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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

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. 
2014 Scholarship Winners - Samantha Gill, Megan Daigle & Kaylyn Teemley
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.

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

October 20       October Meeting - Women in Business

October 25       Region VII Meeting, Bath

November 1     Women's Scholarship Application Due
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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.

To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be a female at least 25 years of age by Nov. 1, 2014.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Be currently enrolled or accepted into a higher education institution leading to a degree OR enrolled in a program working towards a professional certificate or license during the 2014-15 school year.
  • Demonstrate clear career plans.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Schuyler County and/or are employed by a business or agency in Schuyler County.

Application Deadline is November 1, 2014.