March 2019


Is Spring here yet?

Ladies, sorry this month's newsletter is late. We wanted to include the information from the state IFBWC for convention registration. Don't delay in signing up for the convention! I've been told that there are 3 other conventions in Effingham, so there are not many hotel rooms to go around! 

March is a busy month for BPW, so please check out the upcoming events!

Centralia BPW Website
Public Page
BPW Private FB Group
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
Location: Lower Level, Centralia Elks
Price of dinner is $11.
Host Committee: Scholarship Committee will be collecting money for dinner and attending the sign-in sheet.
Menu: Fried chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, and dessert.
Program: TBD
Reminder: The Elks will have the food ready at 5:30 so you may start eating as you are ready. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00.


The "sign-in" sheet is on the back table of the meeting room.  Please sign it no matter what time you arrive - it still counts!

Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs, Inc.

98th Annual State Convention, April 26-28, 2019

Celebrating 100 Years!!!

Remembering the Past, Building the Future

Register online here:

Paper Registration
(Read for convention agenda and pricing breakdown for meals)

March Birthdays

Diana Adams 03/07
Mary Ann Dulumback 03/13
Nikki Holland 03/17
Geri Langin 03/30
BPW Anniversary

Karen Rogers 1986
Diana Donahoo 2010
Carrie Perkins-Schicker 2015
Judith Carpenter 2017
Membership Dues

Yearly dues are $49.
Checks are to be made payable to Centralia BPW and mailed to:

Stephanie House
24395 Maple Rd
Hoyleton, IL 62803
Sharon Griffin

Monica Heshmat
 Minga Fontaine
Angela Townsend
Amparo Wolden
Leona Jones 
Julie Lorence
Nancy James

Christine Paskavich
Judith Carpenter
Carrie Perkins-Schnicker Becky Ault
Sylvia Mahle
Barb Norstrom
Upcoming Events

03/13    March General Meeting
03/15    Wine & Sign Party
03/21    Candidates Forum
03/22    Reality Store
03/30   Equal Pay Day Rally - 1 pm @ the Bandshell
03/31    Scholarships Due!

Save The Date for the State Convention the last weekend in April!
From Legislation Chair: Carrie Perkins-Schnicker:

The committee has been busy working on organizing the Equal Pay Day Rally. We will be hosting the rally at the Bandshell on March 30 at 1 pm. Equal Pay Day this year falls on April 2nd which happens to be election day! We will have guest speakers, and hope to include past winners of Outstanding Woman of Year and Boss of The Year to speak. We are also hosting an Essay Contest with area junior high and high schools; we will choose a winner from both levels. Winners will read their essays at the March BPW meeting and at the Rally.  They will receive a certificate and a copy of the book Notorious RBG. To close the Rally we are planning a March to City Hall with the final speaker at that location.

We will have a Wine and Sign Party to make signs for the Rally. It will be on March 15th from 5:30-7:30 at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall at 116 S. Chestnut in Centralia. We had such a fun time last year, and I encourage you to attend this year.

Sisters: we are counting on you to get the word out, attend, and bring a friend. We want the town to see us, and let our voices be heard!

We are also working with the Chamber for the Candidates Forum for the Mayoral and City Council Races; March 21 at 6 pm at the Rec. Center. They are counting on us to help fill the seats, and I'm hoping we can! Again, we have a chance to show our community the power of our women, and the difference we can make.

Carrie Perkins-Schnicker
Get Well, Thinking of You, & Congratulations!
Mary Ann Norton (Get Well)
Norm Tiemann (Sally's Husband – Get Well)
Sally Tiemann – Congratulations on being a great grandmother again!
Steve Sanders (Sharon's Husband – Get Well)
Karen Piotrowski and family (Condolences)
Kathy Smith, Mandy Smith-Albers and family (Condolences)


Visit it often to stay informed on happenings around the state.

The website has been updated with the new Leadership Guide, OWWI application, the LO Excellence Award information, and much more.
Visit today.


 Provided are the February General Meeting minutes.
February Newsletter
February General Meeting Minutes
General Meeting - Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Collect & Pledge
Intro Of Guests

Call to Order
Updates to Agenda
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Presentation of Bills

Standing Committee Reports
Public Relations

Special Assignments
Social Media
Trivia Night

Reality Store

Old Business
OWWI/Speak-Off Candidates
Nominating Committee

New Business

Upcoming Events
03/13    March General Meeting
03/15    Wine & Sign Party
03/21    Candidates Forum
03/22    Reality Store
03/30    Equal Pay Day Rally - 1 pm @ the Bandshell
03/31    Scholarships Due!

Save The Date for the State Convention the last weekend in April!

To have articles and/or information included in the newsletter please submit to either Cary Day or Emily Kracht by the first Monday of the month!
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