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Annual July Picnic

It’s time again for the Mt Vernon BWC picnic meeting. We will be meeting at 6 pm on Monday, July 9th at Kingdom Seed Ministries,118 S 9th Street in Mt Vernon. The club will furnish the meat, drinks and table service. Those attending are ask to bring a dish or two to share. The Victory Boys Quartet will be providing music. We will once again be having our “Make it, Bake it, Grow it, Sew it” Auction. Bring something to include that show cases your hobbies and skills! We hope you will make plans to come and join in the fun! See you there!

June meeting at Heritage Woods

The Mt. Vernon Business Women’s Club had a great time at our June monthly meeting. We went to Heritage Woods and spent time with two of our members Cleo Pigg and Helen Thackery. A great time was had by all, lots of smiles, laughs, stories, and of course great company!


May general membership meeting

The May Mt. Vernon Business Women’s Club will be holding their monthly meeting on Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Seed Ministries at 118 S. 9th Street in Mt Vernon, Illinois.

The program for this month will include the presentation of Ellen Ashton New Opportunities Scholarships to April Kohute and Benay Walker. Each of these Scholarships will be in the amount of $1,000. Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship winners.

Also we will be installing the 2018-19 officers. Officers to be installed will be President – Amanda Burk, President-Elect – Crystal Webster, Recording Secretary – Marilyn Konold, Treasurer – Carol Burk, Corresponding Secretary – Eileen Williams and Members-at-Large – Tana Dehart, Gwen Gross, Patsy Timm and Linda Trivisonno.

We hope you all will plan to attend to meet our scholarship winners and support the 2018-19 officers.

Mt. Vernon BWC will be “Embracing the Future while Appreciating the Past” in 2018-19 as the Illinois Federation of Business Women celebrate their 100th Anniversary. This is going to be a very exciting year for IFBWC and we hope you will come and join us in our celebration. Visitors are always welcome and new members are always encouraged to join our membership!

Hope to see you there.


Guidelines for BWC Scholarship        Ashton Scholarship Instructions    Ashton New Opportunity Scholarship Form     Dora E. Brydon Scholarship Instructions     Dora E. Brydon Scholarship Form     Wilma K. Harpole Scholarship Instructions      Wilma K. Harpole Scholarship Form

The Mount Vernon Business Women’s Club has three scholarships offered annually, The Dora E. Brydon scholarship is for a student entering the healthcare profession, the Wilma K. Harpole scholarship is for students entering the field of business, and the Ellen Ashton New Opportunities scholarship awarded to a woman going back to school to further her education. Attached to this post you will find the guidelines for applying, as well as instructions and the forms available to print. If you have any questions you may email the club at or youmay contact any member, call one of the scholarship committee members listed on the form or contact the club president Amanda Burk at 618-316-2100 for further help.

February general meeting

The February BWC meeting will be held tomorrow night, February 12th at 6:00 pm at the Kingdom Seed Ministries at 118 S. 9th Street in Mt. Vernon. Our guest speaker will be Mandy Bazillion from the Mended Little Hearts organization. Our community project is donations of small items or cash for the United Way “Pioneer Woman” silent auction basket. Business to be discussed will be the upcoming Scholarship Luncheon, the IFBWC State Convention in April, future community projects and the Candidates Forum. It is important for our members to attend so you know what is currently happening in our Local as well as to have an input in decisions effecting future projects and involvement by the Mt. Vernon BWC. I know the weather is not the best but having a quorum present is essential. Hope to see you then!

Happy New Year!

MT VERNON BWC wishes everyone a healthy and happy new year. If you are interested in making a difference, enjoying lasting friendships, and learning interesting and applicable information come join our local BWC. Contact President Amanda Burk at 316-2100 or any BWC member.

Christmas party

Great food, great fun and great friends! Thank you Patsy Timm for hosting our Christmas Party! Your home was beautiful!

Christmas Cookie decorating

Mt Vernon BWC members had so much fun last night helping the kids decorate cookies after the Christmas Parade!! Thank you IGA for your cookie donation and to all the members that helped whether by donating sprinkles and supplies or by actually helping in the tent. You are a great group of ladies!

Market Days

The Mt. Vernon business Women’s Club is going to be at the Mt. Vernon Market days event on July 1st 2017 at the old Armory. We will be selling fidget spinners in 6 different colors, rechargeable light up dog collars, RADA knives, and Certified eclipse glasses. We would love to see you Saturday and if you have any questions about who we are or what we do please feel free to ask one of the ladies at the booth and we would be happy to talk to you about it. The Market Days event will be open from 8 AM to 2 PM.