The Hagerstown Business & Professional Women's Club (BPW) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary of serving the community and changing the lives of women in business and in the home.
The celebration, at Always Ron's on March 5, was attended by representatives from the national and state federations, BPW members from Montgomery County, Md., local members and guests. A governor's citation was presented by Past BPW/USA President Patricia Cornish, who also brought greetings from BPW/USA.
The program "Years Remembered - A Look Back in History and Today" was presented by eight past presidents reminiscing about the club's accomplishments and about world news in every decade from 1937 to 2007. Those participating were Marlene Spielman, for Betty Winn-Malchenson (president 1936-37); Sandy Mills, for Gladys Poole (1946-47); Rosalie Ridenour, for Carolyn S. Judge (1956-57); Donna Smith, for Hazel B. Lohman (1966-67); Sandra K. Shepherd (1976-77); Betty J. McCune (1986-87); Bernadette Gettel (1996-97); and Marlene Spielman (2006-07).