|President’s Message - Michelle Sparks, 2015-2016
Embrace Our Past – Empower Our Future
I am honored to serve as your 2015-2016 president. My theme this year is “Embrace Our Past, Empower Our Future.”
Let’s start with the past when I served my first term as president two years ago. My theme was “Building a Strong Foundation... Pay It Forward.” I gained a lot of knowledge during the year I served as your president.
My goals for the upcoming year:
- Recognize the importance of maintaining a strong membership through retention and to be “empowered” enough to reach out to prospective members for our future growth.
- Help women who are trying to get their degree through our scholarships. I would like to see us promote our scholarship information on social networking sites and be more accessible in advertising the availability of our local scholarships.
- Embrace our past and keep our legacy strong through continuing support of our Foundation, both State and Local, and continue supporting our community non-profit organizations through Special Projects.
- To keep “Pay it Forward” ongoing, I have selected PROP’S. PROP exists to provide assistance to the homeless. It does this by assessing needs, developing a plan of action, providing case management, and referring/coordinating existing community resources and services. We will be collecting monthly supply donations to help those who are less fortunate.
Our BWM objectives were defined in 1938 and have remained constant through the years. Our goals should be to achieve equality for all women in the workplace. We should advocate for education and information, elevate standards for all women where ever they may be employed, bring about the spirit of cooperation among all working women in Missouri, and continue opportunities for women through education and fellowship.
Again, I thank you for allowing me the privilege to serve another term as your 2015-2016 SBW president. Many ladies before me have served in this position, some even twice. I hope together, with your support, we can “Embrace Our Past and Empower Our Future.”
SBW President 2015-16
Mission Statement: To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.
We have upgraded our website to include a NEWS section. This section is your resource for information about conferences, community events, meeting calendar, friendship lunch dates and locations, latest news and club newsletters. The news and newsletter menu items on this website will take you to the new section.
Meeting: Sedalia Business Women holds a monthly general membership dinner meeting on the First Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Best Western Inn, 3120 S. Limit, Sedalia, MO. Guests and visitors are welcomed.
Next Meeting: See schedule in Event Calendar.
Friendship Luncheon: Friendship luncheons are every Wednesday at 11:30 at various local restaurants. Join other Sedalia Business Women friends for fun and fellowship. The schedule can be found HERE.