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April 2014 BPW Meeting

Date: April 17, 2014
Time: 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:
Karin Drury


Reservations are now closed.

Our monthly dinner meeting is held at Boca Royale Country Club and guests are always welcome. Click for Map
Reservation Deadline 04/13/14 at 5 p.m.

Women in BPW

You Are Invited!

BPW Englewood/Venice

BPW is not like any other organization.

This organization was founded in 1919 and is unique in that it has a long history of advocating for women and is still passionately and effectively engaged in assuring equal rights, equal pay and equal opportunities in the workforce. Every working woman has benefited from the efforts of this organization in Education Foundation, Scholarships, Public Policy, Equal Pay and Lobbying for Women's Rights.

We invite you to attend one of our meetings, learn more and join us!


2014 BPW Adult Learner Scholarships
Written by Karin Drury   

 adult learnerThe Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice are accepting applications through April 30, 2014 for three $1000 adult learner scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic years.

The BPW Scholarships focus completely on the adult learner. You will note from this website that BPWEV is engaged in the national program “Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses”. One goal is to help these women in completing advanced education or training. 

Please review the Scholarship Information, and follow the directions for submitting your application.

2014 Scholarship Information

2014 Scholarship Application


Women Helping Women PDF Print E-mail


Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Because of your amazing generosity we collected $433.00 for the Women Helping Women Project.

The Salvation Army assigned us 3 families who needed our help.

Family 1 has 2 children, 6 years and 13 years old. The 13 year old girl is confined to a wheelchair.
Family 2 has 3 boys, ages 11, 14 & 15.
Family 3 has one boy, 10 years old, who is bedridden.
All families are supported by single mothers.

For each child we bought the gift they had desired, as well as clothes and shoes. Each family also received a gift card from Save-a-Lot for $60.00 to spend on groceries.

Brightening the lives of needy families for Christmas and the Holidays has been a BPWEV tradition for many years. Sometimes single, elderly women were happy to receive our help. This year 3 families had a wonderful Christmas because of you!

Thank you for helping again!

Happy New Year!


Karin Drury, Woman of the Year 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathy Castellano   

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I would like to thank all our members who sent in a nomination for the 2012-2013 BPW Woman of the Year.

The ladies nominated were: Jennifer Perry, Irene Slattery, Esther Bird, Chris Davis, Karin Drury and Morina Chimelak.
Congratulations to all of these ladies for all the hard work and dedication to our local BPW organization.

The Woman of the Year from this group of nominees was Karin Drury. Karin has been a member for many years serving in various board capacities in both Seattle Washington and Florida. Karin served as an Assistant District Director in Seattle and when we had Districts in Florida she was the District IX director. Karin has served as chair of our local scholarship committee for several years and shows dedication to this part of what we are all about as well as assisting with monthly check in at our meetings, heading up collection of funds for needy families for the holidays, and working with Dollars for Mammograms. 

Congratulations Karin, we thank you for all you have done, are doing and so sure you will continue to do.



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Officers 2013


BPWEV Newly Elected Officers 2013-2104

From left to right: Alyssa Vanstone, Treasurer; Helena Cao, Secretary; Morina Chmielak standing in for Dorothy Korszen, Second Vice President; Kathy Castellano, First Vice Precident; Maryann Terry, President.