November 2021


Welcome to BPW 2021-2022

 "Never Stop Dreaming"

Greetings Sisters. We are now coming upon the holiday season. My favorite time of year. Hallmark has started playing Christmas movies, Sirius has started playing Christmas music, and the sounds and sights of the season are upon us. All seems right with the world. Mostly. I'm one of those people who celebrates Christmas all year. I understand people who don't get as excited about it as I do, so I try to keep it to myself. But just know I'm all Christmas songs, trees, ribbons, bows, lights, decorations and love on the inside. And I'm super excited that we can have an in-person Christmas Party this year. 

We will be adopting a family to buy gifts for again this year. Our goal is to collect $300 for a family with two children. This is such a nice way to help brighten the lives of those less fortunate and help a struggling family have a joyful holiday season. So please if you are able to donate, you can do so at the November Meeting, or by sending a check to me at 2008 Shook LN, Centralia. We will be shopping either right before, or right after Thanksgiving and we have to turn the gifts in by the first week of December. So I'm asking for donations to be in by Nov. 19. No amount is too small and every little bit helps. We will also take donations of your left over wrapping paper to wrap gifts with, so that we don't have to spend the money we collect on that. 

The Scholarship Committee has been busy updating the applications and they will be available online soon. And, the Scholarship Fundraising Committee has been very successful with their T-Shirt fundraiser. There are still some shirts left and you can get one for $20 at the meeting or by contacting Tammy Resch. 

The last thing I want to mention is Interim Board on November 13th at the Seasons Lodge at Rend Lake. I have really enjoyed attending them since I've been a member and I encourage you to also. It's a great way to learn how things work at the state level, network with other LO's, and get ideas we can bring back to our club. You still have time to register and you can do so at the IFBWC website. It will also be available through zoom. So if you can't attend in person, you can attend online. There is a zoom registration available on the website as well. 

I hope to see you all at the meeting next week, and I wish you all a very Happy and safe Thanksgiving. 

Until we meet again, 
Carrie Perkins-Schnicker, President

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The BPW Week Committee would like to thank everyone for participating in the BPW Week activities. It was a fun filled week starting with the Proclamation and ending with the Halloween Parade. Thank you to all who attended or helped at one or all of the events. We greatly appreciate your continued support for BPW Week. We have an amazing group of women that continue to make this club thrive and grow. We look forward to a COVID Free 2022 BPW Week. 

Thank you,
BPW Week Committee
Patty Brough, Mary Davis, Melodie Ainslie, and Tischa Daugherty 
We had a great Equal Pay Day Rally this year and finally got to do our March for Equality. It started out with Councilman Robert Smith presenting us with the Equal Pay Day Proclamation. State President Amanda Burk gave a history of IFBWC, the women's rights movements and the importance of continuing to push for change. Mackenzie Perez gave an excellent reading of her winning essay on the extreme difference in pay between male and female athletes, and received a standing ovation. Here she is in the above picture receiving her $100 check. President Perkins-Schnicker finished out the rally and then lead the march to City Hall accompanied by BPW Members and Councilman Smith. The event was live on our BPW Facebook page and was recorded, so you can go to it and watch the whole rally. A special thank you to all those who attended and helped during the event. 

Legislation Chair
Carrie Perkins-Schnicker
November General Meeting
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Centralia Elks

Host Committee:  Membership Committee

Pork Ribeye, Baked Potato, Salad, Roll, and Dessert. The meal includes coffee, tea, or water for $15. This price includes the tip. There will be soft drinks and alcohol available for purchase. Dinner RSVP's must be in by Friday, Nov. 5. 

Sara Mills, an advocate from CASA will be presenting the program. We will also be collecting for the food pantry this year. This is the items we are asked to collect: canned veggies, mac and cheese, all types of dry noodles, and dry boxed foods such as hamburger helper, and any boxed dinners or sides mixes. New this year: if you want to donate items, or money for CCBA to purchase what they need, but can't come to the meeting, Carrie P-S or Karen Walsh have volunteered to come by your house and pick it up for you. So if we can can help you with that please contact Carrie at 918-1727 or by Tuesday the 9th. We are hoping someone from CCBA will be at the meeting to collect. Someone from the Sentinel will be there to take pictures. So get your best smile on and join us. 


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

November Birthdays
Tischa Daugherty 11/02
Peggy Beal 11/06
Beth Galicia 11/07
Kathy Smith 11/09
Nancy James 11/10
Bev Virobik 11/11
Vickie McDaniel 11/19

November Anniversaries
Sylvia Mahle 11/87
Nikki Holland 11/15
Pam Logullo 11/15   

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

11/10 November General Meeting-Elks
11/13 Interim Board, Rend Lake Resort
11/29 Board Meeting-Host Public Relations
12/08 Christmas Party 
Get Well, Thinking of You, & Congratulations

Miss You
Pam McKay



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Order of Events

5:30pm Sign-in and Eating
5:50pm Brags
6:00pm Business Meeting

November Minutes-Here's the link for the minutes of the November Meeting. Also included is the agenda for the meeting. If you have trouble opening these please let Carrie P-S know and it will be emailed directly to you. 
BPW October Minutes 21.docx
BPW November Agenda.docx
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