Proudly wearing their hats, are (l to r:) Morina Chmielak - BPWEV President, Madeline Salerno -BPWEV Member, Jennifer Mechling - Chair Person for the H’Attitude Luncheon.
(l to r:) New member Samira Easton, Debra Straw (2nd VP BPWEV) and Sharon Zitrin, new member.
The H’Attitude Luncheon on February 13, organized by the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice (BPWEV,) will be remembered as a day of celebration by the 74 ladies who attended the fundraiser for the BPWEV Adult Learner Scholarships. The attendees dressed up “très chic” and paraded around displaying their fancy hats. For more info about BPWEV, go to www.bpwev.org.
Two new members, Samira Easton and Sharon Zitrin, were inducted into the BPWEV organization at the February 16th dinner meeting. They received a warm welcome by the members. Both women have had and have interesting, successful careers and will bring new ideas and enthusiasm to this group of energetic women. BPWEV was founded over 60 years ago and supporting women has been their main focus, such as awarding scholarships to Adult Learners who are returning to college or vocational schools to improve and advance their education in order to provide a better living for their families. At the moment, BPWEV is offering Adult Learner Scholarships to Sarasota and Charlotte County women who are presently enrolled or have been accepted into universities, colleges or vocational schools. BPWEV also encourages female veterans or spouses of veterans to apply for these scholarships. BPWEV meets every third Tuesday of each month at Plantation Golf and Country Club. All meetings are open to the public, reservations are required. For information and scholarship applications go to www.bpwev.org The mission of BPWEV is “Women Helping Women!”