American Business Women’s Association

Nutmeg Chapter #4244

Waterbury, CT 06702
Established in 1977

Nutmeg Chapter Vision Statement
We are Aspiring, Bright, Women Achieving goals and dreams. Spice up your life with a little Nutmeg! The Chapter’s recipe for success to empower its members includes some key ingredients: inspire one another, respect for all, a thirst for knowledge, and a taste for success. We aptly utilize networking, business, and communication skills as we cultivate our future.

The mission of the American Business Women’s Association is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

Nutmeg Chapter #4244
Executive Board  2013-2014
President – Barbara Houle ltfbmh@aol.com
Vice President – Rita DiMaria ltfbmh@aol.com
Treasurer – Jan Baltrush findyourstuff@att.net
Secretary – Linda Jacovino lindajacovino@sbcglobal.net

Spice up your life! Join the Nutmeg Chapter today!
Interested in joining this dynamic local chapter of ABWA?
Contact our Membership Committee for more information. The Committee chair is Rita DiMaria ltfbmh@aol.com.

Meetings are the first Monday of each month.


FUNDRAISING: Nina Laudano nina.laudano@snet.net &
Lynne Lund 203-755-9207
HOSPITALITY: Anne Drost annedy611@yahoo.com
MEMBERSHIP: Rita DiMaria ltfbmh@aol.com
NEWSLETTER: Judy Paolini 154sparrows@sbcglobal.net
PROGRAMS: Rita Lombardi ritalombardilmt@gmail.com
PUBLICITY: Helen Fascia fasciasweets@att.net
RECOGNITION: Dolores Yerger 203-267-4270
SCHOLARSHIP: Betsy Conway bjnocera@aol.com
WEBMASTER: Jorge Dias jorge_dias@ml.com

To visit the ABWA National site, please click on: http://www.abwa.org

Membership Recruitment Brochure:


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Category: GeneralApril Fundraiser - Mohegan Sun Casino


April 5, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

$35.00 per person
(Price Includes Bus Driver’s Tip)

Depart Chase Parkway Commuter Parking Lot promptly at 3:00 pm
(Chase Parkway, Waterbury – Across from NVCC)

Return to Waterbury depart casino at approx. 10:15 pm

Upon arrival at the casino, each person will receive:
$15 Meal Coupon for any restaurant and $15 Free Bets for the Wheel

Bring your Friends and Family for a Great Night of Fun!


Category: GeneralApril Meeting / Business Associates Night


April 7, 2014

Business Associates Night

Program Speaker: Wendy Haskell
Phoenix Rising Acupuncture LLC is owned and operated by Wendy Haskell L. Ac. Wendy is a graduate of The University Of Bridgeport's Masters Program in the Acupuncture Institute. She has completed more than 2700 hours of training, therefore far exceeding the minimum national requirements for an Acupuncturist and was awarded the Director's Award for Scholastic Achievement in Acupuncture.

Wendy has worked in the medical field for over 20 years providing experience in immune therapy clinical trials for cancer at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale University. Her complementary healing arts also include being a third degree Reiki practitioner and studies in Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Her knowledge in Eastern and Western medicine allows her to fully understand her client’s condition in order to provide an effective treatment.

Wendy is board certified by the National Council of Chinese Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is certified in Clean Needle Technique. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Connecticut and is a member of the American Acupuncture Council as well as the Connecticut Society of Acupuncturists.

Vocational Speaker: Doreen Dilger (Time Management & Organizing ExpertThe Home Based Business Coach)

"I coach entrepreneurs who work from home who are frustrated and overwhelmed who want to get more done daily, make more money and enjoy the benefits that working from home provides."

Recognition of the Woman of the Year, Past W.O.Y, Top Ten

Spring Membership Drive & Spring Food Drive!

Reminder: The ABWA National Spring Conference is held in Roanoke, VA ... 4/24/14 through 4/26/14

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  • 2014 Membership Campaign AD



    10. The more members, the merrier.
    9. Expand your league’s
    network, not just locally,
    but nationally level as well.
    8. Enhance ABWA’s reputation
    in your community.
    7. Practice organizational
    leadership skills.
    6. Gain valuable sales
    5. Achieve national
    recognition for yourself
    and your group at district
    and national conferences.
    4. Put into practice valuable
    team-building skills that
    will show tangible results.
    3. Get to know current
    members better as you
    work toward a shared goal.
    2. A task shared is half a task!
    If everyone does a little, no
    one has to do a lot.
    1. The number one reason to
    recruit new members is
    because any woman anywhere
    benefits by being part of a
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    What are your top 10?

  • ****Featured****

    We'd like to recognize our member, JULIE CLARK, for completion of the KU-MBA Essentials program. This accomplishment is a first for one of our chapter members.
    Well done!

    Julie has also been nominated as 2014 Woman of the YEAR! Congratulations, from the entire ABWA Nutmeg Chapter family!

  • MAY Meeting / Chapter Anniversary

    Date: 5/5/2014
    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Vasi's Restuarant
    1700 Watertown Ave.
    Waterbury, CT 06708
    P (203) 755-3936

    COST only $25.

    Please click on "Programs Page" or the Newsletter ... for further details.

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