The Scholarship Committee, Carol Kouba, Ann Wacholder and Karin Drury, met on May 22, 2017. BPWEV received 17 scholarship applications, definitely an increase in applicants compared to the last few years.
The lucky recipients this year are: Elizabeth Capell Wright (2nd time), Nathalie A. Barr and Frances E. McHale. You will meet them at the June 20 or July 18 dinner meeting. Please join the Scholarship Committee in helping to welcome them.
All of the BPWEV members, but especially the Wine Tasting Committee, worked hard to procure the funds that allow us to pay for three $1,000.00 scholarships each year. As demonstrated this year by the amount of applications received, the need for Adult Learner Scholarships is great. It would be wonderful, if in the future, BPWEV could award more scholarships. Reading their essays, as well as the letters of recommendation, sending Letters of regret to the majority of the applicants, is always sad.
Who will join me this year in paying for the dinners of the awardees? In the past many generous BPWEV members have volunteered to pay for the dinners, so that the BPWEV budget is not stretched too far.
Thank you all for making this important project of BPWEV possible! Mark your calendars for October 13, 2017, for the next Wine Tasting at the Venice Art Center.
Karin M. Drury
A beautiful ceremony, conducted by Irene Slattery, installed the new Board of the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) at the April 18, 2017 dinner meeting.
Carol Kouba assisted as the new Board was presented to the membership and guests. Judy Braham will serve again as President, Joyce McCuffrey and Katie Malloy (not pictured) will continue as 1st Vice Presidents, Morina Chmielak is the new 2nd Vice President, Heather LaBeau (not pictured) will continue as Treasurer and Maryann Terry will serve as Secretary. The new Board is committed to promote the BPWEV Mission: To achieve equity for all women through Advocacy, Education and Information.
BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice.
Area women are invited to attend.
l to r: Carol Kouba, Maryann Terry, Morina Chmielak, Joyce McCuffrey, Judy Braham, Irene Slattery
The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV) presented a framed copy of a recent newspaper article and photo to Mariel Arbuckle Terone. The article appeared in the Venice Gondolier and highlights the history of the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant in Venice. Ms. Mariel Arbuckle Terone and her father, Rob Arbuckle, co-own the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant. BPWEV has been meeting at the restaurant since the fall of 2016 for their monthly business and dinner meetings. The management of the Left Coast Seafood Restaurant has been very accommodating to the BPWEV members. Not only is the food excellent, but the presentation is mouthwatering and served by a very friendly waitstaff. Besides serving fantastic, fresh seafood, delicious vegetarian and meat dishes are also on the extensive menu.
l to r: Mariel Arbuckle Terone - Co-Owener, Judith Braham - BPWEV President, Maryann Terry - Secretary
By Patricia Schaefer, NonProfit Quarterly
Hound your U.S. legislators. Shortly after the women’s marches, organizers published “10 Actions for the First 100 Days” to mobilize participants, the first of which is sending branded postcards to elected officials on specific issues and tying these actions to social media.
Source: Excerpt form Patricia Schaefer's Article January 26, 2017, Nonprofit Quarterly
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