The Sedalia Business Women met on May 2nd at Best Western State Fair Motor Inn. The meeting was called to order by Linda Fisher, President, followed by the Invocation by Debbie Ulmer, Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect. Shirley McCown was at the guest book. Pam Aker was welcomed as a guest.
The program, installation of officers for 2013-2014, was under the direction of the Music Committee, Arlene Wischmeier and LiShanna Bredehoeft, Co-Chairs. Past President Arlene Wischmeier, now of Branson, returned to install officers as follows: Michelle Sparks, President; Lori Haney, President Elect, Julie Bowers, 1st Vice President, Brenda Tippie, 2nd Vice President, Donna Hirner, Secretary, Della Schnakenberg, Treasurer, and Linda Fisher, Director.
Mrs. Sparks selected as her theme for the year, Building a Strong Foundation – “Pay It Forward”. Special guests of the new President were her husband, Chris Sparks, daughter Ashley Sparks, her grandmother, Evelyn Myers from Eldon, friend Jenine Lees, tutor/friend Hazel Hudson, and mentees/friends Becky McCollum and Kristi Fisher. The Sweet Adelines, of which Mrs. Sparks is a member, presented special music.
The meeting was adjourned with appreciation to Past President Linda Fisher for her service to the organization as president for the past two years.