Women's Division

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Mariellen Sereno - President
Janet Konecne - Vice President
Kerith Dilley - Secretary
Martha Rosmus - Treasurer


 Women's Division History

In June 1962, Barney Jordan, President of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, and George Strachan, Manager, invited a group of eleven business women and home executives to a meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a Women’s Division of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce.  Interest ran high and a Pilot committee was formed to develop plans.

In January 1963, the WDCC was chartered with Sarah Fay Pearson as Charter President and 109 interested women.  A firm foundation was laid for a successful organization dedicated to the betterment of Anaheim and its citizenry through service rendered by our “Women Devoted to Community Character”.  During the following years, the WDCC has continued to grow in stature and prestige and continues to be an important part of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce to support the Chamber’s purpose in promoting the economic, civic and social welfare of the people of Anaheim.

Events and projects sponsored by the WDCC, planned and carried out by its member/committees through their monthly board meetings and luncheon meetings include contributions in the field of Public Affairs, Education, Cultural Arts and Civic improvements, together with recognition given to women for exemplary community service in the City of Anaheim.

Monthly Luncheons/Annual Events include:


Informing members of legislative activities of city government i.e. Candidates Forum during election years.

Download the February Luncheon Invitation


Recruitment of New Members

Spotlight on Educators

Honors outstanding Anaheim Educators

Spotlight on Youth

Honors elementary, junior high and high school students for outstanding community service/volunteerism


Honors High School seniors going on to college for outstanding community service/volunteerism

Download the 2014 Scholarship Application Form

Annie Accolade

Honors 5 women in the community for exemplary community service

Sarah Fay Pearson

Honors 1 WDCC member for exemplary community service


Click here for Women's Division membership information

Click here for the Women's Division Brochure

Women's Division Newsletter Archive

September 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
January 2013
November/December 2012
October 2012
September 2012
Summer 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
November/December 2011
October 2011
September 2011
Summer 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
January 2011
November/December 2010
October 2010
September 2010