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Business group names Woman of Year

Donna Hempel has been elected 2005-2006 Woman of the Year by the

Verdugo-Glen Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. because

of her outstanding contributions to her chapter and her community.

Since joining the association in 2001, she has held the positions

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of recording secretary for two years, corresponding secretary and

several chairmanships.

She serves as chapter delegate to the Los Angeles Area Council and

Impact Council, where she has also served as council secretary.

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The chapter title qualifies her as a nominee for Top Ten Women of

the Year on a national level.

These members who will be chosen as Ten Top Women of the Year will

be announced at the American Business Women’s Assn’s National

Convention in Grapevine, Texas, in November.

Hempel is owner and president of Hempel & Associates, a consulting

firm associated with trade shows.

Singers auditioning for new members

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The Van Bloem Singers are auditioning interested singers of all

ages to join this musical group that performs throughout the year for

charities and retirement facilities.

The ability to sight read is not necessary for prospective

members. Singers available to perform between noon and 3 p.m. on

weekdays are especially needed. Availability is also needed on

occasional evenings or weekends.

Rehearsals are from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. Monday in Burbank. This

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volunteer group performs more than 25 shows each year for service

clubs, volunteer organizations, retiree and church groups, senior

residences and other charitable organizations. Singers do not need to

make every performance.

The group’s repertoire includes, “The Music of Broadway,”

“Showstoppers,” “Music Americana,” “Music of the Forties,” “Music of

the Movies” and “Music for the Holidays.”

For more information, call Elaine Paonessa, musical director, at

(818) 845-6851.


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