Women's Council Leadership Team

Elaine Salvo • esalvo65@aol.com / (502) 387-7982

Trish Deatrick - tmdeatrick@gmail.com / (502) 432-5132

Membership: Pat Ballard - patbb@twc.com  / 502-459-5785
Communications: Mary Henry - mhenry59@yahoo.com  / 502-458-7882
Finance: Trish Deatrick - tmdeatrick@gmail.com / (502) 432-5132
Programs: Sandy Byrd - sandrabyrd@me.com  / 502-523-8126

Recent Correspondence to the Membership

April 2023

Dear Members of the Bellarmine University Women's Council,

Many thanks to all of you who helped commemorate the Council's 60th anniversary by celebrating on March 26th with Mass and Brunch. It was a beautiful spring day and our members, their guests, and families of our founding members enjoyed a memorable Mass, officiated by Father Clyde Crews, followed by a lovely luncheon in Frazier Hall. The students who received Bellarmine Women’s Council scholarships this year were present and expressed their appreciation for our support, after telling us about themselves. Gifts were distributed to members and a display of memories highlighted our history which included all of our showhouse successes. Appreciation is given to the 60th anniversary planning committee, led by Trish Deatrick, Pat Ballard, Sandy Byrd, Ellen Mellinger, Donna Borden, and Marisa Zoeller.

As you know from past communications, the strategic planning committee presented revised by-laws at the fall meeting, where they were approved by those present. We are now guided by a new team, headed by Chair, Elaine Salvo, and co-Chair, Trish Deatrick. The new Committee Leaders are Pat Ballard (Membership), Mary Henry (Communications), Christine Wernert (Finance), and Sandy Byrd (Programs). These six women comprise your Leadership Team. And of course, Marisa Zoeller will continue to be our liaison with the University.

Each committee leader will be recruiting members for her committee.  Please let us know on the enclosed membership renewal form which committee you would like to join.   You will notice on the form that dues are no longer required; however, a donation is requested to support the Council and our Bellarmine students. Your contribution is voluntary, and the amount is your choice.

Please take time to visit our webpage Women’s Council (bellarmine.edu) for all the latest Women’s Council information.  You can also fill out your membership form and complete your contribution to the Council on a secure link online.  See membership on the webpage. 

Please take a few minutes to complete the membership form with your information and your committee choice. Your voluntary contribution can be made by check or credit card, and we thank you in advance for your generosity.  We would like to complete the Council Directory by June 30.

The Leadership Team is excited to begin a new year of support for Bellarmine programs, which is our stated purpose, but also to socialize and work together. Our 61st year portends to be the best ever!

Best regards,

Elaine Salvo