INSTALLATION CEREMONIES FOR BPW LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND STATE FEDERATIONS. Complied By: Dawn Sacks Duke McKenzie BPW TN/BPW

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Installation Ceremonies for BPW Local Organizations and State Federations INSTALLATION CEREMONIES FOR BPW LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND STATE FEDERATIONS Complied By: Dawn Sacks Duke McKenzie BPW TN/BPW Table
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Installation Ceremonies for BPW Local Organizations and State Federations INSTALLATION CEREMONIES FOR BPW LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND STATE FEDERATIONS Complied By: Dawn Sacks Duke McKenzie BPW TN/BPW Table of Contents 101 Facts...3 A Gaggle of Geese...8 History Installation...10 Chocolate BPW/USA Installation in New Orleans...19 Rainbow Installation...36 Toy Car Installation...40 BPW: A Visible Leader and Vocal Advocate...43 Emblem and Installation Ceremony with Roses...56 History Installation Recipe for Success...66 Tree Installation...69 Installation Ceremony with Gem Stones...72 Honor, Courage, Commitment...76 Installation Ceremony Using Flowers...81 Connections...84 Hat Installation...89 Garden Installation...93 Spices and Herbs...95 Wonder Woman Camera Candles Success - Dreams Women of Substance Women of Substance II Building Bridges INSTALLATION SERVICE USING 101 FACTS INSTALLING OFFICER: What do you think of when women s health is mentioned? Do you think of breast and cervical cancer? Do you think of clinical depression? Do you think about exercise? Do you think about the food and water you ingest? Do you think about stress? Do you think about healthy relationships? Do you think about the health of your checkbook and portfolio? Women s health encompasses all of this and more our mind our body and our soul. This evening the new officers of for will be installed utilizing BPW s FACTS and keeping in mind the importance of balancing mind, body, soul and BPW!! TREASURER: Concerning your mind FACT #9: Women working full-time year-round still experience a pay gap and are paid only about 76 for every dollar paid to men. The wage gap is even wider for women of color. African-American women are paid only 65 and Hispanic women 54 Concerning your soul FACT #24: The workforce of women-owned firms shows more gender equity. Women business owners overall employ a roughly gender balanced workforce of 52% women and 48% men, while men business owners employ, on average, 38% women and 62% men. Concerning your body - FACT #94: Heart disease is the leading cause of death of American women. 43% of deaths in women or nearly 500,000, are caused by cardiovascular disease each year. If ever a job needed a strong heart, it is that of the organization s Treasurer! Yours is a task that not everyone can do or even wants to do! Upon you falls the responsibility of guarding the funds of this organization. It is not only an office of bookkeeping, but it is your duty to keep the membership informed as to the financial status of the federation at all times, and to see that financial obligations are met. 3 Do you,, accept this responsibility as Treasurer of the BPW? Then I present to you this woman sculpture balancing on one foot, demonstrating the balanced checkbook of BPW. May you never experience any heart palpitations when reporting on the financial health of BPW. SECRETARY: Concerning your mind FACT #19 & #22: Women-owned firms represent 30% of all U.S. businesses, generating $1.5 trillion in sales. 1 in 5 women-owned firms is owned by a woman of color. 1 in 11 U.S. adult women are business owners. Female entrepreneurship has been growing at twice the national average since Concerning your body FACT #95 & #96: Since 1950, lung cancer death rates for U.S. women have increased an estimated 600% and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among U.S. women. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women ages Concerning your soul FACT #76: Approximately 75% of those providing care to older family members and friends are female and 27% of all caregivers are daughters to the care recipient., there are two important aspects of your job as Secretary. It is important that you strive to be accurate and concise in recording for posterity the actions taken by the BPW. These records will be the historic documents of BPW. You are also responsible to read any correspondence recieved, and to reply prompty to all correspondence needing an answer, realizing that correspondence reflects the image of the BPW. Do you,, accept this responsibility as Secretary of the BPW? Then I present to you this woman sculpture scribing to serve as a reminder to you of your duties as Secretary. May you continue to report of the positive strides being made by women in the business arena. 4 2 nd VICE-PRESIDENT: Concerning your mind FACT #41: To date, only 34 women have served in the U.S. Senate since As of 2004, a total of 216 women have served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1789, compared to 11,489 men. (Currently, in the 109 th Congress, women hold 14 of the 100 Senate seats and 66 of the 435 House seats just 14% in each Chamber) Concerning your body FACT #97: Concerning your soul FACT #77:, as 2 nd Vice President, it is your responsibility to retain and recruit new members for BPW. This will require communicating with current members to determine their needs and their impressions of Westshore Midday BPW. You should survey your members to see if BPW is fulfilling their needs professionally, personally and politically. You should also determine what new members expect from this organization. Your job is one of the most important positions in BPW, because without members, there is no BPW. Do you,, accept this responsibility as 2 nd Vice President, to communicate with new and current members of the BPW? Then I present to you this woman sculpture reaching out to others to serve as a reminder to you of your duties as 2 nd Vice President. May your coordination with the 1 st Vice President and your President, provide monthly programs of interest to retain and recruit new members to the BPW. 1 st Vice PRESIDENT: Concerning your mind FACT #: Concerning your body FACT #: Concerning your soul FACT #: 5 You will assist your President and 2 nd Vice President in coordinating monthly meeting programs, developing special projects such as a WOMENomics Forum or a Get-Out- The-Vote Event or insuring that BPW participates in the 10 Steps to Building Powerful Women. You will also take into consideration bills that are being lobbied by and BPW/USA in acquiring speakers for the monthly meetings. For instance, BPW/USA lobbied for Speakers on these two issues are of real interest to women. Do you, accept this responsibility as 1 st Vice President, to provide timely and interesting monthly programs for the BPW? Then I present to you this woman sculpture reaching out to speakers to serve as a reminder to you of your duties as 1 st Vice President. May the monthly educational programs you schedule retain your current members and recruit new members to the BPW. PRESIDENT- ELECT: Concerning your mind FACT #: Concerning your body FACT #: Concerning your soul FACT #: PRESIDENT: Concerning your mind FACT #51 & #52: Concerning your body FACT #97: Women comprise 80% of the 28 million Americans with osteoporosis. 1 in 2 women and 1 in 8 men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Concerning your soul FACT #81: Of women who are victims of domestic violence, 96% experience problems at work due to abuse, 74% are harassed while at work by their abuser, 56% are late to work, 28% leave work early, and 54% miss entire days of work. 6 , as President, you too, must be a combination of many things. You must be gracious, tactful, considerate, enthusiastic, willing to listen as well as to lead, knowledgeable in federation work, interested in the unity and progress of your organization. The office of President is the highest honor an organization can bestow upon one of its members. You will find that this will be the busiest job you have ever held in BPW a job that you will have to balance with your own company position OCCUPATION OF INDIVIDUAL as President of BPW. This position also requires you to attend District and BPW/FL State Conferences. Do you,, accept this responsibility, as President of BPW? Then I give to you this woman sculpture on the run, because that will be exactly how you feel this next year. However, we know that running and exercise is a great combatant to osteoporosis! (TO THE MEMBERS AND GUESTS) Before you stand the elected officers of BPW. They have pledged their services and loyalty to you. You have chosen these representatives to voice your wishes in matters related to the functioning of this organization. While you have entrusted the destiny of your organization to them, never forget that in the last analysis, these officers are only your spokeswomen. Yours is the task of assisting, advising, and of supporting. Unite with them in common service to the Business and Professional Women of the world. (TO NEWLY INSTALLED OFFICERS) You have been duly elected to bring balance of mind, body and soul to the BPW for the coming year. It is my honor to declare you BPW officers for! Congratulations! 7 A Gaggle Of Geese As each flaps his wings, it creates uplift for the bird following. The whole flock adds a 71% longer flying range than if each bird flew alone. People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier when they travel on the trust of one another. Will the incoming officers for please come forward now? President on my right, and others on my left. Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go. When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation and another goose takes over at the point position. It pays to take turn at the hard task and sharing leadership, because people, like geese, are dependent on each other. The geese in the formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. We need to make sure that our honking from behind is encouraging, supportive, helpful not demanding or discouraging. First of all, let me pay tribute to. You must know that with your cooperation and counseling, success will come to the new officers of your local. Secondly, let me also honor the outgoing officers by expressing appreciation for your leadership you have given to this local. You each now have the responsibility of passing on all you have learned to your successors. When geese get sick or wounded or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help protect it. They stay with the ailing goose until it is either able to fly again or dies. Then they launch out on their own, either with another formation or to catch up with their original flock. To the officers on the left: Do you,, promise to perform faithfully all the duties of president elect as stated in the Bylaws? (I do.) Do you pledge your support to the president as she carries out the objectives of the association? (I do.) 8 Do you,, promise to perform faithfully all the duties of vice president, membership, as stated in the Bylaws? (I do.) Do you pledge your support to the president as she carries out the objectives of the association? (I do.) Do you,, promise to perform faithfully all the duties of vice president, programming, as stated in the Bylaws? (I do.) Do you pledge your support to the president as she carries out the objectives of the association? (I do.) Do you,, promise to perform faithfully all the duties of secretary, as stated in the Bylaws? (I do.) Do you pledge your support to the president as she carries out the objectives of the association? (I do.) Do you,, promise to perform faithfully all the duties of treasurer, as stated in the Bylaws? (I do.) Do you pledge your support to the president as she carries out the objectives of the association? (I do.) To the President on the right: President, you have been elected to serve the BPW local organization as President. BPW is to be congratulated upon your election. You have been chosen because of your ability and your trustworthiness. It will be your responsibility to lead the organization in all its endeavors. President, do you pledge faithful performance of your duties as stated in the Bylaws? (I do.) To the members: Audience, please rise. Do you pledge your loyal support to these officers whom you have chosen and will you cooperate in making this administration a successful one? (We will.) Your duties will prove a challenge. Yours is a responsibility of helping, planning, service and fellowship. Your president and other officers come to you with high hopes, but they can do nothing without your loyal support and cooperation. You can go far and accomplish much if you work together. IF WE HAVE AS MUCH SENSE AS THE GEESE, WE LL STAND BEHIND EACH OTHER AS THEY DO! KEEP HONKING! 9 HISTORY INSTALLATION History The year is 1918, the place the Ann Fulton Cafeteria, New York, New York. In assembly were 100 representative women of the United States to consider the possibility of forming a group that was destined to be not just another woman s organization but to be within a quarter of a century one of the strongest sources of unified woman power in the nation. stand? This is now history and it is a time to look back and a time to look forward. Will the current officers of the please You have served the well and will go down in its history for the year. We thank you for a job very well done! The officers before you have worked hard along with the committee chairs and committee members to make it all possible. Some of the officers in front of you will be serving again for the year, and some will be working hard in other capacities in this organization. All the members of the are grateful for your hard work. Thank you for your service! You may be seated. The year 2005 marked the 86th anniversary of the founding of the National Federation of BPW Clubs. In 1919 there were about 600 BPW clubs already in existence, but no national federation. It was in July 1919 that those 212 women delegates met in St. Louis to form a national organization of women in business and the professions. This was a revolutionary step, coming as it did on the heels of the suffrage movement. Their aims were to have an organization for working women so that all women would have equal pay for equal work, and equality under the law. As the saying goes, We ve come a long way baby but we still have a long way to go. 10 You all have heard the phrase History in the making! Well, that is what is going on right now. History in the making. History isn t somewhere back in 1919, history is that breath you just took and the word you just said. Also, one of the catch phrases of this day and age is role model and mentor. Everyone has to have, and should be, a role model or a mentor. So this evening, I am combining history and role models in this installation. Will the newly elected officers of the please come forward as I call your name. District Directors You are a kind of guide for the local organizations in your territory. You, too, can help them obtain resources from within the area, from the state federation, and from national BPW. Your experience and resourcefulness will be a great help to the local organizations that you serve. Directors, do you promise to carry out the duties of District Directors to the best of your ability and give your best efforts to achieve BPW s mission? DDs say, I DO. Thank you Congratulations on your election as District Director! You may be seated. Please welcome, Treasurer, you have been elected Treasurer of the Washington Federation of BPW. The first treasurer for the National Federation was Gratia L. Rice from Bridgeport, CT. History doesn t relay too much about her, but I am sure that she suffered some of the same pangs you will suffer as Treasurer. It was said that the first duty of the delegates at the 1919 convention was to see that their clubs send in dues for each member. These dues were a tremendous 25 per member. Jill, as you know, it is still the responsibility of the Treasurer to see that all members are recommitted and insure they have paid their dues directly to National. Yours also is the responsibility of keeping accurate records of all funds and disbursement and reporting on these funds in 11 a timely manner. You are expected to fulfill these duties in a professional and competent manner. Will you, Jill, promise to do the duties of Treasurer for the Washington Federation of BPW Federation. Say, I DO. Would you please light your white candle of integrity to signify that you accept these responsibilities? I give you this woman sculpture, standing on one foot to signify the balancing act you will be engaged in during your tenure as Treasurer of the Washington Federation of BPW. Please step to my right, you have been elected as Recording Secretary of the Washington Federation of BPW. The first Recording Secretary of the National Federation was Orra E. Carroll. Unfortunately, there isn t too much recorded about Ms. Carroll, but I m sure her minutes were of the highest order, for those first National officers had to be exceptional because the success of the new organization rested upon their shoulders. The written record of the meetings of the is now on your shoulders,, your duties are to keep an accurate record of the proceedings of each business meeting. This does not mean you have to take down every word, but you should record the important words and be wise enough to decipher which ones they are! Your minutes will be the historical record of the so they should be accurate and informative but not too long. Yours is a job of finality, of tedious attention to detail and accuracy., do you promise to fulfill the duties of the Recording Secretary of the? Say, I DO. Would you please light your white candle of understanding to signify that you accept these responsibilities? I give you this woman sculpture, scribing to signify the accurate 12 records you will keep during your tenure as Recording Secretary of the. Please step to my right Please welcome,, Vice President you have been elected as Vice President of the. The first Vice President of the National Federation was Eugenia Wallace, originally from Texas, but later from New York. Most of what was written about Ms. Wallace called attention to how different she was from the President. It also said that she had distinguished herself at the convention for suavity, grace and diplomacy. It was said that she had a never-failing smile and rare elocution powers. She was gentle, but firm, and always convincing. These are good attributes for a Vice President. You are responsible for coordinating with the Standing and Special Committees to insure the goals and vision of the State are communicated throughout the membership. You will find that being gentle or firm will accomplish miracles. If, at any time the President and President Elect is unable to serve,, as Vice President, you will be called upon to fill in for them., do you promise to fulfil these duties? Say, I Do Would you please light your white candle of knowledge to signify that you accept these responsibilities of working closely with the Committee Chairs? I give you this woman sculpture, reaching out to others to signify your mentoring and role model role during your tenure as Vice President of the. Please step to my right Please welcome,, President Elect 13 , as President Elect, you are the alter ego of the President. It is your responsibility to carry out the duties and efforts of the President should she become incapacitated. You are her right and left hands. As such, you will also learn from her, but she will also learn from you and the Washington Federation of BPW will benefit from each of you. Yours is a mission to learn, to adapt, and to help where you can and yet listen to direction from those who have experience in BPW., do you accept the office of President Elect of the and promise to fulfill the duties thereof. Say I DO. Would you pleas
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