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BPW: Working For A Better Tomorrow!

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This is Zoey. She is a five-year old, black and brown Lab and beagle mix. She is housebroken and leash trained. She is very friendly and playful, and has lived with other dogs and children.

To see Zoey stop by the Susquehanna

County Humane Society, 278-1228.

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BPW: Working For A Better Tomorrow!
Submitted By Alice Deutsch

The National Federation of Business & Professional Women’s Clubs has been in existence since 1919. The U.S. Government recognized the need for a cohesive group to coordinate identification of women’s available skills and experience while mobilizing for World War I. A Women’s War Council, financed through a federal grant, was established by the War Department to organize the resources of professional women.

Three major issues have shaped BPW’s legislative agenda: elimination of sex discrimination in employment, the principle of equal pay, and the need for a comprehensive equal rights amendment.

The Nellie Jane DeWitt BPW Club was established in 1955 and celebrated 52 years of continuous service to the women who live and work in our area. Currently our Club has 24 members who have been involved in many professions. Some of our members are retired, which allows them to contribute more time and energy to the organization and the community.

BPW is so much more than just an organization. It is a sisterhood of friends who are concerned and support each other. Living and working in and around the area, allows the women to be aware of needs, and motivates them to establish projects that support those needs as follows: Women’s Resource Center; Valentines party for Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility; Susquehanna Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony; Friends of Susquehanna County; Susquehanna County Harvest of the Arts; Susquehanna Community Development Association.

If you are interested in joining or have questions regarding the Nellie Jane DeWitt BPW, please contact Alice at (570) 756-2044. Meetings are held monthly, on the fourth Thursday at the Starrucca House, Susquehanna, PA.

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