INFBPW/Shelbyville met April 7

Indiana Federation of Business & Professional Women/Shelbyville met by Zoom on April 7, 2021. Roll call was taken by Secretary Dorcas Dorsett. President Beth Case called the meeting to order.

Invocation was given by Gayle Henderson.

Henderson introduced guest speaker for the evening, Linda Sanders, Business Development Representative and client liason for Wessler Engineering a civil and environmental engineering firm.

The Collect and Pledge was led by Anne Thurston and the Emblem Benediction was led by Sherry Mohr.

A quorum was declared by Secretary Dorcas Dorsett. Dorsett reported the March minutes were sent to members for information and approved as distributed.

Treasurer Angie Hadley reported she had emailed the report for April to members which was placed on file for review.

Mohr reported on the club’s participation in Bingo at the K of C, the club will participate at the April 29 and June 3events at the K of C.

Joanne Bowen and Theresa Adams (PSP) recently participated in a Chamber Chat at the local radio station highlighting the programs of the local BPW club.

Anne Thurston, Nominating Committee chair for 2021-2022 officers announced the proposed slate as follows: President, Carolyn Austin; Vice President, Kari Macklin; Secretary, Adams, and Treasurer, Taylor Davis. Election will be held at the May 5 meeting.

Mohr reported that the Women Helping Women and Career Advancement scholarships will be available this year – deadline for applications is June 1, she can be contacted at 317/512-5550.

INFBPW State Convention will be April 16 and 17 in Columbus at the Hotel Indigo and Case, Henderson, Adams and Davis will be attending; several items pertaining to the convention were discussed.

The next meeting will be May 5, 2021 at First Christian Church with the Bylaw Committee in charge, proposed local bylaw changes will be discussed.

Anyone interested in attending a meeting or special event may contact Membership Chairman Carolyn Austin at cjaustin50 @yahoo.com or any member. The mission of INFBPW is to promote and support women personally, professionally and politically.

– Gayle Henderson