WOMEN'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
P.O. Box 73
Decatur, Alabama 35602
History of Womenís Chamber: Founded in 1939 under the auspices of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Womenís Chamber has made outstanding contributions in both personal services and financial support to Decaturís civic and cultural life. Beginning in the early days with barbecue pits, tennis courts, and the picturesque bridge in Delano Park - in the war years with donations to the Service Menís Club and American Red Cross - later with newcomers parties and evenings of games, contributions to the hospital, Boys Club, library, Calhoun Community College - beginning a city beautification program by the planting dogwood and crepe myrtle trees - most recently, supporting various local charities through proceeds from a spring pilgrimage of homes, contributions to the Calhoun College Foundation and supporting the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts - Womenís Chamber continues as an active civic group whose members work to help make Decatur, Alabama a better place in which to live and work.
Objectives: To promote a spirit of friendly cooperation, to establish good will in our trading territory, and to encourage a clean, healthy city, with proper facilities for recreation, entertainment, and education.
Membership: Consists of women of Decatur and adjacent areas who are interested in the objectives set forth by the organization. Dues are $35 per year, payable in September.
Meetings: Monthly on the third Friday at 12 noon at Decatur Country Club, beginning in September and ending in May of each year.
Programs: Speakers present topics of particular interest to women at each meeting with the exception of May, when the program is replaced by memorial services for deceased members, installation of officers, presentation of gifts and completion of year-end business.
Community Service Projects: Calhoun Community College Foundation Scholarship, Womenís Chamber Memorial, Princess Theatre, Spring Pilgrimage of Homes.
2005-2006 Board of Directors:
|President Gail Green Holbert 350-6038/353-2924||Attendance Cathy Wahl 350-6983|
|President-Elect Rita R. Baker 353-6783||Co-Chair Lisa Jones 351-0336|
|First VP (Community Service) Jayne Kissam 306-0351/642-1522||Publicity Diane Scanland 306-9804|
|Second VP (Membership) Cindy Heaton 341-0215/351-8971||Programs Tonya Gillespie-Jones 318-2512/306-4809|
|Recording Secretary Chris Compton 751-4589||Hospitality Jean Ann Anderson 355-7819/341-2615|
|Corresponding Secretary Dot Montgomery 353-0185||Hostess Lori Ho-Tung 350-2331/351-7805|
|Treasurer Carol Wren 340-1735||Historian Harriet Holland 355-1028/353-2727|
|Past President Kathy Tadlock 350-2741||Parliamentarian Jasmin Castillo 355-0177|
2005-2006 Programs, Devotionals & Hostesses:
|September 16||Severe Weather - Stay Aware, Brad Travis, WAFF TV||Carole Janorschke||Clear Choice Medical, Cindy Sawyer|
|October 21||Scams -- It Can Happen To You, Michelle McDonald, Better Business Bureau||Katie Worthey||Princess Theatre, CarnegieVisual Arts & Old State Bank, Lindy Ashwander & Laura Phillips|
|November 18||Alabama's First Lady, Patsy Riley||Kay Chandler||First American Bank, Cheryl McCorkle|
|December 16||Christmas Party -- Spouses, Friends & Bosses Welcome||Sarah Gray||Women's Chamber Board of Directors|
|January 20||Your Community Hospital, Susan Clayborn, Decatur General Mktg Director||Beth Hornish||Decatur General Hospital, Susan Clayborn|
|February 17||The Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Laura Phillips, Director||Tammy Eddy||Diane Scanland & Associates, Diane Scanland|
|March 17||Springtime Goodies, Betty Sims, Chef and Cookbook Author||Shelia Stewart||Re/Max, JoLynn Faust|
|April 15||New & Expanding Business in Morgan County, Blake Robbins, Chamber||Mary Virginia Roan||Renasant Bank, Gail Johnson|
|May 19||Installation of Officers||Willa Dockery||Heaton Chiropractic, Cindy Heaton|
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