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September 2020 Virtual Luncheon

Our September speakers were Terri Axford, Monroe County School Superintendent and Harry Russell, Monroe County School Executive Director of Personnel and Leadership. 
We started the meeting with announcements and introductions from the attendees.

Discover the Secret World of Mangroves

Thank you to Marine Lab and Sarah Egner for bringing us this amazing presentation in our Professional Development series - Secrets of the Mangroves. Learn about the mangroves in the Florida Bay and some of the critters who call them home.


  Meet the Primary Candidates Virtual Mixer - August 12th, 2020

Upper Keys BPW hosted a virtual mixer as an opportunity to meet the candidates in the upcoming Primary Election on August 18, 2020.
The event was moderated by President Suzi Youngberg. Technical assistance was provided by immediate past President Ilja Chapman and Board Secretary Jill Kuehnert. The event was planned and organized by the Public Policy Committee chaired by Gina Boilini. We were fortunate to have most of the primary candidates join us! In attendance in order of the ballot: Democratic Candidates for State Senator District 39: Javier E. Fernandez Daniel "Dan" Horton-Diaz Republican Candidates for Representative in Congress District 26: Carlos Gimenez Republican Candidates for State Attorney 16th Judicial Circuit: Mark E. Kohl Dennis W. Ward Republican Candidates for State Representative 120: Rhonda Rebman Lopez Alexandria Suarez Republican Candidates for County Commissioner, Dist. 5: Robby Majeska Republican Candidates for State Committeeman: Stephen Hammond Casey Cass Scheu Thanks to all of the candidates and everyone who attended. PLEASE VOTE!

The July 2020 Virtual Luncheon was recorded for those unable to attend. Meeting notes are below the video.

Upper Keys BPW Virtual Luncheon     July 15th, 2020
Welcome/Call to Order    by Suzi Youngberg, President Upper Keys BPW
This meeting is being recorded
1:45   Recognition of registration donors for help replenishing Scholarship Fund
Top tier donors
    •  Alexandria Suarez
    • CenterState Bank
    • First State Bank
    • Rhonda Rebman-Lopez
Scholarship application process open August 1st-September 15th
2:30   Upcoming events:
  • Virtual Happy Hour evening of July 29th
  • August monthly event will be a Primary Candidate Mixer on August 12
4:00   Committee members wanted:
  • Membership Committee
  • Forming new committees: Fundraising, Finance/Audit
5:50   President’s Remarks on Diversity:
  • Diversity Statement of BPW/FL is in the newsletter
  • Upper Keys BPW Board of Directors undertaking Training & Education
7:15   Introduction and Installation of New Members by VP membership Wendy Coffman and Chair of Membership committee, Ilja Chapman:
  • Kathryn Norris
  • Mary Roth
  • Sharon Smith
19:30 Introduction and remarks by Speaker:  Elizabeth Moscynski, President Key Largo Chamber
29:10 Introduction and remarks by Speaker Sue Woltanski, Monroe County School Board Member
38:00 Questions and discussion
58:15 Closing and the BPW Collect, read by Theresa Sutter, Upper Keys BPW Treasurer


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