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October 20, 2014 - At its Monday, October 20th meeting, the Southern Finger Lakes Women

(SFLW), a Chapter of New York State Women, Inc., presented its annual “Woman of the Year” award to Glenda Gephart of Reading Center, NY. The presentation was made as part of New York State Women, Inc.’s observance of “New York State Women in Business Month,” which recognizes the accomplishments of women in business and the professions in New York 
State. Shown left to right in the photo are Brenda Gill, SFLW treasurer and Status of Women Committee member, Glenda Gephart, 2014 winner, and Mary Ellen Morgan, SFLW President and Status of Women Committee Chair.

This year’s Woman of the Year is Glenda Gephart. Ms. Gephart graduated from Penn State. She has been Director of the National Motor Racing Center and columnist for the Elmira Star-Gazette. She reached out to the SFLW association to start the spaghetti eating contest at the Watkins Glen Italian Festival. Ms. Gephart is active in Rotary, the Watkins Glen Italian Festival 
and has raised a family in Schuyler County.
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

Dr. Ashley Fazzary has been a member of Southern Finger Lakes Women (SFLW) since 2013. She was born and raised in Watkins Glen. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 2004 and then received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the SUNY College of Optometry in New York City in 2009. 
After spending three years working in New York City, she returned to her home town and opened Fazzary Eye Care, LLC.  

Dr. Fazzary's private practice provides full-service eye health exams for conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and emergency services for infections, injuries and more. Fazzary Eye Care, LLC is also known for its optical store where an amazing assortment of designer frames and sunglasses are available. Dr. Fazzary's primary focus is providing exceptional patient care and customer service. She looks forward to serving her community for years to come.

October 2014 - New York State Women, Inc., Region VII will be hosting a Youth Leadership Conference on March 7, 2015 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel.

The Conference is open to high school girls in grades 10-12. Participants will participate in a Reality Store simulation in which they select a career and make lifestyle choices. They will also learn about social media and how it affects their career, Resume' and Interviewing tips and appropriate and inappropriate attire for the workplace. 

Registration Deadline is January 30, 2015.

Download the brochure and registration forms here:

2015 Youth Leadership Conference
October 25       Region VII Meeting, Bath

November 1     Women's Scholarship Application Due

November 17    General Meeting - Women in the Military
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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
Scholarships for Women

Southern Finger Lakes Women is accepting scholarship applications for it's Women's Career Enhancement Scholarship.

Application Deadline is November 1, 2014.