Events and Opportunities!

NOTE: There are THREE sets of events below -- Programs at the general meetings, Lunch and Learn programs, and OTHER events!  Be sure to keep scrolling down through these important events and add them to your calendar!

Programs for our Current Year (2018 - 2019)

NOTE: Program Chairpersons, Julie Vann and Jessica Keuper, have planned a fabulous year for us!
For an 8-page printout of these general meeting programs and Lunch and Learn programs, click HERE.  

Please SAVE THESE DATES on your calendars for our BWL General Membership meetings. If you click on the red titles, you will be taken to the description for that program.

September 5, 2018: Parks, Recreation, and Culture Importance and update on Beavercreek Programs
 (Eric Corbitt, Kim Farrell, Sandy Focht, and Erin Harris)

                                  (Brandon Huddleson and Beth Rubin)

December 5, 2018: The 13th Gift
(Author and Journalist Joanne Huist Smith)

January 2, 2019: Beavercreek's History
(Bobbie Carpenter)

February 6, 2018: A Successful Beavercreek Life Story: Disability is Not Always a Handicap
(James Terpenning)

March 6, 2019: Healthcare Transformation: What is New That Might Help You?
(Dr. Patrick Jonas, Neighborly Family Physician -- Beavercreek)

                                 (Superintendent David Deskin and Treasurer Eva Anderson)

May 1, 2019: Beavercreek as A City of Peace
 (Julie Vann and Anjali Brannon)

NEW! Seven new Lunch and Learns for our Current Year (2018 - 2019):

            Lunch and Learn Programs begin at 11:30 a.m. and last for 75 minutes. 
            Reservations are required; Jessica Keuper will be managing the reservations,
            coordinating with Carol Graff, Treasurer. The cost for each is $15.00. 

            Reserve your place by paying by check at the BWL meeting or by clicking HERE
    Please note that there are no Lunch and Learn programs in November, December, and January.
 If you click on the red titles below, you will be taken to a page that describes more fully that event. 
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018: Owen's Place and Master Gardener Update at Victory Park Shelter -  $15.00
    Topic: Upcoming Construction Projects of  the Beavercreek Parks and Recreation Department and Owen's Place. The program is free, but if you would like to order a lunch, the cost is $15. (Checks should be made out to Beavercreek Women's League.) Reserve your space at the September 5 general meeting or email Julie Vann: by September 15.  Menu choice is a empanada plate (with roasted carrots and goat cheese, and a tomatoes/onion/pepper medley) or a salad (Cobb salad with chopped salad greens, tomatoes, roast chicken, hard boiled egg, Roquefort cheese and a vinaigrette). Beverages and dessert are included.   To buy your ticket, pay by cash or check at the Sept. meeting, or please click
    HERE to pay online by September 15. 

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019: Greene County Family Violence Prevention Center, -- $15.00
    Lofino Center, 3868 Dayton-Xenia Road. 

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019Soin Medical Center -- Cancer Treatment Center - $15.00

    Soin Medical Center, 5th floor of Ollie Davis Tower, 3535 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek, Ohio

Other Events / Opportunities:
Monday, September 10, 2018: FUNDRAISER at Milano's!  Present the flyer and 20% of the sale will go to BWL! Click HERE for the printable flyer! 

Friday, September 14, 2018
: BINGO Bash! 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Beavercreek Senior Center. Limited to 50 participants! Sign up at the Senior Center! $20.00 to play three cards. 1st Win prizes worth $10+. Everyone is guaranteed a 1st win prize! Food and Drink provided! Click HERE to see the flyer! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018:
FUNDRAISER at City Barbeque (2330 N. Fairfield Rd.) from 10:30 a.m. until 10:00 pm! Come out and show your support -- eating some BBQ -- and BWL gets 25% back!  Bring your friends! Show one of the flyers (printed or on a mobile device) and BWL will get 25% back from the sale of food, beverage, or bottled sauce!  Click HERE to get  your flyer!  Print as many as you want -- or send it to as many friends as you wish!   

Saturday, November 3, 2018Complete Italian Dinner, hosted by Angie Baker, Lin Cheung, and Marty Szelog. $35.00. Four places left as of April 4, 2018!) Call one of the three ladies NOW to reserve your seat! Proceeds go to BWL! Click HERE to see the flyer! 

Monday, November 12, 2018 (11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.):
Eat Wings. Raise Funds! Click HERE to get your FREE ticket to show to your server. This will allow 10% of your total bill (excluding tax, gratuity, and any promotional discounts) to be donated to BWL!  Go to Buffalo Wild Wings, 2776 Centre Drive for great food and an opportunity to donate to BWL! 

NOW:  Sign up to host a party! All proceeds go to BWL scholarships! 
                Contact Susan Phillips, Debborah Wallace, or Lesli Beavers. 

NOW:  Purchase BWL apparel to help publicize BWL in the community! 

                          Click HERE to get the online, fillable order form!

April 22 - 25, 2019: Pizza Dive Fundraiser! Get your flyer HERE
  • Kick-off:  Monday, April 22 from 4:30 -  8:00 p.m. All you can eat Buffet.
    (For each buffet order, $1.00 will go to BWL - if you show your flyer! See above.)
  • Tuesday, April 23 - Thursday, April 25:
    (Eat and 20% of your purchase goes to BWL - if you show your flyer! See above.)
  • Click HERE for other general information about this event! 
  • Serving Volunteers: Please read these forms:
April 27, 2019:  Scholarship Luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn.


NOW: Sign up to donate a Scholarship Luncheon basket! Get ideas HERE!

         May 10, 2019:  Treehouse Yoga Party!  
                      A new experience - a one hour yoga session in a TREEHOUSE! 
                      Click  HERE  for general information about the event!  Sign up too.
June 14, 2019:  Join use for a Pedal Party exploring the Oregon District!  Have a great evening visiting some local spots and breweries from 6 - pm.  Learn more and sign up HERE

Click HERE to see the Calendar view.


2017 - 2018 Meetings / Events:

September 6, 2017:    "INSIDE SCOOP about the City of Beavercreek"  by City Department heads                                                  
October 4, 2017:    "Candidates and Issues Forum 2017" by Local Candidates and representatives of the Issues)
November 1, 2017:    "Are Memory Care Centers Designed Primarily for Management or for the Residents?"
                                                    by Jean Makesh, Lantern of Chagrin Valley, Ohio
December 6, 2017:  "Katherine Wright's Role / Partnership with Will and Orv"  
                                                      by Betty Darst, Beavercreek Historian and Librarian)
January 3, 2018:     
"Beavercreek's History" 
by Bobbie Carpenter, Beavercreek Historian) (CANCELED due to weather)
February 7, 2018:  "Saluting Our Grandmas: Women of World War II" by Col. Cassie Barlow,
                                                  USAF Ret. and Sue Hill Norrod  (CANCELED due to weather)
March 7, 2018:    "Learn More About Chiropractic Medicine AND make YOUR Healthy Plans for 2018"
                                             by Dr. Terry McCoskey, of Living Well Spine Center, Fairborn
April 4, 2018:    "Free to Ride ... a movie about Bus Access to Oppotunities in Beavercreek" 
                                       by The Ohio State University Kirwan Institute, plus a panel for discussion 
May 2, 2018:     "Parks and Trails and Outdoor Activities in Greene County"
                                 by  Chrisbell Bednar and staff. Change:  John Dobney

2016 - 2017 Meetings / Events:  
HERE for a printable version of the 2016 - 2017 season. 

September 7, 2016:    "Top Ten Ways to Slow Aging and Improve Wellness,"  by Ann Anzalone
October 5, 2016:    "Candidates and Issues Forum"
November 2, 2016:    "Beavercreek City School's New Superintendent," by Paul Otten
December 7, 2016:  "Formula for Living Peaceably," by Jerry Leggett, International Peace Museum, C.E.O.
January 4, 2017:     
"Education 2017 Hot Topics: Ohio's Formula for School Funding, 
    Ohio's College Credit Plus, and Charter Schools' Role,"  
by a panel of experts: 
    Peggy Lehner (Ohio Senate Standing Comm. on Education); Rick Perales (Ohio House of Representatives; 
    Dr. Thomas Lasley (Retired Dean of Education at University of Dayton; and
    Penny Ruckner (Beavercreek City Schools' Treasurer)
February 1, 2017:  "Updates on Local Planning and Development" by ...
Beavercreek Township's Administrator (Alex Zaharieff)
     Beavercreek Township's Zoning Administrator (Ed Amrhein)
March 1, 2017:    "Dayton Women with Nerve at the Turn of the 20th Century" 
     by  Dawne Dewey, WSU Archivist
April 5, 2017:    "Suicide and Mental Health," by Sue O'Rear; by BHS Peer Listening Team;
    and by Greta Mayer, Mental Health Recovery Board
April 29, 2017:  Scholarship Luncheon: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 
at the Hilton Garden Inn, Beavercreek  ($35.00; doors open at 10 am;lunch at 11:30)
May 3, 2017:     "Flowers and Hope Blossom at the Dayton Veterans Administration
    Medical Center as They Celebrate their 150th Anniversary!" 
by Susan Witherspoon

2015-2016 Meetings / Events: 
   Click HERE for a printable version of the 2015 - 2016 season 
                (Flyer posted August 27, 2015.)

September 2, 2015: "Get the Inside Scoop About Beavercreek": by City Manager, Michael Cornell and several department heads.
October 7, 2015: 9:00 a.m.: "Candidates and Issues Forumpresented at Peace Lutheran Church 
November 4 2015: "Technology and RFID Impacts and Security Issues that Impact Each One of Us" by Gary Moore 
December 2, 2015: "Preserving The Little Miami River"  by Hope Taft 
January 6, 2016: "Virtually Explore the Beavercreek City School's New PreSchool" by Dr. Susan Hayward and Ms. Bobbie Fiori
February 3, 2016:  "Why Is Heroin Such a Problem in Beavercreek and All of Southwest Ohio?" by Valerie Brodbeck and a panel of others
March 2, 2016: "Clark State; What is in Store, New President?" by Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, Ms. Theresa Felder, and Ms. Toni Overholser
April 6, 2016: "How Does Your Personality Affect Your Leadership?" by Dr. Sherri Herrick  
April 16, 2016: The Annual Scholarship Luncheon: Café Calypso at the Hilton Garden Inn, Beavercreek  ($35.00; doors open at 10 am;lunch at 11:30)
May 4, 2016: Local Issues: "What Books Excite Children and Encourage Reading in the 21st Century?" by Stephanie Bange 

2014-2015 Meetings / Events

September 3, 2014: Education Issues: Panel regarding
                      "Common Core and its impact on Beavercreek Schools and the USA"
October 1, 2014: 9:00 a.m.: Candidates and Issues Forum presented at Peace Lutheran Church
November 5, 2014: Health and Wellness: "Brain Fitness: Use It or Lose It" by Ann Anzalone
December 3, 2014: Ohio History: "The Remarkable History of OHIO" by Noleen McLivenna
January 7, 2015: Personal Enrichment: Organization -- "Who is in Charge ... You or Your Stuff?" by Lori Firsdon
            NOTE:  This January meeting was canceled due to weather issues.
February 4, 2015: Personal Financial Issues: "Income matters -- More than Ever" by Shaun Nicholson
March 4, 2015 : Personal Enrichment: Organization -- "Who is in Charge ... You or Your Stuff?" by Lori Firsdon
            NOTE:  This Personal Enrichment program was rescheduled for March due to the January cancellation. 
April 1, 2015: Society Issues: "Changes in Medicine for 2015 and Beyond" by Dr. Therese Zink  (originally March)  
            NOTE:  The following Community Issues program was canceled due to scheduling issues :
                             Community Issues: "The Scenic Little Miami River and its Kleeners" by Hope Taft
April 18, 2015 at the Holiday Inn on Presidential Drive - Scholarship Luncheon: Under the Tuscan Sun
May 6, 2015: Local Issues: "Your Public Library in the 21st Technology Century" by Beth Rumple

2013-2014 Meetings / Events

September 4, 2013: Tip-toe Through the Tulips
October 2, 2013: 9:00 a.m.: Candidates and Issues Forum presented at Peace Lutheran Church
November 6, 2013: Field Trip!
December 4, 2013: Ring in the Holiday Season
January 8, 2014: Behind the Scenes at the Nutter Center
February 5, 2014: Wear Red for Valentines Past, Present, and Future
March 5, 2014 : What's in Your Glass?
April 2, 2014: An Old Fashioned Bed Turning
May 3, 2014 at the Country Club of the North - Scholarship Luncheon
May 7, 2014: BYOBB
2012 - 2013 Meetings / Events
September 5, 2012: Promising Hope through Tissue Donations – Community Tissue Service
October 3, 2012: 7 p.m.: Candidates and Issues Forum presented at the Beavercreek High School Auditorium 
November 7, 2012: Hospital Stays Today – Just What and Who are Hospitalists? By Dr. Sven Raymond from Raj Soin Medical Center
December 5, 2012: Enchanting Holiday Music by local recording artist Kathy Simpson
January 9, 2013: Surgical Oncology and Breast Care by Dr. Margaret Dunn, WSU Boonshoft Medical School Professor of Surgery
February 6, 2013: Stage, Lights, Action, Drama and Comedy at the Beavercreek Community Theatre by Doug Lloyd
March 6, 2013 : Assert Yourself! – Women’s Safety by Aurora Newton
April 3, 2013: Behind-the-Scenes Support of the Beavercreek Fire Department by Peg and Rich Bowman
April 20, 2013 - Scholarship Luncheon
May 1, 2013: Write Your Own History – Beavercreek Historical Society by Bob Wagle
2011 - 2012 Meetings / Events 
September 7, 2011 - Mark Fisher - Food and Wine Critic and Author
October 5, 2011 - Candidates and Issues Forum
November 3, 2011 - Dr. Tracie Bolden - Women's Wellness
December 7, 2011 - 1940's Christmas Honoring Pearl Harbor Day
January 4, 2012 - STEM School - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
February 1, 2012 - Dawne Dewey - WSU Certified Archivist
March 7, 2012 - Martha Boice - Watervliet Shakers in Ohio
April 4, 2012 - Calamityville - Bringing Medical Readiness to the Edge
May 2, 2012 - Dr. Karen Rafinski - Breaking the Glass Ceiling