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Committee Assignments 2007 - 2008

Athena: Coordinates the nominations for and arranges the annual Athena award. The Award is presented to a individual who has shown wisdom, courage, valor, strength and reason. The award presentation, held in March or April, is jointly supported by the Indiana BPW, Colonial Motor Mart, 96.5 the Planet, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The award is sponsored by the Oldsmobile Corporation.

Audit: Reviews the records of the treasurer and verifies the club’s finances. Committee is comprised of three members who are appointed by the President.

Bylaws: Prepares amendments and/or revisions of bylaws for presentation to membership for action; advises members of all proposed and mandatory changes in the district, state and national bylaws.

Cards & Flowers: Responsible for acknowledging members who have died, are ill or have suffered a loss.

Civic Participation/ Public Relations: Informs members about and involves them in community activities such as Red Cross bloodmobiles, Salvation Army holiday bell ringing and the American Cancer Society Daffodil Days, among others. Responsible for club exposure in print and broadcast media. Forwards information to media regarding social events, club meetings, and other related activities.

Employer of the Year: Accepts nominations for, selects the winner and plans the annual program to honor an outstanding business, which has done the most to promote women in the workplace.

Finance/Budget: Prepares the annual budget for presentation to and approval by members at the September meeting.

Foundation: Promotes interest in and support for the BPW Foundation. The BPW Foundation was established to administer the education and research aspects of the International Federation. It is funded by a portion of each member’s annual dues and contributions, gifts, grants and bequests. (The BPW Foundation includes the Marguerite Rawalt Research Center, a library and information center located at the national headquarters in Washington, DC. Research is supported through the Lena Lake Forest Fellowship and Foundation Grants. Career advancement scholarships are awarded to assist women who are age 25 and older. Seminars and workshops focusing on career development and management training are also sponsored by the BPW Foundation.)

Fundraising: Responsible for carrying out the club=s fundraising activities necessary to meet club expenses and provide money for scholarships and other programs.

Individual Development Program: Responsible for coordinating and organizing an introduction to parliamentary procedure and development of skills in the areas of public speaking, interviewing, group discussion and debate.

Issues Management: Responsible for educational programs at all meetings unless otherwise notified. Programs are based on those suggested by the State and National Federations.

Legislation: Carries out the legislative programs adopted by the State and National Federations; sponsors and supports appropriate legislative and administrative action; cooperates with other committees whose programs may be implemented by legislative or administrative action.

Membership: Promotes, expands, stabilizes and orients the membership; receives applications and welcomes new members to the club; responsible for annual membership induction ceremony.

Scholarship: Promotes the Club’s scholarship opportunities, reviews applications, and selects the persons to whom the scholarships will be presented.

Woman of the Year: Seeks nominations and selects the annual Woman of the Year, a club member, honored for unselfish contributions of time and effort given to the club, community and friends.

Young Careerist: Organizes and coordinates the Young Careerist program. This program is a competition, which is open to members, aged 21-35. It involves a public speaking competition as well as personal interviews, which determine a competitor’s knowledge of BPW’s past and present status and ability to articulate personal career goals. Each club is encouraged to participate. Winners at the club level advance to competition at the district level. Winners at that level then advance to state competition. State winners are honored at the National Convention.

Committee Assignments 2007 - 2008