Judy Crockett

Judy Crockett
Judy Crockett

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Susan Sheldon, VP/TO Speaker Sept 15.

Susan Sheldon, Vice President/Trust Officer from
Northwestern Bank
will be speaking at our September
15th meeting.

Susan is the Vice President/Trust Officer of Northwestern
Investment & Trust, Susan has worked as a Trust Officer in
the Traverse City area since 1988. Her background includes
business development, estate planning and investment
management. She has also worked as a tax analyst for the
Northern Trust Company and a probate paralegal for a major
Chicago law firm, McDermott, Will & Emery. An honors
graduate of Grand Valley State University, she is an active
member and past officer of the Zonta Club of Traverse City
as well as the Economic Club of Traverse City.
She hosts WTCM-AM's Everybody's Planning Hour, a weekly
call-in talk radio show. Susan has volunteered her time
for major fund-raising efforts including the Northwestern
Michigan College Great Lakes Campus.

Susan is a very motivated business woman.
She will be sharing her
success and ideas on the working woman.

The luncheon will be held Thursday, Sept 15 from
11:45a - 1:15p at

Topo's downtown Manistee.
Cost is $10 and includes lunch.
RSVP to manisteewomen@yahoo.com

Camille Kocsis Speaker at Aug. 18 Luncheon

Camille Kocsis is a renowned international motivational speaker, master success coach, and seminar facilitator. As President of Successful Living Seminars for over 9 years, she has worked with many organizations to improve their sales, productivity, team work and customer service and with thousands of individuals to improve their personal effectiveness. In the 25 year span of her career she has facilitated seminars and spoken to thousands of individuals around the world from Australia to Canada, Mexico and the States and personally coached hundreds more to achieve what they want most in life.

Successful Living Seminars, is an International Training and Coaching Company dedicated to helping people discover the power within themselves to achieve their full potential. With trainers and coaches in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA, Successful Living Seminars is able to reach people of all cultures with their powerful message that “…whatever the mind of man or woman can conceive and believe, it can achieve”.
They provide seminars and workshops, personal and executive coaching, leadership retreats and a variety of personal development products and programs.

If you would like to contact Camille and receive her newsletters and mailing, contact her at:


Email manisteewomen@yahoo.com if you would like to attend the luncheon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

New Network Web Address

We have a new Women's netWork email address. Those in the network will now receive correspondence through the email from manisteewomen@yahoo.com This will keep all our communication together and I hope it reduces spam. Please post information other women in the network may be interested in to that address but let's also be careful not to blast anyone with personal stuff - remember this network is designed for professional development and leadership for businesswomen. Let's try to keep our posts geared toward that end.
You will receive reminders about the luncheons from that address and you should send your RSVP to that email address. Anyone wishing to join the Women's netWork should send an email to that address.


U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow to Visit

The Women's netWork is pleased to announce that US Senator Debbie Stabenow will be in Manistee Thursday August 11, 2005 to meet with the women in our network. I (Judy Ouvry) had the opportunity to meet with the Senator while at the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Leadership Retreat in Mount Pleasant in July. We spent time talking about the impact the women in the network can make, the energy this group has, and the potential the network has in terms of inflicting influence within the community.
We talked about the need for women to become politically active - run for office- serve on committees - be a volunteer - support other women in office or running for office.
Our network has grown to over 100 women strong since beginning in May, 2005. Over 50 have registered to attend the meeting with Debbie Stabenow August 11. We are very please she is taking the time to meet with the network - I think she realizes the strength and influence and potential of strong, professional, business women when they gather together to make a difference.

See you Thursday!