Women's Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake

2017 Theme: Join Our Golden Voyage...From Compassion to Action

Summer/Fall Events


2017 Logo WDHRCCC

Next Board Meeting:

October 4, 2017

6:00 PM

Location: TowneBank

137 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322


Next Dinner Meeting: Dinner & Craft Fair

November 16, 2017

Where TowneBank

137 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23322

Registration at 6:00 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.  The cost is $25.00.


Tickets are available at Townebank (Karen Gawne) and Faye Francis Hairstylist in the Great Bridge Shopping Center (Terri Anderson or any WB Board Member.


50th Anniversary Cookbook

Our amazing 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.

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.

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

Membership Dues: $40.00

Thank you for your support in 2016.  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!        

~Teresa Peters

Download the form by clicking on the link below:

2017 Dues Invoice


Happy, Happy 

Birthday to our  

WD members!   



11    Peggy Whitehurst

16    Michelle Gamboni

21    Becky Jacob

28    Brenda Johnson





“You don't have to be a billionaire to believe you can make a difference. Give your resources to a charity and volunteer in your community.”

~Germany Kent








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.  



Community Food Truck

As part of our Chamber "Program-of-Work" for this year we agreed to support "Food Truck Hump Days on the Great Bridge Waterways".

This friendly afternoon by the water includes meal options, occasional entertainment and a nice chance to relax with your friends.

Hump Days occurs each 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 4pm-dusk from April to September. We agreed to not only attend but promote the event.

 Sooo.... I have 7 yard signs and would love to have several of you pick up one to place in your yard or in front of your business each 1st and 3rd Monday-Wednesday.

I have them at my hair salon: Faye Francis, Hair Stylist in the Great Bridge Shopping Center on Battlefield. We're open each day except Sunday...so feel free to stop by and pick up a sign!



It's Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for more info posted later this week.




2017 "Fun'-d-Raisers

*Download the "Fun"d-Raising Mini Newsletter.

Please mark your calendars, and save the following dates for our WD "Fun-d"-raisers for 2017. Each event heps provide scholarships for Chespaeke Public Schools seniors and women returning to college at TCC. We need you to support and volunteer for these events so that we can better support our Chesapeake Community.


October 8th - Afternoon Delight Tea @ the home of Ann Myers


November 16th - Holiday Craft Fair @TowneBank


More information coming soon in the Shipmate.



New 2017 WD Board Meeting Location


TowneBank  on Mt. Pleasant Rd.will be the new home of the Women's Division Board meetings beginning in March. The WD Board meets the 1st Wednesday of every month. We will meet there for the first time on March 1st.

We are very appreciative of Lighthouse Pointe sharing their Community Room with us for the past several months.


 2016 Woman of the Year

Thanks to everyone who attended the 50th Banquet on February 4, 2017!  We hope you'll come grow with us!!!

Congratulations to Paula Slagle, our 2016 WOY!


 2017 Woman of the Year Event

The 2017 WOY will be held on February 10, 2018 at the Chesapeake Conference Center. More information and nomination froms will be coming soon!


 WD Officers and Board

2017 Position Name
President Terri Anderson
1st Vice President Kimberly Hobbs
2nd Vice President Judy Hicks
Corresponding Secretary Karen Gawne
Recording Secretary Debbie Ritter
Treasurer Mary Riley
Assistant Treasurer Debbie Rountree
Membership Teresa Peters
Ways and Means Jackie Moore
Education Brenda Johnson
Community Service Trudy Rauch
Communications Pam Daughety
Hospitality Ann Myers
Cultural Melissa Lowrey
Public Relations Phyllis Krasnoff
Local Government Dr. Ella Ward
Historian Valerie Rodriguez
By-Laws Jackie Moore
Telephone June Vinson
Parliamentarian Pam Myers
Chaplain Paula Slagle






Terri Anderson: 2017 WDHRCCC President

The 2017 Board is meeting soon to 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 Teresa Peters, Membership Chair, or any WD member!


Kimberly Hobbs (1st Vice President) and Terri Anderson (President) setting up the tablescapes at the 2016 WOY Banquet.


Join our voyage and let's sail into "Golden Opportunities" to serve our community!


2017 Board and Dinner Meeting Dates


   2017 Dates

Women's Division Board and Membership Dinner Meetings:

The WD Board meets the 1st Wednesday of each month (except July).

  • March 1      
  • April 5
  • May 3
  • June 7
  • August 2
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 3, 2018
  • February 7, 2018

Membership Dinner meetings are held 4 times per year, generally on the 3rd Thursday of the month (unless there is a scheduling conflict) in March, May, September, and November.

The WOY Banquet honoring the Outstanding Woman of the Year and the Installation of New Officers and Board of Directors will be held onFebruary 10, 2018. 

The dinner meetings for  2017 are listed below.

All are held at Traditions:1201 Club House Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23322 unless otherwise noted.

Dinner Meeting Dates are:

March 16th

Registration @ 6:00

Dinner  @6:30

May 18th

Registration @ 6:00

Dinner @7:00

September 14th (Fashion Show)

Registration @ 6:00

Dinner  @6:30

November 16th (Craft Fair) @TowneBank

Registration @ 6:00

Dinner @6:30

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