February 2019


Happy February!

Yay! January is finally over! I don't know if it was just me or anyone else, but that month felt entirely too long. Thanks to everyone who attended or helped with Trivia Night. It was a great success and I can't wait to share how we did! February is a short month so be looking ahead to our many events in March!

Also! If you are planning to do a speech for Speak Off, please let me know ASAP so we can fit you into our February Program!.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
Location: Lower Level, Centralia Elks
Price of dinner is $11.
Host Committee: Legislation Committee will be collecting money for dinner and attending the sign-in sheet.
Menu: Fried chicken, spaghetti + meat sauce, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, and dessert.
Program: Herb Williams – Youth Center
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!

January Birthdays
I apologize, I missed a BUNCH last month! - EK

Carrie Perkins-Schnicker 01/02
Rev. Anita Munden 01/03
Amparo Wolden 01/11
Minga Fontaine 01/13
Mary Davis 01/23
Christy Kuder 01/26
Sally Tiemann 01/27
Tina Suarez 01/28
Carol McCrary 01/30
Norma Rueter 01/30

February Birthdays

Barb Norstrom 02/02
Emily Kracht 02/04
Karen Walsh 02/05
Becca Day 02/11
Melody Ainslie 02/13
Becky Ault 02/13
Brenda White 02/16
Pam McKay 02/20
Cary Day 02/24
Joanetta Wood 02/25
BPW Anniversary
Mary Ann Norton 1986
Becky Ault 1995
Pam McKay 1997
Becca Day 2016
Emily Kracht 2016
Julie Lorence 2016
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 

Becca Day
Julie Lorence
Emily Kracht
Nancy James
Pam McKay
Upcoming Events

02/13    February General Meeting
03/03    March Board Meeting
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
03/01    State Scholarships Due!
03/31    Scholarships Due!

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

Great work Tammy and Madelyn Resch! You were the driving force behind this project! 

Centralia BPW members donated travel size toiletries to the local organization SAFE to make small personal kits to hand out to sexual abuse victims.

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
From Membership Chair: Jessiycka Nix Coleman

"Galentine’s Day" falls conveniently on our next membership meeting date. Let’s show a little love to our girlfriends! Bring one Valentines/Galentine‘s card to share at our meeting on February 13, 2019. Write a motivational/inspirational message inside the card and sign your name. You won’t know who gets it until the end of the game.

Jessiycka Nix Coleman
A big THANK YOU to Membership Chair Jessiycka Nix Coleman, President-Elect Emily Kracht, members Jordan Renth, and Kyniesha Overall for representing Centralia BPW at the Kaskaskia College Meet the Clubs fair.
Get Well, Thinking of You, & Congratulations!
Mary Ann Norton (Get Well)


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 January General Meeting minutes.
January Newsletter
January General Meeting Minutes
General Meeting - Wednesday, February 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

New Business

Nominating Committee

Upcoming Events
02/13    February General Meeting
03/03    March Board Meeting
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
03/01    State Scholarships Due!
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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