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Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women, Inc.
36th Annual GCOSW Conference
Conference Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Location: Trinity United Methodist Church
Cost: Student – $40, Group – $60, Regular – $70, On-Site – $80
Fee Includes: Conference attendance, breakfast, and lunch
Register Online at Eventbrite
Payment is accepted via check, purchase order, or credit card
Please make checks payable to: GCOSW
Federal ID #59-3222-382
* Service Fees May Apply *
Cancellation Policy: NO REFUNDS
Please note that due to the content of our program, children will not be allowed.
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GCOSW Meeting Calendar 2017
January 23th, 2017
February 20th, 2017
March 1st, 2017 (Award Ceremony)
April 17th, 2017
May 9th, 2017 (Conference)
June 19th, 2017
July 17th, 2017
August 21st, 2017
September 18th, 2017
October 16th, 2017
November 20th, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week?)
December 18th, 2017
January 24, 2017 at 5:30p.m.
2100 NW 53rd Ave. Suite A (Peaceful Paths).
Present were Taraneh Darabi, Victoria Condor-Williams, Kristy Sasser, Molly McGowan and Chuck Dale
5:30 P.M. Introductions/Sign-In
5:35 P.M. Calendar for year (attached)
1. Treasurer’s Report –
a. Current Balance – $7683.34
a. Education Committee- Victoria Condor-Williams
i. Women’s History Month Awards Reception- just received the date confirmation for Women’s History Month Awards Reception, it will held at University House on Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 – 7:00pm
ii. Nomination Form – Deadline for nomination for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton/Ida B. Wells awards is January 30th, 2017. Nomination form attached. Please feel free to contact Victoria at 352-378-9787 if you have any questions.
iii. Motion to pay for award plaques, motion to approve by Victoria, unanimous in favor (Taraneh, Molly, Kristy and Victoria), cost to be billed through Trophy Shop for approximately $70.00
iv. Next Meeting: Thursday, February 2 @ 5:30pm @ 4510 NW 14th Place (Suburban Heights Subdivision)
b. Social Action/Media Committee-
i. Conference Committee- OVC TTAC is helping with the keynote and a workshop (including travel) at no charge. This is a huge help to the budget. Thank you members of the committee!
ii. Survivor’s Art Exhibit Committee- Meeting regularly and have space planned.
3. Project Ideas for year-
a. 2017 Women’s Day at the Capitol: March 29th &30th – Bella is going information is available at http://fcsw.net/resources/contact-us/activities-and-events/2016womens-day-at-the-capitol/
b. GED Tutoring- Peaceful Paths is looking to start more client education and social activities, one of which is GED tutoring, maybe we could help? Just an idea, we can discuss at the next meeting.
4. New Business-
a. Passing of Polly Doughty on 1/18/2017 who was a long-term community member who supported many causes along with her husband Paul. No arrangements have been announced yet. It was asked that we put an acknowledgement of her service on the website and make a dedication at the Women’s History Awards ceremony.
b. Latina Women’s League- Bronze Sponsorship ($300.00 same as last year) for film festival. Motion to approve by Victoria, unanimous in favor (Taraneh, Molly, Kristy and Victoria)
5. Items of interest attached:
a. Florida Commission 2016 Report
b. Cardiovascular Technology flier for free testing
6. Next Meeting- February 20th, 2017
On Friday December 16th we will have our annual Holiday Get Together for all the members of the GCOSW and their committee members, and anyone from the public interested in our organization! It will be at 5:30 at Northwest Grille 5115 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606
This is a time to celebrate and have convivial conversations, have a nice dinner and maybe some drinks, and be Merry!
If you have any questions please email email@example.com
NINA MARTYRIS- NPR
In the Meryl Streep period movie Suffragette, Englishwomen march on the streets, smash shop windows and stage sit-ins to demand the vote. Less well-known is that across the pond, a less cinematic resistance was being staged via that most humble vehicle: the cookbook.
Between 1886, when the first American suffragist cookbook was published, and 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote, there were at least a half-dozen cookbooks published by suffragette associations in the country.
These books were the descendants of the post-Civil War charity cookbooks, published to raise funds for war victims and church-related issues.
Read more here at NPR
On Thursday September 23rd, 2016 several of our Board members attended the Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) Florida Achievement Awards held here in Gainesville. Two of the people being honored are from Alachua County. Sherry Nungesser Houston and Susan Webster. It was a very affirming and interesting time, the keynote speaker was the University of Florida First Lady Linda Fuchs.
The Florida Achievement Awards are given by the Commission to recognize meritorious women who have improved the lives of women of Florida and/or who have served as positive role models for women and girls in their community. You can see more information on the history of the award here.
“The Florida Commission on the Status of Women recognizes and supports women of all ages as they strive to achieve their fullest potential,” said Patti Hamilton, Commission Chair. “We are proud to honor outstanding women for their tremendous achievements and dedicated service.”
Hello everyone! We are in the planning stages of the Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women Conference for 2017. The only thing settled so far is the date, so we wanted to at least get that out as soon as possible. For other updates please check the GCOSW facebook here.
If you have ideas for speakers or are able to help with marketing/PR please email us.
Hello everyone! If you haven’t already bought your tickets for the Friends of Susan B. Anthony Luncheon on 8/27/2016 you only have a few days left! It is always a fun time with lots of informational tables and great speakers. Here is the information for this year’s luncheon. See you there!
The Friends of Susan B. Anthony will be celebrating Women’s Equality Day in Gainesville on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at an annual luncheon at 11:30 am at the Gateway Grand Best Western. This year FOSBA will recognize co-honorees Nancy Griffin and JoAnn Wilkes of the Santa Fe College Displaced Homemaker Program with the 2016 Friends of Susan B. Anthony Award. The featured speaker will be Dean Laura Rosenbury of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, whose expertise is in family law and gender issues.
This event celebrates the 168th anniversary of the women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 and the 96th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (woman suffrage) in 1920.
Before the luncheon, attendees are encouraged to visit the table showcase of sponsoring organizations beginning at 11 am. Organizations who wish to sponsor a table and share information should contact FOSBA at 352-374-8158 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The doors to the dining room open at 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for under 18 years of age. Tickets must be purchased in advance by August 22, 2016 and will not be available at the door.
When you purchase a ticket, your name will be on a list when you arrive so you will not have to present a ticket. Your name tag is your ticket.
- Best Western Gateway Grand – 4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606 – View Map
Rustic Field Salad (Mixed Greens w/Fresh Pears, Goat Cheese, & Sugar Spiced Walnuts), Chicken Bruschetta (Boneless Chicken Breast Roasted Garlic & Tomato in Basil and Cream); Seasonal Vegetable; and Herb Rice Pilaf.
Vegetarian Option: Vegetable Cannelloni (Thin Pasta Rolled with Vegetables, Red Sauce, & Mozzarella); Seasonal Vegetable; and Roasted New Potatoes.
Last Year’s Major Sponsors
Alachua County Library District: Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee; Altrusa International; American Association of University Women, Gainesville Branch; Baha’is of Gainesville; Black Nurses Association; Democratic Women’s Club, Alachua Co; Gainesville Friends Meeting; Latina Women’s League; League of Women Voters, Alachua County/Gainesville; The Links, Inc., Gainesville Chapter; Phoenix Rising Community; Planned Parenthood of North Central Florida, Inc.; Radiant Hands; SFC: Displaced Homemaker Program, Focus on the Future; Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Social Justice Council; UNA/USA, Gainesville; UF: Women’s Studies and Gender Research; UF: Counseling Center; Visionaires; Voices Rising Community Choir.
Wear your Susan B. Anthony pin, Women Count – Vote. Please give us your email address to facilitate communication and delivery of next year’s invitation. Donations of any amount appreciated (since we have no membership dues) – full co-sponsorship: $25 or more. http://www.fosba.com