COSHOCTON -- Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) met March 19 at the Coshocton Elks with 15 members present.

Liz Herrell, program speaker, talked about Women History Month. Emily McBurney read the White House Proclamation. The theme for 2012 is Women's Education - Women's Empowerment. She read a short biography on one 2012 honoree, Emma Hart Willard, women higher education pioneer. Herrell suggested going online to Women's History Month to read about the other honorees.

Treasurer Yolanda Sharier said sent $500 to Dollars for Scholars.

Joan McNeely announced the Administrative Professionals Luncheon would be April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Roberta's. Pastor Coralee Cox, of the Roscoe United Methodist Church, will be the keynote speaker and Peebles' clothing will be featured in the style show. Tickets are $18.

The Joan McNeely Working Women Scholarship applications are available at COTC, The Beacon, the library and the Extension Office. Deadline is April 26. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded May 21 at 6 p.m. at Schumaker Farms.

Herrell announced that the Equal Pay Day dinner would be at the Roscoe United Methodist Church April 17 at 6 p.m. Kathy Groob, author of Pink Politics and founder and facilitator of "ElectWomen" magazine, will be the speaker. Tickets are $8 for women and $10 for men. All are welcome to attend.

Cristie Merce announced that the next meeting would be April 16 at 6 p.m. at Edie Ryan's Restaurant in the back room. The program will be on Buckeye Girls State.

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

For information, contact Herrell at 740-294-0199 or at