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September 2014

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September 2014 BPW Meeting

Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 5:15 p.m. (Dinner 6:00 p.m.)

Topic: What is So Super About Superfoods?

Speaker: Claire Lee Reid
(Certified Nutritional Counselor
Reid's Nutrition Center) 

Our monthly dinner meeting is held at Boca Royale Country Club and guests are always welcome. Click for Map
Reservation Deadline 09/14/14
at 5 p.m.

Women in BPW

You Are Invited!

BPW Englewood/Venice

BPW is not like any other organization.

This organization was founded in 1919 and is unique in that it has a long history of advocating for women and is still passionately and effectively engaged in assuring equal rights, equal pay and equal opportunities in the workforce. Every working woman has benefited from the efforts of this organization in Education Foundation, Scholarships, Public Policy, Equal Pay and Lobbying for Women's Rights.

We invite you to attend one of our meetings, learn more and join us!


Our Officers

Officers 2014
Congratulations Jacqueline Elliott PDF Print E-mail

Jacqueline ElliottCongratulations are in order for a member of  Business and Professional Women of Englewood/Venice on becoming both the Individual Development and the Young Careerist winner at the Business and Professional Women of Florida’s State Conference in Orlando.  Jacqueline wrote and presented original speeches for the ID and YC competition plus completed the ID impromptu component.

Jacqueline is currently serving as BPWEV’s Young Careerist.  In addition, she will also serve as the BPW/FL Young Careerist Chair for 2014-2015. 

Jacqueline has been a member of our organization for a little over one year.  She is the Events and Volunteer Manager at the Suncoast Humane Society, a 501(C)(3) open admissions animal shelter located in Englewood.  In her spare time, she volunteers with the Coastal Wildlife as a turtle patrol volunteer monitoring the beach for sea turtle activity between May 1 and October 31.

We are lucky to have Jacqueline as a member.  She brings her energy, enthusiasm and great personality to our organization.  Congratulations again, Jacqueline, on winning the State Individual Development Progam and the Young Careerist competition. 

Wine Tasting and Auction on October 24

October 24, 2014 - 5pm to 8pm

Venice Art Venter (390 Nokomis Ave S, Venice, FL 34285)

Please join us for our 6th Annual Passport to your future Wine Tasting & Auction. All proceeds of this fundraiser will go into our scholarship account to assure that BPWEV will be able to award scholarships to Adult Learners in 2015.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Claire Lee Reid - Speaker on September 18 PDF Print E-mail

Claire ReidClaire Lee Reid founded Reid's Nutrition Center in 1976, and has been running her store ever since. Lee attended the University of Cincinnati and the University of Kentucky, then worked in research at Proctor and Gamble.

After she married, she moved and worked in California. Her husband got a good job in Florida, so they moved here with 6 kids and a dog. Rotonda became home when their landlord, Leah Lasbury, said that's the only place they could find a landlord who would accept 6 kids and a dog!

Lee now has 8 kids, several of which have worked and now work at the store. Her store is truly a family affair with all of those involved having a passion to help all who visit.

Third Scholarship Winner 2014 PDF Print E-mail

The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice, BPWEV, honored Angeline Koplau at their dinner meeting on July 17, 14. Angeline is attending State College of Florida and is pursuing an Associate Science Degree in Occupational Therapy Assistance. Angeline is the single mother of 3 young children, is working and attending college. She received a $1,000.00 Adult Learner Scholarship. This is the 3rd scholarship BPWEV has awarded this year.

BPWEV meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club. For more information please contact Chris Davis at 941-473-4759.

Annual Triathlon YMCA PDF Print E-mail

bpwev triathlon 2014On July 19, 014 the W. L. Englewood Family YMCA hosted the annual Triathlon Summer Event on Englewood Beach. Volunteers from the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) arrived at 5:30 a.m. and assisted with the registration, then moved to the water station to hand out refreshing drinks to the runners of the 5K race.

Pictured from l to r is are the enthusiastic volunteers: Kathy Castellano, Maryann Terry, Irene Slattery and Alyssa Vanstone.

Kids Needs Donation PDF Print E-mail

kids-needs-donation-22014The members of the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) collected clothing and school items for Kids' Needs of Englewood.

Pictured from left to right are members Morina Chmielak, MaryJane Apicello and Natalie Bloom.