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NARBW Welcomes Chapter 81 – Kansas City, Missouri

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Officers of the Kansas City chapter were installed by National President, Joyce Higgs, on October 7, 2010.

Charter members wave hello in the above photo. Installation and additional membership photos are shown in the slide show opposite. Welcome Ladies! We are hoping to meet you at the annual convention in Omaha, Nebraska in May 2011.

Joyce Higgs Elected NARBW President

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Congratulations to Joyce Higgs, Roanoke chapter, who was elected National President. Joyce has served the Roanoke chapter in many ways over the years she has been a member. The last four she raised hundreds of dollars as their Ways and Means Chairman.

She has served on the National level as Secretary, Jewelry, Nominating and Publications Chairmen. Say NARBW – and Joyce is there! She has many years of experience at all levels of our organization and will be an enthusiastic and supportive leader. Congratulations Joyce!

Roanoke Chapter Hosts St. Patrick’s Day Party

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The Roanoke ladies hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Party for the veterans at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salem, Virginia.  Alverta Steptoe, a former VA employed nurse, planned the whole affair.

The members brought finger food, cakes, drinks and ice cream and served approximately twenty patients.  It was quite an experience for the ten members that attended; it made them realize how grateful we should be to our Veterans.  What a memorable day!!! View Event Photos

Mary Lee Cabbler

Monday, June 1st, 2009

National Scholarship Chairman, Mary Lee Cabbler accepts a donation from District I Treasurer, Rae Huebner. District I raised over $500 at their Fall Conference with a “mystery” auction.

The money was donated to the National Scholarship Fund in memory of John Lewis, son of National Secretary, Pat Lewis.

Ellie Cain

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Ellie Cain was chosen National Woman of the Year for her many years of service to her community, the Railroad Industry and to NARBW.

Ellie led the Philadelphia Chapter to become strong and successful with the many capacities she served. Now retired, Ellie continues to donate much of her time to Welfare projects.