Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake

2016 Theme: Amazing Grace

Summer/Fall Events


"Amazing Grace"


Next Board Meeting:

August 3, 2016

6:00 PM

Location: Lighthouse Pointe

Next Dinner Meeting:

September 22, 2016

Where Lighthouse Pointe 

Address 933 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

RSVP:   annwmyers@hotmail.com or 482-3625

Registration:   6:00 pm

Paint Event:    6:30 pm

Cost               $35.00

We will be having a fun Paint Night  creating this amazing sunflower and ladybug  and enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks.  The cost will be $35.  This cost covers the artist fee, all paint supplies, the opportunity to take home your original painting AND a 10% giveback from the artist for our scholarship fund. 



Special Events: 50th Anniversary Cookbook

Our 50th Anniversary Cookbook is off to the presses! They should arrive by late September and will sell fo $20.00. There are over 200 delicious recipes from 64 talented and amazing WD members.


Membership Dues - $30.00

Thank you for your support in 2015.  Membership dues assist the WDHRCCC with making a difference in our community through its Program of Work. If you have questions about dues, membership or anything WD, please contact me at olcottfam@verizon.net.

Thank you so much!        

~Kim Olcott

Download the form by clicking on the link below:

2016 Dues Invoice


Happy, Happy 

Birthday to our  

WD members!   



Lawanda Carter………...8/4

Angela Smith……..……8/10

Beatrice Oakley…..…...8/27

Linda Daniels……..…...8/30



Peggy Whitehurst..…...9/11

Michelle Gamboni..…...9/16

Becky Jacob.……..…...9/22

Brenda Johnson.....…...9/28



The best way to find

yourself   is  to   lose

yourself in the service

of others.









Welcome to our Website! 

                                                                  USS Chesapeake

Our Purpose

The Women’s Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake (WDHRCCC) seeks to encourage and motivate women to participate, through the Women’s Division, and through the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake,  in activities which promote a stronger  bond of partnership between men and women engaged in these two organizations; and to build a better community by promoting cultural, educational and civic activities.  


It's Coming Soon!!!  50th Anniversary Cookbook


(This is the final artwork for the cover. Our cookbook is now in production and should be available in late September or early October. The cost will be $20.00)

This cookbook contains over 200 recipes contributed by 64 of our talented and amazing Women's Division members.

More information, including the price and the date they will be available are coming soon. Make sure you purchase several as they are great gifts  for birthdays, Thank You's, Christmas and just because!

Information will be in the Shipmate, on our web pages and in other media as soon as all information is in. Please help support the Women's Division and it's Program of Work by purchasing the 50th Anniversary cookbook.


New WD Board Meeting Location


Lighthouse Pointe on Cedar Road will be the new home of the Women's Division Board meetings. The WD Board meets the 1st Wednesday of every month. We will meet there for the first time on August 3rd.

We are very appreciative of Monarch Bank's sharing their Community Room with us for the past several years. The bank is closing, and June 1st is the last time we will be able to meet there.


 2016 Woman of the Year

We look forward to seeing you at the 50th Banquet on February 4, 2017! Come grow with us!!!

If you know of an outstanding woman in our community and you would like to nominate her as a candidate for the 2016 Woman of the Year, please click on the link for the nominee resume form below.

2016 WOY Nominee Resume Form


 WD Officers and Board

2016 Position Name
President Jackie Moore
1st Vice President Terri Anderson
2nd Vice President Kimberly Hobbs
Corresponding Secretary Debbie Ritter
Recording Secretary Carol Abramson
Treasurer Judy Hicks
Assistant Treasurer Mary Riley
Membership Kim Olcott
Ways and Means Linda Daniels
Education Brenda Johnson
Community Service Trudy Rauch
Communications Melissa Lowrey
Hospitality Ann Myers
Cultural Carole Gillespie
Public Relations Gail Bradshaw
Local Government Dr. Ella Ward
Historian Valerie Rodriguez
By-Laws Karen Gawne
Telephone June Vinson
Parliamentarian Pam Myers
Chaplain Paula Slagle




Thank You!

Our past President, Karen Gawne, did an extraordinary job of lighting the way to a successful year of volunteering as well as providing encouragement, support and leadership. We are so thankful to her and to the 2015 Board for all their hard work and dedication to our Chesapeake community.

The 2016 Board is now hard at work on this year's Program of Work, and we look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence in community service that the Women's Division is known for!

If you are interested in joining this dynamic group, contact Kim Olcott, Membership Chair, or any WD member!


Let's have an "Amazing" year!


2016 Board and Dinner Meeting Dates

The blue circles on the calendar listed below indicate Board Meeting dates.

The red squares on the calendar listed below indicate Membership Dinner Meeting dates.


***Please note: A recent change was made to the September and November Dinner meetings. The dates are now as follows:

September 22, 2016

November 17, 2016


For additional information about membership and meeting dates, please check out the Membership page!



Grace is not part of consciousness;

it is the amount of light in our souls,

not knowledge nor reason.

~Pope Francis