» Women of Chapman Steering Committee

Steering Committee 

President Barbara Eidson
President Elect Anne Manassero
Christmas at The Ritz Chair Donna Bunce
Christmas at The Ritz Chair Elect      Mona Nesseth
Program Co-Chair Donna Bunce
Program Co-Chair Donna Calvert
Treasurer and Recording Secretary  Andi Doddridge
Corresponding Secretary  Susan Villeneuve
Membership Chair Sheri Nazaroff
Membership Tea Co-Chair Donna Di Bari
Membership Tea Co-Chair Mona Nesseth
Nominating Committee Chair Sue Hook
Parliamentarian Donna Bianchi
Website Chair Kathy Hamilton
Student Filmmaker Endowment Chair       Adrienne Brandes

Standing Committee Chairs

Roster Donna Bunce
Historian Jacqui Penner

Members at Large

Leslie Cancellieri
Sally Crockett
Marci Hollander
Donna Hood
Nora Jorgenson Johnson
Charlene Prager
Eve Ruffato
Phyllis Shafer
Kim Smith
Christine Sullivan

+ - Presidents Emeritus

Mildred Mead*, Founder and Founding President, 1971-1984
Mary Lou Hornsby*, 1985-1997
Mary Dell Barkouras, 1998
Joan Riach-Gayner, 1999-July 2000**
Donna Bunce, 2000-2001, 2001-2002
Betty Belden Palmer*, 2002-2003
Adrienne Brennan, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2010-2011
Karen Elliott, 2005-2006
Leslie Cancellieri, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
Charlene Prager, 2008-2009, 2009-2010
Kathy Hamilton, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
Donna Bianchi, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 

**Fiscal year change

+ - Steering Committee Responsibilities (2017 - 2019)


  • Preside at General Meetings and Programs
  • Preside at Steering Committee Meetings
  • Liaison to the University including serving on Chapman University’s Board of Trustees as an ex-officio member
  • Communicate ongoing activities to the membership

President Elect:

  • Preside at President 2017-2018

Benefit Chairman:

  • Chair “Christmas at The Ritz” benefit

Benefit Chairman Elect:

  • Chair “Christmas at The Ritz” benefit

Program/Luncheon Co-Chairmen:

  • Plan and produce programs with committee approval
  • Produce and mail invitations
  • Submit program information for press releases to Publicity Chairman
  • Chair Annual Meeting Luncheon in June


  • Our Chapman liaison is furnished with a general ledger of the books of accounts and she provides the treasurer with a budget tracking report.
  • Utilizing Chapman's and the liaison's information, the treasurer prepares and gives reports at the Steering Committee meetings.
  • All revenue is received and deposited by Chapman University
  • All checks for accounts payable are written and distributed by Chapman University.
  • Prepare and submit an annual financial report

Recording Secretary:

  • Record minutes
  • Distributes minutes to Steering Committee

Corresponding Secretary:

  • Send out meeting notices and any reminders
  • Write thank-you notes
  • Send get-well, sympathy and congratulatory cards

Membership Chairman:

  • The Chapman University liaison is responsible for mailing dues notices and requests for roster information to members.
  • The Membership Chairman is responsible for:
    • Preparing the letters, dues notices and memos to the membership and submitting to the liaison for distribution
    • Contacting delinquent members
    • Maintaining a current list of members, their addresses and phone numbers, including new members as accepted
    • Submitting new member information and revisions to membership list to Roster Chairman
    • Accepting applications for new members from current members and sending invitations to join to those accepted by the Steering Committee
    • Coordinating the membership activities at the membership event in May 

Membership Event Co-Chairmen:

  • Plan and make arrangements for a membership event in May

Nominating Committee Chairman:

  • Meet with the Nominating Committee to select Steering Committee members for the following year
  • Submit the Steering Committee slate for approval to the Steering Committee
  • Announce the Steering Committee at the annual Summer Luncheon

Parliamentarian: Immediate Past President

Website Chairman:

  • Show calendar of current events and information
  • Feature history of group and its commitment to education

Student Filmmaker Endowment Chair:

  • Chair committee that determines who the Dodge College student finalists are for WOC’s annual student endowment recognition

Roster Chairman:

  • Update roster information. Changes in a member’s information may be made only upon written verification from the Membership Chairman or from the member herself.
  • Have roster printed
  • Make arrangements to distribute roster


  • Keep history of Women of Chapman
  • Oversee photographs taken at events and programs
  • Maintain a publicity scrapbook

Members at Large:

  • Assist in promoting the Women of Chapman in their support of Chapman University
  • Featured
  • News
  • Events