Our Slant 
Forward Into The Light ~ July 2016

Wednesday, July 20
Membership Dinner Meeting & Program 
Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli, 213 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley
Menu: Summer Polenta Gratin, Green Tossed Salad
Lemon Parfait with Fresh Berries
Social/Networking 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6 p.m. $21 per person -- Bring a Friend!  
Deadline for reservations: Sunday, July 17

Join us for this "Cheesy" Presentation!
The Wheyward Girl: She's SO Cheesy!
Come hear the fascinating story of local Master Cheesemaker Barbara Jenness, owner of Wheyward Creamery in Nevada City. Jenness will describe her
cheese-making career and her experiences starting a retail food operation in Nevada County.
Jenness earned her certification as a Master Cheesemaker from the Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese at the University of Vermont. She owned the first farmstead goat cheese production in Michigan and taught classes at Michigan State University.
Barbara is now making a myriad of delectable cheeses for the shop, and has started offering cheese-making classes.
We'll see you on the 20th. Click to RSVP and pre-pay (with credit or debit card with VISA or MC logo) for this month's meeting. Pre-paid reservations are required for members and guests.
Deadline for reservations:
Sunday, July 17

Newcomers and guests are
always welcome!
Message from Co-Presidents
Lynn Wenzel and Judy McCarrick
Get Involved
Make New Connections
Best of All, Have Fun!
Well, here we are, at the start of a new BPW-NC year.
It's hard to believe our first year of being Co-Presidents went by so fast.
As we are devoted to making this a successful year for us all, here is our
wish list:
  • That more of you out there will SHOW UP at the monthly meetings. We miss you when you're not there, and you miss a lot of fun and interesting evenings. It's only your organization if you take part in it.
  • That all of you will communicate to us your desires regarding everything BPW. That you will stay in touch with all your officers and board members about what you like and what you don't. We may not be able to fulfill all your wishes, but we will surely try.
  • That if you are not involved in a Committee whose subject speaks to you that you will reach out now and join that Committee. We especially need a Program Chair and Program committee members. Program Chair is easy and fun and a good way (especially if you are new to the area) to meet tons of new and interesting people. And, so many of us have wonderful ideas for programs you don't even have to create the subjects, just reach out to the speaker(s). We are all here to help you!
  • That if you are considering chairing a Committee you think about what we call "co-ing." Twice the fun, twice the ideas, and someone to share the responsibilities. Plus, if you are new, it's a great way to make a fast friendship.
  • That you communicate with us whether it is to say "job well done," or to complain. There are lots of you on our roster, yet we don't have the pleasure of seeing the majority of you that often. We try to say hello to everyone at every meeting, but it is not always possible. Please, if you are new, come up to one of us and say "Hi!" We will fold you in.
  • We know you are loaded with ideas. We hope you will bring those ideas to us at every meeting. We are always open to innovation.
  • That, especially if you are new, you will attend a few board meetings (they are open to all members, the first Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m.). This is a great way to learn in a jiffy how BPW functions and to get to know the leadership intimately. Before you know it, YOU will be a mover and shaker too!
  • That all of us continue to value the friendships we have made through BPW and through our dedication to improving the lives of all women. There is always much to do. We look forward to achieving it together!
In sisterhood,
Lynn & Judy

July is Membership Renewal Month
Hurry, Renew & Keep Up With Your Friends!
Remember to renew your membership this month--it's only $25 per year. 
You can pay online at:

Send a check to our Treasurer
Lorell Maldoon
13595 Meadows End
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Save the Date!
Our 19th Annual Scholarship Celebration is set for Wednesday, August 17.

Join us as we fete our new scholarship winners AND hear from past winners about how the scholarships have helped improve their lives. Stay tuned for details in the next issue of Our Slant.  

Scholarship Fun(d)-Raiser - Silent Auction Party
Rescheduled for next Spring

In last month's issue, we told you about our Silent Auction Party that was planned for September. Instead, we'll be holding this event next Spring.
The meeting will be a way to have fun and increase connections and friendships between members, while raising funds for our scholarship program.

How this works: BPW-NC members donate services based on your skills, talents and time. Other members bid on them. Deserving women get the money in the form of a scholarship.

In the meantime, be thinking about a service or product you could donate to help out and stay tuned for more information at future meetings.

First Women's Rights Protest -- 168 Years Ago This Month!
July marks a momentous historical event for women's rights.

On July 19-20, 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott spearheaded the first women's rights convention in American History. Over 300 women and men came to Seneca Falls, New York, to protest the mistreatment of women in social, economic, political, and religious life. This marked the first call for women's right to vote.

BPW-NC Executive Committee
Lynn Wenzel 477-0746
Judy McCarrick 478-0677
Vice President
Shirley Zeff 273-3010
Lorell Maldoon 477-8401
Gail Parle 272-2141

Committee Contacts
Emma Santa 913-0819
Lindy Horwitz 477-1988
Elaine Sierra 274-0738
BPW Foundation Liaison
Angie Lux 272-2402

Lynn Wenzel 477-0746
Gail Parle 272-2141
Beth Volz
Website & Facebook
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