BWC 2016 Fall Fest Pumpkin contest

I know it is still early in the year, however it is a good time to start thinking about the BWC pumpkin decorating contest at the fall fest! It is fun for all ages and the top 3 winners will receive a medal and a monetary prize. First place winners will receive $50, second place will receive $30 and third will receive $20. Download the forms in the link below for all official rules and entry forms. Please feel free to contact a member of BWC if you have any questions, and have fun!

June Meeting

Our June monthly meeting will be held Monday June 13th at the C.E. Brehm Memorial Library at 6:00 pm. We will be touring the library and having a short meeting afterward, followed by a trip to Dairy Queen for any one who wants to go. Please come and join us for an interesting and informative evening!

May Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Mt. Vernon Business Women’s Club was held on Monday, May 9th beginning at 6 p.m. at the Rose Lane Community Building. President Evelyn Boswell called the meeting to order. The Collect and Pledge of Allegiance were recited. Introduction of guests present was done including past presidents Linda Trivisonno, Nancy Sodders, Melanie Andrews, Jacqueline Ross, Sherry Meadows and Dorothy Hamson. Also present was Tina Suarez – Illinois State President-Elect for 2016-17. A motion was made to suspend all regular meeting business to the June 13th business meeting after which Sherry Meadows introduced and presented the 2016 Scholarship Winners.
The 2016 Scholarship winners were: Grace Pytlinski winner of the Wilma K. Harpole Business Scholarship; Danara Jones recipient of the Ellen Ashton New Opportunities Scholarship and Kylie Newell winner of the Dora E. Brydon Health Related Scholarship.
Following the scholarship presentations, Dorothy Hamson performed the induction ceremony for two members to the Mt. Vernon BWC. Those members are Crystal Rios and Janeta Sutton. Each inductee received a yellow rose, the symbol of the Illinois Federation of Business Women, their membership pins and a gift bag.
The final order of business was for Dorothy Hamson to present the Installation Ceremony for the 2016-2017 new Mt. Vernon BWC officers. The installation ceremony was a rainbow color based ceremony with each office lighting a different color candle and agree to perform their duties. The following officers for 2016-2017 were installed; President – Carol Burk, President-Elect – Kendra Peterson, Treasurer – Connie Simmons, Recording Secretary – Marsha Webb, Corresponding Secretary – Patsy Timm, Parliamentarian – Sharon Costa and Board Members-at-Large – Amanda Burk, Eileen Williams and Gwen Gross.
After the Benediction was recited everyone refreshments.

National Day of Prayer

Tomorrow May 5th is National Day of Prayer. There will be a gathering and service at Jefferson County Courthouse at 12 noon. During this time of turmoil in our Country and in our lives everyone should take some time tomorrow to return thanks for our salvation and pray for our nation and themselves. If you can make it to the service I hope you will attend. If you are unable to, please spare a few minutes to say thank you for our blessings and guidance for your future and the future of your family and friends as well as our nation, God bless you all!

Derby Day!

May 7th beginning at 4 P.M. the Mount Vernon Business Women’s Club will host their annual Derby Day Party at the Mt. Vernon Sportsman Club, 18687 N. Miller Lake Lane, Mt. Vernon IL party room (the party room is in the back of the club). Attendees are asked to decorate a Derby Day hat to wear. There will be a prize for the prettiest hat. We will be able to order drinks and appetizers and dinner if you wish to. This activity always is a fun social activity for our club. A few fun games will be played before watching the horse parade to the gates and the running of the Derby. Please come join us for a good time. Husbands and friends are invited to join us for the race. Race time is scheduled for 5:34 p.m.

Hope you will come join in the fun!

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!