindsight.
So what’s to come in September? For our chapter, I see a dynamic speaker giving us some insight on the Economic Stimulus
Package in order for us to learn
from our hindsight, to see the difference and in order for us to utlilize this information to shape our
businesses, personal affairs, and or
knowledge within our businesses.
I see our continued and growing
camaraderie with each other as
some of us attend National Conference and bring back that
knowledge to share with the rest
of us. I see others learning more
about each other’s business by
getting involved with a Stampin’
Up project that Tina Ravel will be
hosting. So make sure you are
part of the September activities so
you are not one who asks “What
happened in September?”
Respectfully submitted,
Carol
September Speaker
Anthony Marino, Jr.
Certified Public Accountant
A. Marino, Jr., CPA , PA,
West Palm Beach, FL
Anthony Marino, Jr. is
a CPA specializing in all aspect for Federal and State income tax returns and issues.
Mr. Marino’s years of experience assisting clients understand their income tax liabilities and the affects of these
liabilities stem from his val-
ued career of working in the
Audit division of the Internal
Revenue Service
Anthony Marino, Jr.
was born in Auburn, NY and
raised in West Palm Beach.
He is a graduate of Northwood University in West
Palm Beach. He is a practicing Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and
an adjunct Professor of Accounting and Taxation at
Northwood University.
Once you've found your own voice, the choice to expand your influence, to increase your
contribution, is the choice to inspire others to find their voice. --Stephen Covey
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Meeting Minutes – August 12, 2009
The meeting was called to order at
6:30 p.m. by President Carol O’Neil
with 20 members in attendance and
1 guest.
tember newsletter.
Due to the increase in the operating
costs of the Chapter, the Board proposed a change to increase the chapter dues from $24 a year ($2.00) a
Following the Invocation and the
month to $30 a year ($2.50) a month.
Pledge of Allegiance, President
This change will also include the
Carol O’Neil asked each member
need to amend the Chapter Standing
and guest to introduce themselves.
Rules and send a new amended
Chapter Standing Rules to National.
The Member of the
After discussion, Marianne
We only need
Month pin recipient for
Kollmer motioned the
June, Tina Ravel, passed
changes to be made, Pat
four
the pin to Jan Peterson.
Key seconded the motion
Tina spoke about how
more backpacks sold and the membership apJan is always willing to
to meet our goal of 20 proved the changes.
help out and lend a hand
with ABWA functions.
Review and Approval of Chapter
Jan is a past President of the Chapter
Standing Rules presented by
and has been a member for over 19
Kandyce Key – After discussing the
years. Congratulations Jan!
changes proposed to the Chapter
Standing Rules, Paula Pirozzi moThere was no room sponsor for the
tioned the changes to be made,
August meeting.
Karen Williams seconded the motion
and the membership approved the
changes.
There was no speaker at the August
Chapter meeting. This meeting was
to go over Chapter Business Plan for
Business Meeting Notes
the year with the attending members.
Membership approved the July
The program consisted of the followmeeting minutes as published.
ing topics:
Business Plan and Direction for
2009-2010 presented by President
Carol O’Neil
Review and Approval of 2009-2010
Budget presented by Janice Kuhns –
After discussing the
Proposed Budget with the members,
Sharon Morgan motioned to approve
the 2009-2010 budget with modifications recorded. Marianne Kollmer
seconded the motion and the membership approved. The approved
budget will be published in the Sep-
Membership approved the July
Treasurers report as presented.
Membership discussed changing the
date of the September Chapter meeting from Wednesday, September 9th
to Thursday, September 10th to accommodate the wedding of chapter
member Sharon Morgan. With a
show of hands most members of the
chapter indicated that they plan on
attending the wedding. The hotel is
aware of the change and has no issues and there is no increases in cost
involved with the change. Karen
Williams motioned to approve the
change, Kandyce Key seconded the
motion, and the membership approved the change
Perfect Attendance Recognition- The
following members were recognized
with perfect attendance for the 20082009 year:
Dottie Smith
Carol O’Neil
Dee Weber
Nancy Abbott
Cathy Erdek
Pat Key
Janice Kuhns
Sharon Morgan
Past President Presentation – Jan
Peterson began the tradition years
ago where the outgoing president
becomes part of the “Past Presidents
Club” and a small gift is presented.
Karen Williams presented to
Marianne Kollmer a crystal paperweight inscribed with “ABWA
Presidents Club”. Marianne collects
paperweights; she is going to place
her paperweight on her desk with her
other “friendly” paperweights.
Audit Committee Report – The Audit Committee met on August 8th,
2009 to review the 2008-2009 chapter books. All entries balanced to
bank statements and chapter records.
Thanks to Janice Kuhns, Vicki Lavache, and Cathy Inness.
Back-Pack discussion – The chapter
members discussed the backpack
drive and where we would like to
send the school supplies. In the past
Harmony House has received our
school supplies, the chapter members have decided to deliver the
backpacks to Lake Park Elementary.
We only need four more backpacks
sold to meet our goal of 20. If you
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Dates to Remember
are interested in purchasing a backpack please contact Sharon Morgan.
The next chapter meeting will be
held on Thursday, September 10th
at the Doubletree Hotel.
August 28-30 – Tri-County ABW
Day Celebration
September 24-26 - ABWA’s 60th
Anniversary Celebration Conference
in Kansas City, MO.
Following the activities of the evening and the Benediction the meeting was adjourned at approximately 8:45pm.
Submitted by
Cathy Erdek, Secretary
Our Chapter IS
Level 3 Best Practices for 2008-2009
CONGRATULATIONS MARIANNE
KOLLMER AND THE 2008-2009 EXECUTIVE BOARD --- WAY TO GO!
From WIN Posting:
" Hats off to the members of the Northern Palm Beach Chapter! I am pleased to
inform you, that your chapter is the recipient of Level 3 Best Practices for the
2008-2009 Award Year. We will recognize all recipients of this award on stage
on Friday, September 25. If you have
not yet registered, you may do so via the
web or by calling Betty or Kerri at 816361-6621 extension 256. We will extend
the early bird registration discount for
all BP recipients through September 17!
Please plan to wear a Red Dress (formal
preferred but not required). More details
to follow. Looking forward to seeing
you on the Red Carpet! Rene' "
This recognition is the culmination of a
lot of effort, interest and dedication on
the part of the all members, and current
and past boards. Thanks to all for this
excellent achievement.
Cara Morris
WOW! Only 2 Levels Left To #1. This
is exciting...Everyone deserves a
"Thank You" for their efforts; however
large or small...It's the Team That
Allows This To Happen!
Last year got us off and running.....now,
with the leadership of the new
board and an active and enthusiastic
membership we can make the goal if we
set our sites and intention on it being
so. GO ABWA North Palm Beach!!!
Enjoy the Holiday!
Sincerely,
Nancy Abbott
Come to the Garden
Fine Art Photographer
Barry Ravel
August 18th, Tuesday several chapter members attended Barry Ravel’s art exhibition in Jupiter. Those present for the event commented on the beauty of all his pictures. Sharon Morgan loved the Tulips and how they reminded her of Tulip time in Holland. Everyone enjoyed
the exhibition and wish Barry much success.
Congratulations Coral
Springs Charter Chapter for
achieving Best Practices
Level I !
We are dedicated on getting to number ONE. To get to number one, we
need to grow our membership. We have
to get out there and invite the women we
know to meetings and socials. Together
we can do it.
LEVEL
3
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Board Meeting August 25, 2000
The August board meeting was
called to order by President Carol
O’Neil at 7:25 PM. The meeting
was held at Panera Bread on Village
Blvd. The following people attended
this meeting: Carol O’Neil,
Kandyce Key, Cathy Erdek, Janice
Kuhns, Pat Key, Sharon Morgan,
Cathy Inness, Dottie Smith, Karen
Williams, and Vicki Lavache.
The agenda consisted of:
•• Review of the August 12
Chapter Meeting
•o
Overall member
comments – Members supplied
the board with good feedback
on the August 12th meeting
•o
Best Practices Results- 13 responses, 1 handed in
at board meeting.
•o
Membership Survey- 13 responses , 1 handed in
at board meeting- If your Best
Practices and Membership surveys have not been handed in
please forward the surveys to
the board or bring it with you
at the September Chapter meeting.
•o
Attendance to
Barry’s event – Barry’s event
was fabulous and all who attended had a wonderful evening.
•• Review Of September 10th
Chapter Meeting –
•o
Speaker- Our
Speaker for the September
meeting will be Anthony Marino, CPA. The topic will be
“Economic Stimulus - What it
Means to Us”.
•o
Ruth Miller 25th
Anniversary – The chapter
would like to have a celebration for Ruth Miller who will
be celebrating her 25th anniversary with ABWA. Unfortunately Ruth cannot make it to
the September meeting. The
board will postpone the celebration until the October Chapter meeting.
•o
September Social
Activity- Our September Social
activity will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Carol
O’Neil’s house. It will be a
Stampin’ Up demonstration
and activity presented by Tina
Ravel.
•o
Evite- The board
received good feed back on the
Evite reservation method. The
board may do a quick presentation on Evite if the membership
feels we need a demonstration.
•o
Procedures for
Guests and AnnouncementsDue to the limited amount of
time we have at each Chapter
meeting the board presented a
new and time effective way to
present announcements. At the
Chapter meeting there will be
an index card at every table.
For any member that needs to
make an announcement please
write a brief statement down on
the index card. Before the end
of the meeting Cathy Erdek
will communicate the announcements to membership.
•• Committee Announce-
ments – All Committee announcements are to be posted
in the newsletter. The Board
will not have Committee reports at the Chapter meetings
unless it’s a last minute an-
nouncement and has to be
made to the Chapter.
•o
Membership – The
board discussed the lack of information presented to new members
at induction . From now on we will
be presenting each new member
with an orientation file, “who we
are, what we do, etc”. Dottie Smith
updated the member handout for
Tri-County. Janice Kuhns is going
to send out invoices to those members who have not paid chapter
dues.
o
Newsletter/
Website- Cathy Inness is working
on correcting the issue that does
not transmit the newsletter e-mail
to everyone properly. Cathy is also
going to meet with Lois Margolin
on the website development.
o
Professional Development- Karen Williams has not
received confirmation from National on the $500 SBMEF contribution. Karen also has resubmitted
the tuition reimbursement for
Cathy Inness. If National denies,
the board has decided to reimburse
Cathy from Chapter funds.
•o
Program- October
is Breast Cancer Awareness
Month- As of now we are seeking a
speaker who will speak to us on
this topic. More information to follow.
••
Other Items
•o
Future Social
events – October will be a presentation and activity on Beauti- Control by Pat Key 3-5 at Pat’s house.
A follow up on a date to come. In
November the board would like to
do a wine tasting social, more info
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Tina Ravel
to
Jan Peterson
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to come. In December Dottie Smith
will be hosting a holiday cookie exchange. The date will be Sunday,
December 13.
o
Treasurer – QuickBooks, Revised Budget, and
990EZ- Vicki Lavache presented the
board with details about using
QuickBooks online for the chapter
bookkeeping. After a brief discussion
due to the cost the board decided not
to go forward with this. . To save on
cost, Kandyce Key will present her
own copy of QuickBooks software to
be used for the financials. Vicki will
mentor Janice Kuhns on the software.
o
Protégé AwardWith the help of numerous commit-
Support our
members that support our newsletter.
Add your ad
for
$30 yearly
or
Booster for $10
tees the board has selected a member
for the 2009-2010 Protégé Award.
The award will be presented to the
deserving member at the September
meeting.
•o
Offsite Storage –
The chapter historical records are
scattered among the board and committee members of the chapter.
Karen Williams brought up the idea
of using an offsite storage warehouse
to keep our records. While this is a
wonderful idea, currently it is not in
the Chapter’s budget. Kandyce
brought up electronic data storage.
She was going to check the cost per
file to see if we can place our historical records on a disk. More followup to come.
Tri-County August 28th-29th
– Basket is complete and will be pre-
•o
sented.
•o
Program Sponsor
Letter- The Program Sponsor Letter
is still being composed and will be
completed soon.
••Community News / Announce-
ments
•o
Gold Coast Chapter’s Delray Playhouse Fundraiser
– Thursday, October 8th 7:00 PM
Wine and Cheese, 8:00 PM Show –
Delray Playhouse presentation of
“Sugar Bean Sisters”. The cost is
$30. Please make your reservation by
09/15/09. For more information contact Dottie Smith.
After a brief round table discussion
the meeting was adjourned at 8:55
PM
B IRTHDAYS AND B OOSTERS
Birthdays
Cathy Erdek
9/14
Pat Key
9/24
If we have missed your
birthday, please let us
know.
Boosters
Dee Weber
Pat Key
Marianne Kollmer
Cathy Erdek
Karen Williams
Lee Ann Nydem
Dottie Smith
Carol Vaclav
Janet Coulombe
Bobbie Housey
Nancy Abbott
10/09
9/10
10/09
11/09
9/09
5/13
6/10
3/10
5/10
7/10
3/10
If you would like to sponsor a
booster, see Cathy Inness.
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Member Actions
Janice Kuhns and Pat Key deliver the backpacks
that the chapter collected from our members.
In our thoughts and prayers
Janet Coulombe
Ginny Maresca
I absolutely love my "ABWA President's Club" paperweight. I am
proud to now be a member of the club and appreciate the lovely
addition to the top of my desk.....Thank you so much. Marianne
Fundraiser for the Gold Coast Charter Chapter. An evening of wine,
cheese and theater at the Delray Beach Playhouse.
The Sugar Bean Sisters
Thursday, October 8, 2009
starts 7:00pm
admission $30
Reserve by September 17th. Contact Toni Mastrullo @ 561 866-0893
Sheree Thomas @ 561 251-4164 or Any Gold Coast Chapter Member
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Thank you to my sisters, ABW Day
Thank you to my sisters of the Northern Palm Beach Chapter
for your attendance at the 21st Annual Tri-County Council ABW
Day Celebration Weekend. Mark your calendars! The 22nd Annual Tri-County Council ABW Day Celebration Weekend will be
held September 24-26, 2010 -- Kandyce Key, 2009 Tri-County
Chair.
note speaker Vicki Marlett kept us all laughing with her
speech on “Honoring 60 years of Business Women’s
Achievements”. Five ladies and I were recognized as their
Chapter Women of the Year. This was the first year TriCounty decided to have a Council Woman of the Year.
Congratulations to Randee Abramsom who was honored
with this award. After the speeches and Tri-County busiMy First ABW Day Celebration submitted by Cathy
ness concluded the lucky raffle winners were picked. There
Erdek
were a lot of beautiful raffle baskets and I was lucky
This was my first time attending the ABW Day Tri-County
enough to win one. My husband and I are enjoying the
Celebration, and it was about time I finally went! The first
wine, cheeses and breads. In closing, I would like to give a
thing I did when I arrived was purchase my raffle tickets
big “Hat’s Off” to Tri-County for presenting a wonderful
and go shopping! Yes I couldn’t resist and purchased anweekend of celebrating ABWA. I really had an amazing
other purse from Miche. What a wonderful time I had
time and now I am looking forward to Spring Conference.
meeting our National Board members as well as ABWA
members from other chapters. I thoroughly enjoyed the
seminar presented by Deb Horrocks on communicating
Email from Dottie Smith
with other generations than mine. I found out I am a “genI will not have a report for the Newsx’r”. I now understand that the same issues and concerns I
letter on the seminars. I manned the rafhave in communicating with my elders, peers, or the
fle ticket desk the first part of the mornyounger generation we all have in one way or another, but
ing then after the break I had to set up
no matter what generation you are, you have to learn to
the room for the luncheon - Nancy
communicate with one another to “get it done” and achieve
Wolfe and I were in charge of centerpieces and room set
your goals. I was lucky enough to do a skit on the generaup. The centerpieces ended up becoming a laborious task,
tions with our National President Vicki Marlett and other
couldn't put them together until we were in the room.
ladies from our NPB Chapter and the Coral Springs ChapI certainly missed the presentations as I was most interter. Vicki is quite a character, her wit and spirit and energy
ested in hearing the presenters - the two candidates for Naare incredible. The second seminar was on communicating
tional President.
with different personality types and was presented by CaAt Saturdays luncheon the Keynote speaker was Nasey Coven our National Vice-President. I had a lot of fun
tional President, Vicki Marlett. Her subject was "Honoring
with this seminar; we learned that first of all there are
60 Years of Business Women's Achievements". Lots of
morning people and evening people. We all know what we
humor and lots of history of women's advancements. She
are. Once you figure this out, then you will know when to
mentioned a vast number of women who have impacted the
communicate with your ABWA sisters, friends, and cowomen's movement over the past years and a little history
workers. We learned some evening people force themof their achievements. To name a few; Madame Curie,
selves to be morning people; they just take naps during the
Rosa Parks, Sandra Day O'Connor and our most recent
day. The second part of this seminar was the 4 types of perwomen of note; Hiliary Clinton, Sara Palin, and othsonalities: Drivers, Expressive, Amiable, and Analytical.
ers. She brought us up to date on ABWA's new WIN ,
We had to figure out what type each of us are. Then we all
what it can do for members, what is available for members
broke out into groups based on our personality type and
and how it is going to impact the organization now and in
had to come up with a resort. The driver’s resort was busithe future.
ness oriented, the expressive’s resort was all about them
We had the opportunity to meet other National candiand the ideas kept flowing, the amiable’s resort were willdates who were in attendance. Casey Coven and Deb Horing to do anything or go along with whatever the customer
rocks candidates for National President; our own District I
wanted, and the analytical just wanted more data. I had so
VP, Lynn Drowne, candidate for National Secretarymuch fun and I learned something I will take back into my
Treasurer; Pam Carvell and Michelle Egbert candidates for
day to day practices on communicating. After the morning
National Vice President; and District I candidate Anne
seminars we all had a nice lunch. The food was very good.
Pasquini. Friday night in the hospitality room it
After we were full with all of the delicious food, our Diswas fun and we had an opportunity to go one on one with
trict 1 Vice-President Lynn Drowne spoke about her year in
these ladies.
office, all of the ladies who have mentored her this past
year and how her year in office is almost over. Our Key-
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ABW Day Pictures 2009
Our chapter attendees from left to right: Pat Key, Cathy Erdek, Kandyce Key, Dottie Smith, Janice Kuhns, Jan
Peterson , Karen Williams, Carol O’Neil, Sharon Morgan, Tina Ravel and Paula Pirozzi.
Mark your
calendars!
The 22nd
Annual
Tri-County
Council
ABW Day
Celebration
Weekend
will be held
September
24-26, 2010
Kandyce Key
2009
Tri-County
Chair
American Business Women’s Association
Northern Palm Beach Chapter
Chapter Standing Rules 2009-2010
1.
Proposed Chapter Standing Rules will be distributed to the membership at the July meeting to be reviewed for approval by the membership at the August meeting. The approved Chapter Standing Rules will be published in the September
newsletter, as well as distributed to the active and incoming Chapter members.
2.
Chapter members will abide by the ABWA Proud Code of Conduct. It will be printed in each issue of the Chapter
newsletter.
3.
The Chapter will pay for up to five (5) district conference registration fees and one (1) National Women's Leadership
Conference registration fee for elected officers and two chairs to attend and participate in ABWA conference training.
4.
Annually, the Chapter membership will decide prior to the Women's Leadership Conference and District Conference
to reimburse registration fees for members in good standing.
5.
Annually, monies budgeted to pay registration fees for members in good standing to attend Tri-County Council events
will be reimbursed according to guidelines approved by the Chapter membership.
6.
The Executive Board may approve bills up to $100.00 without the approval of the membership.
7.
The Chapter will reimburse each member $15.00 WIN Technology Fee, as long as the member provides their receipt
from National showing payment in full for Annual Basic Membership and the WIN Technology Fee.
8.
Members making meeting reservations and not attending will be billed the cost. If a member's payment is returned or
declined, the member will be responsible to reimburse the amount of payment plus any bank fees.
9.
The gift of a Past President’s Pin with Guard or its equivalent, not to exceed a cost of $75.00, will be given to the outgoing President at the end of the July meeting.
10.
The Treasurer will prepare a proposed budget for distribution, discussion and approval by the membership at the August meeting. The approved budget will be published in the September newsletter. Budget information will be redacted from
newsletters posted to any website or other online service.
11.
The Executive Board will create committees and/or subcommittees it deems necessary to achieve the goals of the Chapter. Committee chairs will be appointed by the President, and each committee chair is empowered upon their appointment to
select their committee members. Promptly following their appointment and establishment of a committee, the committee Chair
is responsible for providing the names of their committee members to the current and incoming (if applicable) Secretary and
membership chair(s).
12.
The Executive Board will recognize members for their personal and professional achievements throughout the chapter
year. The Hospitality Committee will monitor attendance of all Chapter members and advise the Executive Board of members
with perfect attendance, whom will be recognized at the July meeting. Regular meetings may be made up by attending other
ABWA sponsored functions within the same month.
13.
The featured guest speaker for the monthly meeting will be presented a gift and Certificate of Appreciation. The
Chapter will provide one (1) complimentary meal per speaker. A speaker requiring more than one (1) complementary meal
requires Executive Board approval.
14.
The Chapter will budget for a contribution to SBMEF and/or ABWA Foundation.
15.
Each new member will be given a New Member Packet by the membership committee.
16.
New members to the Chapter will be installed at the first monthly Chapter meeting following their qualifying date as a
member of the Chapter.
C HAPTER 1545 OF THE
A MERICAN B USINESS
W OMENS ’ S A SSOCIATION
2009-2010
Chapter Officers
President
Carol O’Neal
Vice President
Kandyce Key
Secretary
Cathy Erdek
Treasurer
Janice Kuhns
2008 – 2009
Chapter Woman of the Year
Cathy Erdek
2008-2009
Committees
Membership
Dottie Smith
Professional Development
Karen Williams
Cara Morris
Jacqueline Whitmore
Historian
Pat Key
Sunshine
Tina Ravel
Publicity
Diane Smith
Hospitality
Sharon Morgan
Dee Weber
Blanche Douglas
Jennifer Nicholas
Newsletter Editor
Cathy Inness
The Northern Star A publication of the Northern Palm Beach Chapter of
Northern Palm Beach Chapter
American Business Women’s Association
Monthly Meeting Information
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
When:
Second Wednesday of the Month
Where:
Doubletree Hotel
PGA Blvd. / I-95 / Military Trail
Time:
6:00 p.m. – Business Card Networking
6:30 p.m. – Dinner / Meeting
Cost:
RSVP:
$30.00 for Members and Guests
$35.00 for non RSVP members
Blanche Douglas (561) 745-3078
Vicki Lavache (561) 339-4042
Dee Weber (561) 626-2027
Upcoming Chapter Meeting:
September 10, 2009
Anthony Marino, Jr
A. Marino, Jr., CPA, PA
the American Business Women’s Association Chapter 1545
ABWA’s Proud Code of Conduct
1. All members will serve as goodwill ambassadors
for the American Business Women’s Association.
2. Members will not allow their personal beliefs
and convictions to interfere with the representation
of ABWA’s mission.
3. Members will always treat their member colleagues, guests, vendors and sponsors with honesty,
respect, fairness, integrity, responsibility, kindness,
and in good faith.
4. Members will maintain compliance with ABWA
National, Chapter and Express Network Bylaws.
5. Members will not use their personal power to
advance their personal interests.
6. Members will strive for excellence in their professions by maintaining and enhancing their own
business knowledge and skills, and by encouraging
the professional development of other members.
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