February 2018

BPW Connection | February 2018

Come do lunch with the Upper Keys BPW!

Wednesday, February 21st, at the Holiday Inn, Key Largo (African Queen Room,) from 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.  
Our speaker this month is Elizabeth Jolin from Florida Bay Forever. 

Happy February BPW members and friends! I hope you were able to celebrate the day of love on Valentine’s. It’s always an exciting evening in the restaurant biz, one of my favorites! As well as a great kickoff to our prime season here in the Keys.
Last months luncheon was so informative and the Upper Keys BPW is proud to be helping Solar United Neighbors share their information as these solar co-ops come to Monroe County. The first official meeting will be held at the Key Largo Library on Monday February 26th at 7:00 pm. 
For more information you can reach out to BPW member Brenda Carr: brenda.carr@outlook.com.
This month we’re excited to bring you timely information on our beautiful Florida Bay backyard from Elizabeth Jolin representing Florida Bay Forever, a nonprofit advocacy group. We hope you’ll join us and register today.
We’ve received a couple of adult scholarship applications and are hoping to continue receiving more before the March 15th deadline. Please spread the word. The link and directions are on our website. We are grateful to have more funds to give this year, honoring Holly Given. Her mom Lucy hopes to create a legacy of giving in her daughters name.
We’re cooking up some fun for your March evening event, so save the date, March 21st!!
Thank you to the BPW members who have volunteered to serve on the board this coming year. We’re delighted to have your input and assistance. You really do get more out of your membership by serving, believe me!!
Looking forward to our luncheon Wednesday, hope to see you!
Laura Maupin


Feb 21: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, African Queen Room, with speaker Elizabeth Jolin from Florida Bay Forever.
Mar 21: Evening Networking Event. Location TBA.
Apr 18: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, African Queen Room (New 2018 Board Member Elections)
May 17: Evening Networking Event and Induction of New Board of Directors. Location TBA.

The Upper Keys BPW meets once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. We alternate between luncheons and evening networking events, and would love for you to join us! Click the button to see our full event schedule and register for an upcoming event. 
If you or your business would be interested in sponsoring one or more of our lunches or evening events, let us know and we'll provide you with details and prices. bpwupperkeys@gmail.com. 
Stay tuned for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

   bpw|member SPOTLIGHT

Meet Clarice M. YentschMacintosh HD:Users:user:Desktop:Clarice 2.jpg
The Keys are a perfect place for Clarice Yentsch; her background is Oceanography and she loves being in, on, or under water. Key Largo became her permanent residence in June of 2013 – with weeks in the summers in Maine.
Presently Clarice is the President of The Waypoint Foundation, a Key Largo not for profit devoted to “Celebrating Human Creativity” with a focus on Education, Life Enrichment, and Exploration. Waypoint received it’s IRS status June 1, 2015.
Waypoint hosted UNIVERSE CANTICLE, an exhibition of 31 tapestries detailing the history of the Universe, created by the Women of Kopanang, South Africa. Waypoint then created INNOCENT SOULS: VIETNAM 1968, an exhibition of Glenn R. Hoover’s photographs. An upcoming venue will be The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, GA from August through November of 2018.
INNOCENT SOULS: VIETNAM 1968 inspired SONG OF THE MOUNTAINS: The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow of the Montagnard People. This exhibition was created in collaboration with a group of young indigenous Montagnards ages 17-25 from FOCHUS.org now living in Charlotte, NC who return to Vietnam each summer with a mission of Peace, Reconciliation, and Unconditional Love. SONG OF THE MOUNTAINS was in Key Largo January 8 to February 13, 2018 at the Key Largo Library. The exhibition travels on to Charlotte and other venues in NC.
Waypoint’s commitment to life enrichment resulted in hosting two study groups: Sound Healing and Therapy (October 2017) and Creating Relationship Awareness (November 2017) and hosting 7 Waypoint Fellows for 3-4 weeks. Our Fellow for August 2018 will be Charlotta Dybeck of Stockholm Sweden who coordinates HUMAN DYNAMICS programs in Sweden. Waypoint took on the responsibility of “translating” and production of a HUMAN DYNAMICS BOOK authored by Berit Bergstrom entitled UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY. It is available on Amazon.com.