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  • 23 Jun 2019 10:58 PM | Susan Roberts (Administrator)

    Past State President Peggy Brant served Kansas BPW in 1979-1980 as State President passed away at the age of 98 years old.

    15 BPW members were able to attend Peggy's Celebration of Life as her BPW family.  She will be missed by many and was a mentor to alot of us.

     

    Rest in Peace Peggy.

    Peggy_s Celebration of Life.pdf

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  • 18 May 2019 8:04 AM | Susan Roberts (Administrator)

    Here are some websites to look at:

    https://www.pay-equity.org/index.html

    https://women.vermont.gov/news_events

    https://bozemanbpw.org/category/womens-news/

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/RockwoodBPW/posts/


  • 04 Mar 2019 8:00 AM | Susan Roberts (Administrator)

    Presidential Proclamation on Women’s History Month, 2019

     

    Issued on: March 1, 2019

     

    During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the countless women whose courage and resolve have contributed to the character and success of our Nation and the entire world.  The equal opportunity of women in every facet of daily life is an essential feature of a free and prosperous society.  This month, we honor women who have fought for equality and against the status quo, and who have broken the bonds of discrimination, partiality, and injustice for the benefit of all.

    These women created a legacy that continues to inspire generations of women to live with confidence, to have a positive impact on their communities, and to improve our Nation every single day.

     

    Throughout our history, women have dedicated their lives to achieving equal rights for all Americans.  They envisioned a society where women could pursue a formal education, start a business, serve in the military, or run for elected office.  The example of each of these women motivates successive generations to aspire to greatness and to stand tall in the face of adversity.  We remember all the American women, past and present, who have inspired and empowered today’s women to advocate for their beliefs and pursue their dreams without hesitation.

     

    Catherine Brewer, who in 1840 became the first woman to earn a bachelor’s degree, and Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who graduated from medical school to become America’s first recognized female physician, are in the pantheon of great American women.  Both pursued their passion to learn and to achieve advanced degrees in an unprecedented way.  Their achievement marked the beginning of our society’s move toward equality among men and women in education.  They would be proud to know that, today, female students constitute the majority of undergraduates in our colleges and universities.

     

    Women also have a rich history of civilian and military leadership, service, and sacrifice.  The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), for example, were remarkable pioneers in military aviation.  Founded by Nancy Love and Jacqueline Cochran in 1942, WASP grew to a fleet of 1,102 women pilots who flew every type of World War II military aircraft for non-combat missions domestically.  These women were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their service, and they paved the way for women pilots like Captain Rosemary Mariner, the Navy’s first female fighter pilot and first woman to command a naval aviation squadron.  Over the course of her 24 years of honorable service, Captain Mariner broke many barriers for women in the military.  When she passed away on January 24, 2019, the Navy conducted an allfemale flyover in her honor, a first in the history of the Armed Forces and a fitting honor for a woman of her stature.

     

    Leaders of our Nation also stand on the shoulders of women like Jeannette Rankin, who became the first woman to hold Federal office in 1916.  She

    predicted:  “I may be the first woman member of Congress, but I won’t be the last.”  This year, a century after the Congress passed the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, more women are serving in the Congress than at any time in our history.

     

    My Administration continues to empower women by creating unprecedented opportunities for them.  The United States economy is booming like never before.  An all-time record number of women are employed, and, just last year, women filled 58 percent of new jobs.  Our economic agenda, including the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the elimination of unnecessary and burdensome regulations, has driven women’s unemployment to the lowest level in

    65 years.  My Administration fought to provide tax relief to parents by doubling the child tax credit and preserving the child and dependent care credit.  To help women thrive in the labor force and provide for their families, we developed a tax credit for employers who offer paid family and medical leave, and I have called on the Congress to pass a nationwide paid family leave program.

     

    Prioritizing the economic empowerment of women has also helped to boost our Nation’s economy and security.  My Administration is committed to working with States to reform occupational licensing laws, which disproportionately affect women.  States and licensing boards can and must do more to eliminate unnecessary barriers to career opportunities and improve license portability to facilitate career continuity.  Promoting women’s economic empowerment abroad enables developing countries to increase their global financial stability.  When women are fully empowered to reach their economic potential, they invest back into their families and communities, which helps their countries thrive.  That is why I signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to launch the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP), which is the first-ever whole-of-government approach to advancing global women’s economic empowerment.  The W-GDP Initiative aims to benefit 50 million women across the developing world by 2025.  It will help women prosper in the workforce by improving their access to quality education and skills training, funding and supporting women’s entrepreneurship and access to capital, and working to address legal, regulatory, and cultural barriers that hinder women from fully and freely participating in the economy.

     

    This month, we express our gratitude for all American women who continue to strengthen our families, communities, and workforce.  Our future is brighter because of their contributions.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2019 as Women’s History Month.  I call upon all Americans to observe this month and to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

     

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.

     

    DONALD J. TRUMP
  • 01 Jul 2012 8:11 AM | Linda Reed (Administrator)

    Hand, foot and mouth disease: It’s the season

    Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children in the U.S. and abroad. In the U.S. and other countries with temperate climates, HFMD occurs most often in the spring to fall. While there is no vaccine to prevent the disease, there are simple steps you and your family can take to reduce the risk of getting sick.

    HFMD ...

    • Usually causes fever, sores in the mouth and a rash with blisters
    • Is moderately contagious
    • Mostly affects children younger than 10 years of age, but people of any age can be infected
    • Has no specific treatment
    • Infection risk can be reduced by practicing good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently
    • Is not the same as foot-and-mouth disease
    What are the symptoms of HFMD?
    Symptoms usually begin with a fever, poor appetite, malaise (feeling vaguely unwell), and often a sore throat. A couple of days after the fever starts, painful sores can develop in the mouth. A skin rash with flat or raised red spots can also develop, usually on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet and sometimes on the buttocks. This rash may blister, but it will not itch.

    Some people with HFMD may only have a rash; others may only have mouth sores. Other people with HFMD may show no symptoms at all.

    Is HFMD serious?
    HFMD is usually not serious. The illness is typically mild, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. Complications are uncommon. Rarely, an infected person can develop viral meningitis (characterized by fever, headache, stiff neck or back pain) and may need to be hospitalized for a few days. Other rare complications can include polio-like paralysis or encephalitis (brain inflammation), which can be fatal.

    Is HFMD contagious?
    Yes, HFMD is moderately contagious. The viruses that cause HFMD can found in an infected person’s nose and throat secretions (such as saliva, sputum or nasal mucus), blister fluid or feces (stool). HFMD spreads from an infected person to others through
    • close personal contact, such as kissing or hugging,
    • the air by coughing and sneezing,
    • contact with feces, and
    • touching objects or surfaces that have the virus on them.

    People with HFMD are most contagious during the first week of their illness. But, they can spread the virus that causes HFMD weeks after symptoms have gone away. That is because the virus can stay in the feces for weeks. It is also important to remember that people who get HFMD and show no symptoms of the disease can still spread the viruses that cause it.

    Who Is at risk for HFMD?

    HFMD mostly infects children younger than 10 years of age, but older children and adults can also get the disease. People who get HFMD develop immunity to the specific virus that caused their infection. However, because HFMD can be caused by several different viruses, people can get the disease again if they are infected by one of the other HFMD-causing viruses.

    Can HFMD be treated?
    There is no specific treatment for HFMD. Fever and pain can be managed with over-the-counter fever reducers/pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. In addition, people with HFMD should drink enough fluids to prevent dehydration (loss of body fluids).

    Can HFMD be prevented?
    There is no vaccine to protect against HFMD. However, the risk of getting the disease can be reduced by

    • Washing your hands often, especially after changing diapers;
    • Thoroughly cleaning objects and surfaces (toys, doorknobs, etc.) that may be contaminated with a virus that causes HFMD; and
    • Avoiding close contact (like kissing and hugging) with people who are infected.
    Is HFMD the same as foot-and-mouth disease?
    No. HFMD is often confused with foot-and-mouth (also called hoof-and-mouth) disease, which affects cattle, sheep and swine. For information on foot-and-mouth disease, visit the website of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Reprinted on May 11, 2012, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov.

  • 30 Jun 2012 9:19 PM | Linda Reed (Administrator)
    Did you know that you can go to www.healthcare.gov to find the answers to many of your questions concerning the current and proposed healthcare laws?
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