Coshocton business women discuss an American author, educator at meeting

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COSHOCTON -- Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) met Nov. 19 at Edie Ryans with 18 members and one guest, Joyce Sims, RN, physical therapist at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, present.

Program speaker Joyce Sims gave members a quiz on urinary incontinence. She explained incontinence is not part of the aging process, effects men and women, and can be cured by exercise in 85 percent of cases.

Cristie Merce read a report on Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Aug. 10, 1858, to Feb. 27, 1964), an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in US history.

Kim Gress gave an updated report on the cake auction. Profit was $5,148, which will be used for scholarships for women returning to education, Dollars for Scholars, Buckeye Girls State, 4-H and other community projects.

Membership Chair Liz Herrell inducted two new members, Sheri Fortune, teacher at River View and business woman, and Jean Sharier, retired Janitor from Ridgewood School district.

Mary Mason reported four members attended the Region 4 Meeting on Oct. 27 in Granville. Speakers shared information on Issue 2 and social media.

The next meeting will be the ID/YC Competition on Feb. 23, 2013. She also reported on the Nov. 10 State Meeting in Columbus.

A panel of women veterans explained the balance of career and family.

Tomma Bordenkircher announced the ID/YC Competitions would be in January at the Coshocton County Career Center.

Plans for a Celebrity Waiter Dinner will be presented at the January meeting.

Bordenkircher announced she needs archive photos for a CD for the 80th anniversary celebration in September, and someone to put the CD together. She also needs and an image for the invitation.

BPW's mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.

Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed.

For information, contact Liz Herrell at 740-294-0199 or at coshoctonbpw@gmail.com.

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