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We are the voice of working women in Minnesota; it’s a role we take very seriously. We’re constantly on the look-out for ways to bring value and growth opportunities to our members and working women.  

Our organization offers the rare combination of personal and professional growth.  Members love the networking, the programs and especially the camaraderie they experience at the club meetings.  At state events they join with women from across Minnesota and from every walk of life to be inspired, to be exposed to new ideas and to be recognized for their accomplishments.  We truly are women helping women.

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I hope the start of this New Year finds you well.  All of us, in some degree or another, like the thought of a “New Year, New You”; Four simple words that can be potentially life changing.  Does that sound exciting to you or overwhelming?  It all depends upon how you look at it and what you want to accomplish.  Resolutions have to be reasonable and attainable goals for your life.  I like the “baby steps” method when I set a goal, including small celebrations and rewards along the way. Wishing you much luck in your resolutions!

One of my BPW/MBW goals for my term as state president is to create better communication within each club and the state.  With the new bylaws, every club has representation with a potential of having 3 of your members seated on the Board of Directors.  We have a potential of 18 board members, wow!  That could be an attainable goal for each club.  Even if you increased your board members to 2, that would be awesome.  Club presidents: look at your numbers, you have through April to get them up, so you can have more representation on the BOD.  5-9 members; 1 director; 20-29 members; 2 directors, 30+ members; 3 directors. It is so great having all the clubs represented at our board meetings or monthly conference calls.  We are all learning and sharing information within our own clubs.

Saving the best for last……your BOD just met at the location of our State Event, (April 24-25) in St Cloud, Le St-Germain Suites Hotel.  We finalized plans and WOW!!!!!! Do we have an event planned, which is NOT TO BE MISSED!  I am beyond excited.  This will be MN BPW 95th year of celebration!  We have lined up amazing speakers, great food, awards, fun, prizes, chocolate, wine and more importantly taking this time to celebrate, Our Legacy…Preserving…Living…Sharing.  How cool is that?  Very shortly, more information and registration will be posted and you’ll see it in the January Edition of The Minnesota Business Woman magazine.  This State Event will be like none other you’ve attended!  Save the date!  No regrets!

Your president,
Joni Fauchald

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