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:

Date Program Devotional Hostess
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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