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
of recording secretary for two years, corresponding secretary and
She serves as chapter delegate to the Los Angeles Area Council and
Impact Council, where she has also served as council secretary.
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
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
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