December 2017

BPW Connection | December 2017

The Upper Keys BPW annual Holiday Party is Wednesday, December 20th. In keeping with tradition, it will be potluck, so bring a dish (and drink if you wish) to share. We will also do our Tacky Ornament Exchange. Join us! 

Address & directions provided once you REGISTER HERE.


Dec 20: Annual Holiday Party!  5-7 p.m. at Theresa Sutter's home. 
Jan 17: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, African Queen Room with guest speaker Brenda Carr from the League of Women Voters sharing information on Solar Initiative. 
Feb 21: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, African Queen Room
Mar 21: Evening Networking Event. Location TBA.

Board of Directors2016-17 
PresidentLaura Maupin
President ElectIlja Chapman305/998-8348
Vice Presidents
Miriam Lazcos, Membership                                305-926-3125                                           
Suzi Youngberg, Hospitality
Theresa Sutter786/361-5404
Jennifer Cappadona                                            727/967-4178                                         
SecretaryKate Banick
Pam Martin305/853-0907
Mail: P. O.  Box 231, Tavernier, Fl  33070

President's Message 
Seasons Greetings!
Happy Holidays to all. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday evening at our BPW Holiday Party hosted by Theresa Sutter in her bayside home at mile marker 99. 
This will be such fun. We’ve always enjoyed our time at Della Wheaton’s home year after year, but are super excited to come together this year at Theresa’s! Thank you for this generous gesture Theresa! We hope you’ll join us! Please bring your spouse or a friend. The more the merrier. We’re planning to be outdoors, so dress accordingly. Bring a tacky ornament for our exchange game, and your favorite dish/drink/dessert.
Last months luncheon was such a treat. Sylvia Murphy did a great job filling us in on current county cleanup business and really got the group thinking about civic involvement and contribution. She was quite an inspiration. Thank you for your attendance and support. I witnessed so many “neighbors helping neighbors” and it was very moving. Star 102 FM was also in attendance, reading the pulse of the Keys after hurricane Irma. I feel so proud to be a member of such an inspiring group of women helping one another in whatever way possible!! That’s what life is all about, Connection!
Next month we are welcoming Brenda Carr from the League of Women Voters sharing information on Solar Initiative. For more information:
There is a vote coming in February and this will be a great opportunity for the community to learn more. Mark your Calendar. January 17th at the Holiday Inn in Key Largo.
May your holidays be filled with peace and love and Connection.
Laura Maupin

Thanks to everyone who attended last month's luncheon with Sylvia Murphy speaking. It was a very interesting and informative meeting. We were also very happy to induct so many new members to our group! Welcome!

Left to Right: Laura Maupin (President), Michelle Newton, Cynthia Gneiser, Wendy Coffman, Elizabeth Moscynski, Maria Acosta, Justina Black, Miriam Lazcos (VP-Membership)