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July 2014 BPW Meeting

Date: July 17, 2014
Time: 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Guest Speakers:

Walter Rossman
Kevin Barton

Our monthly dinner meeting is held at Boca Royale Country Club and guests are always welcome. Click for Map
Reservation Deadline 07/13/14
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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
Speakers for Dinner Meeting on July 17 PDF Print E-mail
Topic: Environmental Impact of New Development
Walter Rossman
Walter Rossman

Walter Rossmann moved from New York City where he attended the Manhattan High School of Art and Design to Venice, FL in 1988, and attended Manatee Community College. He is married to Krista Hunt-Rossmann and they have a 9 year old daughter named Cadence. They lived in South Venice for 19 years until moving out to the rural area of Venice on 5 acres.

Walter co-owns and operates Imprint Indie Printing, Inc. a company that prints and manufactures for the music industry since 1994. He is also a musician currently recording a new record and planning a west coast tour in the fall.

Walter also enjoys cycling. He is part of SCORR (Sarasota Off Road Riders) that have been creating hiking and biking trails in the Carlton Reserve as well as Myakka State Forest. He also sits as a citizen of Venice on the Bicycle Pedestrian Trails Advisory Committee.

Kevin Barton
Kevin Barton

A Venice native, Kevin Barton has always been passionate about wildlife and our environment. As a kid he was inspired by Amberlake Wildlife Refuge, a small rehab center in Englewood to which he regularly brought patients.

While in college he volunteered at Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota where he was later hired, working his way to head (and last) rehabilitator for founder and mentor Dale Shields. While at PMBS he worked as a vet tech as well as volunteered at Mote Marine with their rehabilitation program for marine mammals.

In 2004 Kevin Barton along with Linda Schrader founded the Wildlife center of Venice to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured, sick, and orphaned wildlife.

BPWEV honored 2 scholarship recipients PDF Print E-mail

BPWEG Scholarship recipientsThe Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) at their monthly meeting on June 19, 14 at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club honored 2 scholarship recipients. Ashley Koch and Kerry Paulsen each received an Adult Learner Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00.

Ashley is attending State College of Florida and is pursuing a degree in nursing. Kerry Paulsen started her second year at Southwest Florida College in Port Charlotte. Upon graduation, Kerry will have earned her degree in Surgical Technology.

BPWEV will award a third $1,000.00 Adult Learner Scholarship at their July meeting.