American Business Women's Association

Eastern Michigan Council


District V Annual Luncheon Honoring
2021/2022 District V Vice President


Register now for the DVP luncheon hosted by the Eastern Michigan Council and Cardinal Crossroads Council.

DATE: Saturday, July 16, 2022

LOCATION: The Kensington Hotel,

3500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Early Registration (Cash, Check, or PayPal*): June 18, 2022 / $45.00

Late Registration (PayPal* only): June 19 - July 13, 2022 / $50.00

*Fees will be added to all PayPal payments.

Please join us in honoring Gail by wearing her favorite colors:

Black, White, & Silver!

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Registration Flyer

Download the Registration Flyer to learn more details about the event.

Register Now

Click on the button below to register and pay for the Saturday, July 16, 2022 DVP Luncheon.

Registration is Closed

Auction/Card Pull

Download the Auction/Card Pull Flyer to learn more about making a donation.

Program Ad Flyer

Download the Program Ad Flyer to learn more about how to submit an ad for the souvenir program. Scroll down on this page to pay for your ad online.


Hotel Information

Hotel rooms must be reserved before June 18, 2022.

The Kensington Hotel

3500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


(mention booking for ABWA DVP when booking over the phone)​​

For online booking:

  1. Hover over Accommodations Tab

  2. Click on Book Direct & Save Tab

  3. Scroll down and click on Check Availability

  4. Click Add Code & Choose Group Attendee

  5. Enter Code: 2207ABWADV

  6. Follow directions on screen to choose dates and checkout.

Room Rates: $129/night (up to 4 occupants)

Friday Night
Meet & Greet

When you register for the Saturday DVP luncheon, you will have the option to indicate if you will be attending the informal Friday Night Meet & Greet in-person on July 15, 2022 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM EST. There is no virtual option this year. You will also have the option to indicate if you will sign up and eat dinner with a group after the Meet & Greet (pay your own way). We will form car-pools for transportation to & from these restaurants.


We are looking for volunteers to lead a group to some restaurants in Ann Arbor, click below for list. We have 2 volunteers so far.
Please contact Mary Shindell if you would like to a lead a group:

Click on the sign-up sheet to add your name to the restaurant of your choice.

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Keynote Speaker: Christie Browning

Christie Browning is a motivational speaker, an award-winning writer, and a coach. Join us for her presentation​, Your Great Comeback: How to Recover from Disappointments, Defeat and Derailments. See flyer for more details.

Click here to download the flyer:


Read more about Christie's work, mission, and happenings at:

You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram: @christiebrowningoffical

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Donation Requests

Donations for Auction Items & Gift Cards for the Envelope Pull are requested from individuals, ABWA Leagues, Councils, and community businesses. The donations are greatly appreciated, with proceeds helping to fund the District V Vice President’s Luncheon.
Deadline: Notification deadline of donors for either the Auction or the Envelope pull is June 18, 2022. Any donations after that date will NOT be recognized in the program.


Please advise the Auction Co-Chairs if you are donating - we will need name of contributor, theme or type of auction item, and approximate $$ value of same so we can complete the bid sheets prior to this event. See flyer for email addresses.

Please advise Envelope Co-Chairs if you are donating so they can prepare the envelopes prior to this event. See flyer for email addresses.

Souvenir Program Book Advertising -
Pay online* for your program ad!
*Fees will be added to all PayPal payments.

(Finished book size is 5.5” x 8.5”)

AD Size
Patron Ad (2 lines)
1/8th Page (Business Card)
1/4th Page
1/2 Page
Full Page
Inside Back Cover
Outside Back Cover


Deadline: submit your finished ad by June 18, 2022*
*Ads will be in the Program only if payment and ad are both received by this date.

Program ad payments are now closed.
Thank you for your patronage!


Any Questions?

For any questions about the DVP luncheon, please contact the event co-chairs:

Cheryl S. -

Mary S. -