Monday Minute
President's Mess
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Voter Education Month and LGBT History Month.

BPW/MI Happy Hour Call

Stay tuned for the next BPW/MI Happy Hour call as we get the next time scheduled.

Our webinars have been very successful but we would love to see more BPW Michigan members. This is not a formal meeting, but a time to relax and catch up with your sisters not only in the state but also around the country.
BPW/MI Updates
Our Virtual Convention will be on Thursday, October 22, 2020 7-9 pm EST.
The Virtual Fall Board will be on Thursday, October 29, 2020 7-9 pm EST.
Jackson BPW is a sponsor of the Vital to Victory exhibit at the Lost Railway Museum in Grass Lake from Aug. 15 to Nov. 21. There is a $5 admission fee.

Vital to Victory features the often-untold lives of women in the rail industry, from early electric streetcar drivers to modern locomotive engineers. Women were initially only granted entry to these jobs during World War I and World War II when male employees were drafted into service.

We would like to encourage all to stop by and check out this exhibit.

Domestic Violence Awareness

From Haven of Oakland county

Consent is:
  1. Active - Just because a partner didn't say "no" doesn't mean they have given consent. Ask, because only Yes, means yes.
  2. Based on Equal Power - If someone is underage, drunk, asleep, or in another vulnerable position, they cannot consent.
  3. We must make a choice - We must make sure our partners feel free to say yes or no without pressure. If we aren't willing to take no for an answer, consent cannot happen.
  4. Process - Consent requires ongoing conversations with lots of trust. Just because someone says yes to making out doesn't mean they want to do anything else. You can change your mind at any time.

For more information:
24-hour Crises and Support Line - 1-877-933-2374

Voting Minute

With the General Election less than a couple months away, it is important to know not only how to vote but what issues are involved with voting in general. Since this election is critical, it is important to know all you need to with voting.
Message from Jocelyn Benson, Michigan Secretary of State:

Vote Safely. Vote Securely. Vote from Home.

The presidential election is November 3rd.
There are three things you need to do to vote safely and securely from home. We recommend getting started soon.

Step 1: Check your registration. Visit to confirm your information and address is correct. This will make sure we send your ballot to the right address.

Step 2: Request your ballot early. Visit You can apply online to have your ballot sent to you, or find your local election clerks' office to apply in person. Then, wait for your ballot to arrive.

Step 3: Vote and return your ballot. Drop off your ballot at your local drop box or your local election clerk's office. Or send it back through the mail.


BPW/MI members making it

Celeste Bennett, BPW/MI member's latest  novel "Wedding Lace Murder" is now out.  

Octavia Turner, of Albion BPW is also a published author. It is her first book entitled expressive MOMents. It was originally released in April 2011 and she is looking to keep on with it. You can order directly from her or you can go to and find it there:

Did you know that our own Anita Aeillio wrote a book? It's under the pen name Anita Owen. It's called the House on Pepper Street and you can purchase it here:

Please keep your BPW sisters in Michigan and around the world in your thoughts, well wishes and prayers during this COVID-19 situation. Please be aware that we are all in this together and we need to support one another during this time. Take care of yourselves, your family, and each other. Check in on those older members of the organization and keep in touch in all forms of communication as much as you can.

Historical BPW Information

With the big centennial coming of BPW/MI (and other BPW clubs), this section will now be devoted to some of the progress that the Michigan Federation has made over the years since it's beginnings. The more that the membership contributes, the long and more enlightening we can keep history alive in BPW.

BPW/MI -Research and Resource Materials

BPW Wikipedia Links:

BPW Foundation:

Lena Madesin Phillips:

International Federation of Business and Professional Women


BPW Insights

This section is designed to share personal stories of various BPW members who hold positions within the organization While the Michigan Manual gives a basic description of various positions, it does fully tell the story. Sometimes hearing the personal experience matters. That is what this column is designed to do.

More stories coming soon. Stay tuned. If you are a committee chair or another former officer, please send your story to

Information from other organizations with BPW/MI coalition connections and otherwise
Courts Matter Michigan
NCJW | MI has established a coalition of diverse organizations in our community united in their efforts to ensure a well-functioning federal judiciary, composed of qualified individuals, who are committed to upholding our core constitutional values. These values include voting rights, workers rights, the right to privacy, freedom of speech, the separation of church and state, among many others.

Many Courts Matter coalitions have already met or have planned emergency meetings. State sign-on letters are being circulated addressed to the state’s senators, vigils and courthouse walks are being planned, and petitions are circulating. Most importantly calls are being generated to your senators — no one should be taken for granted or dismissed as “hopeless!” We urge you to share your activities on the Courts Matter listserv so that we can share them widely.

Here are some activities and actions for you to join and promote:

·         Petition: Add your name to NCJW’s petition calling on the US Senate to honor Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish. Together let’s ensure her seat is filled only after every vote is counted.

·         Contact our Senators: Call the Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) or find your senator here. Pick from this call script before the nominee is named, and use this one once the announcement has been made:
Hello, my name is [name] and I’m calling from [city, state]. I believe the vacancy on the Supreme Court must be filled by the next president. I urge the Senate to instead focus on providing relief for millions of Americans who are still suffering from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, including the families and loved ones of the more than 200,000 people who have died, as well as the 20 million people who have lost their jobs. Responding to the urgent needs of women, children, and families requires the full attention of the Senate. 

·         Speak out on social media: Find sample language and graphics here.

·         Leave a message for the Ginsburg family: We invite you to leave your messages of condolence here.

Breast Cancer Awareness

What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Every October, people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer. Our work’s always important, but October is when we get to really shout about it.
For months, the coronavirus put many areas of breast cancer on pause. Now more than ever, we need people, communities and businesses across the UK to help us press play on breast cancer research and care.
From campaigningvolunteering and fundraising, to our life-changing care, support and world-class research - we’re going all out to raise money, raise awareness and make sure people affected by breast cancer know we’re here for them. 

You’re invited to AAUW’s Equity Network Webinars!

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Time: 5–6p.m. ET
Where: Zoom
Virtual Speed Networking:
Grow Your Virtual Network at Home
We invite you to join our Virtual Speed Networking Event Tuesday, October 6 at 5p.m. ET. Come prepared to be a part of breakout groups where you’ll meet working professionals of various backgrounds and fields, learn how others nurture their existing professional networks during the pandemic, and add new connections to your LinkedIn and other professional accounts.
If you’re just getting started in your field of interest, looking for new career opportunities, or just looking to expand your professional network, this event is for you. Space is limited to the first 150 participants so be sure to arrive promptly to reserve your spot!
Register here to join us.

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 4p.m. ET
Where: Zoom
Managing Burnout Through Self-Compassion
Sabrina Basquez, LCSWA, Therapist, Consultant and 2019-20 AAUW Career Development Grantee, specializes in workplace-related burnout and traumatic stress recovery. Throughout our workplaces we juggle many roles and it can often become overwhelming. Join us to learn about burnout, how it decreases our professional and interpersonal effectiveness, and tips on how to start managing excessive stress through cultivating greater self-compassion.
Michigan Women Foundation

Michigan Women Forward is devoted to fostering economic empowerment for Michigan’s women and girls through philanthropy and investment. In response to a compelling need that exists still today for women to further advance their social, economic and professional well-being to an equitable level in society, MWF and its partners and supporters have committed financially and intellectually to leaving this world a better place for women and girls.

Michigan Women Forward through its statewide presence, is known as “The foundation on which Michigan’s women and girls thrive.” Its work, through philanthropy and investment in high impact initiatives, supports Women Entrepreneurship and the next generation of Women Leaders, while advancing Michigan’s Women’s Agenda. MWF is led by recognized professional and volunteer leaders and has a well-earned track-record for success.

Those interested in supporting and/or volunteering in these efforts may contact MWF at 313-962-1920.

For more information:

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Celebration
Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm
Location: Virtual Livestream

When you purchase your ticket to the induction ceremony, you will also have the option to choose one virtual VIP meet-and-greet to attend with a Hall-of-Famer! 

League of Women Voters

October is Voter Education Month and, across the country, more than two million voters have already cast their ballots in the general election. Whether you are voting early in-person, by absentee or mail-in, or waiting for Election Day, now is the time to make your voting plan. A lot of voting rules have changed in 2020, including options for how, when, and where you can vote. Now is a great time to check your voter registration on and make sure you are ready to participate in this upcoming election.

Making an election plan is so important this year, and we want you to share yours. Check out this video, and once you’ve made your voting plan, encourage others to do the same. Post about it on your social media channels and be an #OctoberVoter this year!  

Equal Pay Day Coalition News

The Michigan Equal Pay Coalition is working to raise awareness of the wage gap between men and women and call for action from policymakers.

MI Equal Pay Day Coalition website

Facebook link



New Pay Gap Stats, Same Old Story
According to U.S. Census data released this week, the wage gap between men and women once again has barely budged. Women are still compensated just 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. Black women earn only 63 cents and Latinas 55 cents compared to what white men make. Stay tuned for AAUW's update of its annual research report, The Simple Truth About the Gender Wage Gap, which this year will focus on how racism influences the wage gap for women of color.

More Michigan Women in the News and History -- In Honor of LGBT history month

Mary Kay Henry

Mary Kay Henry is the first woman president of the two million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU). After graduating from Michigan State University in 1979 with degrees in Labor and Industrial Relations and Urban Policy and Planning from the James Madison Honors College, Mary Kay began working at SEIU, one of the few unions hiring women as organizers at the time. As a researcher in California, she worked with janitors, public employees, and health care workers.  

In 1986, Mary Kay served as coordinator for the strike at Kaiser Permanente hospitals (then the nation’s oldest and largest health maintenance organization) in Northern California that led to the most successful labor-management partnership in the nation. Since then she has held many positions within SEIU including: Director of Healthcare Division (1993), Southern California Organizing Director (2000), SEIU International Vice President (2004), and SEIU President (2010).  
During her time at SEIU, Mary Kay helped pioneer SEIU’s use of card check agreements, non-traditional collective bargaining agreements, and system-wide health care organizing strategy. She has been Instrumental in Fight for $15 and a Union; in less than four years, more than 11 million Americans have won wage increases. In 2015, she was named one of Washingtonian’s most powerful women in Washington. Mary Kay is also the co-founder of SEIU’s Lavender Caucus, a gay and lesbian group within the international union dedicated to improving rights for LGBTQ people within unions and at the workplace. 

Women's Suffrage HERstory

On Tuesday, October 13th at 1pm ET, join CAWP'S virtual panel discussion, Beyond the 19th Amendment: A Century of Growing Political Power Amid Unequal Suffrage, featuring scholars Wendy Smooth, Deborah Gray White, Christina Wolbrecht, and moderated by our own Susan J. Carroll. The discussion will deepen our understanding of the suffrage centennial in examining how the women's vote has evolved over the past 100 years and the unequal ways in which access to the ballot was achieved for women of color.


The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's clubs (NFBPWC) develops the business, professional and leadership potential of women on all levels through education, advocacy, networking, mentoring, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects.
The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) of the United States of America is an affiliate of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women, which spans across five regions and over 110 countries of the world. In 2017 we celebrated 98 years of empowering women through our mission which is to develop the business, professional and leadership potential of women on all levels through education, advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects.

You can find NFPBWC online information here:,,

President’s Message By: Megan Shellman-Rickard
In the September newsletter I requested that we, as members, reflect on our mission statement: the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs develops the professional, business, and leadership potential of women at all levels. This month I want to challenge every member to study our NFBPWC Advocacy Platform (LINK HERE: %20NFBPWC%202020-22.pdf).
Our organization has a heritage that connects to the women’s suffrage movement. I implore every single member to consider that the right to vote was won by our foremothers through generations upon generations of persistent rallies, demonstrations, picket lines, and protests. The 19th Amendment was not easily won, and it did not deliver that same right to all women in 1920. As we enter the election “season” of 2020 and we prepare to exercise this hard won right, it is essential to recognize that voting is imperative if we want to realize the goals of our advocacy platform. (Further reading: NFBPWC has a nonpartisan page on our website about voting:
We are committed to sharing information about voting and encouraging our members to exercise this right. As you mark your ballot, please consider that the Alice Paul Equal Rights Amendment stands first and foremost above all other items of our advocacy platform. It is your right to vote and I implore our members to consider every candidates’ position on the ERA as you complete your ballot. Our voices and votes matter – we are stronger together. A special thank you to the members who attended our first national workshop, Cultural Competency. California member, Sher Singh, will be continuing this series on October 24th and will be our guest speaker for the Board of Directors meeting on October 13th. In addition, we will be hosting more national events online to help us connect, grow, and learn. We are dedicated to living our mission statement by offering the opportunity for all members to develop their professional, business, and leadership potential.
Your Executive Committee and the Board of Directors has hit the ground running with an effort to create a more vibrant space for virtual interactions that span across the nation and globe. As we progress, each member has an opportunity to provide input and to find their unique path in this organization. We are a brilliant community filled with passion and tenacity. This is an opportunity to develop our potential in a safe and welcoming space. I challenge our members to find a way to bring ideas, projects, and their own light forward. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors welcome your participation – let us find a way to share your passion in collaboration with the NFBPWC. Email for more information and let’s work together to make this organization everything it can be! Let us continue to light a path for our future that promotes solidarity, diversity, inclusion, innovation, and experience. Sending personal wishes of celebration, health, and progress around the globe.
Kind Regards, Megan Shellman-Rickard NBPWC President 2020-2022

October 13th: 5 PM PT, 6 PM MT, 7 PM CT, 8 PM ET
We will be including and sharing affiliate, federation, and club/chapter events on our NFBPWC calendar that are open and relevant to our National membership. Please send events and relevant information to We look forward to seeing you soon!

View the full list of upcoming events here: Events

International BPW News

What is BPW International?
The International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) was founded by Dr. Lena Madesin Phillips in 1930. 

BPW International is one of the most influential international networks of business and professional women with affiliates in over 100 countries in five continents. Its members include influential women leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, professionals and young business and professional women.

BPW develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women through skill building, networking advocacy, mentoring around the world.

For Online BPW news, please visit BPW International web site, International Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Facebook and BPW International’s facebook

BPW INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SERIES BPW International has a Leadership Series their latest webinar deals with starting an online club. Below are links to see this presentation. It is now online: We will now publish it to all members, via our FB page:

Reminder: Submit your projects to the #SDG Impact Awards for a chance to connect with innovative leaders from all sectors (and win cool prizes along the way!) For more information, visit
Deadline: December 2020.

BPW International COVID-19 Rescue Fund
Since the end of 2019, the world is facing a health and economic crisis due to the spread of COVID-19. As of 28 August 2020, there are over 24 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. BPW affiliates are working within their own countries to help the people in their countries. BPW International COVID-19 Rescue Fund is set up to support BPW COVID-19 projects.
Once sufficient fund is raised, BPW affiliates can submit COVID-19 related project request to apply for funding support. Recognizing that BPW members are impacted by this pandemic as well, BPW affiliate from one country can also donate fund to help BPW club in another country to meet specific needs. The fund raised and the progress report will be post on BPW International web site accordingly.

Global Summit of Women, a long time partner of BPW International, will be celebrating 30th Anniversary Virtually on 8 October 2020 at 10:00 am EST/ 2 PM GMT/ 4 pm CET/ 9 PM BKK.
Click on the following link to register:
The next GSW 2021 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during 14-16 October 2021.

Women, Water, Climate: Tackling the Challenges
Webinar Series by Women for Water Partnerships WfWP.
Oct 6 - Nov 3, 2020 - The first six webinars for the Women, Water, Climate: Tackling the Challenges' Webinars are now open for registrations

Upcoming event:
On 11 October 2020, BPW Europe with BPW (Valletta) Malta will be celebrating the International Day of the Girl Child.
Topic: Charter of the Girl’s Rights
Time: 5pm EST, 15:00 UTC
Registration required: Meeting Registration

Webinars/Presentations of Interest
Bridge Magazine Bridge Book Club

October’s Michigan book club pick is ‘The Women of the Copper Country’
Bridge Michigan’s bimonthly book club is back, and our October selection is “The Women of the Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell. 
This historical fiction novel tells the story of Annie Clements, a courageous woman who started a rebellion by leading a strike against the largest copper mining company in the world. Set in and near Calumet, this story takes us to the Upper Peninsula in 1913 at the height of Northern Michigan’s copper mining boom.
We’re honored to be joined by Russell via Zoom to discuss the book from noon to 1 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28.
You can join the Bridge Book Club by reading “The Women of the Copper Country” between now and Oct. 28. Bridge will post optional discussion questions in our closed Facebook group throughout October, leading up to the concluding discussion on Zoom.

To participate throughout the month in our weekly discussions, please join our closed Facebook group by clicking here. Bridge’s social media team will approve your membership in this closed group. 
Each week in October, we will post several discussion questions about a section of chapters and group members will be invited to interact with our team and with one another.
Participation in these weekly discussions is not required to participate in the Zoom discussion.

Our hour-long Zoom discussion will take place noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 28. To be invited to participate in this discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via email. 

We don’t have to tell you that feminists are fired up for the election this November and ready to vote for the future that we know is possible. Join the Feminist Majority and the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a free virtual conference on October 17th and November 7th on the power of the women’s vote and what is at stake during the first 100 days of the presidency. 

Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit Virtual Events
Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council Events

October 8th, 7:00 pmWomen Should Be Seen and Heard: Grand Rapids and the Fight for the Vote” by Ruth Stevens  See our website or the GR Historical Society website to RSVP for this ZOOM event.

October 21st: Death in Ten Minutes by Fern Riddell -- -- Virtual Book Discussion Series, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Free & open to the publicRSVP for this ZOOM event.

Topic -- Fall Focus: Protecting The Michigan Election Webinar
Description -- Featuring Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown, and West Bloomfield Township Clerk Debbie Binder.
Moderated by Sherry Margolis, Retired News Anchor at WJBK-TV.

Your vote is your voice. You want it to be heard.

What can you do to ensure your ballot is counted?

The presenters will discuss the challenges and what is being done at the state, county, and local levels to make voting safe and secure in Michigan.

This event is open to the public.

Time -- Oct 8, 2020 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register here.
ERA News

The ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality was founded in 2014 to bring concerted, organized action to the effort to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Comprised of nearly one hundred organizations across the country, the Coalition provides education and advocacy on Constitutional Equality. The ERA Coalition’s groundbreaking research indicates that more than 94% of all Americans want an Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA Coalition/FFWE has offices in New York City and Washington, DC

Press Contact Marianne Stack 804-405-1678
For more information about the Equal Rights Amendment and ERA Coalition, please visit our website.

 To urge the Supreme Court to take this case and legalize equality; and to create a momentum on this important issue, Equal Means Equal is organizing a Virtual Vigil to “Pray For the ERA.” We will gather together online, light candles and pray for the certification and adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment.

When: October 8, 2020 at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST
Where : Online / Zoom
Register here.

Legislative Updates

Senator Gary Peters: 1-202-224-6221
Senator Debbie Stabenow: 1-202-224-4822
Champion HEROES - 2 Covid Relief Bill!

  1. On October 1st, the U.S. House passed H.R. 8406, a $2.2 trillion "HEROES Act - 2" an update of the House's $3.4 trillion COVID relief bill that can be a lifeline of support for state and local governments and provide health and economic aid to families who need it most.
  2. The U.S. Senate is scheduled to be at work this week, even if some committees may not be meeting due to the COVID-19;
  3. The virus continues. Millions have lost their jobs, lost their health and paid leave coverage, face evictions from their homes, lack access to the internet and have difficulty putting food on the table;
  4. Urge our Senators to be CHAMPIONS for passing a comprehensive COVID relief bill like the HEROES Act - 2 recently adopted in the House.

On October 1st, the U.S. House passed H.R. 8406, a $2.2 trillion "HEROES Act - 2" an update of the House's $3.4 trillion COVID relief bill that included a lifeline of support for state and local governments and and economic aid to families who need it most. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who's been negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi all last week, has offered a $1.6 trillion relief package. Although there is a $600 million difference between the two bills, the divisions also are a matter of values. Republicans want to give $150 billion in benefits for some of the wealthiest people in the country. Democrats have proposed $149 billion for children, according to Rep. Pelosi. Republicans also want to shelter businesses, e.g., nursing homes, from liability when they risk the health of their customers or patients during the COVID pandemic.

On October 3rd, in his first act while in the hospital, President Tweeted "OUR GREAT USA WANTS & NEEDS STIMULUS. WORK TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE. Thank you!"

So, in spite of everything, a deal is possible. We are concerned that the virus continues. Millions have lost their jobs, lost their health and paid leave coverage, face evictions from their homes, lack access to the internet and have difficulty putting food on the table. The House covid relief bill includes provisions that help. We need to urge our two Michigan Senators to become champions for COVID relief legislation. They need to push Senators to pass a robust package.

Here are provisions in the HEROES Act - 2 that were adopted in the House:

  1. Restores weekly enhanced unemployment benefits to $600;
  2. Extends the small business Paycheck Protection Program, which expired in August;
  3. Allocates $28 billion for a vaccine and $2 billion for more personal protective equipment for industries significantly affected by COVID;
  4. Increases federal spending on Medicaid;
  5. Provides additional individual direct payments up to $1,200/person;
  6. Sustains paid sick & family leave provided under the CARES Act to December 31st. It includes the Restaurants Act that includes paid sick leave for restaurant workers;
  7. Provides $436 billion for state & local governments and a 15% increase in Food Stamps; and
  8. Increases funding for schools, airline workers and COVID testing.

  • CALL our Senators this week (see talking points at top of this alert). Urge them to be champions for a more comprehensive COVID relief bill;
  • Tell them you oppose letting businesses, e.g., nursing homes, be sheltered from liability when they risk the health of their customers or patients during the COVID pandemic.
  • Tell them the health of our families, our communities and our country need bold commitments to protect us from sinking deeper into the COVID-19 quicksand.

MUUSJN is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that works with 26 UU congregations and progressive faith and secular allies for justice.

BPW Local Meeting Dates

If you are interested in travelling to a local BPW meeting in your are or another part of Michigan, please be mindful of their meeting, dates and times.

Albion BPW - Meets 4th Monday 6:30 p.m., Sheridan Twp. Hall (no Jan/Feb)

Eaton Rapids BPW - Meets 3rd Monday, 6:00 p.m., dinner meeting $15 @ Miller House (no Jan./Feb.)

Ionia - Meets 2nd Monday, noon

Jackson BPW - Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday, Cascades Manor House 

Keweenaw - Meets 4th Tuesday 6:00 pm

Saginaw - Meets 4th Tuesday  

Traverse City - no formal meetings

Wayne - Meets 4th Tuesday 6:30 p.m., Wayne Public Library

West Branch - Meets 2nd Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
BPW/Michigan would like to honor the following birthdays:

2 - Dawn Stiles, Affiliate
Cathy Cowles, Eaton Rapids
4 - Kathy Mahoney, Wayne
6 - Jodi Snyder, Albion/Jackson
12 - Amy Allen, Wayne
13 - Lynette Card, West Branch
30 - Donna M. McEachern, Wayne

If you want your birthday to be recognized, make sure to write it down when you renew or apply for membership. You just might get a nice card out of it.

What Readers are saying about Monday Minute

Thank you for sharing. These are very interesting.
Linda Wilson, California BPW
Who is getting the Monday Minutes in your local? Are those without email access staying informed to the latest? Please help in passing along information to those members via your local meetings or otherwise. If you know someone who is not getting a Monday Minute or other email information, please let us know how we can help.

October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Domestic Violence Awareness Month. LGBT History Month, Voter Education Month
1 - National Poetry day
2 - International Day of Non-Violence; World Smile Day; sukkot Starts'
5 - World Habitat Day
10 - World Mental Health Day
11 - International Day of the Girl; National Coming Out Day
12 - Columbus day; Canadian Thanksgiving; Indigenous People's Day; National Farmers Day
13- Ada Lovelace Day
15 - Global Hand-washing Day; International day of Rural Women
17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 - United Nations Day; World Development Information Day
31 - Halloween; World Cities Day

Michigan Federation Business Office
Jodi Snyder
210 W. Franklin #200, Jackson, MI 49201
(H) 517-529-9234 (C) 517-315-7285 (W) 517-787-5233