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A B WA N AT I O N A L annual meeting Minutes Session I · The 2013 Annual meeting of the American business women's Association was called to order by President Tina Ackles in the statehouse Convention Center, Thursday, october 3, 2013 at 8:38 a.m. President Ackles announced that Lynn Drowne, past national president, would serve as rules advisor and Pattie Vargas, past national secretarytreasurer, would serve as sergeant at Arms. President Ackles declared that the reading of the minutes for the 2012 Annual meeting would be waived since they were approved by the 2012 Publishing Committee and were posted in the winter issue of Women In Business. President Ackles announced that Dawn Lunt, eight Flags Charter Chapter, Fernandina beach, Fla., would serve as chair of the Publishing Committee for the annual meeting minutes. susan olson (Houston Area Professional express network, sugar Land, Texas) and Cheryl scott (mo-Kan Chapter, olathe, Kan.) were to serve as other members of that committee. national secretary-Treasurer myChelle Andrews reviewed the sbmeF Treasurer's report and the Abw Foundation financial report. The national nominating Committee report was presented by Chair mary Large, soaring eagles Chapter, escondido, Calif. she introduced the other members of the 2013 national nominating Committee: Karen williams (D.C. Charter Chapter, Tacoma Park, md.) and Holly Hengstebeck (novi oaks Chapter, northville, mich.). she also announced each candidate running for national office. President, Tina Ackles, introduced the candidates. The candidates for president, vice president and secretary-treasurer gave their three minute presentations on the following topic: "What has been your unique contribution during your time on the National Board of Directors? What lessons have you learned that you will apply next year if elected?" Little Rock, Ark. Oct. 3-5, 2013 President Ackles explained the voting instructions. President Ackles stated that, in accordance with the AbwA national bylaws, if any one candidate did not receive a majority vote, a run-off election would be held between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes. President Ackles stated that the annual meeting would be recessed until Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. The Annual meeting ended at 9:33 a.m. Session II · President Ackles called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m. President Ackles introduced Credentials Committee Co-Chairs, Lara neidel and Anne Pasquini. Chairs neidel and Pasquini announced all newly elected officers will be installed immediately following this report and then reported the results of the balloting. President Ackles declared that the following national officers had been elected: national President........................Lorie Burch national Vice President ........ Nancy Griffin national sec.-Treas. ..............Gaylyn DeVine District i Vice Pres. ..........Tammy McDaniel District ii Vice Pres. ............Laura Morlando District iii Vice Pres............................. Meg Bell District iV Vice Pres. .............Tracey Jackson District V Vice Pres. ................ Lisa Montross District Vi Vice Pres. ...........Barbara Jenkins President Ackles installed the new 2013-2014 national board of Directors. René street, executive Director, presented the outgoing officers with their pins. President-elect Lorie burch recessed the meeting at 6:35 p.m. Approved by the 2013 Publishing Committee: Dawn Lunt, Chair, Susan Olson, Cheryl Scott. W I N T E R 2 013 w o m e n I N b u s i n e s s 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of WOMEN in BUSINESS - Winter 2013

WOMEN in BUSINESS - Winter 2013
ABWA Member Benefits
Letter from Executive Director
Annual Meeting Minutes
Evolution of the Cookie
Regional Conferences
The Face Behind Willow Tree
Sparkle & Shine: National Conference Highlights
The Job Survival Equation
2014 Top Ten Business Women of ABWA
The Office Santa, Secret or Not
The 2014 ABWA National Women’s Leadership Conference heads home to Kansas for the 65th Anniversary of the Association.

WOMEN in BUSINESS - Winter 2013