ABWA La Flambeau chapter holds fund-raiser

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 8, 2001


PHOTO 1: Actors from Murder A La Carte, Inc. entertain guest of the American Business Women’s Association La Flambeau chapter during their performance of “Most Likely to be Murdered” a murder mystery dinner theater. RESERVE – The Dupont PERO Building in Reserve was the setting for La Flambeau Charter of the American Business Women’s Association’s murder mystery dinner theater, “Most Likely to be Murdered” at the class reunion. The evening featured entertainment by Murder A La Carte, Inc., a troupe of professional actors from the New Orleans area who perform throughout the Gulf Coast. Actors perform audience interactive improvisatinal theater while guest try to solve the murder mystery. The setting for “Most Likely to be Murdered” is Riverview High School’s five-year class reunion. The joyful reunion turns deadly when some of the classmates confront one another. Audience members then try to help the detective solve the case. In addition to helping solve the murder case, local business leaders who attended also helped raise funds for the chapter’s educational scholarship for students of the River Parishes. The objective of La Flambeau chapter is to promote the professional, educational, cultural and social advancement of women. The chapter has a new member educational program which offers classes or seminars with financial assistance from the chapter. PHOTO 2: La Flambeau president Liz Oubre and charter member Janet Hymel are shown attending the fund-raiser. La Flambeau chapter was chartered in 1980 with 30 members, all working women from the River Parishes area. Business members come from diverse backgrounds – teachers, secretaries, small business owners, real estate salespersons, journalists, civil servants, etc. Members meet on the third Tuesday of each month at varied locations. Networking begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and meetings are from 7:45-9:15 p.m. Prior to the business segment of the meeting, the chapter features guest speakers or special programs. Topics are diverse and the program chairman gets input from the membership through questionnaires on topics they are most interested in. La Flambeau officers are Liz Oubre, president; Cindy Abraham, vice president; Joan Ory, secretary; and Donna Malbrough, treasurer. There are currently 35 members on its roster. For more information about the American Buisness Women’s Association visit its website at http://www.abwanq.org/mission.asp. Anyone interested in joining the La Flambeau charter can call Ann Holmes at 652-2153, Joy Miller at 652-0543 or Janet Hymel at 652-9984.