November 2011 Newsletter
November 28, 2011: Monthly Business Meeting & Show and Sell
December 5, 2011: Holiday Celebration
December 6, 2011: Board Meeting – Sue’s
April 21, 2012: Save the Date – for the Fashion Show
June 14‐17, 2012: State Convention
Time sure does fly. Hard to believe that the Holidays will soon be upon us. We started out our BPW year in September with a enjoyable t time and excellent membership opportunity at the Souderton Univest Bike Race. October was an great district meeting held at a lovely new location, along the Perkiomen Trail. I would encourage everyone to attend a district or state event to see the bigger picture and get to know some of your BPW sisters. In November we will have our “Show and Sell” with our ever popular auctioneer, Sheri Strouse. Please invite potential new members to this event. Happy Fall!
You may say Eileen was destined to be a Souderton Telford BPW member since her Mom joined before she was born. Eileen has been a Souderton Telford member for over 30 years; she joined when she lived in Harrisburg selling medical products. She even transferred her membership to Columbia, MD when she moved down there and was President of the LO. MD doesn’t have strict districts so you don’t get to know the other members as well as we do in PA.
Eileen has held all the other positions in Souderton Telford and then went onto being the District XI Director.
Eileen is a Penn Stater and received her MBA from Temple. Elieen went into banking to make use of her MBA. Currently, she is employed by Bayview Loan Servicing as part of the FDIC Loss Share Program.
Eileen has a very supporting hustband, George, and two sons, Kevin and Brian. They live in Blue Bell with Dahli (a Lasa Apso). Eileen enjoys reading, cooking, tennis, Sodoku, and cards.
Pat Gill and Eileen went to school together.
In an effort to increase participation in the Individual Development ( ID) Program, the state is going to use both virtual and face‐to‐face learning to deliver the program.
Participants will receive materials electronically and access to web resources that reinforce the ID Program’s 15 modules.
The actual seat time will be kept to two hours. The goal is to have one ID participant from each District at next year’s State Convention in June.
The topic is the state them of Obstacles are Opportunities in Disguise. Each ID candidate wishing to participate at the state convention needs to prepare a five minutes speech that is presented to the Local, District and State
CConvention bodies. In order to be a candidate, the individual must be living, working, training or continuing their education in the area served by the sponsoring local organization, be a current member of the BPW/PA and have completed the ID Program within the preceding (3) three years.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Ellen Bayuk at 412‐916‐6923 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder: All unsold books and money are due to Barb Eyrich by December 9th. If you are still in need of a book, Barb is holding 5. The cost of each book is $30, if we sell at least 15 books we will make $6.00 on each one. We will also have 2 free books.
2012 Issues Management Programs
January 23 – Origami Demonstration
February 27 – Katie Pietrak of Vintage Vinyl Journal
March 26 – Women’s History Month ‐ Sheryl Nierenberg
April 23 – The Cooking Club of PA – Sondra Weidman
May ? – Joint Service Clubs Meeting
June 25 – Installation of New Officers
contribution to Keystone Opportunity Center was earmarked for the Food Pantry, but if you would like to make a donation of a non‐ perishable food item personally, please feel free to bring it along to the meeting. Please RSVP by September 19th. Looking forward to seeing you all there as we begin the 2011‐2012 year. Remember: Guests are always welcome!
We will be getting together on Monday,
December 5th at the Clubhouse in the development of the Arbours where Kathy Landis lives. The address and directions are below. We will be doing the Chinese bingo again this year; please bring a wrapped gift of no more than a $20 value, if you would like to play. We are also sponsoring a family for Christmas. (For?) A list of the family members and what they would like for Christmas will be coming out next week to allow more time for shopping. A sign‐up sheet will be passed at the November business meeting for food/drinks for the gathering.
Address: 1245 Heron Circle, Quakertown, PA
Rt 309 North Right onto Tollgate Road, first traffic light after the hwy, Wawa/Rite Aid on corners Right onto Old Bethlehem Pike, at the dead end (about 1⁄2 mile from Rt 309) Left onto Paletown Road, (1/2 mile from Tollgate) Left into Arbours Development, if you cross the railroad track you missed the turn (1.5 miles from Old Bethlehem Pike) Right onto Arbour Lane Right onto Heron Circle
Parking in front and across from the building.
The make great stocking stuffers, gifts to your paper, mail or trash people. The cost is $4.00 and we make $1 off each coupon sold. Please let Barb Eyrich know how many you would like to purchase and arrangements can be made for delivery of them.
Share your catalog or look at the products on line and bring your orders and money to the November meeting.
Eleanor Knoke Hours
Here is the form for tracking volunteer hours. It can be completed monthly or annually. All forms to be submitted to Pat.
Women Helping Women
Collecting items at the November business meeting – Dish towels and Kitchen Items