It was a brilliant Business & Professional Women Langley – BPW Langley Dinner & Networking Event tonight and we packed a lot into the evening!
There were so many new faces. It was great to meet new friends and learn about about them and their businesses during the networking part of the evening.
The power of Facebook and social media is amazing! Each month we sign up at least one or two new members that got to know about us online.
Our BPW VP,Tracy Scanks just returned from Cuba and is doing a fantastic job with our Advocacy Committee.
It was heartwarming to see sincere interest and involvement in our cause for Violence Against Women and Children and our work with the transition houses in the area.
Tracy and her team have done so much in such a short time – with only one meeting so far under their belt.
And it is wonderful to see more people join in the cause tonight along with a message from our Charter Member Jill Worobec, that she and Kamal Dhillon, Author “Black & Blue Sari” will be joining our Advocacy Committee, as well. What an honour to have Kamal join us as someone that has lived the nightmare and continues to work hard everyday in the front lines to make the world a better place. It is exciting to imagine what we can do over the next year as a team.
Thank you Tracy, Kamal and our BPW women. You are truly amazing.
Troy Gaglardi, the Director of Community Resources for the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in Langley joined us for dinner tonight as well. We were very pleased and honoured to be able to present the Gateway with a cheque from BPW Langley for $717.82.
These were funds raised from our Silent Auction Dinner last December and I congratulate our members and guests that helped make it a success for us and for the Gateway of Hope.
BPW Langley Charter Member and Mentor, Barbara Hall led the group in the BPW Annual Candle Lighting Ceremony for International Women’s Day and I passed on a message sent to us from the BPW International President Yasmin Darwich in honour of the event.
Once again, I have received so much back from being a part of this great heart centred organization – BPW Langley.
Looking forward to seeing you all again at our next dinner meeting on April 15th held at the Sandman Signature Inn in Langley. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] or calling Vickie Mitchell at 604-315-7974.
Your president and servant leader,