Joyce Scott has been the Program Director of Our Mother’s House since 2005, and has overseen the growth and development of this program from a facility serving just 4 families to one serving 22 on any given night. Originally from New York’s Long Island, Joyce has lived in Southwest Florida for 29 years. Her background includes Special Education programming and assessment, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, with a focus on programs for young women. She has served as an Administrator and Manager for over 35 years, and is especially pleased to be working with a program that focuses on women’s futures.
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".
I am happy to report that BPWEV is taking all the necessary steps to ensure we continue to grow and prosper.
Our last dinner meeting was a fine example of getting the “word out” as we had the largest crowd in many months. The two scholarship recipients who attended were pleased to receive a free year membership to our LO. The nine guests who attended enjoyed interacting with our members and we hope they join our organization in the future.
Plantation accommodated our request for larger tables in order to meet social distancing guidelines. Our current meeting room accommodates up to 25 attendees at the present time. Once we go over 25, we will be moved to a larger room.
Our organization has grown by over twenty five percent in two short months. I always said, “our organization is the best kept secret in Englewood and Venice” and now is the time to get the word out. If more women and men knew what our mission is and what we do, they would join our organization. We have an extraordinary group of women who are positive and support each other. Our group is compassionate, charitable and determined, also know how to have fun.
The annual wine tasting event to benefit the Adult Learner Scholarship program and BPWEV will take place on Friday, October 16. This year, the event will be held at Rumours, in Englewood, located in Lemon Bay Plaza. All members and friends of BPWEV are invited to attend and support this fun event.
Thus far, this year has been challenging and filled with so many uncertainties, and at times frustrating. It has also been a year of opportunities to reconnect with family and friends. We can talk or video chat at slower pace and recognize that, “it is the little things that create differences, that in the big things in life we are at one”. (from the Collect by Mary Stewart)
We have four months until the end of 2020, let us challenge ourselves to grow our LO another twenty five percent!
The mission of BPWEV is: “To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through Advocacy, Education and Information”. BPWEV will celebrate its 60th birthday this year! BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at Plantation Golf and Country Club. The public is invited to all meetings. Reservations for the dinner meetings are required. For information go to www.bpwev.org
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
The well known and talented SHARK SISTERS will also be providing entertainment thoughout the evening.
Advance Tickets-$35 through PayPal or Credit Card (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 PayPal or Credit Card.
Our current Platinum Sponsors are:
Michael Saunders and Company
Business and Professional Women of Englewood/Venice Women's 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 - PLATINUM 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.
THANK YOU to Our Current Platinum Sponsors:
Michael Saunders and Company & Classic Creations in Diamonds and Gold Inc.
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
Stacey Steward Chaisson is one of three BPWEV’s Christine Davis Adult Learner
Scholarship recipients this year. Stacey is finishing her degree in Early Childhood
Education/Special Needs. Stacey received this scholarship also last year.
Stacey is a single mom and has a child with special needs. She has been employed
by Children First since October 2014. Her dedication to children, and particularly
the at-risk children, is one of the reason why Stacey is pursuing the degree she has chosen.
The other two scholarship recipients will be introduced to BPWEV
at the August 18, 2020 Dinner Meeting.
BPWEV believes strongly in “Women Helping Women”. The mission of BPWEV is: “To achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information!” BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at Plantation Golf and Country Club. For information go to: www.bpwev.org The public is invited to all meetings.
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