Tuesday, January 30, 2018

“Defending Yourself” is Theme of Greenville BPW Club Meeting

Melissa Barhorst
Greenville, OH. The Greenville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) Publicity committee with members Peggy Foutz (chair), Susan Fowble, Melissa Barhorst, Diana Frazier, and Annette Sanders will host their monthly dinner meeting, Thursday, February 8th at the Brethren Retirement Community’s Brick Room @ 6:30 pm. The program will feature speaker Melissa Barhorst, who is a Damsel in Defense Representative. She will discuss “Non-Lethal Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Family”.

Melissa Barhorst, has been married for almost 31 years and has three married daughters and a young son. According to Melissa, "My identity has always been about my faith and family but for the last five years being a Damsel pro has opened my eyes to a bigger world than my small world. It has given me a deep burning fire inside me to get women protected. Having the three daughters and now four granddaughters and a grandson makes it even more important to get women educated and protected. Damsel In Defense is a place for those passionate about prevention and the protection of people." Damsel’s mission is to equip, empower, and educate women to protect themselves and their families. One by one, they are changing statistics and giving back to the many amazing partner organizations that are making a difference in the lives of those who have been assaulted.

Club members will also participate in a “Have a Heart” donation for the Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter and Director Annie Sonner will be in attendance at the meeting to receive the donations. Items needed by the shelter are paper products (toilet paper, Kleenex, and paper towels), Tide laundry soap, bleach, rubbing alcohol, 1 kitchen medium size trash can, one twin bed mattress pad and of course cash donations are always appreciated.

The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. Anyone interested in learning more about the Greenville BPW Club is invited to attend. The cost of the dinner is $12. For reservations please contact Brenda Miller by noon on Monday, February 5th at Brenda@newmadisonpubliclibrary.org or text or call 937-423-7552.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured Posts

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */