By Esther Bird

I certainly hope all members who are mothers enjoyed a great Mother’s Day celebration with their families.

I am so pleased about how our 4th Annual BFF Event went. This is a very special event where we honor and focus on the wonderful women in our lives. We had 30 ladies attend. The musical entertainment by the Shark Sisters was great and so was the comedy presented by Katie Malloy and Judi Pernal. The Committee Chair, Irene Slattery, did a great job again.

As you may recall, at the April meeting, we voted to return to Plantation for future meetings. I met with Christine (our contact at Plantation) on 5/17 and we have reached an agreement. Therefore, we will be meeting at Plantation each month. Our price has not increased so attendee will pay $28. Members may choose to pay at the door, but all guests must pay in advance.

One change in the contract is that PGCC is requesting a count for our dinners 10 days prior to the meeting date. I am aware that many ladies are accustomed to making their reservation within a few days of the meetings, but that needs to be changed. I will send out email reminders for you to make your reservation prior to the cut off date. Important! the absolute final time to make reservations is 72 hours (3 days) prior to the meeting. No exceptions! If something happens that you must cancel attending, you must notify me via phone, text, or email at least 72 hours prior to our meeting. (Saturday by 5 pm)

Please note: if you do not have a PayPal account, you can pay for your dinner online using a credit card. When making your reservation, select pay with PayPal, then scroll down to see where you can enter your credit card information. If you need assistance, you may call me and I will walk you through it.

As I write this article, I am preparing to leave today to attend the annual BPWFL conference in Saddlebrook Resort. I look forward to a great conference with valuable educational workshops and socializing with BPW sisters. After the conference, I will share with our members the highlights of the conference.

We need volunteers! No one has stepped forward to serve as our secretary. If you are willing and able to provide this service or want to learn more about what is expected of the secretary, call me at 315-440-6814. We also are seeking someone to take over the Public Relations Committee Chair and the Member Communication Committer Chair. Call me if you are interested and want to know what tasks are expected if you volunteer.

May every member enjoy good health and happiness. See you at the June 21 meeting.

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