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Region VIII of NYS Women Inc. met at Shorewood Country Club

Author: Communications Committee/Monday, May 12, 2014/Categories: General

Chadwick Bay Chapter hosted the Regional VIII Meeting of New York State Women Inc. on Saturday, April 26th at Shorewood Country Club. Lakeshore, Buffalo Niagara, Grand Island and Niagara Frontier Chapters were represented. Past State Presidents, Mary Stelley, and Sue Mager; along with Sue Fayle, our State Parliamentarian were in attendance.

In regional business, Ruthann Rocque of the Lakeshore Chapter was reelected as Director, and Diane Dinsmore of Grand Island as Assistant Director. The Grace Legendre Foundation application for 2014-2015 grants is on the website. Please submit your application for special grants for programs to advance women in the work place through educational seminars. The registration forms for State Conference are due Wednesday April 30th. The conference is scheduled from May 30 to June 1, 2014 in Albany. 
Region VIII is continuously looking for new members. If you are interested in becoming a powerful woman personally, professionally and politically please visit the New York State Women Inc. website to locate a chapter near you.

In separate business, Connie Wojcinski, Chadwick Bay ‘s president of NYS Women Inc. along with Joan Houck scholarship chairperson and Nancy Mosier from Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation presented Kim Miller with Chadwick Bay’s scholarship for non-traditional students. Kim works full time, raises her children and makes time to attend classes at Empire State College. She currently has her Associates Degree and is working towards her Bachelors Degree. She plans on becoming a guidance counselor. She thanked the chapter for their support in providing her the opportunity to continue her education.


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