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Greetings BPW Sisters: me know and I can e- the flesh and still expect
ISSUE: I pray all is well and mail you a copy. everything to work out
Calendar 2 having a wonderful day. Membership was a topic well. Choose to be
Thank you Sylvia for of discussion as well obedient to the leading
Member Profile 2
stepping in for me at the and the right protocol as of the Holy Spirit.
last meeting, I heard to how they want things
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nothing but good things. to be done. There were
Health Corner 4 at least 35 members in Your President
Ladies, you are all very attendance.
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special and beautiful Valerie Reeves
About BPW 5 and I appreciate all of My word tells me today
you. I attended the call to “Be Responsible”
meeting in Altamonte :Romans 8:9 Those
November newsletter who are living in the
deadline: Oct. 30th Springs on the 19th of
September. We went flesh cannot please or
over the proposed by- satisfy God, or be Remember to get your
laws and agreed to sign acceptable to Him. God gift bags together for
the contract with BPW wants us to enjoy the donations to the
BPW/Florida: good life. Be women in SPARCC ‘s
Mission: Foundation. The by-
laws will be voted on at responsible for your shelter. We will have
To achieve equity choices today. You a date that the
the conference. If you
for all women in cannot choose to live in donations will be made
want a copy please let at the meeting.
To be the leading Our speaker for October is Tanjee Lane from Safe Place and Rape Crisis
nonpartisan grass- Center. October is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” and Tanjee will
roots advocate for speak on domestic violence. Please invite (and pick up) your mentees and
have them attend as Tanjee will touch on teen dating and domestic violence.
Hostesses are Valerie Reeves and Valarie Dixon.
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Calendar of Events
National Business Women’s Week – October 18-24, 2009
1 Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m. at North Sarasota Public Library
Bring donations of gift bags for SPARCC to the meeting
3 “Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence Walk, 8:00 a.m.
31 Community Health Walk sponsored by the Newtown Wellness Program, 9:00 a.m.
Angelia P. Singleton
Angelia Singleton is a banker with Bank of America and has been in the
banking business for 27 years, 10 years with Bank of America. Angie has
been in BPW for 27 years and has held many offices including president
(two terms), first vice president, second vice president, secretary and
treasurer. She has chaired the following committees: program,
membership, finance and IDP. Angie is also a member of the ABWA –
American Business Women Association and the Red Hat Society. Over the years, she has
volunteered with the Sarasota Redskins Program and YMCA Black Achievers. Angie is a
member of Truvine Missionary Baptist Church where she serves on the trustee board and the
finance committee. She and her husband Robert have two children, Kenny, and Dawnyelle. In
her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching tv, aerobics and spending time with family and
friends. She joined BPW to meet people and get involved in the community.
Just recently she connected with college friends after 40 years. They spent the weekend
together in Palatka. “I like to spend time with friends shopping, going to concerts and plays,”
she said. She likes jazz and loves football. Her favorite teams are the Dallas Cowboys and
Florida State Seminoles.
“A good deed is
never lost: he who October
reaps friendship; 8 Valarie Dixon
and he who plants 9 Angelia Singleton
“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you.”
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Valarie Dixon, Chairperson
The speech presented by Esther Bird was a great behalf of BPW; Valerie Reeves for closing
success. The topic was “Wake Up Sister, It's remarks, Cynthia Howard who assisted with
your Turn.” We had about 15 people in door prizes (and our photographer who took
attendance at New Zion. photos) and Angie Singleton who filled in at the
last minute to read an inspirational poem.
The Financial Money Management Workshop
for teens and adults held on September 15th was The next project planned for the mentoring
also a big success. We had a total of 23 people program is the speech competition in
in attendance. The workshop for the teens was January. We already have one interested
presented by Dawn Wiley of Girls Inc. candidate. Now is the time to talk to your
incorporating biblical scriptures. The adults mentee and other interested teens about the
were given two pearls that they used to offer competition. The topic is "If you can dream
their financial wisdom to the teens. The it, you can achieve it". We are asking the
workshop for adults was presented by Valarie teens to speak for 3-5 minutes and include a
Dixon of Northern Trust Bank. Handouts were dreamboard. We will discuss the judging
given to the adults to assist with organizing their criteria, awards, dates etc. at future meetings.
finances. Any members interested in getting a
handout, please contact Valarie. Special thanks Other programs the committee would like to
go to Dee Manigo for providing the door prizes; present are: Self-esteem and Teen Pregnancy
Sylvia Browning for purchasing the food on Prevention sometime in March or April.
National BPW Week
National Business Women’s Week (NBWW) offers communities, companies and organizations an
opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of workingwomen. It also offers a chance for
local BPW organizations across the country to recognize companies and individuals that have made strides
toward improving workingwomen's lives in their communities. NBWW Week is celebrated October 18-24.
BPW/North Sarasota will celebrate NBWW and will begin the week in worship with Glenda Williams at
Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church on Sunday, October 18th at 11:00 a.m. More details at the October 1st
“Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence”
BPW/North Sarasota will participate in “Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence” sponsored by Safe Place
and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC). The walk will be held on Saturday, October 3 rd at J.D. Hamel Park, 2
Marina Plaza (near downtown Sarasota at the foot of Main Street and Tamiami Trail). Registration begins at
8:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Thanks to those who will be participating! The route will begin
at J.D. Hamel Park, crossing Tamiami Trail and over the John Ringling Bridge, cross at Bird Key Park and
return to J.D. Hamel Park (3.5 miles). See you Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m.
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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
National Breast Cancer Awareness Q: What is breast cancer?
Month (NBCAM) is celebrating 25 A: Breast cancer is cancer that forms in
years of awareness, education and tissues of the breast, usually the ducts
empowerment. NBCAM is a (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and
partnership of national public service lobules (glands that make milk). It
organizations, professional medical occurs in both men and women,
associations, and government agencies although male breast cancer is rare.
working together to promote breast
cancer awareness, share information on Q: How many new cases of breast
the disease, and provide greater access cancer were estimated in the United “An estimated
to screening services. States in 2009? 192,370 new
While October is recognized as A: According to the American Cancer invasive breast
National Breast Cancer Awareness Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 cancer are
Month, the www.NBCAM.org web site new cases of invasive breast cancer are espected to be
is a year-round resource for breast expected to be diagnosed among diagnosed
cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, women in the United States last year. among women
and the general public. You are in the United
encouraged to visit the site in October Approximately 1,910 new cases are States”
and regularly as updated breast cancer expected in men. The ACS also reports
information is added throughout the
year. Continued on next page
Here are some questions and answers
on breast cancer.
News from BPW/Florida
Fall Conference 2009 will be held October 16-18 in Mt. Dora. Enjoy breath-taking sunrises/sunsets
and a balmy lake breeze on the veranda at the historic Lakeside Inn. Events include a sunset cruise,
opening session barbeque, a PAC luncheon, a ghost walk and Sunday’s devotional and wellness
walk. It’s not too late to register; go to bpwusa.org to download the registration form.
Each LO is asked to bring a “themed basket” valued at least $50.00 to Mid-Year Conference for the
silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Florida Federation.
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NORTH SARASOTA (continued from page 4)
P.O. Box 1121
Sarasota, FL 34230 that an estimated when it has spread from metastatic.
Valerie Reeves, 40,610 breast cancer its original site to
President deaths are expected in Q: What is metastatic
distant areas of the
2009 (40,170 women, breast cancer?
Sylvia Browning body. Physicians will
First Vice President 440 men). look at a number of A: The term metastatic
Deloris Carter factors to determine the breast cancer indicates
Second Vice President
Q: How common is
stage of breast cancer, that the cancer has
breast cancer in the
Gwen Sermon, including tumor size, spread from the breast
Secretary lymph node involve- to other parts of the
Jone S. Williams A: Breast cancer is the ment, and whether the body such as bone,
Treasurer most common cancer in cancer has spread to lung, liver, or brain.
women, aside from skin other areas of the body.
cancer. Once the stage of the For more information,
disease is determined, go to the website:
Q: What is advanced there are two different
breast cancer? www.NBCAM.org
ways advanced breast
A: Breast cancer is cancer can be classified:
considered advanced locally advanced or
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To elevate the standards for women in business and professions.
To promote the interests of business and professional women.
To bring about a spirit of cooperation among business and professional
women of the United States.
To extend opportunities to business and professional women through
education along lines of industrial, scientific and vocational activities.
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North Sarasota Business & Professional
Women’s Club, Inc.
September 10, 2009
The meeting was called to order by the vice- president, Sylvia at 6:00 p.m. The Collect was recited in
unison. The members gave introductions and used one word to describe their day.
Elma McKay presented the program “How Cholesterol Works.”
A handout was distributed that addressed the sub topics:
What is cholesterol? Blood Cholesterol vs. Dietary Cholesterol
Good and Bad Cholesterol, Cholesterol Risk Factors,
How often should I have my cholesterol levels tested,
What can I do to reduce my cholesterol, and Medicating High Cholesterol. Related articles on how
cholesterol works, and great links were also provided. Elma stated that diet and exercise are very important.
Glenda commented that there is a test called CA 125 for females to detect cancer.
Cynthia made a motion that we dispense with the reading of the minutes as they were printed in the
newsletter and Angie seconded it. The motion was carried.
Thank you cards were received from Amber Ingram, Danelle Baker and Sylvia Browning expressing their
gratitude for the scholarships that they received from our LO.
Jone gave a report on transactions for the month of August. The treasurer’s report for the club year was
printed in detail in the newsletter. Gwen made a motion and Cynthia seconded it and this report was filed for
We will not have the Innisbrook gift wrap sales as a fundraiser this year. We will possibly sell the African-
American calendars and cards.
Sylvia referred to the monthly program calendar that was distributed last month. Next month’s program will
focus on domestic violence.
Deloris needs to know who the new members are and if they could be reminded of the meetings. It was also
suggested that the renewal date for members be a part of the newsletter.
Glenda presented us with a public policy quiz. A prize was given to the person who answered most of the
Valeria Dixon completed the program for the Teen Summit to be held on September 15th at Mt. Zion P.B.
Church from 6:00-7:30 p.m. There will also be a Money Management seminar. She is planning a speech
contest in January for the girls.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Jessica Gaines from SPARCC will be the speaker. We will participate in the walk on October 3rd. We will
also bring gift bags of toiletry items to be given to the shelter families.
Cynthia stated that we need a brochure for our L.O. Glenda and Cynthia will work together on this endeavor.
Bids were submitted for Dawnyelle Singleton and Eileen West to design this brochure.
Elma informed us of the Go Red campaign for February 2010.
Glenda will appear on the Sandra Washington show to discuss breast cancer awareness on October 20th.
Members in attendance were: Dee Manigo, Cynthia Howard, Valarie Dixon, Jone Williams, Sylvia
Browning, Glenda Williams, Deloris Carter, Bernice Liles, Betty West, Angie Singleton, Elma McKay and
Gwen Sermon. The Emblem Benediction was recited in unison and the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.