Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wayne Healthcare Foundation Shares Mission/BPW Officers Sworn In

Greenville, OH May 16, 2016 The Foundation Committee of the Greenville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) hosted the May 12th meeting which was held at the Brethren Retirement Community. The committee consisted of Lindsey Gehret and Betty Kosier.

The program for the evening featured Wayne Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Lauren Henry. She shared the foundation’s mission which is “Collaborating through philanthropy with Wayne HealthCare in order to enhance community education and wellness close to home.” She told her personal story of her Mother’s treatment of scleroderma at Wayne and how that has led her to her current position. Wayne Healthcare Foundation is reaching out to the community with many programs including AED programs, scholarships, monthly diabetes education classes, Darke County Wellness Challenge, and Smoking Cessation Programs to mention just a few. In addition, they conduct tours of the facilities for all ages from kindergarten through senior citizens. She also talked about the last expansion phase for the hospital which will include a new obstetrics unit, wellness center and private in-patient rooms.

Following the program, officers for 2016-2017 were sworn in to office by current president, Deb Smith. New officers are President Brenda Miller, Vice President Jane Carroll, Secretary Susan Fowble, Treasurer Dorothy Poeppelman and Assistant Treasurer Lindsey Gehret.

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fundraisers through the year to raise money to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County. The Club meets the second Thursday of every month for a dinner meeting. Those interested in learning more about the Club can contact Membership Chair Brenda Miller at 937-996-1741 or through brenda@newmadisonpubliclibrary.org

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