Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake

2016 Theme: Amazing Grace

Winter Events


"Amazing Grace"


Next Board Meeting:

February 1st

6:00 PM

Location: Lighthouse Pointe

This is our Transition Meeting. All 2016 and 2017 Board and officers should attend!


Next Dinner Meeting:

February 4, 2017

Where Chesapeake Conference center


More info coming soon!




Special Events: 50th Anniversary Cookbook

Our 50th Anniversary Cookbook is here and available for purchase at a great price of $20.00.  There are over 200 delicious recipes from 64 talented and amazing WD members. request your copy today.

The cookbooks make great stocking stuffers, birthday gifts, and just because gifts!

Membership Dues -

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!   



Judy Hicks………....…...1/1

Joyce Rice………….......1/1

Valerie Rodriquez……...1/3

Carol Abramson…..…..1/12

Susan V. Rowling….....1/15

Shirley Forbes…..........1/16

Hannah Craddock…....1/29

Pamela Daughety….…1/29



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.  


They're Here!!!  50th Anniversary Cookbook


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

Cost: $20.00

Request a Copy: jackie.moore@cpschools.com or contact any WD Board member.

You can also purchase cookbooks at Towne Bank on Mt. Pleasant Rd. from Karen Gawne, or at Faye Francis Hairstylist in the Great Bridge Shopping Center from Terri Anderson.

Copies will be available at the November 17th Dinner meeting held at Traditions - 1201 Club House Drive in Chesapeake.

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 soon. 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!!!

Coongratulations to Paula Slagle, our 2016 WOY!


 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