Committees

Below are the chairpersons for the various
        Executive and Standing committees.

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(Labels for education, toiletries for Family Violence Prevention Center, pop tabs,
books for each other, letters for Honor Flight, and more! )

Executive Committees:

  • Membership 2017 - 2018 Chair:    Margie Perenic
  • Programs 2017 - 2018 Chair:    Julie Vann
  • Scholarship Luncheon 2017 - 2018 Chairs:
          Susie Nunez,  Missy Mae Walters
  • Technology 2017 - 2018 Chair: Martha N. Shields
    and Technology Assistant 2017 - 2018: Lesli Beavers
         (This position includes the Website, Facebook, Email, Publicity, and technical support for Membership.)
 Standing Committees:      

  • Biographer (Mini-Bios) 2017 - 2018:      Carolyn Tipps

 NOTE: Several years ago our board noticed that as our group continued to grow from a small group of neighbors that many members did not know each other very well. To fill this need, we started a Mini-bio segment at our meetings. The Biographer has prospects fill out an information sheet asking about these areas – her childhood and youth including memories of hometown, siblings, high school/college years; her adult years including work spouse, kids, grandkids, interests; a historical or personal event, philosophy, or axiom, that impacted her life; hobbies/interests; and advice or words of wisdom to pass on to future generations. The Biographer then compiles this and presents one at a meeting. We have found we have many similar experiences and much more in common than we realized.

  • Book Exchange 2017 - 2018 Chairs:    Linda Rountree and Judy Reeve
                    NOTE: Members are encouraged to bring books to the monthly meeting to share for free exchange. 
                    Take as many as you like! NOTE: There is no need to return them!

  • Compassionate Care 2017 - 2018 Chair:    Mary Mathieu
This committee was formed to let members know that BWL is thinking of them in times of illness or a death in the family. 

            The cards and stamps are supplied by BWL and are sent by volunteer members
            Members are encouraged to let a committee member or chair know if someone needs a card.      
       May:                      Mary Mathieu, 937-429-3021            marymathieu48@gmail.com
        June:                    Nancy LeCain, 937-429-0263            niacel1943@aol.com
        July:                     Cathy Schaetzle, 937-429-4211           cschaetzle@att.net
        August:                Joan Haslup, 937-429-5067               jlhaslup@sbcglobal.net
        September:         Jan McCluer, 937-429-9270               jmccluer4244@sbcglobal.net
        October:              Edie Keast, 937-429-1793                   ediekeast@aol.com
        November:          Jessica Keuper, 937-427-3244           jkeuper@sbcglobal.net
        December:          Melinda Nutter, 937-429-0341           mrn5@sbcglobal.net
        January:              Fran O'Shaughnessy 937-657-8315     tranos@ameritech.net
        February:            Julie LaPolt, 937-429-5620                  tlopal@ameritech.net
        March:                 Gussie Jones, 937-429-0805                yankeenana25@aol.com
        April:                   Linda McLarty, 937-372-2004              linda_mclarty@yahoo.com
        May:                    Shirley Docken, 937-429-1974                (Please use the phone
                                                                                                                    to contact Shirley.)
  • Historian 2017 - 2018 Chair:    Toni White
  • Labels for Education 2017 - 2018 Chair:    Arlene Graham
  • Newsletter 2017 - 2018 Chair / Editor:    Christy Tipps
  • Refreshments 2017 - 2018 Chairs:    Angie Baker
  • Senior Center Liaison 2017 - 2018 Chair:    Jo Ferguson 
  • Toiletries 2017 - 2018 Chair:    Jane Henry
  • Women in Transition 2017 - 2018 Chairs:    
           Carolyn Tipps, Linda McLarty, and Mary Waite