August 2018

BPW Connection | August 2018

You don't want to miss the August luncheon!  

Our speaker is State Representative (and BPW Member!)

 Holly Raschein

Please note the slight time change - Registration starts at 11:15 AM and the program will begin promptly at 11:45 AM.  Thanks for your cooperation.

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Ilja Chapman, President

Earlier this month, I attended the Marathon BPW dinner meeting and I was pleased to see they welcomed five new members. We discussed the greater BPW mission we have as local BPW organizations. They inspired me to remind you to be proud that we are all part of the Business & Professional Women/ Florida.
Our goal is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.
In August, children are going back to school and most parents are looking forward to a structured life again. But for BPW, Sunday, Aug. 26 is significant as we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. The United States finally began allowing women to vote on that day in 1920, after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Did you know that New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote in 1893, while the King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote only seven years ago, in 2011?
The statewide primary elections are held Aug. 28, and it is important for all of us to be educated about the local issues and vote!
Educating our members politically is one of BPW’s missions. We are working diligently to produce the upcoming Political Forum when we will ask the candidates the tough questions. Save the date for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17th.
We are very happy to see so many new and renewing members this month; our BPW community is still growing! We encourage you to talk to any of our board members and get actively involved with our organization as your input will help support our members and the community.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday at the luncheon!
Ilja Chapman

August 15: Luncheon 11:30 am-1:00 pm. Holiday Inn-Key Largo, African Queen/Casa.  Speaker: State Representative Holly Raschein.
September 19: TBA - Lunch or Evening? Which do you prefer?
October 17: Political Forum, Evening Event. Location TBA. 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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!  More information on sponsorship cost and benefits can be found below. Help us fund our Adult Scholarship program, and promote your business.
The cost to sponsor an event is $250.
With the sponsorship you receive the following benefits and opportunities:
  • Logo/branding:
    • Event E-vite emailed three times to a database of 500 people
    • Monthly BPW member Newsletter emailed a few days prior to event
    • Mention at Upper Keys BPW social media
  • One Free dedicated business E-Blast to our membership with a message your business likes to share
  • Display table and/or hand outs to all attendees
  • Banner display at the luncheon
  • Two FREE entrees to the luncheon
  • 5 minute speaking time at the luncheon directed to all attendees

  bpw|member SPOTLIGHT

Meet Tina Wyatt
Tina Wyatt, Account Manager, is a Florida licensed health and life insurance agent. Tina has worked with DeMoss Financial, Inc. for the last 18 years. She also has more than 30 years of experience in the medical profession, and uses this experience to assist her clients with many insurance related matters.
Through her experiences and training, Tina understands complicated insurance matters and is able to assist her clients with difficult claims and authorizations. She strives to help clients understand issues and maneuver through the maze of the health insurance industry.
Tina works with employers of all sizes to help streamline their employee benefits. She helps employers find health insurance, dental and vision insurance, supplemental insurance like Aflac, and more. Each employer has different needs and Tina helps find the plans that fit those needs.
Tina has lived in the Florida Keys since 1978. She raised her two grown children here in the Florida Keys. Over the years she was involved in her children’s school and in her church. She has been very active in her community by volunteering for various organizations. She was a member of Florida Keys SHRM and is a member of the Upper Keys Century Business and Professional Women's organization.