The Chamber's Executive Women's Organization held its last meeting for 2012 on November 14
at Sutton Mill in Clarkesville. Pictured networking before lunch are (left to right) Kim Popham,
Janice Barden, Dixie Truelove (speaker), Amy Hulsey, Judy Forbes and Judy Taylor.
Truelove. co-owner of Truelove Dairy, Inc. in Hall County, addressed the group of about 25.
The Executive Women’s Organization, chartered in 2012, provides a
networking opportunity for women business owners, executive management,
professional women such as doctors, lawyers, etc., and elected officials. This is
also a support group for women who share similar challenges and issues at the
same level of business operation and promotes economic development through
training and sharing.
Four meetings are held each year, usually luncheon meetings with a speaker.
Criteria for membership are as follows:
HABERSHAM EXECUTIVE WOMEN ORGANIZATION is dedicated to the
promotion and encouragement of women in executive leadership. Membership
is open to Habersham Chamber members who are executives in the following
Business Owners (more than five employees), Executive Management,
Professional Occupations (i.e. medical or legal), Elected or Appointed Officials.
Prospective members must be sponsored by a current member of Habersham
Executive Women and are required to complete a membership application,
which is subject to review and approval by the Steering Committee. All
applicants must meet established criteria for membership with an evaluation
based on current and prior positions of responsibilities (including managing
a budget and/or other staff) as well as demonstrated leadership in the
community. A guest must have attended at least two, but no more than four,
meetings before applying.
New members must be sponsored by a current member and approved by a
membership committee. The fee for membership is as follows:
- One-time $25 Initiation Fee for All New Members
- $100 annually
Currently, the group has about 25 members and would like to grow the
organization. Membership is open to any woman who meets the criteria and
is a Chamber member.
The meetings are well organized and maintained on a level to attract women at
the level of the criteria but not waste time or require outside work. Many
indicate it helps them stay focused, provides support and helps stay energized
For more information, call the Chamber at 706-778-4654.