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NOVEMBER
PRESIDENT’S LETTER
of us is blessed is some way, but our paths
are unique and interesting. Sharing each
other’s life stories now and again perhaps is
the very way we become more attached.
Sharing our workplace stories and
successes bonds us to the Focus tradition.
In November, we will introduce the Board
Members for 2015. We also will host the
Women’s Showcase, an opportunity for
FOCUS members to share their goods and
talents with us. We will introduce our
current MATC student, Dana Peterson,
a young mother and excellent student.
Don’t miss the November meeting!!!
Dear Women “with Focus”,
November is here … smells like Turkey,
don’t you think?? The beginning of the
Holidays is always fun, but can be, shall we
say, work! However, the gorgeous leaves
and mild weather of autumn this year has
lifted my heart, and I hope yours.
As my tenure as President of Focus winds
down, I hope to wrap it up with a fairly well
established program. The Board Members
and others worked hard to investigate new
ways of keeping FOCUS current. Our
Monthly Board meetings provided creative
ideas for enhanced change. Social opportunities attracted friendships. Friendships
attracted new members. The recent members are welcomed as our newest friends.
After 40 or more years, Women’s FOCUS
remains a real standout for women in our
community with our variety of gifts. We are
involved in our current group of all ages
and learn from each other. As in a family,
some younger members will show us the
way! The rest will listen as you inspire
us.…creating a better Focus for all.
In December, the HOLIDAY PARTY
really will be fun! With a unique dining
environment and hilarious entertainment,
we will enjoy the fun. Please bring lots of
guests for our Holiday event. All your
friends and relatives! This is an open door
event to celebrate a good FOCUS year and
to anticipate a great 2015 year.
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In Review- October
Luncheon and Meeting
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Professional Showcase
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Holiday Party
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Fall Social Events
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Let’s Dance!
Along with that, watch for the Gift Giving
element for small children who need food
and clothing. Our goal is to add Holiday
Joy for the children in our community who
have less, and need more. As we come
together for the last hurrah in 2014, we can
make smiles on the faces of youngsters who
some day will emerge as great people.
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Thank you all for continuing your commitment to FOCUS. Thank you for helping us
shape FOCUS into a better environment for
wonderful women. All is appreciated.
Sincerely,
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2014 Board Members
Upcoming dates
New Focus Table
2015 Focus Renewal Form
Carol M. Roche
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Registration Information
You see, the Women of FOCUS want all
the members to be successful, at work and
at home, as young and less young, with
fabulous strength or fabulous history. Each
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IN REVIEW
October Luncheon & Meeting
By Lynn Eckstein
OCTOBER SPEAKERS
Identify Theft and how to prevent it was
the topic of our first 15 Minute
Workshop.
As indicated by the amount of members
that attended, it is a very important and
timely issue. Carole Blaney, of C-Management Solutions, provided advice, education and solutions to help
us protect ourselves both online and in “brick & mortar”
businesses. Carole is a great resource.
The FOCUS Table host for October was Katie Hammes
of Partnership Bank. They recently opened a branch in
Mequon and Katie shared what was new and some of
their offerings.
greater loyalty; yet, many are unable to repeat success
over and over. Sinek discovered the secret: it all starts
with WHY.
Any organization can explain what is does; some can
explain how they do it; but very few can clearly articulate WHY. After watching the video, the tables were
asked to discuss the following questions.
1. What is your AHA moment regarding your own business?
2. How does this information change how you
think about your business?
3. How does this information relate to FOCUS?
4. How can thinking about the WHY of FOCUS impact the lives of others?
Our speaker for the meeting was actually a video. We
listened to a TED Talk of Simon Sinek discussing the
concept of the Golden Circle. We learned that some
people and organizations are more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others. Some enjoy
I received very positive feedback regarding the discussions and an interest in pursuing the topic.
Carole Blaney-Internet Safety Presentation
Carole Blaney-Internet Safety Presentation
Please contact the Programs Committee if you have
suggestions for a speaker.
RSVP to Mary Ellen Mueller
Featured Business-Partnership Bank
Featured Business-Partnership Bank
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Professional
Showcase
November 19, 2014
Please join us for a special event!
November is our Professional Showcase where
the women of FOCUS proudly share their individual businesses. Tables are displayed throughout
the room where our participating members share
their product and services with our members and
guests.
You are sure to find some fantastic information
and it’s a great opportunity to do some early
Holiday shopping!
Please join us to learn about the Women’s FOCUS
organization and the individual women involved in
this networking organization.
The meeting will be held at Ozaukee Country
Club, 10823 North River Road, Mequon.
Our meeting begins with Net-working and
registration at 11:30 am. Reservations can be
made at our web site www.womensfocus.org. or
you may e-mail your reservation to
[email protected]
The cost of the program is $22 and the event is
open to members and guests. A gluten free lunch
option is available for $23. We encourage all
members to bring a guest or potential member.
If interested in having a table for your business,
please contact Patty Gilbert at 262-241-0100 or
[email protected]
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A laugh may lighten your heart,
but the smile of a child will warm it!
Focus from the Heart...
We invite you to join us!
December 10, 2014
We are excited to have Comedy Sportz for
entertainment this year, along with a special
menu prepared by the Country Club.
The party will be held at Ozaukee Country
Club, 10823 North River Road, Mequon,
starting at 11:30 am. Reservations can be
made at our web site www.womensfocus.org.
We are promoting a “giving back” campaign
or you may e-mail your reservation to reserfor the Holidays and ask members to bring
[email protected] We have a spenew or gently used children’s clothing and
cial cost for the holiday party – only $30 and
personal care items. These items will be given the event is open to members and guests. A
to Family Sharing of Ozaukee County in honor gluten free lunch option is available for the
of our fellow Focus member Cindy Hilgendorf. same price of $30. Please specify this option
Please bring these items unwrapped and
when making your reservation.
deposit in the box by the entry doors. The
families helped through Family Sharing will
We encourage all members to bring a guest
certainly appreciate your generosity!
or potential member.
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Milwaukee Theater – The Lion King
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
WOMEN’S FOCUS
Drive to and Park in the Wisconsin Club Parking
Lot 6:00 p.m. A la Carte Dinner at Alexanders at
The Wisconsin Club. Shuttle Service to and from
the Milwaukee Theater is provided.
FALL
SOCIAL
EVENTS
We will purchase tickets as a group – Mezzanine seating - $48. RSVP by October 18 with
your “FIRM” intent to join us.
Contact: Mary Ellen Mueller at
[email protected]
Or Kathy Hopp at
[email protected]
9th Annual Holiday Art Fair
and Holiday Art Fair TOO
Friday, December 5, 10am-8pm
Saturday, December 6, 10am-5pm
Sunday, December 7, 11am-4pm
Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts in the charming ambience of
Historic Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Meet more than 40 artists
offering a colorful array of jewelry, beaded glass, fiber and
wearable art, felted wool, fabric sculptures, punch needle and
weaving, hand crafted furniture, multimedia paintings, drawings,
etchings, photography, ceramics, copper yard art, interior and
furniture design and much more.
The Holiday Art Fair will be held at the Cedarburg
Community Center, W63 N641 Washington Avenue.
Holiday Art Fair Too will be held at the Cedarburg
Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Avenue
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2014 Dancers
Tracy Bretl & Phil Stepanski
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Patty Eubanks
Joyce Gitter
Stephanie & Drew Hayes
Dan & Karly Kropidlowski
Catherine Leszczynski
Darcy McManus &
Perry Lieuallen
Bryan & Heather Nieman
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2014
Officers, Directors
and Committee Chairpersons
POSITION
NAME
PLACE OF
EMPLOYMENT
Board Chairperson
Barbara Dickmann
All Fired Up
President
Carol Roche
CMR Castles, LLC
President Elect
Phyllis Nasiopulos
Arbonne International
Treasurer
Amelia Macareno
First Bank Financial Centre
Secretary
Kathy Hopp
Independent Event Planner
VP - Programs
Lynn Eckstein
CJ & Associates
VP - Membership
Phyllis Nasiopulos
Arbonne International
Director at Large Reservations
Maria Giordano
Healing Hands Integrated
Energy
Director at Large Publicity
Michele Wester
Wester Premier Promotions
Director at Large Scholarship
Carol Roche
CMR Castles, LLC
Director at Large Newsletter
Kathie Schaefer
Social Chairperson
Mary Ellen Mueller
Architectural Drawings,
Etchings, Oil Paintings
Communication
Chairperson
Julie Stelter
Walden Group
Webmaster
Chairperson
Carole Blaney
C-Management Solutions,
Cedarburg
UPCOMING
2014 MEETINGS
NOVEMBER
Nov 4; 8:30AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Carol Roche’s Home
Professional Showcase
November 19, 2013
DECEMBER
Holiday Party and LuncheonDecember 10; 11:30AM
NEW FOCUS TABLE
Do you find yourself saying, I wish I
knew more about ( fill in the name).
Or, do you find yourself thinking, “I
wish I could share this information
with the FOCUS members”.
Seated left to right:
President/Director at Large Scholarship -Carol Roche
President Elect/2nd VP Membership -Phyllis Nasiopulos
Standing left to right around piano:
Director at Large Publicity - Michele Wester
Webmaster Chair -Carole Blaney
1st VP Programs -Lynn Eckstein
Social Committee Chair -Mary Ellen Mueller
Secretary -Kathy Hopp
Director at Large Newsletter -Kathie Schaefer
Member Communications Chair -Julie Stelter
Treasurer -Amelia Macareno
Director at Large Reservations -Maria Giordano
Not pictured: Chairperson - Barbara Dickmann
Now you can! FOCUS has a special
table just for that purpose. Bring information about your business or an event
that you’d like to bring to our attention,
and put this material on the new FOCUS
Table. Members will have the opportunity to learn more by visiting this table
before the meeting begins.
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Focus Renewal
Form 2015
Name:
Company Name:
Address:
Phone:
E-mail:
Mail to: Phyllis Nasiopulos
330 Douglas Lane
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Submit Online: www.womensfocus.org
Membership Renewal: $75.00
Renewal forms are due by January 31, 2015. Please renew via
the website - http://www.womensfocus.org/, by sending this
form to the address listed above, or by giving this form to Phyllis
Nasiopulos at the December Lunch Meeting.
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FOCUS LUNCHEON RESERVATION
Ozaukee Country Club, 10823 N. River Road W43, Mequon.
Date:
Featuring:
Cost:
Reservation
Deadline:
Send
Reservations to:
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
November Theme
Professional Showcase
$22 for members and guests: $40 for non-members. Non-members are guests
who have attended more than 3 times since 1/1/13.
$1 extra for the gluten-free option for members.
All reservations and/or cancellations must be made by Noon on
Friday, NOVEMBER 14, 2014. Reservations are required for all
attendees!
E-mail: [email protected]
Online: http://womensfocus.org
When registering through e-mail, please include the following information:
•
Luncheon date.
•
List the name(s) of guest(s).
•
If you have an idea for a program-share it with us!
•
If you would like to do a 5-minute member spotlight presentation, let us know!
Please make checks payable to FOCUS if you are paying at the door.
*Members, if there is a speaker who a co-worker or friend (male or
female) may benefit from hearing, please bring him or her as a guest! Men are
welcome to attend our meetings anytime!
Please have your guests sign in at our registration table. It will help with
introductions and signing them up for our newsletter. Guests are always
welcomed and encouraged. Please bring the women you do business with
or would like to do business with!
Reminder, Ozaukee Country Club has a no denim rule
for members and guests of the club. Thank you.
The FOCUS newsletter is published monthly
by FOCUS, an organization which serves as a
“source of growth and development in managerial
skills, a milieu for camaraderie among women in
decision making positions, and a vehicle to promote the interests of women in business and in
the professions”.
All articles for future newsletters must be submitted to Kathie Schaefer by the 20th of each month.
The FOCUS newsletter will be mailed to all members who have supplied their e-mail addresses.
For additional information, please contact Kathie
Schaefer at [email protected]
Visit www.womensfocus.org
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