March 2020


I hesitate to speak to soon, but it seems like spring might finally be upon us! 

The Reality Store Committee is hard at work organizing this year’s event to be held on March 27 at the Centralia Junior High. If you have not already, please contact Alishia Winkler ( or Amanda Albers ( to get on the schedule to work a shift or two... Or all day if you’re feeling generous with your time. 

The Reality Store is my favorite event of the year. I love getting to chat with and educate the kids! If you have never been able to attend please consider it this year. I’m excited to see the new additions the committee has been working on this year.

Scholarship applications are due to Tischa by March 31. Please promote these!


Emily Kracht, President

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March General Meeting
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Centralia Elks
Price of dinner is $11.
Host Committee: The Scholarship Committee will be collecting money for dinner and attending the sign-in sheet.
Menu: Fried chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, carrots
Program: EPD Rally Essay Contest Winners


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!

March Birthdays
Melissa Kelly 03/08
Mary Ann Dulumback 03/13
Nikki Holland 03/17
Geri Langin 03/30
BPW Anniversary
Karen Rogers 1986
Diana Donahoo 2010
Carrie Perkins-Schnicker 2015
Judith Carpenter 2017
Melissa Kelly 2019
Jody Roper 2019
Brittany White 2019
Membership Dues

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

Cary Day
1104 Eagle Crest Road
Centralia, IL 62801
I recently received  a thank you note which read:  "Thank you so much for your kind and generous donation!  It is much appreciated".    
- One Hope United Staff and Youth

This was in response to the gift cards we gave them for Christmas.   I was able to get gift cards from McDonalds as stocking stuffers for all 35 youth and had enough money to get extra gift cards from Taco Bell and Dairy Queen to be used as rewards or incentives.  Thank you for your support of this worthwhile project!
- Lorraine Bassett

Upcoming Events

03/13 Wine and Sign
     At the Plumber and Pipe Fitters local building. 
03/27 Reality Store
03/28 Equal Pay Day Rally
03/31 Scholarship applications due to Tischa
05/01-03 State Convention
Get Well, Thinking of You, & Congratulations!
Get Well -  Mary Ann Norton
Thinking of you - Pam McKay and family
Congratulations - Jessiycka Nix-Coleman


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.


February Newsletter
February Minutes

General Meeting - Monday,March 11, 2020

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

Standing Committee Reports
Public Relations/Social Media

Special Assignments
Reality Store

Old Business
Audit Committee
Speak Off Candidates
Home to School Connection
Nominating Committee
OWWI Application 

New Business    

Upcoming Events

03/11 General Meeting

03/13 Wine and Sign

03/27 Reality Story

03/28 Equal Pay Day Rally

03/31 Local Scholarships Due

05/01-03 State Convention

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