Spring Fashion Show

Oldham’s business women group
to hold annual spring fashion show.

By Ruth Wright,
Contributing Writer

(March 2002) CRESTWOOD, KY. - Business and Professional Women of Oldham County will hold its annual Spring Fashion Show Scholarship Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13 at the Glen Oaks Country Club, 10601 Worthington Lane, Louisville. Proceeds from the event go toward two scholarships to be awarded to senior women at Oldham County and South Oldham high schools.
Patrons of the event will enjoy brunch while viewing the latest fashion trends for spring. Tickets may be purchased in advance; a limited number will be available at the door.
BPW, a national organization, was formed in 1919. The first organization of its kind in the United States, BPW quickly mobilized to address disparity issues faced by women in the workforce as well as inequality faced by all women. One of the early goals of the organization was to secure a comprehensive constitutional amendment that would grant women the right to vote. This initiative was achieved in 1920 through the 19th Amendment.
Since its inception, BPW has continued to serve as the leading advocate for women in the workforce. With more than 2,000 local chapters across the country, the organization continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of its membership.
BPW of Oldham County, also part of the North region, was founded in 1990 and is one of the newest clubs in Kentucky. According to Valerie Nehring, who has been involved with the club for five years, membership has been on the rise.
Pat Crotty, president of BPW of Oldham County, said membership is open to any woman who lives or works in Oldham County. BPW of Oldham County holds meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, usually in Crestwood or La Grange. During the monthly meetings, members enjoy dinner and presentations on a variety of subjects that are of interest to women.
While BPW of Oldham County provides networking and educational opportunities for its members, the organization also plays a philanthropic role in the community. In addition to the Spring Fashion Show, the club holds an annual Fall Ball. The Fall Ball is a formal dinner-dance gala and charity event held to raise funds for an Oldham County organization whose mission it is to help families and children in the community.
Last year’s ball was held at the Derby Museum and raised $13,000, which was presented to Oldham County Habitat for Humanity. Since its first Fall Ball in 1998, BPW of Oldham County has raised nearly $45,000 for community organizations.
This year, the Fall Ball will be held Nov. 9 at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville. According to Crotty, BPW is already accepting applications from Oldham County non-profit groups who would like to be considered as recipients of this year’s proceeds. The deadline for submitting applications is April 12. Organizations who apply for the funds will be asked to make presentations at one of the monthly meetings. The group will then vote to select the recipient.

• For more information contact Pat Crotty at (502) 896-0306 or visit: www.bpwoldhamco.org.

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