LUDLOW, Vt. – GFWC Okemo Valley Women’s Club held their October meeting on Monday, Oct. 10, 2017 at the Black River Valley Senior Center in Ludlow, Vt. Twenty-four women gathered for the meeting, including the speaker and three guests. Elle Decos attended as guest of MaryLou Shaw, Virginia Snyder attended as guest of Darlene Remy and Marty Harrison attended the meeting as an open guest.
Continuing with last year’s presenter theme of successful women in our local community, the speaker was Diane Mueller of Triple Peaks, LLC. Mueller and her husband Tim own Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Crested Butte in Colorado, Sunapee Ski resort in New Hampshire, Tater Hill Golf Club in Londonderry, and Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow. Mueller, who is director at Okemo, gave a thoughtful and inspiring presentation of her life, her career and her purpose at Okemo.
Directly involved with many if not most areas of the resort, Mueller is hands on in every way possible. She was the inspiration behind the sign shop at the mountain, helps to manage 1,400 winter employees, trains new employees and can be seen painting, cleaning or working side by side with co-workers at any job that needs to be done. Her goal is to help others feel comfortable in what they do, learn things that they can apply elsewhere, and to help improve other’s lives. Mueller is a mother of two and grandmother of three and has always been active in the community in addition to her work at Okemo and beyond.
After Mueller’s presentation, there was a break to give members a chance to talk with her while enjoying refreshments. A business meeting followed with discussions about past and future projects, fundraising, volunteerism in the community, and the recent GFWC fall Meeting in Castleton.
Secretary Viola Wynne read the minutes from the September organizational meeting and Treasurer Michele Twombly gave her report. There were no committee reports.
The next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.