December 2021

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Welcome to BPW 2021-2022

 "Never Stop Dreaming"

Seasons Greetings Sisters. I hope you are enjoying all the sights and sounds of Christmas. I am so proud of all the holiday festivities we have in our area. We are becoming our very own Hallmark city in Centralia. And I love every bit of it! I've been busier this year than I ever have. I have to say that I didn't know that I still had 17 hour days in me. It's exhausting, but totally worth every minute!

I'm so proud of our organization! We collected 126 food items for the food bank and $235 cash for them as well. For our Adopt-A-Family Christmas project we collected $500!!  Stephanie House and I did the shopping which was loads of fun! We were able to adopt a 14 year old boy and a 12 year old girl this year. We had $30 left over so we bought two $15 gift cards to McDonalds for them. The board wrapped all the presents after the meeting on Monday, and the BCMW was extremely grateful. Check out our Facebook page for pictures. It is said a single act of kindness can change a person's life forever, and I feel blessed that we have done our part this Christmas. 

The Scholarship applications are up on our website so spread the word. Thank you Stephanie House!  And speaking of scholarships, we still have a few T-Shirts available for purchase for our fundraiser. You can get one for $20 by contacting Tammy Resch at 

I'd also like to congratulate our President-Elect Tischa Daugherty on a new job opportunity and a return to school to further her education. I'm sure you all will join me in wishing her the best of luck in her new venture. 

I'm super excited that we can have an in-person Christmas Party this year. It's at Fairways at Greenview in the private room by the restaurant. We will be ordering off the menu, so you can get whatever you want. You can take a look at the menu by looking them up on Facebook @fairwaysatgreenview. I would advise getting there by 5:15-5:30 so that it will help the ordering process. Take a look at the flyer in this newsletter for more information on the party. 

I hope to see you all at the meeting next week, and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. 

Until we meet again, 
Carrie Perkins-Schnicker, President

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Helping Kids at One Hope 

Lorraine Bassett is collecting again this year for One Hope as she does every year. She purchases $5 gift cards to McDonalds for the kids. This is a real treat for them and a great incentive to encourage good behavior. You can get the donations to her personally, mail it to Carrie Perkins-Schnicker at 2008, Shook Lane in Centralia, or bring it to the party. This is just another example of the love and big hearts our organization has for each other, and for helping out the youth in our community.
Welcome New Member Kristin Phillips 

We are very excited to welcome new member Kristin Phillips. Kristin was inducted by Membership Chair Mary Davis at the November meeting. We are looking forward to having a new Sister and in our organization and the possibilities that brings to the new year.  
IFBWC Job Opportunity

It was announced at Interim Board that Data Base/Web Mistress, and Administrative Assistant, Tina Klein, is resigning her position next year in May after the convention. There is some discussion into dropping the Administrative Assistant position and just having a Data Base/Web Mistress. This is a paid position starting at $12 an hour and increasing from there. It would consist of 15-20 hours a month working from home, and attending a zoom board meeting once a month. If you are interested and want more information please contact Carrie Perkins-Schnicker at
December Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Fairways at Greenview

Host Committee:  Public Relations/Social Media

Menu:  Everyone can order separately from the menu. An RSVP email will be sent out on the 6th, so please respond so we can let them know how many are planning on attending. It is suggested if you can, to arrive at 5:15 to get a head start on ordering and help things go a little smoother. The bar will also be available to order drinks from. 

Bring a favorite food ornament of your choice (wrapped but don't put your name on it) for the ornament swap. Wear your sequins. the best sequin outfit wins a prize. And more fun and surprises. 


The "sign-in" sheet will be available. Please sign it no matter what time you arrive - it still counts!

December Birthdays
Sharon Sanders  12/02
Sylvia Mahle 12/07
Connie Schwartz 12/18
Myra Owens 12/27

December Anniversaries
Myra Owens 12/89
Nancy James 12/93
Tammy Resch 12/15   

Membership Dues

Yearly dues are $50.
Checks are to be made payable to Centralia BPW and mailed to:

Nancy James
544 Oakdale
Centralia, IL 62801

Upcoming Events

12/08 Christmas Party 
12/15 OWWI Nominations Due to Sylvia Mahle 
01/12 General Meeting
01/03 Board Meeting
01/29 Trivia Night
Get Well, Thinking of You, & Congratulations

Connie Schwatrtz on the passing of her daughter Kimberly (Schwartz) Loerger

Get Well
Brenda White-Surgery

Tischa Daugherty for new job opportunity!



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.


Order of Events

5:15-5:30pm Sign-in and Ordering off the Menu
6:00pm Christmas Party

November Minutes-Here's the link for the minutes of the November Meeting. If you have trouble opening these please let Carrie P-S know and it will be emailed directly to you. 

BPW General meeting^J November .docx
To have articles and/or information included in the newsletter please submit to either Carrie Perkins-Schnicker or Tischa Daughtery by the first Monday of the month!
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