The Business & Professional Women of Langley had an excellent meeting September 19th! A new season, a new year! It was great to gather members and some new guests once again for a lively evening after the traditional July & August summer break.
We introduced our new executive team for 2018 – 2020:
Elaine Rogers, Treasurer/Secretary,
Vickie Mitchell, Vice President,
Bilkis Laher, Vice President, and
Deanna Evertt, President.
Bilkis Laher gave us a report on the BPW National Convention she attended, which was in Ottawa, this past August and on the resolutions our Langley club put forward and were passed. Langley’s resolutions were top of the list. Congratulations Langley Resolutions team, Rebecca Ouwehand. Bilkis Laher, May Stokes, Barbara Hall and Vickie Mitchell. Now the leaders from National will take them the next step – to the related Federal government representatives.
Langley Charter Member, Jill Worobec, who also is the Regional Advisor for BPW North America and the English speaking Caribbean, reported on the highlights of their conference she attended in July in Orlando, Florida.
Our keynote speaker, Alana Prochuk from West Coast LEAF (Legal Education & Action Fund) gave an engrossing, thought-provoking presentation “Dismantling the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault Project”.
Alana is just about to publish the presentation and we were given the honour to be the first group to see it. We had a very lively and productive discussion after. We sincerely applaud all the hard work Alana and her team at West Coast LEAF are doing to help women and victims in the greater Vancouver area and beyond. And thank you Alana for taking the time to come and speak to us. Women helping women – just like the BPW motto!
See you next month on October 17th for our Langley Candidates Meet & Greet. Hear a brief presentation from some of Langley’s candidates. More importantly, make sure they hear from you! Enjoy a delicious dinner and have a chat in a very informal setting. This evening is already almost sold out, so to avoid disappointment, book your spot now.