COSHOCTON -- Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) met April 15 at Edie Ryans. Guests were Nita Selders, of Universe Bridal, and Maria Edwards, a Lifetouch photographer.

Four new members were inducted: Robin Snider, community educator for First Step Family Violence; Sherri Matis, office manager and agent for Kyle Libby State Farm Insurance; and Amanda Sees and Sharon Jones, both Multi Line representatives for Kyle Libby State Farm Insurance in the Downtowner Plaza.

Each attendee filled out a quiz on BPW and then Membership Chair Liz Herrell went over the correct answers and also added additional information for various questions. Several door prizes were awarded and Marilyn Lauvray won the free one-year BPW membership.

Vicki Laudick, executive director, First Step Domestic Violence thanked members for their monthly donations and the annual donation of $500 in the budget. She also appreciated the BPW members who serve on the Board. Laudick explained with budget cuts, they were struggling financially.

Herrell reported on the successful "Unhappy Hour" held at Uncorked for Equal Pay Day on April 9.

Mary Mason explained what a wonderful experience it was to participate in the State Individual Development (ID) speech competition where she placed second.

Tomma Bordenkircher, State ID Chair said Mason and Heather Burns (Zanesville BPW member and Young Careerist participant) both represented Region 4 well.

Mason, Bordenkircher, Herrell and Lauvray attended the state meeting in Boardman on April 13.

Bordenkircher, who took over the ID Chair duties of the current ID Chair for the competition will serve as the state ID Chair for 2013-2014.

Bordenkircher reminded members about the 80th anniversary celebration in September.

Helped is needed designing the invitation, and making the history video.

Herrell encouraged members to attend the state conference in Canton, May 16-19. Kim Gress is a nominee for the Distinguished Woman award.

The next meeting will be the Scholarship Banquet at Schumaker Farms on May 20 at 6 p.m. to award two $1,000 scholarships.

The meeting is open to the public but reservations are required.BPW is the leading women's organization for working women.

Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed who support the legislative platform.

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