Thank you, ladies for the opportunity to serve as your President of this Local Organization for the next year. Your warmth and enthusiasm at the Installation Dinner is greatly appreciated.

The planning for the May meeting of the First Annual “BFF” Event with entertainment and raffles sounds like an excellent beginning to our New Year thanks to the leadership of Irene. The Sip and Paint fundraiser organized by Esther for May 19th will continue us on a positive note. What an excellent way to begin this endeavor representing You, lovely ladies!

One of the important characteristics of being a great leader, is to listen to the membership. In the case of BPWEV; it is a group of strong, successful women willing to give of their time and talents to improve themselves and also reaching out to the entire community. The attitude of freely giving to organize future meetings, fundraisers and chair committees is truly enlightening. Then there is the personal side of our lives involving family and friends who receive our love and tender loving care which makes us complete.

The future appears bright and positive as we begin our New Year for Business and Professional Women of Englewood, Venice and beyond. This will be an excellent time to improve ourselves and our communities through positive and helpful measures.

We can be thankful for the opportunities awaiting us to make a difference personally and professionally. Thank you for you individually in acting upon these opportunities beginning in your home and spreading throughout the world. Happy New Year to Us!

Syd Gibson

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