August 15, 2018 BPW Meeting Program
JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE RE-ENTRY WOMEN FOR THE 21ST YEAR IN A ROW AT OUR ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP EVENT!
There was a plethora of fine scholarship applications this year and from that largesse the Ed Fund/Scholarship Board chose four women to receive the large Dolores “Dee” Eldridge Scholarship and one woman to receive the Helga Rohl Encouragement Award. The Dolores “Dee” Eldridge awardees for 2018 are Jennifer Balaban, Claire Dodson, Teniah Miller and Jolene Mulligan. Leslie “Jene” Morrison will be receiving a $500 Helga Rohl Encouragement Award. Without exception, the applicants displayed excellent academic work, focus on goals, had strong letters of reference and financial need. And they modeled resilience, perseverance and self-determination. We will also hear from two previous Dolores “Dee” Eldridge Scholarship winners who will take us along on their journey after receiving their scholarships and let us know what they have accomplished and where they are now.
It is with pleasure that we announce that BPWNC will be awarding a total of $6,000 this year, making a grand total of $58,100 awarded since 1997. The first few years of the scholarship, we were only able to give in small amounts of $100-250, mostly to cover book costs. In 2002, we managed to give our first big award of $1000, but there were lean years still to come until around 2008. My, how we have grown, thanks to BPWNC’s members and friends!
Don’t miss this heartwarming event as our awardees regale us with stories of trials and triumphs on their challenging journeys to achieving their dreams—with help from the BPWNC Scholarship programs. Those of you who have attended over the years know you are in for smiles and tears, laughter and inspiration. You will get to know each winner’s journey story and will hear each woman read her moving essay. In addition to a check, each awardee will be presented with a special gift as a token of our esteem for her enduring ambition, diligence and achievement.
As you enjoy this evening, remember it is YOUR contributions that make this possible, YOUR support that lets all these women know “We Believe in You!”
Because you can never have too much celebrating, we will also be marking Women’s Equality Day—which falls on August 26 every year—that not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Balloons, favors and more will enhance the festive atmosphere. Can you believe that there are men in Congress today who bemoan the fact that women have the vote and have said they wish it could be taken away! Let us celebrate this privilege that women fought so hard to achieve and stay vigilant in the maintenance of our rights! See you on the 15th!
Note: This special evening will be celebrated at the
Trolley Junction Restaurant
400 Railroad Ave., Nevada City.
Newcomers and Guests are always Welcome!
Social/networking hour begins at 5:30, dinner at 6pm
$22.50 per person
DEADLINE: August 12, 2018, 6:00pm
A pre-paid reservation is required for members and guests with form below:
For more information please contact Phyllis Orzalli
To be announced
**Please Note** Vegetarian meals must be pre-ordered.
When you RSVP, please denote whether you prefer a vegetarian meal in the “Comments” section.
Want to showcase your business or organization?
We encourage members and guests to bring business cards,
flyers or pamphlets to place on the sign-in table at each dinner meeting!