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August 2014

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August 2014 BPW Meeting

Date: August 21, 2014
Time: 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:
Julia Stalnaker

How To Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Our monthly dinner meeting is held at Boca Royale Country Club and guests are always welcome. Click for Map
Reservation Deadline 08/17/14
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
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.

Third Scholarship Winner 2014

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.

Julia Stalnaker - Speaker on August 21 PDF Print E-mail

Julia StalnakerJulia Stalnaker is a Certified Financial Planner with Raymond James in Venice. She graduated from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Arts in laboratory medicine/biology degree. After spending 17 years in the medical industry, Julia pursued her lifelong dream of working in the financial field.

Julia came to Raymond James because of its emphasis on financial planning. In 2004, she obtained her Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation. In 2009, she was awarded the designation of Certified Financial Plannerâ„¢ professional after completing the education, experience, ethics and examination requirements.

Julia is very active in her community. She is a member of the Venice-Nokomis Rotary Club, Venice Chamber of Commerce, fundraised for All Faiths Food Bank and has served on the advisory committee for Loveland Center in Venice.

Julia has lived in Venice for 30 years. Married to Jim for 27 years, they have two children, Jim and Jenna. In her free time, she enjoys reading and outdoor activities.