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SFLW Hosts Youth Leadership Conference with NYS Women, Inc., Region VII
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Mary Ellen Morgan, President
Carole Shay, President Elect
Judith Phillips, Vice President
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Member Spotlight

Millie Denson has been a member of Southern Finger Lakes Women (SFLW) since June 1956. She was born in Montour Falls and then moved to Watkins Glen when she was four years old. She received a B.S. degree in Education with a Music Major from Fredonia College in 1943. Her first job was as a music teacher in Sidney, NY.
In 1945 she began her career of over 32 years as a music teacher with the Watkins Glen School District. During her first four years at WG, she spent her summers and weekends attending Ithaca College to obtain her Master’s Degree in Music Education. When she retired she spent a lot of time travelling with her best friend, Ruth. Together, Ruth & Millie had a good reputation as antique dealers for 15 to 20 years, which Millie says was fun, but a lot of work. At 92, she cooks all her own meals is healthy and gets around the community easily. She has two nieces, one nephew, a dog and a cat.

Millie joined SFLW, then known as the Business & Professional Women (BPW), at a time when you had to be invited. Only so many of a certain profession were allowed to be members. Millie was the club’s first Woman of the Year in 1976. At the February 2015 SFLW 75th Anniversary meeting Millie Denson was honored for 58 years of membership. 

Millie has this to say to ladies interested in joining SFLW, “You are encouraged to visit, ask questions, call the other members and tell them you are interested. You can get info from any member. If you want to be part of a community, SFLW is part of the community.” 

April 11              NYS Women, Inc. Board Meeting
                           Griffiss Institute, Rome, NY

April 18              Region VII Meeting
                           Geneva Country Club

April 20              6 p.m. General Membership Meeting
                           Lakewood Vineyards

April 26              Chicken BBQ Fundraiser
                           Montour Falls Moose Lodge

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Joining SFLW?
Are you interested in joining Southern Finger Lakes Women or  finding out more about what we do?  Attend one of our meetings!  We generally meet the third Monday of each month. 

We have a guest speaker at each meeting on a topic that is relevant and of interest to our members. We talk about advocacy for working women, organize fundraising activities to support our scholarships and network with each other. We have a mix of women with interesting careers who are willing to share their expertise with you. For more information, email sflwomen@gmail.com
​Watkins Glen, NY. ~ On Saturday, March 7, 2015, New York State Women, Inc., Region VII, hosted their annual Youth Leadership Conference at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. Eleven area girls in grades 10-12 attended the conference. The centerpiece of the event was the “Reality Store” experience, which is a simulation where participants selected a career, made life style choices and learned to budget their money to be able to support their choices. At the full day conference, presentations were made on Smart Banking (Michel Ray, Manager, Visions FCU), Interviewing and Resume’ Tips (Alana Golden, HR Director, Norwich CSD), Cyber Safety (Kelly McCarthy), Dressing for Success and Leadership Skills. The day concluded with a demonstration by AJ’s Hair, Makeup of Corning. In a participant’s own words, “I learned a lot about reality and how fast a paycheck really goes.”

The mission of New York State Women, Inc., is to build powerful women personally, professionally, and politically. Region VII is comprised of local chapters in Watkins Glen, Bath, Penn Yan, Geneva and Canandaigua. For further information on New York State Women, Inc., go to  www.nyswomeninc.org. For more information about the Youth Leadership Conference, contact Karen Hunter at sflwomen@gmail.com.   

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