During the February General Meeting of BPW of Centralia, Mike Warden was our guest speaker. Mike spoke about the 1908 Race Riot the took place in Springfield, Illinois. The riot sparked a meeting of minds and eventually the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) formed in 1909.
As far as meeting topics went, we discussed upcoming events that BP Women is not only involved in, but also hosting. These events include; a state BPW fun day, equal pay day rally in Centralia, working the recycling center, reality store for community 8th graders, and the state convention. We then discussed what a success our trivia night fundraiser was.
A nominating committee was also appointed for the upcoming election of officers.
We would like to remind everyone that we are still accepting scholarship applications through February 28, 2017. Those applications can be found HERE.
Our next meeting will be held on March 8, 2017 at the Elks Lodge in Centralia, IL. Dinner will be served at 5:30 and the meeting will begin at 6 PM. As always, stick around afterward for networking opportunities.