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April 17, 2019 Program

Have you ever met a legend? Well, we have one in our midst. Former BPW President, Rosemary Metrailer won that title for her brilliant advocacy work. She was the first recipient of the Legends in Courage and is the subject of a documentary film about her work on behalf of the LGBT community. We will show and talk about that film at our April 17th meeting  .

Through the 1980s and ’90s, Rosy was a partner in a pioneering, all-female Sacramento law firm that fought for women's and gay rights and against job discrimination and sexual harassment. She won a high-profile case holding the Rev. Jerry Falwell accountable for making homophobic statements and fought successfully to make McClellan Air Force Base give its female civilian employees raises and promotions on par with its male employees.

Rosy went to Wellesley College and made friends with a younger classmate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, whom she has kept up with through the years.

“I’ve never been one to toot my own horn,” said Metrailer. “It’s embarrassing. But it’s important for people to see what it took to get where we are today. We have same-sex marriage today and protections for workers. That didn’t just happen overnight.”

What an opportunity for us to see and hear a real life legend who has made a tremendous difference for justice in our country.


 Deadline for reservations: Sunday, April 14, 5pm.
Newcomers and guests are always welcome! 
All attendees must RSVP and pre-pay.  

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Wine will be available.

Vegetarian meals will be provided as requested.
 When you RSVP, please denote whether you prefer a
vegetarian meal in the "Comments" section. 
Social/Networking 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6 p.m.  
$22.50 per person for dinner/$5 for Program Only

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President’s Message

~Shirley Zeff

Our BPW members are so talented. The Women’s History Month Reader’s Theater program was very well written and well performed. I appreciate the work that went into the program and I came away knowing more than when I entered the room. I didn’t know Belva Lockwood and now I’m glad to know of her. The story of Sonia Johnson reminded me of how very disappointed I was when the Equal Rights Amendment didn’t pass in 1982. There’s a renewed movement to work for one more state to pass the amendment but that won’t insure that it will be added to the constitution. It is part of BPW’s mission to work for the passage of the ERA, so we’ll keep working and reporting on progress.

This month we will feature another of our phenomenal members, Rosie Metrailer who is a trailblazer in the area of anti-discrimination cases for LGBT people. My admiration couldn’t be higher.

Going Forward!

Shirley Zeff
Upcoming Monthly Meeting Topics for

May--Staying Healthy--advice from a nutritionist

June--Installation of new officers and.......

Can you give about two hours in each of three different months to help with programs? Shanti and Boni would love to have another committee member join them.

Each committee member will coordinate three programs during the membership year, and it takes just a few hours each time you do that. Call or text Shanti at (530) 575-2891 for more information.

REMEMBER: Our new venue is
Gold Country Conference Center
1012 Sutton Way, Grass Valley
(Across from Sam’s Beauty Supply, just past the Best Western Gold Country Inn)
BPW Executive Committee
Shirley Zeff 273-3010
Mary Sivila 346-7192
Shannon Cotter 798-1192
Shirley Hall
Patricia Wolfe 273-0605
Shanti Emerson 575-2891
Boni LaValley 775-722-5716
Committee Contacts
Lynn Wenzel 477-0746
Judy McCarrick 478-0677
Elaine Sierra 274-0738
Mary Sivila
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The mission of the Business and Professional Women of Nevada County
is to support and promote equity for women in all aspects of their lives.
* To promote personal and professional development for working women.
* To advocate on National, State, and Local legislative issues of importance
to working women.

* To support the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
* To promote the education of our members and the community in matters of women's equality as it relates to economics, employment, health, education, housing, civil rights, and other issues of equal opportunity.
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