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Please meet us Dec 11th at 5:30 at Northwest Grille for food, drinks and a merry Holiday celebration!
Please check out their menu at Northwest Grille
Everyone is responsible for their own cost.
Please RSVP if you can make it so I can let the restaurant know a head count! Thank you!
This is an interesting article on Women’s Rights in the Arab world and their unexpected ally.
Béji Caïd Essebsi, the president of Tunisia. The good Arab revolutionary of the moment is a 90-year-old head of state.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”