Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Greenville BPW Kicks off 2017-2018 Business Year

Greenville BPW Club invited John Tabler to be speaker at the 2017-2018 business year kick off. Pictured left to right: BPW members Dorothy Poeppelman, Brenda Miller, Speaker John Tabler, and BPW members Sherrie Foster and Diane Delaplane.
September 22, 2017- Greenville, OH. John Tabler, Intensive Officer for the Darke County Adult Probation Department was the guest speaker at The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s (BPW) Club September 15, 2017 meeting. The club kicked off the new 2017-2018 business year by holding their first meeting at the Brethren Retirement Center.

The Legislation Committee consisting of Chair Sherrie Foster and members Brenda Miller, Dorothy Poeppelman and Diane Delaplane hosted the meeting. Diane Delaplane introduced Mr. John Tabler. He has been with the probation department for over 26 years and a supervisor officer since 1997. Tabler handles all high risk offenders and works toward giving them an opportunity to do community work. A successful program for Darke County is the men’s fraternity “The Quest for Authentic Manhood” where 9 men recently graduated. There currently is no women’s course but they are working on finding one. Another program is the “Target community alternative program” (T-Cap.) The purpose of this grant opportunity is to provide funds to local communities to effectively supervise, treat and hold accountable low-level, non-violent offenders, and at the same time safely reduce Ohio’s prison population. Judge Jon Hein is a supporter and enforces this program. This encourages the offenders to become more active in the community. Tabler’s group works with the Darke County Recovery & Wellness and Darke County Mental Health. John spoke of drug and alcohol treatment to get into the jail and work with offenders before they are released. Asking what we can do as a citizen to help, Tabler encourages becoming a mentor, work in soup kitchens, work with churches, support mental health programs...become involved.

The Club is working on their annual guest night fun event ‘What a Girl Wants’ to be held on October 12th. The evening starts with a shopping experience in downtown Greenville from 4-6 PM at the featured stores of KitchenAid, Merle Norman, Sadie Grace, Sweet Annie’s Cabin and Youniques! The evening will continue at the VFW at 219 N. Ohio St., Greenville. The night will include vendors, a fashion show, silent auction and the kick-off of their Super Raffle. Tickets can be purchased at Merle Norman, 309 S. Broadway, Greenville (937/459-5030) for a cost of $15.00. Follow’ Greenville BPW Club’ on Facebook for more information!

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fund raisers throughout the year to raise money to grant scholarships to Darke County senior high school girls and young women furthering their career. 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 Marilyn Emmons at 937/548-5824 or demmons@embarqmail.com.

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