February 2021


Welcome to BPW 2020-2021

 "Growing Together"

So long to the February Snowapocalypse and a big hello to the Spring weather of March.  I know it's not officially spring until March 20th, but trying telling that to my tulips and daffodils!  

To say I'm excited about the March meeting would be an understatement.  I am so looking forward to seeing all my BPW sisters!  It's been a terribly long winter and the hint of warmer weather is the hope of better things to come.

My time as President is quickly approaching an end and there is still so much to do.  The Reality Store Committee has been working hard on a virtual alternative, we plan to have at least one, if not two, more workshops this year and it's time to complete surveys for incoming President, Carrie Perkins-Schnicker.  

The memorial service planned for our dearly departed sisters, Mary Ann Norton and Tina Suarez will be held immediately after the close of the general meeting.  Mary Davis has organized a beautiful service for us, for which I extend my deepest appreciation and thanks.

My Birthday Basket is full and ready for every birthday from November to March, so come claim your birthday prize.  We also have special gifts for everyone that Cupid left for us in February!  

Lastly, the menu from February has been carried over to March.  I will email of list of everyone's last submitted RSVP.  Please contact me with any changes by Monday, March 8th.  

Happy Spring and here's to seeing you very soon, 

Tammy L Resch, President
call or text 618-918-1375


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March General Meeting
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Centralia Elks

Host Committee:  Scholarship Committee

Menu:  Plated Meals
Choice 1--4 piece Fried Chicken 
Choice 2--Pork Ribeye
Both served with au gratin potatoes and green beans
and a sweet treat from Chef Steph!
RSVP to Tammy by Noon, Monday March 8th
Call or Text to 918-1375 or email tammyresch521@gmail
$10 (no longer includes tip, so please consider tipping your waitress)

Speaker, Kala Lambert: Regional Economic Development for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 




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

March Birthdays
Mary Ann Dulumback  03/13
Nikki Holland  03/17
Mel Kelly  03/08
March Anniversaries
Mel Kelly  2019
Carrie Perkins-Schnicker  2015
Karen Rogers  1986

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

Upcoming Events
03/10  March General--In Person @ Centralia Elks
TBA    Workshop #2
Get Well, Thinking of You, & Congratulations!
Get Well/Thinking of You-- 
 Pam McKay

Mary Davis  (engaged)
Mandy Albers  (Newly named Administrator of Heritage Woods)

SAFE Donations
I will once again be collecting items for SAFE.  They are always in need of personal hygiene items in large bottles and new clothing items such as sweat shirts/pants and underwear.  Items will be collected at the March General Meeting.  If you wish to donate money, I can do the shopping.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, monetary donations can me mailed to me.

Thank you!

Tammy Resch
1210 Jackson Ave
Junction City, IL  62882


Legislation News

Well ladies, it's March again and we still don't have equal pay, but we are closer than ever this year.  National Equal Pay Day this year is March 24th.  When I first joined BPW six years ago it was April 14th.  Each year we have picked up a few days.  Now, if we can just get it in the Constitution!  We are planning an Equal Pay Day Rally for October around Latina Equal Pay Day.  We will not rest until all women, regardless of race, achieve equal pay and equal rights!  There will be posts on our Rally Facebook page, so check it out, follow and share.



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The website has been updated with the new Leadership Guide, OWWI application, the LO Excellence Award information, and much more.
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Order of Events
5:30pm  Food Service
5:45pm  Brags
6:00pm  Business Meeting
Memorial Service for Mary Ann Norton and Tina Suarez to be conducted immediately after the close of the general meeting.

No February Minutes

March General Meeting
March 10,  2021


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
Workshop #2 
Reality Store
OWWI Deadline  3/20/21
Recognition Night/Instillation

Old Business
Audit Committee

New Business
State Convention-- In person cancelled, Moved to Zoom
Nominating Committee

Upcoming Events
03/10  March General Meeting
04/05  April Board Meeting
04/14  April General Meeting

TBA    Workshop #2

***Memorial service for Mary Ann Norton and Tina Suarez to be held immediately after the close of the general meeting



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