In Memory of Ila Smith
Location: With Us
Honoring Ila for a year Special Event. Thanks for everything you did and taught.
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February Meeting
Begin: 02-20-14, 2:00 pm
End: 02-20-14, 5:00 pm
Location: Steve's Ranch House, Jackson MI
Monthly meeting
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Speaking at the January BPW HAM meeting, Sienna Heights student and club Treasurer, Ms Rutan shared with the group her studies in Psychology.   Titled "Insights of Inner Resilience to Reduce Depression", Ula explained that women between 40-50 years of age experience more depression than other population groups.

Ula encouraged the use of tools on the Road to Resiliency namely positive relationships and staying connected.  Membership in this very group is an outstanding use of this tool.  It gives us a sense of purpose, helps us maintain positive relationships and provides social support.

Those who have not attended a meeting lately, have expired memberships or are looking to belong in a group of like-minded souls are welcome to attend any and all monthly meetings.  Drop in at Steve's Ranch House on Blackstone Rd in Jackson, 5:30 pm any 3rd Thursday of the month.


Movie Fundraiser Nets Over $1000 for Scholarships

On November 15th at the Michigan Theatre, Harriet A Myer BPW raised enough to provide 2 scholarships with the showing of "The Help" movie.  This creative group of women used a 50/50 raffle, homemade chocolate pie auctions, screen sponsorships, and ticket sales to net over $1000.

Thanks to a very kind and generous audience, some bidding over $30 to take home a pie.  Suzanne McCloskey paid it forward, the former scholarship recipient participated heavily in the auction.  Thanks Suzanne!


Thanks for a great time August 15h to socialize and experience a relaxing dinner (great food) on the deck.  The weather was terrific and the company exceptional.




As part of our overall mission to personal and professional improvement, the group is collectively reading "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office"  by Lois P Frankel.  Purchase your copy today and start reading to learn how to compete and assert yourself as winner.  Each monthly meeting will feature a very brief presentation from one of our members highlighting a significant element.

Join the club and learn.  Thanks to our ever so thoughtful Julia for her activism by initiating an exciting way to sharp our skills.



At the July 25 monthly meeting, Debra McEldowney MSN, RN, SANE-A was our guest speaker, brought to us by Kate Keersmaeker.  SANE, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, is a special practice brought to the health field.  Not all communities have these critically trained nurses and Jackson is certainly blessed with having Debra.

SANE nurses are registered and have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of the patient who has experienced sexual assault or abuse.  Victims of sexual assault are most severely psychologically traumatized individuals a nurse will encounter.   Victims are often re-traumatized upon entering the hospital if not cared for by a trained SANE nurse.  Most will re-live the assault several times over explaining the crime to police, physicians and nurses.  The role of the SANE nurse is the epitome of patient supports.  She is help to preserve the dignity of the victim but collects evidence that links to the suspect.