This is the time of year to give thanks for all that we have, personally, professionally and politically. For me, BPW is a significant part of that. I enjoy the camaraderie of the members, continue to find ways to use and grow my skills, and am better informed politically and better able to decipher the news and the world’s events.
Like any organization, we gain strength from the joint efforts of our members, both new members and long-time members. We gain strength by re-evaluating what we do and how well we are doing it and looking for ways to improve. We are a mission-focused organization, from which much networking organically results. Our mission is still relevant but it always helps to ask if there are new and different ways to address that mission.
To that end, over the next few months, we will be experimenting with various programming options, including opportunities to support other organizations with a like-minded mission, to share the expertise found among our members on a variety of topics, or to enjoy and get to know each other better. So be sure to read the newsletter, periodically check out our website, and “like” us on Facebook so that you can stay up to speed with what we are doing.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
Sheila Barry-Oliver, Ed.D.
BPW/SPP President 2018-2019