Centralia BPW Holds July Meeting
Centralia Business and Professional Women held the July meeting at the Centralia Elks Lodge on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 pm. President Tischa Daugherty welcomed members and guest Lori Bassett and began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Collect. The June minutes were approved as presented. Nancy James presented the treasurer’s report along with the presentation of bills.
50/50 drawing was won by Beth Galicia. Finance Chair Dawn Cleary collected funds from members wishing to make brags. Education Chair Stephanie House had the membership divide into groups to participate in a puzzle icebreaker. Members learned the importance of working together as a team and building confidence in the skill of negotiations as a piece of the puzzle was missing and had to be found among the other teams. Winners were Lorraine and Lori Bassett, Dawn Cleary and Mary Ann Dulumback.
Legislation Chair Karen Walsh reminded members of the importance to vote. The Illinois general election will be held on November 8th to elect Governor, US Senate and US House of Representatives, and statewide constitutional officers.
To encourage members to bring a guest to the meeting, a drawing for a gift card will be held for those who bring guests. Lorraine Bassett was this month’s recipient. Public Relations Chair Sally Tiemann encouraged members to watch for upcoming articles in the media and on Facebook.
Co- chairs of the Reality Store informed the membership that this program will be discontinued but they are researching other programs that can be of benefit to local schools and students.
Discussion was held on the feasibility of converting the club to a 501(c) (3) (tax exempt organization). More information will be presented at the August meeting.
The next meeting will be held at the Centralia Elks Lodge on August 10th. Members and guests may dine at 5:30pm. Meeting begins at 6:00pm. Please contact Tischa Daugherty (618)204-6943 or any other member for more information.