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June 16, 2014 - Southern Finger Lakes Women awarded scholarships to three Schuyler County high school seniors at it's annual scholarship picnic held at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge. Winners of the $500 scholarships are Samantha Gill and Megan Daigle from Watkins Glen School District and Kaylyn Teemley from Odessa-Montour School District.

Samantha Gill, daughter of Patrick and Emogene Gill of Watkins Glen will attend the Direct Entry Physician Assistant Program at Le Moyne College in the fall. Samantha is ranked 3rd in her senior class at WGHS. Upon graduating, she will have earned 24 college credits through Corning Community College. 

Megan Daigle, daughter of Kristine and Mike Morseman of Watkins Glen, is graduating from Watkins Glen High School and will attend Le Moyne College in the fall with the intent of obtaining her MBA. Megan is graduating as the Valedictorian. 

​Kaylyn Teemley is the daughter of Kimberly Teemley of Montour Falls and William Teemley of Burdett. Kaylyn is graduating from Odessa-Montour High School and will attend Corning Community College in the fall to study Liberal Arts. She plans to transfer to Mercy College for a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Industry.

SFLW offers scholarships to Schuyler County High School seniors each year. Applicants must reside in Schuyler County, be accepted into a school for advanced study beyond high school and show evidence of need.
Mary Ellen Morgan, President

JoAnne Krolak, Publicity

Gloria Hutchings, Membership

Karen Hunter, Webmaster

Mary Ellen Morgan, President
Carole Shay, President Elect
Judith Phillips, Vice President
Brenda Gill, Treasurer
JoAnne Krolak, Secretary
Member Spotlight

Karen Hunter has been a member of Southern Finger Lakes Women (SFLW) since 2005 and has held the offices of President and Vice President. She has also served on the Education Committee. Karen has held the office of Personal & Professional Development Chair at the ​state level of New York State Women, Inc., and is the current Vice Chair of Communications.
2014 Scholarship Winners - Samantha Gill, Megan Daigle & Kaylyn Teemley
She coordinates Region VII's Youth Leadership Conference and played a large role in starting the Women's Scholarship that is offered by SFLW.

​Karen is a lifelong resident of Schuyler County. She has been employed at Greater Southern Tier BOCES in Elmira for 17 years and works in Computer Services as a Computer Applications Specialist. Prior to working at BOCES, she operated her own Family Day Care in Montour Falls. She also worked at Cornell University for five years and has worked part-time at several Schuyler County businesses, including, Captain Bills, Famous Brands and the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. She also volunteers at the Watkins Glen Public Library.

Karen has a B.S. Degree from Empire State College in The Arts - Computer Graphic Design. She enjoys creating websites, and a variety of publications. She creates and updates the website for SFLW and also creates and organizes the Communicator, New York State Women's online newsletter.

Karen indicates that what she enjoys most about being a member of SFLW is networking with other business women, supporting the scholarships that the chapter offers to youth and women in Schuyler County and organizing the Youth Leadership Conference. "The Youth Leadership Conference is a great way for our members to inspire and mentor high school girls. It is very rewarding."

Karen has two grown children and one granddaughter. She lives in Burdett, NY with her boyfriend, Bill Teemley. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, gardening, motorcycling, traveling and spoiling her granddaughter.

Samantha Gill, Megan Daigle. Mary Ellen Morgan (SFLW President), 
Kaylyn Teemley and Kathleen Clark (Education Committee Chair)
May 20, 2014 - The new officers of the Southern Finger Lakes Women (SFLW), a chapter of New York State Women, Inc. (NYSWI), were installed at the chapter’s May 19, 2014, meeting held at the Montour Falls Moose Lodge in Montour Falls, NY. Installing Officer was Karen Hunter, Vice Chair of the NYSWI Communications Committee. The new officers for 2014-2015 are pictured left to right: Mary Ellen Morgan, President, Carole Shay, President-Elect, Judith Phillips, Vice-President, JoAnne Krolak, Secretary, Brenda Gill, Treasurer, and Margaret Jensen, Parliamentarian.
SFLW Installs New Officers
July 2014          Officer Planning Meeting. Date TBA.

October 3-5      State Conference, Owego Treadway Inn, 
                          Owego, NY
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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