Three admirable women were in the spotlight last week as they each told of their individual journeys to become successful businesswomen in our community. Why are they successful? Because they followed their passion – helping other people. And they do this in three different ways.
The Woman’s Club of Dundalk held a “Meet and Greet” at Donna’s Tavern and Restaurant on Pine Avenue in Dundalk on Oct. 1. The club is a non-profit organization, has fundraisers and raffles throughout the year to provide scholarships, supplies for veterans, rides for medical patients, and other needs of our community. The evening gathering was attended by club members and other women in our community who are interested in the club’s activities. Four women were impressed enough to become “new members” that night
The businesswomen speakers, “Three Women in Power,” presented their personal stories of how they got to be where they are in life today, and they described how they used their determination, sacrifice, time and energy forging ahead to meet their passionate goals.
The first speaker was Dawn Frazier, Director of “Santa’s Helpers, Inc.,” a non-profit organization who has been bringing happiness to children for many years in Dundalk. All year is “Christmas Season” to Dawn as she plans and coordinates activities to collect toys for children. Creating some happy moments for children who really need some is Dawn’s passion. If you would like to help, call Dawn at 410-627-6654.
Next to speak was another woman whose work focuses on children. Sharon Winter is owner and manager of “Wise Early Learning Center,” located at 7835 Wise Ave.
She loves to pass on knowledge to curious little children ages three or four. Her business is not babysitting or daycare, but it is a school with a structured curriculum for children to learn. Sharon has been teaching children for over 20 years and provides basic instruction to help young children get a positive start in their learning experiences. Children are her passion. To reach Sharon, call 443-503-8748.
The third speaker was the newest to enter entrepreneurship. Lindsay Banfill has recently opened “Joanna’s Café,” a coffee shop, at 1420 Merritt Blvd., directly behind Denny’s Restaurant. She has a lifetime of hospitality experience from businesses owned by other people. Now she can provide her own high-level personal attention to her customers.
This is important to her, this is her passion, to “make people feel comfortable and pampered”. Joanna’s Café has a bright, colorful, un-rushed atmosphere serving fresh sandwiches, pastries, and a variety of coffees and other healthy drinks. To contact the restaurant, call 443-549-4797.
The Woman’s Club of Dundalk will have two other evening “Meet & Greets” at Donna’s Tavern and Restaurant, on Monday, Dec. 2, and Monday, April 6, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. All women in Dundalk are welcomed to attend these evening gatherings and also monthly daytime meetings, held the first Monday of each month at the same location, at 11 a.m.
If you have any interest in the club, please call Kelly Bowman at 443-742-3817. The Woman’s Club of Dundalk does good for our community. The more women the club has, the more good can be done.