Building Powerful Women
Spring District Meetings
The Spring SWC District Meeting will be Saturday, March 11th at the Best Western Hotel at 2720 North MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71303. Phone number 318-445-5530
It is a little past the Holiday Inn, previous MYB venue, and is next door to Cajun Landing. We have met at this hotel before and the address is included for GPS mapping. Take the North MacArthur Drive exit from I-49 and get on the frontage road. Once inside the lobby, turn down the hallway on the right to go to the meeting room. We can order from the Poorboy Express for lunch and have it delivered OR we can walk over to Cajun Landing at the conclusion of the meeting and have a late lunch there (this is a more expensive option).
Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the meeting will conclude with lunch. Oakdale is the host LO and will provide doughnuts and table treats. The hotel has a coffee station in the hall across from the meeting room.
On the agenda are Officer Installation and State Conference planning.
The Spring Southeast District Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Gertrude Gardener Real Estate Office at 4140 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA. The Metairie-Kenner LO will host.
Passing of a Past State President
PSP Anne Storms passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017. She was laid to rest in a beautiful graveside ceremony on Saturday, February 25th in DeRidder, LA. The sun was shining and the air was crispy cool. Several PSPs were in attendance and PSP Linda Burns read the proclamation. Rest in peace and power.
Storm Victims Awareness
If you are a victim of the recent flooding that devastated southeast Louisiana, please contact LAFBPW for assistance and recover information. If you know of a BPW member who was affected by high waters, please let the Federation know.
Oakdale BPW Event
On April 15th, 2017, Oakdale BPW will sponsor a Mentoring Program at the Oakdale Library for 11th and 12th graders from Oakdale HS and Elizabeth HS. The program will include speakers who cover topics such as Writing A Resume to Secure That Job, Pulling Off A Great Interview, Dressing for Success, Make-up Tips for School and Work, and Filling Out Scholarships and Job Applications. Come out and show your support!
Every year the search is on for that one special person in our organization that will meet the requirements for the 2018 NIKE Award. Please consider nominating one of our Local, District or State BPW Louisiana members for this prestigious honor. When you review the list of women who have already received this award you realize that most were ordinary working women with an extraordinary passion for BPW.
The criteria for nomination are:
1. nominee must be a BPW Member in good standing
2. list all offices, chairs, committees, on the Local/District/State levels
3. Participated in & contributed to: Local/District/State Programs & Activities; Interest and support of legislative programs, Local/District/ State
4. Participated in and contribution to: Church/Civic Organizations/Other
5. Character and success in her career
The nomination must be submitted in written summary format, not to exceed five (5) pages and/or take longer than 15 minutes to read. Do not put the nominee's name on the written summary, prepare a cover letter and attach to the nomination summary, then mail.
Nominations must be RECEIVED NO LATER THAN JANUARY 2018
Email nomination to:
Linda Burns (email@example.com)
Questions? Call: 318-308-7625