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April, 2021: Letter From The President

April, 2021: Letter From The President

Dear Berkshire BPW members and friends,

Celia ClancyI am writing as the snow once again falls in Vermont and in the Berkshires. It certainly is a lot more dreamlike in December than on April 16th! Last week it was in the 70’s. Oh well, we live in New England and we have a beautiful spring and summer season to look forward to. And I hope you are all getting your shots!

We have several new Board and Committee members to share with you! This is so important to keep the Berkshire BPW alive and thriving. Below is an update. Please read carefully and see where you might contribute!

Programs: Co-Chairs as of June will be Lynn Wallace and Alisa Costa, who is new to our group. Also on this committee is Kate Lauzon and Abby Powers, who is new to our group.

Communications: Co-Chairs are now Sharon Coe and Roberta McCulloch-Dews, who is also new to our group. Also on the committee is Andrea Hurley and Kalee Carmel.

Treasurer: Continues to be Liv DeAndrea.

Membership: Co-Chairs are Deborah Gallant and Sonya Purvis, who is new to our group.

Secretary: Karen Zink will continue through the end of the year as Secretary.

Woman of Achievement Committee: Co-chairs are Stephanie Bosely and Abby Powers, both new to the BBPW. Also serving on the Committee is Rebecca Brien, Janet Brennan, Alison Brigham and Teva O’Rourke, who is new to our group. This Committee is looking for more members, as they are ramping up now!

Scholarship Committee: Chair continues to be Hannah Delisle-Stahl. On the committee is Ivy Campos, Kalee Carmel and Cheryl Lechner. We are looking for more members for this committee, as they need to ramp up soon!

Mentorship Committee: Co-Chairs of this growing Committee are Suzanne Engles and Karen Zink.

Vice President: Still open and a new position. Could be wonderful for someone who wants to build their leadership skills and move into the President role in two years.

President: I continue to serve as Interim President. I would like to be able to train someone very soon and hand over the reins by fall.

A big round of applause and thanks to all who are pitching in and helping our group become the best it can be!!

It is so important to have a team with enthusiasm and good organizational skills. I promise you will gain as much as you give. And you make great friends in the process! If you would like to join our team and have fun with a great group of women in this organization, email me at

Here is this month’s BBPW scoop:

May Meeting: On Monday, May 3rd at 5:30 pm, Barbara Bonner, Berkshire-based author of “Inspiring Generosity”, “Inspiring Courage” and “Inspiring Forgiveness”, will be speaking with us. Again, this will be virtual and free. Be sure not to miss it!

June Meeting: On Monday, June 7th at 5:30 pm, we will have our Annual Meeting, Member suggestions discussion and fun with Trivia.

Stay tuned! NEW Member benefit leadership training opportunity: Claire Richards is working with NFBPWC, inc in setting up a three module training series.  Claire is working quickly to organize and set this training up.  They will be offered one a month for approximately 60 minutes.  More information to follow and invite.  This is a free member benefit training series.

Woman of Achievement: We will be holding our Woman of Achievement event again in September, on the 20th. Please mark your calendars!!

Monthly e-Newsletter: We are always looking for members who would like to submit an article for publication in the e-Newsletter and we also offer any member’s business or organization to be featured in our Monthly Spotlight. Please fill out this form to be featured.

Member Portal: If you have not looked through our member portal please check it out and add your profile today! Our email list is growing, and this is a good way to get the word out about your business and to do business with women-owned businesses.

I am so looking forward to spring and to seeing you sometime soon, now that I have had both my shots!

Thanks for your support and membership. With much gratitude for all we have and share,


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