Articles for January 2016

Feb Meeting Date and Jan Minutes

Our next meeting is on February 15, 2016 at Peaceful Paths, 2100 NW 53rd Ave. Suite A Gainesville, FL 32653.

GCOSW Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

1/11/2016

Attended by: Molly McGowan, Taraneh Darabi, Kristy Sasser, Bella Blizzard and guests Giselle Honeycutt and Angie Chesser

Meeting started at 5:35 p.m.

Updates-

Annual Conference Committee-

  • Co-chairs are Annie Carper and Brandi Corbin
  • Being held on May 10th (Tuesday)
  • Most of the speakers and morning keynote are set, waiting on a few to sign their contracts and to finalize food.
  • Trying to decide on a name for the Conference and Comittee

Survivors Art Exhibit-

  • Will probably be held at The Bull (Bar and Coffee Shop) from May 8-14th with a closing reception

Financial-

  • Current Balance is $8714.47

Discussion:

We have several people who are members but not currently active on the Board for work or physical reasons. The by-laws may need to be amended to allow “emeritus” or lifetime members.

Look into asking someone from the MLK Committee to come speak with us and possibly join our organization.

Other news:

  • Bella Blizzard is going to the induction ceremony for the Women’s Hall of Fame will to be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. on the 22ndfloor of the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee and the 3rd Annual Women’s Day at the Capitol on January 28th. She will be representing Sheriff Sadie Darnell.
  • Taraneh Darabi will be going to New York in February to a meeting at the United Nations.
  • There is a panel on Human Trafficking “Raising Awareness and What We Can Do” on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Cone Park Library 2801 E. University Ave. at 10:30 a.m.

Next meeting will be at Peaceful Paths on February 15th at 5:30 pm

Human Trafficking: Raising Awareness and …

Here is a flyer for a local panel on Human Trafficking that is free and open to the public.

Did you know Florida has the highest number of Human Trafficking victims in the United States?

Did you know Florida is one of the top 3 states as a destination state for Human Trafficking in the United States?

Approximately 20,000 people are trafficked into the United States each year. 80% of the Human Trafficking victims are women and children and 70% of the Human Trafficking victims are pornography, sex slaves, and commercial sex. Human Trafficking is a $32 billion dollar industry, second only to drug trafficking and by 2020, will be the number one crime worldwide.

Panel Sponsored By:

Gainesville Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The International Awareness and Involvement Committee P.O. Box 12245 Gainesville, Florida 32604 478-239-5599 info@gacdst.org

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