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New Season for BWL!

Beavercreek Women’s League Begins a New Season

The Beavercreek Women’s League, a local independent community service organization, will kick off the 2010-11 season on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at a new meeting location, Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek, located across from the Post Office.  Joann Austin will be the featured speaker, tracing the role of women aviators from the early 1900s up to contemporary times.  A Greene Countyresident, Austin is herself a pilot and member of the 99s, a female aviators’ organization.  President Cheryl Shedden extends an open invitation, as visitors and newcomers are always welcome.

Refreshments and social time begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall located in the church’s lower level, followed at 9:30 by the business meeting and program.  Attendees are asked to park on the east side of the church building and enter through the canopied lower level door.  Free babysitting is provided; however, children must arrive by 10:00 a.m.

The meeting marks the beginning of the 42nd year of the League’s existence. Founded in 1969 by a small group of women concerned about traffic safety, the League has grown over the years and flourished as women of all ages and backgrounds are involved. The BWL, as it is known to its members, meets the first Wednesday of each month from September through May.  The programs are planned to expand members’ knowledge of their community and beyond, to promote community service and to provide opportunities to expand friendships.  For further information, call Jill Kincer at 429-0291.

Women's League to Give Scholarships

Dayton Daily News - May 13, 2009 - Neighbor Headlines for Beavercreek

Women’s League to give scholarships

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Women’s League will award scholarships to women in transition, or someone who has interrupted her education for a variety of reasons, but has returned to the educational system.

To qualify, nominees must be female, 25 years old or older and a resident of Greene County and exhibit financial need. She must also have earned a minimum of 20 college credit hours from an accredited college within five years.

The league established this scholarship fund in 2000 and has given $32,200.

For more information and/or an application, call (937) 429-4118, (937) 374-7473, (937) 427-1316 or (937) 426-0864. All applications must be postmarked no later than July 25.

6 Greene Women Earn Scholarships

Dayton Daily News - September 10, 2009 BEAVERCREEK -

Six Greene County women have been awarded scholarships by the Beavercreek Womens' League. This year's winners are: Maya Bates of Fairborn, at Wright State University and studying counseling; Katie Bullinger of Beavercreek, at Wright StateUniversity Boonshoft School of Medicine; Asya Corn and Susan Behnken, both of Beavercreek, at Kettering College of Medical Arts with Corn pursuing an associate of science nursing degree and Behnken studying to become a prephysician assistant; Sheila Miller of Beavercreek, at Clark State Community College to become a licensed practical nurse; and Jill Couch of Xenia is enrolled in a psychology program at Sinclair Community College.

The awards are given annually to women undergoing a transition and a desire to further their educations. All winners must be at least 25 years old and have earned 20 credit hours from an accredited university within five years.

Women's League Names President
Dayton Daily News - August 26, 2009 - Women's League Names President

BEAVERCREEK — Jan McCluer has been named president of the Beavercreek Women’s League for the 2009-10 year.

Other board members are Vice President Cheryl Shedden, Treasurer Joan Haslup, Secretary Cheri Peters and Past President Gussie Jones.

The league supports community service organizations, events, people and other projects.

College scholarships were provided to Beavercreek High School seniors and Women in Transition, a group that helps those who have taken a break from their careers. The scholarships funding comes from the Scholarship Luncheon, held in April.

The league also aids other community organizations and events. Last year, the group helped the American Red Cross Emergency Housing Program, Alpha House, Family Violence Prevention Center and Michael’s House.

Guest speakers are invited each month. The Sept. 2 program topic will be Caitlin’s Smiles. Mike Babb, a representative of Caitlin’s Smiles will discuss the nonprofit that helps children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

The league meets at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, September through May, at Hawker United Church of Christ, 1617 Longview Drive. Free baby-sitting is provided for children who arrive by 10 a.m.

For more information, call (937) 426-3699

Current Projects
Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County
Members also:
  • Make toiletry kits using donated personal size toiletry items.
  • Prepare lunches and dinners for residents of the Family Violence Prevention Center.
  • Transport Panera offerings each week.
  • Christmas gift wrapping at the Mall at Fairfield Commons to raise money for the Center.

Candidates and Issues Forum
Each year, the BWL's October monthly meeting is a forum in which all of the candidates running in the November election are invited to present their platforms and answer questions from BWL members and other members of the community. This is an open meeting and is always very well attended.
Beavercreek Senior Citizens Center
Holiday Tour of Homes
Members of the BWL will open up their homes to display their holiday lights and decorations. Tickets will be on sale in the fall.
Book Exchange
Bring books to the monthly meeting to share for free exchange. Take as many as you like. No need to return them.
Past Projects
Anniversary Quilt
Members of the BWL participated in the making of a Quilt that celebrates the City of Beavercreek’s Twenty-fifth anniversary of incorporation.  Twenty appliquéd squares depict views of symbolic locations in Beavercreek. The completed quilt was presented to the City in September, 2005.

In 2006-2007 we awarded two $2000 scholarships to Beavercreek High School students. We awarded scholarships to Women in Transition for a total of $3500.

In addition, we made Community Gifts to the following:

    Beavercreek Community Theater$200
    Beavercreek Historical Society$400
    BHS Muse Machine$200
    Ankeny Muse Machine$200
    Ferguson Muse Machine$200