“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek
September also means that it's time to shake off the summer sluggishness and focus on our year end goals. Even though it seems as if 2020 has been "on hold" since March, time is moving forward. Don't let the pandemic be an excuse for not pursuing your passion. Perhaps your process will be different, but never stop going after your dreams. Maybe you have thought about learning a new skill, taking a class, or writing a book - what's stopping you?! If your Upper Keys BPW can help you, reach out! We are your Tribe! Don't forget, today is the last day to apply for our Adult Scholarship this year.
Enjoy your "Fall," continue to take care of yourselves and stay safe and healthy!
UKBPW President 2020-2021
- Pelvic or abdominal (belly) pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms such as urgency (always feeling like you have to go) or frequency (having to go often)
Wednesday Mornings: September 30th & October 28th
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
"Tell Me Something Good!"
September 24th - NOON
“Discover the Secret World of Mangroves”
Presenter: MarineLab staff - Sarah Egner, Director of Education
Everyone here knows something about the coral reef. It’s the driver of our tourism economy, the destination for millions of visitors, and a favorite spot for locals as well. But what about our back-country? We will present from Florida Bay to discuss mangrove ecology and the interconnection of the inshore habitats with our coral reefs. MarineLab staff will temporarily collect a variety of marine life to demonstrate the diversity found in our mangrove community.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANTED
Upper Keys BPW is looking for members interested in serving on the Membership Committee to work on improving member relations as well as recruitment and retention of membership. Current Membership Committee Chair 2020-2021 is Ilja Chapman, and Vice President of Membership is Wendy Coffman.
Anyone interested in helping with this or any of the other committees (Marketing, Mentoring, Scholarship, Public Policy) please call Suzi Youngberg at 305-393-6830.
We can't say "Thank You" enough to BPW Member and Board Secretary Jill Kuehnert for solving and correcting our website routing issue! If you had been experiencing problems with the Upper Keys BPW website address, it is now fixed! Way to go Jill!
Congratulations to BPW Member and Committee Chair Gina Boilini on the Primary Candidates Mixer! Gina, and the Public Policy Committee, planned a great virtual event and almost all of the primary candidates were in attendance. Great job Gina!
BPW Member and Board Director Cynthia Gneiser hosted our first ever Coffee Hour in August! Cynthia is the perfect host for this recurring event, keeping the attendees engaged and uplifted. Congrats Cynthia!
- Eligible individuals can register to vote at any time.
- The deadline to register in order to participate in an upcoming election is 29 days before the election.
- The registration deadline for 2020 is October 5.
- County Early Voting sites will be open 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
- Early voting will begin October 24th and end October 31st.
- The deadline to request that a vote-by-mail ballot be mailed to you is no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 10th day before the election.
- The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for 2020 is October 24.
- A vote-by-mail ballot must be returned and received no later than 7:00 p.m. (local time) on election day in order to be counted.
- The deadline for receipt of vote-by-mail ballots for 2020 is November 3.
To ensure that ballots are received by the deadline, voters are encouraged to vote and return their voted ballots as soon as received or early enough to account for mail delivery times. The United States Postal Service recommends that domestic nonmilitary voters, mail back their voted ballots at least 1 week before the Election Day deadline to account for any unforeseen events or weather issues.Vote-by-mail ballots may also be returned at secure drop boxes at Supervisor of Elections’ main and branch offices and early voting sites. Please contact the county Supervisor of Elections or visit their website for the location of all vote-by-mail ballot secure drop boxes in your county.
WHO WILL IT BE?
- Best Practices for COVID-19 Preparedness: Key Employment Law Issues for Starting Back Up or Continuing Operations
- Basic Info, Precautions & Preventative Measures You can take
- State Department of Health Breakdown by County
- TDC Corona Info Page
- Monroe County COVID-19 Info/Resources page
- CDC pageU
- Florida Department of Health siteFlo