Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 3-6PM
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce
597 South Tamiami Trail, Venice
Free wine and refreshments. Instructions for painting your own wine glass. All paints, brushes and instruction included. Bring friends and enjoy the fun.
Call Esther by May 15 to make your reservations - 941-497-5302
All proceeds benefit BPWEV.
l to r: Morina Chmielak, Judy Braham
Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) President Judy Braham presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Morina Chmielak at the BPWEV Dinner meeting on March 20, 2018. Morina has been a BPWEV member for many years. She has hosted fundraiser luncheons at her home, prepared beautiful baskets for the Scholarship Wine Tasting Fundraiser each year and presently donated 2 beautiful lady handbags. Chances for these bags can be purchased at the next BPWEV meeting. Morina has chaired many BPWEV committees and is always willing the help.
Thank you, Morina!
Karin M. Drury, Scholarship Chair
As of January 15, 2018 the applications and instructions for our $ 1,000.00 Adult Learner Scholarships will be available on the BPWEV website - www.bpwev.org
Please help spread the word at your place of work. It will also be available on the SCF website and other colleges. Articles to apply will also be published in the local newspapers.
It’s easy to apply. Any female Adult Learner who is presently enrolled or has been accepted at a college, university, technical or vocational school can apply. We also encourage female veterans or spouses of veterans to apply. The applicant has to live in either Sarasota or Charlotte County. The scholarship money will be sent to the appropriate college/school, not to the applicant.
The scholarship committee presently has 3 members. They are Ann Wacholder, Carol Kouba and Karin Drury. We encourage our new members to serve on the committee which usually meets in May after all applications have been received. The deadline for the applications is April 30, 2018.
Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8th and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18th.
Some of the leaders who struggled for equality were Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Alice Paul.
Understanding the true history of our country will help us to comprehend the need for full equality under the law for all our people. This goal can be achieved by ratifying the 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that 'Equality of Rights under the Law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex'.
Each year a theme is established for Women's History Month and this year's theme is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”
Source: Women's History Month
2017 presented a new challenge for BPWEV. The Salvation Army provided us with the names of 8 children whose 3 single mothers needed our help to provide a merry Christmas for their families. You rose to the challenge and I collected a total of $607.00. That was enough money to buy clothes, bedding and one wished for toy for each child. Some BPWEV sisters also bought clothes and bedding for the children. Thank you, thank you!
Your donations of food for the Helping Hands Food Bank in Englewood was also very generous and much appreciated by the Food Bank. Not only did you donate enough dollars to buy everything for the 8 children, but there was enough money left to write a check of $100.00 for Helping Hands.
Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated. May you all have a happy, healthy and blessed 2018.
Thank you all!
Karin M. Drury
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