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The following members of District Eight of the Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) traveled to Gettysburg on Friday, February 23, for the BPW/PA Winter Board Meeting. Sixty-one members of BPW/PA and one guest were in attendance. Attending from District Eight were: District Eight Director, Lori Hubal of the Nellie Jane DeWitt Club (Susquehanna); Juliann Doyle of the Wayne County Club; Annmarie Kiehart, Melinda Ghilardi, Antoinette Machar , and Susan Vladika, all of the Peckville Club; Susan Gesford of the Montrose Club; and Alma Weber of the Stroudsburg Club.
The board meeting started Friday evening with two meetings, and the official Call to Order by BPW State President Denice Robinson on Saturday, February 24. The BPW Collect and the Pledge of Allegiance started off the morning, followed by an “Angel Reflection,” a welcome, roll call, introductions, approval of the Standing Rules of Order, Correspondence and the approval of the summer board minutes. The BPW/PA Treasurer spoke to the members present on the state’s finances followed by reports and recommendations of officers, standing committee chairs, special appointees and district directors. First-timers were recognized, with Susan Gesford of the Montrose Club being recognized for attending her first winter board meeting. Reports were given by BPW/PA state officers on the BPW/USA interim board meeting, held earlier in February in Washington, DC. A delicious lunch was enjoyed by all attending. A report was made on the establishment of a BPW/PA Foundation. Information was given on the following pending legislation: HEART for Women Act (Heart disease Education, Analysis and Research and Treatment for Women Act); Women’s Retirement Security Act; and The Healthy Families Act.
Discussion was held on the 2007 BPW/PA state convention at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpointe/Pittsburgh, the Friday Fundraise/Calendar Party, and the 2007 National Conference at the Golden Nugget in Reno, Nevada. The 2007-08 Board of Directors was introduced, along with the National Membership Campaign. The meeting ended with the singing of the Emblem Benediction and the meeting adjourned.
For more information on BPW, visit www.bpwpa.org or contact Juliann Doyle, District Eight Newsletter Editor at (570) 499-4908.
The crowded conditions in the Main Library of the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association have prompted the librarians to rearrange the collection to improve access. "We took a hard look at our usage patterns," says Administrator-Librarian Susan Stone, "and transferred some reference materials into storage so that we could expand what gets the heaviest use: audio-visual materials. That also allowed us to move our Large Print collection into the Reference Room, which has more light and space, to make access easier for our senior population. The DVDs, videos, cassette books, and CD books now have a little extra room to make them easier to browse, so we expect usage to go even higher." Mrs. Stone added that the library's role as a popular materials collection draws everyone, young and old, for entertainment as well as information. "Since there's no charge to borrow any of our materials, it's a great benefit to all."
Reference librarian Hilary Caws-Elwitt comments, "Reference work has changed dramatically since I started here in 1991. Now that we can offer constantly-updated, fully-searchable databases like the ones in POWER Library, we can answer many more questions than we used to be able to – without needing to refer to our outdated print materials. We are moving many of our reference books to circulation, and others to storage, where they can be retrieved within 1-2 days if someone needs them. We now have a core collection with only the most valuable and useful print reference materials, which paradoxically makes it easier to use."
Stop by the Montrose library to admire the new layout. For more information on any library services, visit www.susqcolibrary.org or call (570) 278-1881.
Teri Upright, a senior at Susquehanna Community High School and a student of the Barbizon School of Modeling has been chosen to compete at the Modeling Association of American International (MAAI) annual convention in New York City. This year, the convention will be held April 7 – 12 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. All contestants will attend seminars, participate in competitions, and meet the industry’s top agents, casting directors, and talent managers. MAAI is the only not-for-profit organization whose primary objective is to promote and increase the standards of training and education in the modeling, performing and fashion arts industry.
If you would like to be a sponsor and help Teri’s dream come true, donations to help with expenses may be made to Teri Upright, 614 Washington St., Susquehanna, PA 18847.
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