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We had a great first meeting ran by our new President Maggie Hildebrand!

Our ”Garden Tails” fundraiser was record breaking. We raised $176. 75 at July's Regular Meetig for our new State Project Tails of Valor Paws of Honor Program, Inc.!

Every month we will be asking members to bring in extra veggies or flowers that are grown at home for other members to “shop” for, and place a donation into the jar.

All money will go to the state project. Thank you to our new VP Sarah Kuchma for such a creative idea for fundraising and crop sharing!!

Speaker: Susan Jones

Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor’s (TOV) mission is to provide rehabilitation through non-medicinal therapies by training service canines for Veterans suffering from PTS (Post-Traumatic Stress), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and Physical Disabilities. TOV provides struggling Veterans with trained companions who aid and assist in their daily routines, improving the quality of life. Our Canine Connections CPS program provides our Veterans with social interactions and human/canine bonding resulting in service dogs able to assist with the physical and psychological issues affecting our Veterans and their families.

This recovery oriented therapy program is attended by Veterans seeking to define what is preventing them from achieving quality of life measures. This program brings awareness of behaviors, fears and attitudes to overcome. Veterans work with certified peer counselors to continue to develop our canines, all of whom are named in honor of a fallen soldier. Each particular activity, command or exercise, experienced during their 18-24 months training period, correlates to symptoms, known or unknown, to the participant. All of our dogs experience more than 100 exposures of everyday living, over 40 commands and three tasks, specific to their Veteran. Upon completion of their training (1,500-2,000 hours), these fully-trained TOV/ADA guideline service dogs are given at no cost to a Veteran.  

Tails of Valor is privately funded by generous donors wanting to give back to our Veterans that have given us so much of what we enjoy today. 

​​​​Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings!  

Join us for our monthly meeting to see what wonderful things our BPW does and can do for you!  Dinner is only $14 and is held once a month at the Ramada Inn located in Ligonier. Dinner includes salad, entree, desert , coffee, water, or ice tea and a lovely venue.

Annual membership fees support our local club, the Pennsylvania State Federation of BPW clubs, and the BPW Foundation, a 501C3 charitable foundation. The annual membership dues are only $30 payable each May.

 Contact us for more information!

​6:30 pm

 Board Meeting

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BPW/PA State Board Meeting, State College

​LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR NEW STATE PROJECT FOR THE YEAR, Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor!!

WE WILL BE HAVING SEVERAL DOG/PET THEMED FUNDRAISERS AND ACTIVITIES IN OUR PROGRAMS THIS YEAR SO STAY TUNED FOR FUR BABY FUN AND EDUCATION!!!

Business & Professional Women of Ligonier Valley

5:30 pm

District 3

Board Meeting

​​​​Business and Professional Women of Ligonier Valley (BPW of LV) is part of the PA Federation of BPW. Its purpose is to promote equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. The organization dates back to 1919. Our chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!

Once a month the club meets for dinner, networking and to hear educational speakers. One of its primary objectives is to raise funds for four scholarships presented annually to high school students who reside in the Ligonier Valley School District.

Members include women of all ages and backgrounds. The organization also welcomes men.


Please click the TAB named "ABOUT" for scholarship applications.