Commission For Women
|Brookline Commission For Women|
UPCOMING EVENTS: **The Next BCW meeting is scheduled for: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 7:15pm at the Brookline Health Department, 2nd Floor Library, 11 Pierce Street, Brookline, MA. The BCW typically meets monthly on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:15pm at the Brookline Health Department. Our February 2014 monthly meeting has been cancelled due to our Feb. 5th Childcare Forum at the Brookline Main Library.
Feb 5, 2014 - Childcare Forum: CANCELLED - the Childcare Forum on 2/5/14 has been cancelled due to the snowstorm. We are working to reschedule it and will post the new date/location when it is available.
Brookline Public Library (Hunneman Hall)
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445
The Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) is hosting a Childcare Forum on Wed., Feb. 5, 2014, 6-7:30pm at the Brookline Main Library, Hunneman Hall. Panelists will speak on the benefits and challenges of various types of daycare options that are available for families with children in the birth to 5 age range. Representatives from BEEP (Brookline Early Education Program), the Brookline Health Department, and the Brookline Police Department will discuss safety, proper licensing and background checks. There will be a question and answer period following the panel discussion. Questions? Please email BCW@brooklinema.gov, call 617-730-2734. This event is free and open to the public.
March 2014 - Brookline Woman of the Year
Nominations for 2014 Brookline Woman of the Year are now being accepted by the Brookline Commission for Women. Nominees must live or work in Brookline. The Woman of the Year will be honored on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at an awards ceremony in Hunneman Hall as part of the 22nd Annual Women Who Inspire Us Essay Contest and Awards Ceremony.
Nominations can be emailed to BCW@brooklinema.gov or mailed to the Brookline Police Department, c/o Casey Hatchett, 350 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Please be sure to include: your name and contact information, name of the woman you are nominating and her contact information, a narrative about why she should be awarded this honor and two references for the nominee. Click here for 2014 Nomination Form.
This event is sponsored by the Brookline Commission for Women in celebration of Women's National History Month. Nominations will be accepted through February 5th. To learn more about the Brookline Commission for Women, please visit: www.brooklinema.gov/BCW.
March 2014 - 22nd Annual "A Women Who Inspires Me" Essay Contest
The Brookline Commission for Women (BCW) is currently running its 22nd annual "A Woman Who Inspires Me" Essay Contest, in celebration of National Women's History Month. All 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who live in Brookline or attend a public or private school in Brookline are eligible to submit an essay that honors a woman who inspires them.
The "Women Who Inspires Me" essay contest is an important part of chronicling the history of women in Brookline and encourages students to reflect on those who make an impact on their lives. Essay contest winners will be honored at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library. The ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Commission's naming of the 2014 Brookline Woman of the Year.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for essay contest forms and information packets or download them from the BCW website at: www.brooklinema.gov/BCW. The form can be found under "Meeting Minutes" and then under "Commission for Woman" files. Essays may be submitted via email to email@example.com, returned to a Brookline Public School Main Office or delivered to the BCW c/o the Brookline Police Department, 350 Washington Street, Brookline 02445.
To be eligible, essays must be received no later than February 27th. Winning essays will be announced on the BCW website and through email on/around March 3rd. Please contact BCW Co-Chair, Casey Hatchett at 617-730-2734 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.