ZANESVILLE -- Eight Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) Marilyn Lauvray, Joan McNeely, Amanda Chaney, Emily McBurney, Kim Gress, Mary Mason, Tomma Bordenkircher, and Liz Herrell attended the Region 4 meeting at the Muskingum County Welcome Center hosted by Zanesville BPW and Guernsey County BPW June 23.

2012-2013 BPW/OH President Sharon McTigue (Berea BPW) installed the 2012-2013 Region 4 officers: President Betty Duche (Guernsey County BPW); President-Elect Kim Gress (Coshocton BPW); Vice President Liz Herrell (Coshocton BPW); Recording Secretary Linda Wiegand (Licking County BPW); and Treasurer Rhonda Stemmer (Guernsey County BPW).

BPW/OH President Sharon McTigue presented her theme, Because Participation Works (BPW).

She encouraged members to attend the next state meeting on Aug. 18, and the 2013 State Conference May 16-19 at the McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton. BPW/OH Membership Chair Barbara Kornuc explained the membership awards competition -- Become a Star of BPW. She also covered membership grants.

Karen Prelipp, Special Legislation Program chair, explained the Legislation in Action L.E.A.R.N. program. Region 4 Individual Development (ID) Chair Marilyn Lauvray discussed the ID program.

Region 4 Young Careerist (YC) Chair Andrea Patterson (ZBPW President) discussed the YC program. BPW/OH Issues Management Chair Leona Phillips explained the five points of STARS -- Strong Teams Always Radiate Success (Legislation, Membership, Education, Community and Other). Kathy Kellums, BPW/OH Data Base Manager discussed minutes, financial reports, protocol and parliamentary procedures.

Liz Herrell, Region Membership chair, presented each local president with a membership form holder and encouraged each local to design a membership tri-fold if they didn't already have one ZBPW President Andrea Patterson passed around their membership directory and offered to email an example to interested locals.

A raffle for BPW Fou

ndation raised $50. An auction and 50-50 raised $389 for the region.

Beth Hayes, owner of In Good Taste, catered the lunch.

The next Region 4 meeting will be Oct. 27, location TBA. Licking County BPW and Columbus BPW will serve as hostesses.

BPW promotes 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.