Monthly Speakers

Sandy McMurtry, Chapter Leader, Love on a Leash St. Tammany


I am a native of Jacksonville, FL, but have spent my life as a Navy wife living around the world.

My family and I have lived in Mandeville for 71/2 years and this is home until my children, ages 11 and 18, have finished school. I have been married to my husband, Steve, for 26 years. In my life prior to starting Love on a Leash St. Tammany I worked as a linguist and a college English instructor. I have an M.A. in Applied Linguistics with post graduate work in education. Now I spend time as General Manager of my household, and President of Love on a Leash St. Tammany. I enjoy gardening, exercising, and reading, all with my four dogs!

Date: October 16, 2014

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Place: Grace Disciples of Christ Church
975 Hwy 190 Service Road, Covington, LA 70433

Free event for first-time guests.
Members pay $5 meeting fee.

If you plan on staying for the optional lunch, please RSVP. You can either pay online or at the meeting. Lunch costs just $5!


Brenda Alford, Red Door Home Staging

Sponsors can sign-up here (must be a WIP member to sponsor).

Melissa Willis, Image consultant
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President
Brenda Bertus, CEO, St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation
Chief Tim Lentz, Chief of Police, City of Covington
Lauren Coudrain, The Coudrain Group
Famous Louisiana Women Skit
Dian Lusher, Dynel, Inc. & Women Coach Women
Triness Kuhn, "Second Line through New Orleans"
Marie Rudd, Attorney
Tracy Moseley, NAMI
Celeste Hart and Lisa McKenzie, event organizers for You Night
Poppy Tooker, Food personality, culinary teacher and author
Erica Morgan, MSW, LCSW
May 2013: Pemmie Sheasby, Oil & Vinegar
April 2013: Brister Stephens, Investment Advisor
March 2013: Women's History Month Skit
February 2013: Dr. Catherine Wilbert, ND
January 2013: Cari Roy, New Orleans Psychic
January 2013: Mike Slifer, Tigertown Sites
November 2012: Rev. Bonnie Simerly
September 2012: Women Writers of Children’s Books
August 2012: Susan Bonnett, Northshore Community Foundation
June 2012: W "Bill" Morgan Sims, Business Solutions 4U
May 2012: Ellen LaRocca, The Body Works Center
April 2012: Willie Paretti, HOYST
March 2012: Dian Lusher, DYNEL, Inc.
January 2012: Kay Morrison, The Occasional Wife
November 2011: Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President
October 2011: Davis Brister, Merrill Lynch