"Women Helping Women Succeed"
BPW/MD Fall Conference and Board of Director's Meeting
Ramada Plaza, Hagerstown, Md. All members and guests are invited to attend.
The Maryland Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW/MD), founded in 1929, is affiliated with BPW Foundation and with BPW local organizations throughout the State. The Maryland Federation is a not-for profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian, self-governing and member supported organization. Our membership is diverse with administrators, teachers, business owners, secretaries, and many other professions. Our members are women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background.
2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
From President Theresa Foster
A huge thank you to all our members and guests who were able to join us for our 86th BPW/MD annual Conference in April to make it a great success. I also wanted to thank all those who contributed to our conference charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind, to help with the building of its K-9 training center. Susan Bonura gave us a wonderful presentation about the organization, and we raised $845.00 for this very worthy organization. We received a letter from the Leader Dog Organization thanking us for this generous donation, which will be read at Fall conference. Ashley Frushour, a counselor at Middletown Middle School, ably moderated a discussion on cyber bullying following the movie on Friday night.
We had the pleasure of hearing from the first Frederick County Executive, Jan Gardner who shared with us how she became involved in local politics leading to her present role as first County Executive. There was also a very informative workshop presented by Carla Palamone, on Financials for women in their everyday life and retirement plans.
Diane Fink, of Emerge Maryland, and Linda Norris-Waldt, gave a great presentation on how they prepare women to run for a political office, outlining all the resources needed to run a successful campaign. It was a pleasure to have Hanna Taylor join us as well. Hanna recently graduated from Tuscarora High School, Frederick County, and was honored by the Maryland Commission for Women as a Woman of Tomorrow. Hanna inspired us with her many accomplishments, and told us that we were all leaders.