Celebrating 100 Years!!!
Remembering the Past, Building the Future
Call to Convention
On behalf of your 2018-2019 leadership team of the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs, Inc., the State President officially issues the call to the 98th Annual State Convention beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, Illinois.
Pursuant to Article XIX of the Federation Bylaws, any member in good standing who has paid the full registration fee may attend the annual state convention and vote (Section 2).
The purpose of the State Convention is to receive reports of the officers and chairs for the preceding year; act upon recommendations, resolutions and other business presented to the convention; elect officers for the ensuing term; adopt a budget; consider and adopt a State Legislative Platform and elect a Chair of Nominations.
In addition to conducting our official Federation business, this year’s State Convention provides us with the perfect opportunity to celebrate this organization’s 100 years of Women Helping Women. Chartered in December of 1919, the Illinois Federation of Business Women Clubs, Inc. continues to pursue its mission for advocating “professional and personal growth, leadership development and participation, equity and economic self-sufficiency for working women through education, legislation and networking.
You are encouraged to learn more about our State Federation and it’s history , renew acquaintances, make new friends, recognize Celia M. Howard recipients and honor the Outstanding Working Women of Illinois awardees.
Members are invited to attend the Speak-off Competitions Saturday morning at 9:30 am. The Board of Directors will conduct the Pre-Convention Board meeting on Friday, April 26, 12:30 p.m. Individual members and LO’s will be acknowledged for their achievements at the award/recognition ceremony Friday evening. A networking reception for the State Officers and Outstanding Working Women of Illinois award winners will follow the installation ceremony Saturday evening.
Please join me and the Board of Directors in making our annual convention and 100 year celebration a memorable one.
IFBWC State President, 2018-2019