President’s Message December 2022
Good Evening Ladies!
We are quickly approaching the end of 2022. Feels like forever. Never thought we’d get here.
Please join us for our next dinner meeting on Wednesday December 14th.
Reserve your spot now so we can plan.
Due to planning for restaurant staff and activities, we will not be able to accommodate late comers.
Don’t forget to wear your Pearls and Plaid!! We have some fun activities planned for us all.
We are still accepting non-perishable food items for The Sharing Place, as well as clean reusable shopping bags for their clientele.
Also, we’ve changed the name “Toonies for Tampons” to “Toonies for Toiletries” as Uplifting Blessings is in great need right now of various items for all ages and genders. Due to your generosity, we will be making a donation to this cause both in November and December.
Remember, beginning in January we will start meeting once a month to plan our 2023 Gala and will need more members to join the committee. Like the old saying goes, “Many hands (and feet) make light work”. I guarantee you will find this committee both enjoyable and rewarding.
Until we see you in December, Stay safe, stay healthy.
With Warmest of Regards,
Sharon L. Van Noort, OBWA President
You must e-mail OBWA at: by 3 p.m. Wednesday December 7, 2022
to reserve your dinner reservation. Our RSVP numbers are submitted to Kelseys that day as they need to know numbers for staffing. If you reserved your dinner spot please contact as soon as possible if you are unable to attend so that we can try and fill the spot with someone else that may be on a waiting list
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
As always we welcome all women to the OBWA and we are encouraging our members to bring a guest or two to our December meeting!
We are bringing some of our old traditions back 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!

Surprise! The theme for our December business dinner meeting is "Pearls and Plaid". You can come dressy or dressed down. We have so much planned for that night so it is imperative to reserve early because we will be having so many activities & the earlier we know our numbers the better. NOTE: If you reserve and then for whatever reason you can't make it, please let us know.
5:30 – Networking – please bring your business cards & brochures with you
5:50 – President’s Welcome
6:00 p.m. – Members will order their dinners
6:15 pm – Business of the Month – Andrea Sullivan, Director of Sales at Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Orillia
6:20 p.m. – 30 Second intro & our business updates
(please respect each other by keeping to the time limit)
7 p.m. – Leah with Christmas Fun and
Games planned for our Christmas Theme
8 p.m. - Closing words
If you need to contact Sharon Van Noort – OBWA President or another OBWA Executive Member please Email:
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