COSHOCTON -- Three Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) Mary Mason, Tomma Bordenkircher and Liz Herrell, attended the BPW/OH board meeting Aug. 18 at the McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton.

Members were encouraged to wear their "Make Alice Proud - VOTE" T-shirts. Born in 1885, Alice Paul spent much of her life fighting for women's rights. After women won the right to vote with the 19th amendment in 1920, Alice Paul introduced the first equal rights amendment in 1923. Although she did not live to see an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution, she did get an equal rights affirmation in the preamble to the United Nations charter. She died in 1977.

Betty Spencer, East Ohio Coalition on Human Trafficking and Kathy Groob, author of Pink Politics, The Women's Practical Guide to Winning Elections were the speakers.

Members are encouraged to attend the 33rd Annual Tri-State Ecumenical (a tradition with Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia BPW's) on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Steubenville Country Club, hosted by BPW/OH. The theme will be "She Shall Be Called Woman." Cost is $30. For information, contact Phyllis Riccadonna at 740-266-2466 or at PhyllisR66@aol.com. The Tri-State Ecumenical kicks off National Business Women's Week (NBWW).

BPW is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed.

For information, contact Liz Herrell at 740-294-0199 or at lizywca@columbus.rr.com.