BPW attends competition, McKee wins Region 3 competition

| March 4, 2016
BPW event: Pictured from left in front are - Mary Mason, Coshocton BPW ID Co-Chair; 2016 BPW Region 3 ID Winner Ellen Mc Kee; and Marilyn Lauvray, Region 3 ID Chair; and in back are - Region 3 President Rhonda Stemmer; Judges Betty Duche’, Joyce Duling Sees and Cheryl Clark Kuhn. Photo contributed to The Beacon

BPW event: Pictured from left in front are – Mary Mason, Coshocton BPW ID Co-Chair; 2016 BPW Region 3 ID Winner Ellen Mc Kee; and Marilyn Lauvray, Region 3 ID Chair; and in back are – Region 3 President Rhonda Stemmer; Judges Betty Duche’, Joyce Duling Sees and Cheryl Clark Kuhn. Photo contributed to The Beacon

COSHOCTON – Sixteen Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) attended the 2016 BPW Region 3 Individual Development (ID) Competition which was hosted by Coshocton BPW and Zanesville BPW at Agents Realty and Auction Service on Feb. 27.

Ellen McKee was named the 2016 BPW Region 3 ID Winner. McKee will compete at the state competition on Saturday, April 23 at the Doubletree Inn in Newark,

McKee has been a member of the Coshocton BPW since April 2015. She has a cosmetology license along with her manager’s license. She owned her own beauty salon for approximately 15 years. McKee graduated from Kent State University with a teacher’s certificate in cosmetology, and then went to Toledo University for a certificate for diversified cooperate training. McKee taught at Coshocton County Career Center for 30 years. All through this time, she also competed in barrel racing. She retired from teaching in 2011 but stayed active with traveling with her horse, barrel racing. She has been married to Max for 43 years and has five children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. McKee and her husband own a small farm where they raise and train horses. This gave them an opportunity to teach those individuals who want to learn barrel racing.

McKee attended a two day ID training in order to compete on the local and region levels.

Judges for the competition were Betty Duche’, Guernsey/Noble BPW charter member for 27 years, Airport Inn owner and a Township Trustee; Joyce Duling Sees, retired third grade teacher at River View; and Cheryl Clark Kuhn, a self-acclaimed “Jill of all Trades” and photographer.

Judging for the Individual Development (ID) program was based on three phases of competition:  Five-minute prepared speech, two-minute impromptu speech and a 10-minute interview.

BPW, founded in 1919, promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW is the leading advocate for millions of workingwomen on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. For information contact Sheila Mayse at 740-502-3047 or [email protected].

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