The Mt. Vernon Business Women’s Club held their regular monthly meeting on September 12, 2016. Our guest speaker for the month was Cpl Travis Chapman of the Mt. Vernon Police Department. He spoke with us about being aware of your surroundings, and some different self defense techniques. He was very informative and stressed that if at any time someone is making you uncomfortable or something does not seem right, follow your instincts and you can always call the police department for help. September is a very busy time for the club, we have lots of activities going on and would love to have any guests come and see what we are about! We recently helped work the gates at the Cedarhurst arts and craft fair and enjoyed seeing everyone in the community coming out and enjoying the day. Also we will be having a pumpkin contest at the Mt. Vernon Fall Festival that we would love everyone to participate in, there will be more information about that shortly. Also the Candidates forum will be coming up on the 28th of this month. All of these events will be held before our October regular meeting. We would love to hear from anyone that wants more information on who we are or what we do so please do not hesitate to contact one of us or follow our Facebook page!