Board Member Email Addresses

* Monica Abair - President

* Angie Anderson  - Treasurer

* Jayne Flanagan - Secretary

* Andrea Mather-Stow - President Elect and Director of Membership

* Rhonda Gipson-Willis - Director of Programs

* Kerri Spencer - Director of Special Events

* Julie Sylvester - Director of Hospitality

* Jillian Koeneman - Director of Communications, Director of Technology

* Dr. Lisa Meyers - Director at Large

* Gloria - Past President
WBOM is proud to support these local organizations helping women and children in our community:

* YWCA -  
* St. Margaret’s House -
WBOM is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County - 
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Join Us for Our October Luncheon on 10/14

"I am a Breast Cancer Survivor"


This October, you will hear from a recent breast cancer survivor, Stacey Richez, as she shares her story of strength, courage, and loss. As a young mom and working professional, you will learn not only about her journey through her diagnosis and illness, but also the loss of her job and healthcare mid-cancer treatment and the financial implications of her loss. Stacey will share with you her unique advantage and insight into how the disease can affect women not only physically but very importantly, financially. And the solutions available to make sure your family is protected from the very devastation she faced. When you are sick or injured, your health insurance pays your hospital bills…but who pays YOU? Join us to learn how you can help you protect your family, your fortune and your future.

Stacey has her Master’s Degree and License in Social Work. She had worked in the Social Work field for over 15 years providing a wide range of services, including case management, therapy, supervision, marketing and advertising, group presentations, facilitating individual and group trainings and providing file oversight. Stacey worked for over 13 years at the same company as a dedicated and loyal employee. But in 2013, at the young age of 38, Stacey was diagnosed with invasive ductal cell carcinoma, breast cancer. As a wife and mother of a young child, Stacey’s fears surrounded her family and if she would be able to continue to take care of them. During her treatment, Stacey lost her job and health care coverage. She tried to navigate the financial and health coverage consequences of that loss. Always the social worker, Stacey sought out the resources in the community to support herself and her family. And there were many. But the financial loss was devastating. Stacey remembers trying to navigate her health care decisions on her own, trying to figure out what was the best plan for her family. It was hard to understand at a time when she just didn't have the energy to figure it all out. While talking with a HealthMarkets advisor about how he could help her family, Stacey gravitated towards the opportunity to learn more about a company where she could learn how she could help others prepare themselves BEFORE a major illness, to help protect themselves from the financial ruin that can come from a major illness. Stacey is excited to share with you her journey, as a professional, as a survivor and as someone who can help you protect your assets and your business.

[Regular Menu] Bang Bang Shrimp

[Vegetarian] TBD
Both menu options include a beverage of your choice, bread with dipping sauce and desert!

To attend, you must RSVP and pay in advance using PayPal by Thursday, October 9 , 2014.  Click HERE to RSVP.  Members – you must log in to get the member pricing for the luncheon!!!! 

Because we are required to give a count to Bonefish the Friday before our lunch meeting, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins and late RSVPs. Because we pay for every meal ordered, we are unable to provide refunds, or carry forward your meal reservation if you are absent.

Make your reservations on the WBOM Website by October 9, 2014!  Click HERE to RSVP. Also there will no longer be checks accepted at the door. Payment is accepted through PayPal only.

St. Margaret's House Fashioning Our Lives Event 

Join us in supporting St. Margaret’s House at Fashioning Our Lives. This luncheon and presentation by the women of St. Margaret’s House will share a glimpse of their lives.

Nov 5, 11:30 am-1 pm (doors open at 11)
Hilton Garden Inn at Saint Mary’s

For reservations:
or call 574-234-7795

Ask to sit with the WBOM group!

Other Important Dates for St. Margaret's House - Mark Your Calendar!

  • September 18 & 19, 2014  - Radiothon
  • November 5, 2014 - Fashioning Our Lives Luncheon
  • February 15, 2015 - Winter Walk
  • June 18, 2015 - 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Purple Purse Fundraiser - YWCA

Help women break free from domestic violence and you might win this Coach purse. What are you waiting for!? Check out our fundraising page:

Can You Walk a Mile In Her Shoes? - YWCA

Can You Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Registration 8-8:45 am,
9 am Walk begins at Downtown South Bend on the Gridiron at the Hall of Fame  

Join former Indiana Governor Joe Kernan and men throughout Michiana in the effort to raise awareness and money for the YWCA's Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault programs.

$50 donation or minimum pledges to secure your shoes & T-shirt!

Register as an individual or as a team of walkers. Visit for more information and to register.

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