Tuesday, May 17, 2016

BWC Recognition and Winners at GFWC of Tennessee state meeeting

In the GFWC Youth Writing contest:
Alyssa Parker, Ravenwood High School, won First Place in Category IV for her poem, "Handel's Messiah".
Ashleigh Tyler, Summit High School, won First Place, Category IV, for her short story:  "Sacre Coeur".
These entries were submitted for further competition in their respective category with all other GFWC state/country winners and an international winner will be announced in late June at the GFWC International Annual Convention in Baltimore.

In the Epsilon Sigma Omicron reading society, members Donna Almond, Mary Marble, and Jean Hairston were recognized for their respective 8th Century, 3rd Century, and 1st Century efforts.

BWC as a whole received recognition for:

  •  its 100% members Participation in the GFWC Tennessee Endowment Fund
  • 1st Place, GFWC Division III for Membership Advancement Area
  • 2nd Place, for the GFWC Signature Project:  Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention
  • 2nd Place, for the GFWC Community Service Program in Conservation
  • 2nd Place, for GFWC's Advancement Area in Women's History & Resource Center.
And, BWC immediate past president Liz Martin was elected GFWC of Tennessee Treasurer for the the 2016 - 2018 administrative term, beginning July 1.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thanks to "Step Up" Sponsors and Donors


Silent Auction Donors:
Brentwood Country Club
Brentwood Interiors
Brentwood Jewelry & Gifts
Carraba's Italian Grill
First Watch Café
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Lindell Jewelers
Magic Nails
Moon Wine & Spirits
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Outback Restaurant 
Sewing Machines & Things
Studio Tenn
Sally Tobin, Artist & Andrew Knichfeld, author 

Monday, May 2, 2016

Participating in The Big Payback

Nonprofits play an essential role across the region – in healthcare, the arts, the environment, education, animal welfare and social services, to name just a few causes and needs. In today’s economic environment, these organizations need to accomplish much more with much less.

To celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and “payback” the work of nonprofits, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is bringing back its initiative The Big Payback for the third straight year.

The Big Payback, a 24-hour online giving event, highlights nonprofit organizations' great work and inspires community-wide giving. Starting at midnight on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – tonight! – donors have 24 hours to make gifts at TheBigPayback.org to 770 participating nonprofits, including schools and religious institutions, which are located in or provide services in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee.

 Gifts can be given to multiple nonprofits and be of any size, from $10 and up.

The Brentwood Woman’s Club, one of many clubs in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International (GFWC) is celebrating its 43rd year of service to the community this year.  A few examples of the ways this club has impacted our community:  built the first public playground on Concord Road; rehabbed a house for the first Brentwood Library; supported youth arts and education with scholarships and writing contests; supported conservation and beautification by “an adopt-a-mile”, installed a butterfly garden at Owens’ Chapel, promoted recycling at Carnton events and in Leipers Fork with a recycling station; promoted an informed electorate with election forums for the Brentwood City Commissioners elections; collaborated with the Rotary Club to finance the building of a convenience trailer for emergency personnel responding to local disasters; promoting domestic violence and sex-trafficking awareness and prevention; and supporting BRIDGES, GraceWorks, CASA, the Davis House, Owls’Hill, and veterans’ groups with monies generated by fund-raisers.