Vice-President’s Message     
Happy Summer! (almost)  I'm so happy to have the warm weather here - there's something relaxing about the longer days, isn't there?

A big THANK YOU to all who attended the 33rd Annual Woman of the Year/Young Woman of the Year Gala.  We had a great time, and are more than proud of Dr. Linda Rodenberg, Woman of the Year, and Eleanor Waite, Young Woman of the Year.  This year's Gala wouldn't have happened without the tireless efforts of Corry Ticknor, Dale McKay, Kim Kneeshaw, Leah Cavanaugh, Linda Kranich, Lynn Peterson, Sharon VanNoort and Susan Zaroski.  Give them a pat on the back next time you see them!

We are closing out this year with our Annual General Meeting on June 12. This means elections for the Executive committee.  We have openings on the committee, so if you're interested, contact one of us really soon!

My sincere thanks for their expertise, assistance and willingness to be on our Executive Committee:  Corry Ticknor, Leah Cavanaugh, Lynn Peterson, Sharon VanNoort and Susan Zaroski.
Trisha Cuthbertson



OBWA June Dinner Meeting will be held on June 12,  2024 at

Kelseys 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. Friday June 7, 2024.

**Please note day change for reservations to be in**
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 June meeting!

Bring your Toonies! Toonies for Toiletries money collected goes for hygiene products for those in need in the community!

The 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 Place
Thank You to those that donated food & reusable bags! 

As well we will be doing a 50/50 draw at each meeting!

June’s OBWA Networking Dinner Meeting Agenda:

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 door

5:30  –  Networking – please bring your business cards & brochures with you 

5:50 p.m. – Vice President’s Welcome 

6:00 p.m. – Dinners will be ordered

6:10 p.m. Business of the Month – Kimberly DesMoulin –  Certified Health & Wellness Coach

 30 Second intro & our business updates
(please respect each other by keeping to the time limit)

Annual General Meeting with OBWA Elections being held

The following members have put their name forward for the following open positions on the Executive

President - Trisha Cuthbertson
Treasurer - Lynn Peterson
Membership Co-Ordinator - Dale McKay
Speaker Co-Ordinator - Paula Martyn
Executive Assistant - Cara Cooper 
Elections will held and a vote will be taken 

Starting at our October 2024 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:

We look forward to seeing everyone in June!