business women group
to hold annual spring fashion show.
(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
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 years 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 years 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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