Each year at BPW/Florida’s annual State Conference, when members from all of the local organizations come together, we share best practices. The awards program recognizes excellence in various categories. BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas received the following honors for 2013-2014:
Local Organization (LO) of the Year – Presented to the LO illustrating the most well-rounded year of programs, community outreach, sound fiscal policies, and effective public relations.
Public Relations Award – To the LO with the best overall promotion of the year
Eagle Award – To the LO that consistently advocates, educates and informs its members on our 2013/2014 focus issues of economic equity, healthcare, domestic violence and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Hortense K. Wells Trophy – To the LO having the best program designed to create a continued overall interest in legislation and government.
Sacagawea Award – To the LO with the best Women’s History Month program/event.
Barnie Shuhi Education Award – To the LO developing the best program to extend educational opportunities which stimulate initiative, self-education, or retaining for the members in order to provide new skills and adopt new attitudes.
Honorable Mention for Budget Submission – To LOs that submit budgets by September 30, 2013, and a Comparative Financial Statement for the period ending April 30, 2014.
Plus 5 Recognition – To members who have recruited five or more new members from June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014.
Gretta Paige Bellas
Best Video – As part of the first annual call for videos that demonstrate BPW, our LO won for its “I Am BPW” video submission, a compilation of the faces and voices (members and friends) who make up BPW/St. Petersburg-Pinellas.