~ Our Mission & Vision ~

To achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information.

  • 1967-1969 - Rita R. Immel
  • 1969-1970 - Helen A. Bitz
  • 1970-1971 - Joann T. Davis
  • 1971-1972 - Georgia M. Pavlik
  • 1972-1973 - Bessie E. Bell
  • 1973-1975 - Betsy M. Tillman
  • 1975-1977 - Jacquelyn Cavanaugh
  • 1977-1979 - Regina A. Macey
  • 1979-1981 - Geraldine McCartney
  • 1981-1983 - Elizabeth A. Roble
  • 1983-1985 - Cathy C. Kasper
  • 1985-1987 - Berry Jo DeGlau
  • 1987-1989 - Ann L. Lucchino
  • 1989-1990 - Pamela S. Walter
  • 1990-1991 - Ann L. Lucchino
  • 1991-1993 - Theresa M. Revicky
  • 1993-1996 - Kathy S. Claycomb
  • 1996-1998 - Sandra L. Neiderhiser
  • 1998-2000 - Joyce Weiers
  • 2000-2002 - Patricia C. Frederick
  • 2002-2003 - Lisa R. Frederick
  • 2003-2004 - Jeanne E. VanHouten
  • 2004-2005 - Mary Ann Urban
  • 2005-2007 - Theresa S. Rusbosin
  • 2007-2009 - Jan Merriman
  • 2009-2010 - Kara Gaia
  • 2010-2012 - Michelle Teague
  • 2012-2014 - Jackie S. Elliott
  • 2014-2016 - Jean Calabrace
  • 2016-2017 - Angela Apple

from our president

Past Presidents

 

​more. The women of this group were all welcoming. As I became more acquainted with the organization, the members and the mission I found myself wanting to be involved. Not growing up in Latrobe I finally felt connected to my community. Five years later I've never looked back and am blessed to be part of this organization. I am honored to serve as your president and look forward to continuing the legacy of great leadership. I am excited about the coming year. The incoming board has many great ideas to inspire and connect us. The committee chairs will be reaching out soon to their committee members. I encourage everyone to be involved with your committee and the club. Attend meetings often, join in activities, connect with other members. The more you participate the more rewarding your experiences. I’m encouraged that our group is growing! We’ve had over 85% membership renewal and many new members with new inquiries every day! We are doing things right! Share your BPW story with your friends, family and coworkers. Next time you are asked “what is BPW?” what will you say?

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​2016-2017 OFFICERS


​​PRESIDENT​
ANGELA APPLE

Vice-President
Nicole Purnell

Treasurer
Mary Ann Urban

Recording Secretary
Jeanne VanHouten

Corresponding Secretary
Karen Mowry

​Parliamentarian
Theresa Rusbosin

I am often asked “what is BPW”? Seems like a pretty easy question to answer, right? We are women helping women. We work to achieve equity in the workplace for all women through advocacy, education and information. But what does that really mean? Through a collective voice we stand together to fight for womens equality in all facets of life. Pretty good answer, but doesn't begin to tell who we really are. Latrobe BPW is a group of amazing women from all walks of life ­- teachers, nurses, accountants, retirees, sales professionals, scientists, homemakers and more. Our diversity is what makes us strong. Every member adds a special ingredient in our recipe of success. We are mentors, confidants, friends. We support each other personally and professionally. We build connections with each other that last a lifetime. Before I joined Latrobe BPW I thought I didn't have time to belong to to a volunteer organization. Working full time and raising 2 boys kept me busy enough. When I finally joined my goal was networking. I soon learned Latrobe BPW is so much 

Sincerely,


Angela Apple

  • 1929-1930 - Bessie M. Mitchell
  • 1930-1932 - Margaret G. Smith
  • 1932-1933 - Mary T. Denman
  • 1933-1934 - Florence B. Moritz
  • 1934-1935 - Ann M. Kasack
  • 1935-1936 - Edna Patterson Henry
  • 1936-1937 - Mary M. Himler
  • 1937-1939 - Mary K. Harris
  • 1939-1940 - Margaret B. Smith
  • 1940-1941 - Rose E. Berkmyre
  • 1941-1942 - Margaret Hudson
  • 1942-1943 - Ruth Young
  • 1943-1944 - Adeline E. Reeping
  • 1944-1946 - Ruth I Himler
  • 1946-1948 - M. Mabel Hugus
  • 1948-1949 - Irene Kruzynski
  • 1949-1950 - Virginia Deniels
  • 1950-1951 - Marie Drum Barkley
  • 1951-1952 - Agnes Kitz
  • 1952-1953 - Everyn B. Bitner
  • 1953-1955 - Betty Schmitt Vener
  • 1955-1956 - Helen Otto Okonak
  • 1956-1957 - Florence J. Gill
  • 1957-1958 - Virginia S. Griffin
  • 1958-1959 - Mary S. Couchenour
  • 1959-1960 - Philmena Rich
  • 1960-1961 - Virginia L. Fowler
  • 1961-1963 - Gladys C. Gilbert
  • 1963-1965 - Patricia S. Horne
  • 1965-1967 - F. Elizabeth McAteer