Articles for February 2016

2/15/2015 Meeting Minutes of Board of Directors

GCOSW Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2016 at 5:30p.m.

2100 NW 53rd Ave. Suite A (Peaceful Paths).

5:30 P.M.        Introductions/Sign-In

Attended by: JoAnn Wilkes, Victoria Condor-Williams, Bella Blizzard, Molly McGowan, Angie Chesser, Kristy Sasser, Taraneh Dahrabi

5:35 P.M.        Meeting Minutes from last meeting- minutes submitted by Molly McGowan Motion to approve by Victoria and seconded by Bella

Updates on:

  1. Treasurer’s Report –
    1. Current Balance $9,092.17
    2. CD’s are 5330.74 and 2551.96 respectively

 Reports:

  1. Conference Committee- Conference is on May 10th and Save the Date cards are going out soon.
  2. Survivor’s Art Exhibit– Report from Whitney Shadowens- Call for Artists will be going out soon, dates are May 9-13th with closing reception on the 13th.
  3. Education Committee– Report by Victoria Condor-Williams- Women’s History month reception and awards will be on March 8th at 5:30 at the Former UF President’s home.
  4. Community Relations-No report
  5. Florida Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony- Bella Blizzard was able to go thanks to Sheriff Darnell, she enjoyed her time meeting others with ladies from other Commissions around and representing the State. She then attended the 2016 Women’s Day at the Capitol.

Next Meeting– We will not be meeting in March because of the Women’s History Month Reception, so our next meeting is April 18th at 5:30pm at Peaceful Paths.

New Business-

The Latina Women’s League and the Latina Film Festival asked for a sponsorship for this year, they sent a formal request. This was voted on and unanimously approved. The amount is $300.

Meeting dates this year- Please mark these on your calendars!

April 18

June 20- Reports from Conference

July 18

August 15

September 19

October 17

November 21

Other Dates-

Peaceful Paths Guest Chef March 10th 6:00-8:00

National Women’s History Month March 2016

“Working to Form a More Perfect Union:
Honoring Women in Public Service
and Government”

The National Women’s History Month theme for 2016 honors women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. Although often overlooked and undervalued, collectively they have dramatically influenced our public policy and the building of viable institutions and organizations. From championing basic human rights to ensuring access and equal opportunity for all Americans, they have led the way in establishing a stronger and more democratic country.

Find more information at National Women’s History Project and check out their awesome webstore!