President’s Message September 2023

Hello Everyone!!
I hope you and those you love are keeping safe and feeling healthy as we are entering the end of summer holidays and heading towards fall of 2023.
This will be my last President’s Message as my role as your OBWA President is ending in September. It has been a pleasure to have the honour of holding this position for the last few years but as we know, everything has its season. But, I will still be your Treasurer, as admittedly I’m anal about keeping yours, mine and our hard earned dollars safe and accounted for lol.

As your Executive Committee, we are looking forward to seeing you at our Wednesday September 13th meeting at Kelseys. (Please don’t forget to send an email to to reserve your seat) This is a General Meeting and Elections will take place for the positions listed below.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Please do not arrive before that time as we will still be in the middle of setting up the evening for you. s May you stay safe, happy and healthy.
With Warmest Regards, Sharon L. Van Noort,
OBWA President-705-790-7427

You must e-mail OBWA at:
by 3 p.m. Friday September 8, 2023
Our RSVP numbers are submitted to Kelseys that day as they need to know numbers for staffing. If you reserved your dinner spot and can’t attend please contact us right away so that we can try and fill the spot with someone else that may be on a waiting list.
As always we welcome all women to the OBWA and we are encouraging our members to bring a guest or two to our September meeting!
We have brought back some of our old traditions to our OBWA Dinner Meetings! Toonies for Toiletries where the money collected goes for hygiene products for those in need in the community! We will be collecting non-perishable food items and as well Clean Reusable Grocery Bags which we will donate to the Orillia Sharing Place. As well we will be doing a 50/50 draw at each meeting!
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

There will be an event charge of $5 for members and $10 for non members payable at the door
You will order and pay for your meal plus your tip at the restaurant

5:30 – Networking – please bring your business cards & brochures with you and product if you are a paid member
5:50 – President’s Welcome
6:00 p.m. – Members will order their dinners
6:15 pm – Business of the Month – Wendy Timpano -General Manager of the CDC
6:20 p.m. – 30 Second intro & our business updates
(please respect each other by keeping to the time limit)

Please Note: In order to vote in our elections you must be a member in good standing therefore you must have your 2023/2024 OBWA Membership paid to vote. Our OBWA membership for all members is due September 1, 2023. If you can't pay at that time feel free to renew when possible. Just remember that as a paid member you get the perks!
if you need to contact Sharon Van Noort – OBWA President or another OBWA Executive Member
please Email:

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