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
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 April 30, 2021.
Syd Gibson, President
The celebratory month had its beginnings on February 28, 1909 as a socialist and labor movement in New York City. It honored the one year anniversary of the garment worker's strikes in New York that took place when thousands of women marched for economic rights through lower Manhattan to Union Square. Women's Day grew into an international observance spreading through Europe on the heels of socialism.
Women set about revising the school curriculum in Sonoma County, California to maintain balance on the contributions of women in America in the 1970's. A Women's History Week was created in 1978 around International Women's Day on March 8, 1975 marked by the United Nations.
Gerda Lerner chaired the Institute at the time of the conference at Sarah Lawrence College in 1979. Organizers lobbied Congress and President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first national Women's History Week for March 2-8, 1980.
In 1987, congress passed a proclamation establishing Women's History Month. Now, Presidents pass annual proclamations announcing Women's History Month with a different theme each year.
For 2020, the theme is Valiant Women of the Vote. Let us all celebrate women who have fought for our right to vote.
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Business & Professional Women of Englewood and Venice
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