The excitement continues to grow relating to our all day workshop "Jewels of Business". Committee members who have are anxious to begin getting attendees registered for this outstanding event. Seating is limited, so you are encouraged to act soon to reserve your seat. Any committee member will be happy to accept your payment and assure you that you will be able to enjoy the day with us. (You can pay Morina, Jennifer Mechling, Sue Hogrefe, Karen Helmick or me or order puchase tickets on the link below.)
We have several event sponsors but would love to have more. If you are interested, let one of the committee members know or sign up to be a sponsor on the link below. Thank you to our committee: Morina, Sue Hogrefe, Karen Helmick and Jennifer Mechling.
The event will be at Plantation Golf and Country Club on December 5th, beginning with registration and breakfast at 8:30. There will be six outstanding speakers who are sure to enlighten and entertain everyone. Lunch will be served as well as a mid-afternoon snack. The speakers and topics are as follows:
Cosmetic Options for Women Dr. Karen Helmick
Managing a Very Busy Life Cyndi Fredricks
Spiritual Health M.K. Mueller
How to Stay Safe Online Mark Rizzo
Secrets to Aging With Good Health Bill Mechling
Dealing with Personal Challenges Dr. Christopher Cortman
We ask that all members support this event.
THANK YOU to Our Current Sponsors:
Our Platinum Sponsors
Michael Saunders and Company-Irene Slattery Classic Creations in Diamonds and Gold Inc.
Our Gold Sponsors:
Professional Travel Services-Morina Chmielak QuickSigns-Cyndi Fredricks Gulfside Mortgage- Sue Hogrefe
Our Silver Sponsors
Healthy Body Acupunture-Dr. Karen Helmick
Purchase Tickets Here
"ADOPT A SENIOR" - December 18, 3:30 pm
Our 2nd annual "Adopt a Senior" gift exchange and cocktail party will be held on Friday, December 18 at 3:30 at the Senior Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice. Please consider participating in this event to make the holidays special for a low income senior in our community.
Last year's event was fantastic and so gratifying to our members. We felt joy as we met the seniors, and gave them the gifts. The seniors were so surprised and pleased to receive the presents. Some were so pleased that they cried and one lady tearfully told us that she had not received a gift in years.
Morina Chmielak, President and Woman of the Year
Kudos also to owner of Rumours- Dana Goodrich KuhnGift Baskets raffled during Wine Tasting
The BPWEV wine tasting fundraiser was held on Friday, October 16 at Rumours.
Special thank you to our sponsors:
Michael Saunders & Company- Irene Slattery
Karla Olson and Associates LLC
Eyes on You- Joyce McCaffrey
Professional Travel Services-Morina Chmielak
Ann Wacholder, West Coast Realty of Venice
Re/Max Alliance Group -Barbara King
Tony and Carol Degulis
Food platters were donated by:
Due to the generosity of those who attended, BPW raised enough funds to award scholarships in 2020.
A Special thanks goes out to our Co-Chairs: Moriina Chmielak and Joyce McGaffrey
President’s Message-November 2020
Welcome to November! First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you for awarding me the “Woman of the Year” at the October meeting. I didn’t know it then, but joining this organization thirteen years ago has brought me a tremendous amount of joy. The work that we do, changes lives and truly matters. We help bring joy to a mother who is struggling, a child in need, a forgotten senior. We matter to the adult student, not sure how to pay for their next semester and so much more. Our organization is made up of incredibly giving, talented, selfless women who are determined to make this world better. I am honored to call every one of you my “lovely sisters”.
My wish for you this Thanksgiving is that you continue to give thanks and keep on giving. That, my dear sisters, is what makes our organization different. We understand that it is in giving that we receive!
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