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The BPW Connection

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To all of our new members over the past months:  Che’ Barnett, Tania Sneed-Watson, Stacy Copeland, LaTanya Edwards and Cheryl Brown.  Welcome back to Carolyn Mason and Sandra Washington.


Our Objectives…

To elevate the standards for women in business and professions.

To promote the interests of business and professional women.

To bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional women of the United States.

To extend opportunities to business and professional women through education along lines of industrial, scientific and vocational activities.

Kudos . . .

To Valarie Dixon who received the Global Diversity Award at Northern Trust Bank for organizing a diversity program to employees at the bank during their “Munch ‘N Learn” program on June 9th. The award was presented to Valarie by President Phil Delaney.  Dr. Cheryl Smith was the speaker and she spoke on the Juneteenth celebration and on the first black woman to start a bank.  Congratulations Valarie!



P.O. Box 1121

Sarasota, FL 34230

Valerie Reeves, President

Sylvia Browning

First Vice President

Deloris Carter

Second Vice President

Gwen Sermon, Secretary

Jone S. Williams


Secret Sisters

effort to get your sister her three gifts when they are due and not “catch up” later.

If you want to participate and did not receive a form at the planning meeting, one is attached.  Please complete prior to the meeting or send by another member. President Valerie Reeves is in charge of Secret Sisters.

not feel obligated to participate if you do not want to.  The cost for the gifts range from $20-$25; you can spend more if you like.  Anything else you do for your secret sister is optional, such as remembering her on special days (Valentine’s Day with a card or gift; Mother’s Day, Easter, etc). Please make every

Secret Sisters is a voluntary activity of the club.  Members will “draw” the name of her secret sister at the August meeting.  You will be required to purchase a gift for her for Christmas, her birthday and at the end of the year in May when you reveal your identity to her.  The three gifts are mandatory; but participation is not.  Do

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