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BPW  St. Kitts  Says Thank You  to its Founding Members  on BPW Day

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The Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of St. Kitts celebrating 88 years of BPW by honoring and visiting the St. Kitts Club’s founding members: Pamela Wall; Agnes Skerritt, Betty Lam, Ruth Adams, Beryl Buchanan-Hughes, Constance Caesar, Agnes Morton.

Sunday  August 26th,  2018 marked 88  years since the Business  and Professional Women’s (BPW)  Club was founded and the day is  celebrated worldwide as #BPWDay. The  Club’s members across 95 countries and   5 continents wear yellow and participate  in various activities to commemorate the day.          The St. Kitts chapter was founded in 1975 by a dedicated  group of women who paved the way for many through their commitment  to the Club’s mandate and toward the advancement of women and women’s  issues inclusive of contributing to new polices and legislation that impact   women and children. For instance the BPW Club of St. Kitts was instrumental   in enacting:

  1.   The passing  of the Bill to  allow pregnant teenagers  to return to school to complete  

their  education.   

2. The passing  of the Bill to allow  civil servants to keep their  positions whenever they got  pregnant  out of wedlock.      

To celebrate BPW Day,  the BPW Club of St. Kitts  recognized and made presentations  to two of its founding members at  a Church service at the Wesley Methodist  Church this past Sunday after which the members  visited other founding members at their private home  and elderly care facilities since they were not able  to attend the service. The founding members were presented  with certificates, plaques and flowers and the President of the  Club, Cheryleann Pemberton used the opportunity to thank each member  present for their dedication to the club and for their invaluable contribution  to society. The Club’s founding members recognized on BPW Day were: Pamela Wall;  Agnes Skerritt, Betty Lam, Ruth Adams, Beryl Buchanan-­‐‐Hughes, Constance Caesar and Agnes  Morton. BPW’s mission is to develop the professional, business and leadership potential of  women at all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic   empowerment programs and projects around the world.

 

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