Joyce McCaffrey, LDO
Board Certified Optician
Joyce has lived in Venice for 30 years. She has been in the optical industry for over 35 years. She has a gift for choosing the perfect eyewear for each individual’s personality. She remains consistently on the cutting edge of technology and fashion.
Joyce has a unique ability to put her customers at ease and help them through the choosing of the eyewear process. She was nominated for apprentice of the year for the State of Florida in her early career. Her professional skills are highly developed which distinguish her from the rest.
Joyce is extremely active in the community outreach. She has a passion for giving. She is constantly networking to help other independent business owners.
In 2011 she realized there was gap in the fashion industry in Venice: a lack of a source for good fitting undergarments. She decided to pursue a solution and fill that need. She received certification at the Eveden fit School at the Curve show in Las Vegas. The rest is history! With a following of repeat customers, she has been helping women of all shapes and sizes with the perfect fitting under garments. Women enjoy the professionalism and comfort they receive through her expertise of fittings.
You can call "Eyes on You" and make an appointment any time. (941-244-9054)
BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at the Plantation Golf and Country Club. The public is invited to all meetings. Dinner is $23.00 and reservations are necessary. For more information go to: www.bpwev.org
The mission of BPWEV is: To achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information. BPW celebrated its 100th birthday in 2019. The organization strongly believes in "Women Helping Women".
Welcome to August, the month we celebrate Women’s Equality Day.
In 1869, Susan B. Anthony founded the National Women’s Suffrage Association for the purpose of organizing and fighting for the right to vote. On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became a part of the US Constitution and women were granted the right to vote. A lot has changed since 1920, as more and more women become business owners, seek higher education, serve in the military and pursue public office.
The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Our mission is as relevant today as in 1920. “To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. The Collect, by Mary Stewart, is as relevant today as when it was written in 1904. “Grant that we may realize it is the little things that create differences, that in the big things in life we are at one. And may we strive to touch and to know the great common human heart of us all, and O Lord God, let us not forget to be kind”.
Each and everyone of us has a responsibility to continue the work our sisters began sixty years ago. There is no doubt that our organization will not only survive but thrive because like Susan B. Anthony and Mary Stewart, the women of BPWEV are strong, determined and committed.
12TH ANNUAL WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER &
“PASSPORT TO YOUR FUTURE”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 202O RUMOURS
5:00 p.m.-8:00 pm 1807 Englewood Rd
Englewood , FL 34223
Advance Tickets-$35 through Pay Pal (see below) or
Make checks payable to BPWEV &
Mail to BPWEV
PO BOX 611
Englewood, FL 34295
Tickets at the door-$40
Chance tickets will also be sold to win gifts and beautiful gift baskets, and can be purchased at door or through Pay Pal.
Business and Professional Women of Englewood/Venice Scholarships
To purchase online:
BPWEV is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Non-profit Corporation, Florida Solicitation License #CH30762. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL
REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING
TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION
BY THE STATE. Division of Consumer Services may be reached at 1-800-HELP-FLA or www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com
We have rescheduled the women's workshop "Jewels of Business" for the first Saturday in December. We currently have commitments from all six speakers and they are looking forward to participating. The event will be held at Plantation Golf and Country Club and will include a continental breakfast, a catered lunch and afternoon snacks, all provided by Plantation.
The workshop will run a full day with breakfast and registration at 8:30. There will be three outstanding morning speakers and three great afternoon speakers. We will also have some baskets for a raffle. Tickets will be $30 and we are hopeful that our members will attend and invite friends. We will also be looking for corporate sponsors for the event, so please consider sponsoring.
Sponsorship levels are:
$200 - PLATNIUM LEVEL: Promotion in program, on flier, newsletter, website, and in press release. Verbal promotion at event. Includes two tickets to the event.
$125 - GOLD LEVEL: Promotion in program and verbal promotion at event. Includes one ticket to the event.
$75 - SILVER LEVEL: Promotion in program and verbal promotion at event.
Thanks to the committee for all their hard work Morina, Sue Hogrefe, Karen Helmick and Jennifer Mechling.
The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) installed the new Board Officers at their June 16, 2020 held at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice. Irene Slattery and Carol Kouba installed the new officers for 2020/2021 in the traditional BPW ceremony.
l-r: President, Morina Chmielak; First Vice President, Esther Bird; Second Vice President, Debra Straw; Secretary, Karin Drury; Treasurer, Cynthia Fredricks; Carol Kouba, Member; Irene Stattery, Installation Chair
BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice. The mission of BPWEV is “To achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information." Nationally, BPW celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019.
Englewood BPW was chartered in 1960. The organization believes strongly in “Women Helping Women”. To achieve this, the group offers Adult Learner Scholarships to women who are returning to college or vocational schools to achieve higher education in order to provide better for their families. www.bpwev.org
The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) are offering Adult Learner Scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 each! Female applicants should be from the Englewood/Venice area, residing either in Sarasota or Charlotte County. Adult Lerners are those women pursuing advanced education or retraining in college or vocational schools. BPWEV scholarship applications and instructions and contact information are accessible online at www.bpwev.org.
BPWEV also is engaged in the national program “Joining Forces with Women Veterans and Military Spouses”. The program provides resources and online connections to the veterans and military wives to assist in their successfully obtaining meaningful employment and a career of their interest. BPWEV encourages Women Veterans and Military Spouses to apply.
The deadline for mailing applications is June 30, 2020.
BPWEV is a 501(c)(3) Tax Deductible Non-profit Corporation, Florida Solicitation License #CH30762. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Division of Consumer Services may be reached at 1-800-HELP-FLA or www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.
Business & Professional Women of Englewood and Venice
P.O. Box 611, Englewood, FL 34295