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June 1st 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Yard Sale Fundraiser
115 12th Street, Watkins Glen
June 17th 6 p.m. Scholarship Awards Picnic
Moose Lodge, Montour Falls
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May 20, 2013 - 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 20, 2013, meeting held at Carol Bower’s Catering in Montour Falls, NY.
Installing Officer was Elsie Dedrick, past state president of New York State Business & Professional Women and currently member-at-large of New York State Women, Inc.. The new officers for 2013-2014 are pictured left to right: Carole Shay, Vice-President, JoAnne Krolak, Secretary, Christine Brown, Treasurer, and Crystal Banks, President-Elect. Judith Phillips, incoming chapter president, was not present, and does not appear in the photo.
Judith Phillips, President
Gloria Hutchings, Membership Chair
JoAnne Krolak, Membership
Karen Hunter, Webmaster
Judith Phillips, President
Crystal Banks, President Elect
Carole Shay, Vice President
Christine Brown, Treasurer
JoAnne Krolak, Secretary
Sally Rigden has been a member of Southern Finger Lakes Women since 1999 and has held the offices of Secretary and President. She also serves on the Education Committee and Christmas Committee.
Sally, a transplant from England in 1968, has a degree in Finance. She worked as the Administrative Assistant to the CFO for Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester until 1998. She then moved back to the Southern Tier and worked in the office of Sponsored
Saturday, June 1st
115 12th Street, Watkins Glen, NY
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Proceeds benefit our Education Fund which provides Scholarships to High School Seniors and Women returning to College
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Carole Shay, JoAnne Krolak, Christine Brown & Crystal Banks
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Funds Accounting at Cornell University. At that time, she and her husband, Martin, also opened their first Bed and Breakfast – Page House in Millport, NY. For the next seven years they built their business on the weekends while both working full time. As the B&B business grew, Sally left Cornell University; and since the B&B was a seasonal business she first worked during the off season at
Wal-Mart as an overnight customer service manager, and then as a commercial accounts rep for E. C. Cooper, Inc. Insurance in Watkins Glen.
In 2005 a great late Victorian style house in Watkins Glen came on the market and was in a very good location for a B&B business. The Marmalade Cat Bed and Breakfast was born. Now beginning her 15th year in the B&B business, Sally has been host to guests from all over the world; from all occupations and backgrounds. She enjoys giving her guests all the information and sightseeing tips for our beautiful area, but also learning about countries she would love to visit, and places in the United States that her guests call home.
Planning and preparing a delicious breakfast for guests is a big part of her focus, so Sally loves to cook. As a natural progression of this, she hopes to begin providing classes in table etiquette at the B&B. Sally and her husband Martin live in Watkins Glen. She has three grown children and seven grandchildren. If she has any spare time, she also enjoys reading a good mystery, interior decoration
and fast cars!