COSHOCTON -- Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) met Oct. 22. After announcing Kim Gress as the 2012 Woman of the Year and after dinner, a short business meeting was held. Guests included Kenny Gress, Erin Sahlica and Jennifer Miksa.

President Emily McBurney encouraged members to attend the Region 4 Meeting in Grandville. She announced the Christmas Party is scheduled for Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Frontier Power meeting room. Cost is $15 plus bring a $10 gift to exchange. Members discussed the cake auction, fund raising ideas, Young Careerist (YC) and sponsoring the John Humrickhouse Museum.

Marilyn Lauvray announced the dates for the Individual Development (ID) Class would be Nov. 3 and 4 at Agents Realty and Auction Service. Cost is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers.

Cost includes instruction, materials, lunch, snacks and 1.4 CEUs completion certificate. Call Tracey Vlahos at 740-502-9819 to register or for information.

Tomma Bordenkircher gave a report on Meet the Candidates on Oct. 11 at the Coshocton County Career Center and co-sponsored by the Coshocton County Farm Bureau. She said approximately 114 people attended including 26 candidates and 14 members. It was on WTNS Web live and the Talk Show. She also announced plans for the 80th year anniversary for next year on Sept. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Frontier Power meeting room.

Liz Herrell thanked Rodger Bordenkircher and Marilyn Lauvray for helping to put up the Fair booth, Jan Luce for helping her guard the building and Raine Hammond for tearing it down. She applauded Tomma Bordenkircher, who represented BPW/OH, for her 5-minute sermonnette at the 33rd Ecumenical Lunch. The 2013 Ecumenical will be hosted by BPW/PA.

She reminded members dues were reduced to $27.50 this month and to encourage friends and family to join.

Money was collected for First Step. First Step sent a thank you letter for the $296.41 collected from recent meetings.

The next meeting is scheduled for Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Edie Ryans. Program topic will be health related.

The public is encouraged to attend.

For information, call 740-294-0199 or

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