WOMEN'S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

P.O. Box 73

Decatur, Alabama 35602

    decaturwomenschamber@yahoo.com

www.arebee.com/WomensChamber.htm

 

 

Dues are $35 and may be mailed to the P.O. Box above. Luncheons this year are $13. Meetings are the third Friday of the month, September through May at Decatur Country Club. To make a luncheon reservation, contact Barbara Davis 306-0780 or Sandra Rost 353-0331.  For membership information, contact Corkey Vann 227-5731.

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Lori Ho-Tung showing Gail Williams, our speaker from the Princess Theatre our cookbooks                                            Gail Green Holbert, 2014-15 President

2014 - 15 Board of Directors:

   President                                             Gail Green Holbert     Attendance                   Barbara Davis
   President-Elect                                        Lori Ho-Tung          Co-Chair                 Sandra Rost
   First VP (Community Service)              Jennifer Self     Public Relations         Jill Jones
   Second VP (Membership)                    Corkey Vann           Programs                    Cindy Anderson
   Recording Secretary                                   Kathy Tadlock     Hospitality                  Charlynn Hornsby
   Corresponding Secretary                            Joy Hill     Hostess                       Cory Wilbanks
   Treasurer                                                         Lori Ray     Historian                     Loretta Bonner
    Past President                                           Lynn Reeves     Parliamentarian         Selina Turner

                                                                   

2013-2014 Programs, Devotionals & Hostesses:

Date Program Devotional Hostess
Sep 20  Princess Theatre Has Something for Everyone, Gail Williams  Lynn Reeves Alzheimer's Association
Oct 18 Fall Planting Guide, Amy Rakestraw from Sugar Magnolia Barbara Daivs Westminster Assisted Living & Memory Care of Decatur
Nov 15  75th Anniversary Celebration Cory Wilbanks Decatur-Morgan Chamber of Commerce
Dec 20 Decatur Youth Symphony                   Bring Your Spouse Loretta Bonner  Board of Directors
Jan 17 What's Happening at NCC, Pamela Bolding Sheila Davis Simpson's Florist
Feb 21 Women's Heart Health, Decatur Morgan Hospital                   Wear Red for Heart Rita Baker Decatur Morgan Hospital
Mar 21 Women's Chamber Scholarship, Terri Bryson, Calhoun Community College Cindy Anderson Calhoun Community College
Apr 18 Does Your Money Run Out Before Your Month, Landis Griffin, Habitat for Humanity Joy Hill Decatur-Morgan Convention & Visitors Bureau
May 16 Installation of Officers, Memorial Service Lori Ho-Tung Sugar Magnolias

 

Volunteers Needed:

Carnegie Visual Arts Center -- Kim Mitchell, 341-0562

     Old State Bank -- David Breland, 350-5060  

        Princess Theatre          Lindy Ashwander, 350-1745

Young Audience Series & Professional Series:  Rita Baker, 353-6783

       Or email decaturwomenschamber@yahoo.com

 

                                                                                                                                                      

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, Fall Fashion Show, Tour of Homes.

Women's Chamber supports a number of organizations with its contributions each May:

American Red Cross

Committee on Church Cooperation 

Carnegie Visual Arts

Chamber of Commerce

Decatur High School

Decatur Library

Decatur Youth Services

Decatur Youth Symphony

Hospice of the Valley

Neighborhood Christian Center

PACT

Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts

Tennessee Valley Outreach

Volunteer Center

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Calhoun Community College Foundation with the Timberlake Scholarship

Meals on Wheels from cookbook sales

Cookbooks:  The Tour of Cookbooks series continues with the new One Dish Meals.  Also for sale are the Salad, Appetizers and Party Foods, Desserts and EZ Cakes books.  For a great gift, buy all five for $20. Copies are available at the luncheons. Or contact Gail Holbert 353-2924 or purchase them at Tammy Eddy Antiques, Chel'dens or Jimmy Smith Jewelers. The current book was sponsored by Southern Staffing and Decatur Optical so every penny of the proceeds will go to Meals On Wheels!! Meals On Wheels has received over $20,000 to date from the cookbook sales.   . 

 

 

 

 

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