A great evening was had last night at the Greater Sudbury Business and Professional Women’s Club AGM meeting.
Our AGM meeting was held at the Towne Suites by the Marriott on the Kingsway . Thank you to Rachel and her staff Katlyn who took good care of us and of course to our caterer and member Stephanie Piche and her staff for the most wonderful meal once again!!
Our evening program consisted of a presentation by Constable Bert Lapalme with Crime Stoppers. A most enlightening presentation it was. Many thanks.
A new executive was brought forth last night. Congratulations go out to all of our Executive and Committee members for taking on new roles and or continuing with their same portfolios of last year.
Our Executive consists of Ann Finlay as President, Carol Stahl as First Vice – President as well as continuing with the Treasurer’s position and Secretary Audrey Dugas. VP of Communications Colleen Kleven, VP External Affairs Cathy Nadjiwon and VP Internal Affairs Donna Quenville. Welcome to our new Executive.
Our committee chairs are as follows Christina Tougas – Young BPW, Vicky Kotab – Personal & Professional Development, Ann Marie O’Neill is our International Chair, Tara Hurley our Membership Chair and Louise Bergeron our Program and Events Chair.
Our VP of communications Colleen Kleven already has committee members Rosie Parent and Ann Marie O’Neill helping her in her portfolio.
What a group we have this year! Congratulations to all and looking forward to 2013-2014. A special thank you to member Lin Gibson who ran the elections, with scrutinizers Dorothy and Brenda.
As outgoing President I would like to thank my 2011-2013 Board for all of the hard work and help that they have given me in my two years as President. I look forward to meeting up with you as we go forward.
Monique Forsyth – Past President BPW GS
Come for a night filled with fabulous woman from our community who inspire us.
Don’t delay, tickets will sell out quickly.
The evening was an awesome event with Stephanie Piche and Legacy Events providing us with a spectacular meal, each course represented typical foo…d from different countries and each of them were absolutely delicious! And that was just the beginning of evening as Tara Hurley had a full evening of events for International Night.
Pauline Loyer from Village International spoke to us about the women that makes the wares that are available for sale at their shop. She explained to us about fair trade and shared stories about the non-profit organization and the good that it does. Pauline brought with her a special guest, a beautiful young student who performed for us with techniques in belly dance and Egyptian dance.
Tara then read a letter from our International President followed by a very impressive candle lighting ceremony. As Tara read the different countries around the world that are part of BPW, members from each table lit a series of different coloured candles representing those countries.
All in all it was a lovely evening, and it left me feeling that I belong to a very powerful organization and proud to be a member. Thank you Tara for your hard work.