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Inside this issue:


Member Profile2


Health Corner3

BPW/FL News3


New Members5

September newsletter deadline: August 27th

local levels. We will need all members to participate to make things happen, not just a few members working.

Let us make our new members feel welcome and needed.  Call someone today just to say you were thinking about them.  I realize that the majority of us are stretched to the limit so let us balance our time so we won’t get stressed out and frustrated.  We need to be able to enjoy what we do.

(Remember ladies: If we believe it, we can achieve it!!)

Valerie Reeves

without you.  Let’s keep up the good work!

What a wonderful time we had with one another at State Convention in Key West! We need to get together more often and have a ladies night out.

Thanks, Elma, for hosting our planning meeting at your home. The food was delicious and we were able to get a lot accom- plished. Some committees have set their meetings and are anxious to get started. Let’s keep up the energy and the excitement as we move forward.

We will continue to have the same theme for the new year, on the state and

Congratulations BPW/ North Sarasota! What an awesome year we had “Weaving the Strands of Advocacy, Education and Information.” A special thanks to Cynthia and Valarie who saw the vision and brought it to the members.  They put together wonderful books with documentation of everything we sponsored throughout the year in a timely manner.  That positioned us win the first “Venita Garvin-Valdez Award,” the Sheri McCandless Mentoring Award, and two Member-ship Awards!

Thanks to all members for your support. We could not have done this

Issues Management

Our speaker for the August meeting will be BPW/Florida First Vice President, Esther Bird.  Esther will speak to us on speak on the topic "Survivor or Thriver" which relates to personal and professional life.

Meetings are held at the North Sarasota Public Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., beginning with refreshments at 5:30 and followed by the meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Hostesses for August are Gwen Sermon and Valerie Reeves.

President’s Message

The BPW Connection

Monthly Newsletter



To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.


To be the leading nonpartisan grass- roots advocate for workingwomen

August 2009

BPW/North Sarasota

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