More than 60 members and guests attended the Batavia Business and Professional Women’s Club annual “Cookie Auction” held during their December meeting. This bake good sale raises money for local charities. BBPW members bake, make, and buy the most delectable sweets and treats for auction. Assorted Christmas crafts are also donated and auctioned off to fellow members and guests.
This year’s auction was held at Saint James Church in Batavia who provided a wonderful chicken and biscuits dinner. The auction was presided over by member and volunteer auctioneer Catherine Johnson (shown in the picture) with assistance from member’s daughters. One by one the dozens of auction items went to individuals who often opened them immediately to share a tasty desert with others at their table.
Service awards will be selected by the club at the May meeting but any Genesee County Service organization may request to be considered by sending a short letter requesting to be considered for our service award on service group letter head to: Batavia Business and Professional Women’s’ Club, Service Award, PO Box 1778, Batavia, New York 14020. Post marked and deadline April 20, 2013.
The BBPW has existed for more than 90 years. Besides supporting local charities, it raises money for scholarships to high school, BOCES and Genesee Community College students. It also offers volunteer assistance to local community civic organizations and groups. The Club meets for dinner 10 times a year on the first Thursday of the month. Membership is open to working women who desire to serve their communities. If interested please contact President Joan Post at 356-4617. For further information access the BBPW website at bataviaBPW.wordpress.com or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org