Professional Women’s Club hosting state convention today

The West Virginia Professional Women’s Club of Buckhannon is pleased to host the fourth annual State Convention of the West Virginia Professional Women’s Club on Saturday at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

WVPWC President LeVera Gillum commented, “Members from the clubs across the state will enjoy an educational and informative agenda and great speakers.”

New officers will be elected to lead the club for the 2013-2014 year.

The week of July 7-13, 2013, has been proclaimed West Virginia Professional Women’s Week by Mayor Kenneth Davidson and Upshur County Commission President Donnie R. Tenney.

The proclamation reads as follows: “Whereas, working women constitute 72 million, or almost half of the nation’s workforce and strive to serve their communities, their states and their nation in professional, civic and cultural capacities; and whereas, women-owned businesses account for one-third of all U.S. business, in the county and provide employment for one out of every four U.S. workers; whereas, working women should be applauded for their contributions to the workplace and the financial stability of their families especially during the economic downturn when more women have become their families’ breadwinner; and whereas, the major goal of Professional Women is to promote equity for all women and to help create better conditions for working women through the study and advocacy of social, educational and economic issues impacting women in the workplace; and whereas, since 2009, West Virginia Professional Women’s Week has honored the contributions of working women and employers who support working women and their families.”

This event is sponsored by the West Virginia Professional Women’s Club. Mayor Davidson and Commission President Donnie Tenney urge all citizens, businesses and community organizations in Buckhannon and Upshur County to join this salute to working women and also, encourage and promote the celebration of the achievements of all working women as they contribute daily to our economic, civic and cultural goals and livelihood.”

For more information about becoming a member, please call Secretary Jewell Fisher at 304-472-4466.