Vice-President’s Message                                     
February 2024Happy Galentine's Day! We are meeting on Feb. 14th, and we know you're going to LOVE it!We have some fun "stuff" planned, and hey, who doesn't have a good time when Tammy Hudgin is in the house!
A couple of reminders for you: 1. Please RSVP before Feb.7th.2. Please bring a hand made Valentine's Day card to share.3. All the usuals: Twoonie, Food Bank, Business Cards & Members can bring Products/Brochures for the Networking table.I am really excited to see all of you!  Hope you have a great month!
Cheers,Trisha CuthbertsonVice-President

It’s Valentine’s Day so please bring a home made Valentine’s Day card & keep it anonymous who made it.! We will be using it for a fun Valentine’s Event at our business meeting! 

February Dinner Meeting will be held on February 14th at Kelsey's Roadhouse Restaurant,
405 Memorial Ave. Orillia, L3V 0T7 

The restaurant will be following the Covid Protocol that is currently in place at their establishment.


You must e-mail OBWA at: by 3 p.m. Wednesday February 7th 
**Please note day change for reservations to be in**Our RSVP numbers are submitted to Kelsey’s that day as they need to knownumbers for staffing.
If you reserved your dinner spot and can’t attend please contact us right away so thatwe 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 membersto bring a guest or two to our February 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 communityThe Sharing Place are desperately in need of Donations. We will be collecting non-perishable food items and as well Clean Reusable Grocery Bags which we will donate to the Orillia Sharing PlaceThank You to those that donated food & reusable bags! As well we will be doing a 50/50 draw at each meeting! Winner of January’s 50/50 of $38 was Paula Martyn Featured Business Prize was Donated by Sheelagh Gunn & was won by Ronda Hales

On Behalf of our members of the OBWA we made $100 Donations toUplifting Blessings, Salvation Army & Soldiers Memorial Hospital Doors open at 5:30 p.m.There will be an event charge of $5 for members &  Honorary members and$10 for non members which is payable at the door5:30  –  Networking – please bring your business cards & brochures with you 5:50 p.m. – Vice President’s Welcome 6:00 p.m. -Dinners will be ordered6:15 p.m. – Business of the Month:   Corry Ticknor -EPIC Luxury Vacations6:20 p.m.  – 30 Second intro & our business updates(please respect each other by keeping to the time limit)7 p.m. Bring a Home Made Valentine’s Day Card but keep it anonymous who it’s from! Leah will be hosting a fun Valentine Card Exchange Event Game 7:15 pm. p.m.- Guest Speaker – Tammy Hudgin
Tammy has been using Facebook for the past 15 years to build her own business as well as other small business owners, through coaching, teaching, workshops and managing other small business owners' social media.

Throughout the 15 years, Tammy has been nominated for a variety of business awards, co-published two books, did regular appearances on Rogers TV to provide Facebook tips, worked with Government organizations to teach their audiences, was a leader in a variety of networking organizations, and created a network of over 5000 people who are tied to business, allowing her to have a referral based type business.
Topic:It's important to understand how the Facebook algorithm works in order for you to be successful with your content, strategy and engagement.  Tammy will educate you in a simple format, the ins and outs of algorithms and how they affect everything you are doing.

7:30 p.m. – Closing words from our Vice-President 

We are encouraging all paid members in good standing to update their Slide Show so we have one for each of our members. This slide show is shown at each of our meetings and lets those in attendance know who you are and what your business is. It is one of the perks of being a paid member.   Corry Ticknor can take care of that for you but she needs your particulars so please contact her with  your information.   Also by being a paid member we encourage all members to make sure they have their business information on the Shop Orillia Site. It is free and all you have to do is register on the site. It is a great way to advertise your business online!  

Starting at our October meeting and running until September 2024 we will be honouring our OBWA members in good standing with Birthdays in that month. When you attend our Dinner Meeting the month of your Birthday we will waive your $5 event fee.  Those having Birthdays in May, June, July and August will have their event fee waived accordingly. Please make sure you let Susan Zaroski know the month of your Birthday so she can get you on our Birthday Month list. She will be sitting at the door at the meeting to take the information from you or if you wish please e-mail your Birthday Month to

Please note: Memberships were due September 1st , 2023 & need to be paid for you to be a member in good standing.  $100 membership fee will keep you a member in good standing until August 31,2024 .  Members have the privilege of posting on social media & have their information about their business and themselves on our website as well as posting on Face Book. Non-members can attend meetings though without the other privileges. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our executive members.  Paypal payments accepted only:

If you need to contact Trisha Cuthbertson – OBWA Vice-President or another OBWA Executive Memberplease Email: