Volunteer businesses needed for donation sites for MSU “Executive Closet” summer clothing drive!

BPW is partnering with the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success at MSU to collect professional clothing for, and provide assistance for, the MSU Executive Closet event. Each year in the fall, MSU hosts this wonderful program to provide students with the opportunity to acquire free professional clothing along with tips for how to pair outfits and dress for success – giving students the resources and tools to dress professionally for career fairs, interviews and their first jobs out of college!  Students are able to select and keep a complete professional outfit from a selection of donated clothing.

Some BPW members businesses helped out last year by hosting a bin at their storefront or office as a donation/clothing drop off location. Other individual BPW members helped set up and facilitate the fall clothing giveaway event. Thanks so much to those who participated last year for your help!

We would like to increase our support this year and are calling for volunteers to help in the following areas:

Be a Clothing Donation Host Site

We are looking for host sites who would be willing to act as a drop-off location for donations:

  • A collection bin and signage will be provided to you. 
  • Donations will be collected from your site on a regular basis as determined by you and the collection team from MSU’s Sigma Nu fraternity (but usually every 2 weeks depending on volume)
  • The Clothing Drive will start in mid-June and run until August 23, 2019

Help Prep and Staff the Executive Closet on September 17

If you are not able to be a host site, but would like to assist in other ways, please consider:

  • Help sort donations 1-2 times this summer (dates and times tbd)
  • Help set up the event on Monday, September 16, 2019 4 p.m. – ???
  • Provide clothing assistance to students the day of the event, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please contact BPW President Melissa Herron at president@bozemanbpw.org if you have questions or would like to sign up to be a clothing donation site and/or help out!

Thank you,

Melissa Herron
2019 BBPW President

&

Erin MCormick
Associate Director
MSU Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success

Expanding Your Horizons STEM for Girls event accepting applications for presenters and group leaders

Bozeman BPW was a long time sponsor of this annual workshop for middle school girls encouraging them to take math and science to have more career opportunities. Several of our members in the past were presenters and Pat Simmons was a previous Chair of the organization. Here is a link to an article that they are seeking presenters with a due date of January 18.

Use the link below for more information:

https://www.montana.edu/calendar/events/28715

 Didn’t Get to Attend Candidate Forums? Listen to Recordings Here!

Last week, in partnership with the Bozeman Public Library and the League of Women Voters, BPW wrapped up the end of our series of 4 public candidate forums for our local House District races, Gallatin County Commission, a Ballot Issues forum, and the Montana Senate race.

If you were unable to attend the forums but are still curious about the candidates’ stances on important issues for our community and would like to learn more about them before you turn in your ballot (election day is Nov. 6!), you can listen to recordings of the forums here:

Thank you to KGVM community radio for recording these forums, and for your dedication to providing the Gallatin Valley with pertinent local news!

Gallatin County Commission and Montana Senate District 32 & 34 Candidate Forum

Forum on Upcoming Ballot Initiatives

House Candidate Forum for Districts 61, 63, & 65

Candidate Forum – House Districts 64, 67, 68

 

 

 Pint Night at MAP Brewing with live music, in support of Haven and the CEDAW Campaign!

Shared from Bozeman BPW as an endorser of the Bozeman Cities for CEDAW Campaign; an invitation to join CEDAW Supporters for a Pint Night at MAP Brewing Co.:
DATE:  Monday, July 2
TIME:  4:00pm-8:00pm
WHEREMAP Brewing Co., 510 Manley Road, Bozeman MT
CEDAW has a mission to advance the human rights of all women and girls.  In support of this mission, Map Brewery will donate $ .50 from each pint purchased at the CEDAW Pint Night to HAVEN!

WITH:  Live music with MAJOR MINOR from 5:30- 7:30 PM!
Major Minor is an acoustic ensemble composed of musicians Carolyn Plumb, Barrie Russac and Kate Ciari.  The trio plays music with a focus on vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, accordion, piano, and percussion. The group covers a variety of genres with a mixture of classic rock era tunes, jazz, blues and hot new songs.
AND:  A FUN & FEISTY RAFFLE with Prizes – Proceeds from the RAFFLE will go to help defray expenses for the ongoing Bozeman Cities for CEDAW campaign.