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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

GCOSW Holiday Party!

holiday-lights-020Celebrate the Season!
We’re planning a Holiday Party
so please say you’ll be here
Let us celebrate the Holiday Season
with good friends and good cheer!
Monday, December 14th at 6:00 p.m.
Northwest Grille
 
The Gainesville Commission on the Status of Women is having their annual Holiday get together! We would love to see you there as allies of the Commission, this is a very laid back way to all see each other and discuss upcoming events and ideas for next year. 
 
Please feel free to bring significant other’s or anyone you know who might be interested. 
 
I ask those of you on the committee’s to please pass this on to the members as we rarely get to see all of them.
Please RSVP to gcosw.org@gmail.com by Friday December 11th, everyone will pay for their own meal (we are a non-profit☺)
 
Thank you!
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Rural Women’s Health Project

Please see the flyer asking for donations for farmworker families in rural areas. This organization works on women’s health among the rural farm community in areas such as HIV, sexual violence, protecting eyesight and breast exam information.  COTflyer

THE RURAL WOMEN’S HEALTH PROJECT

The Rural Women’s Health Project (RWHP), founded in 1991, is a non-profit organization that designs and implements community-based health-education projects, promotes lay-health worker efforts and develops community-driven materials to assist communities in strengthening their understanding of critical health and community issues.

The mission of the RWHP is to work with rural communities to strengthen their capacity to overcome barriers to health justice. Utilizing a community-based approach, community members are involved in all grassroots research, educational campaigns, training and bridging to services— thereby broadening their skills to replicate programs and advocacy strategies.

www.rwhp.org

Editorial: Crime labs need funding

From the Gainesville Sun- November 24, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott and a legislative leader finally seem to recognize the dangers and costs tied to persistent flaws at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s crime labs.

See full article HERE

Florida! Put a Woman in Statuary Hall!

Florida! Put a Woman in Statuary Hall!

Florida’s current representatives in Statuary Hall: John Gorrie (1803–1855) and Edmund Kirby Smith (1824–1893).
EVE’s proposed candidate for a replacement statue: Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998), conservationist and writer who devoted her life to preserving the Florida Everglades.
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Biographical links for Marjory Stoneman Douglas:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Defender of the Everglades

Everglades Biographies: Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1890-1998

Marjory Stoneman Douglas in the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Marjory Stoneman Douglas, “Mother of the Everglades”

EVE State Coordinator for Florida: Open. Contact Dr. Lynette Long at president@equalvisibilityeverywhere.org if you are interested in volunteering.

October Domestic Violence Awareness Events

During the month of October you are invited to join us at any or all of our events as we work to end Domestic Violence in our community. We have a variety of ways for you to get involved this year.

Unity Day March & Rally
Celebrate the UNITY in our CommUNITY with annual march and rally for peace. We will once again partner with the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding to promote awareness of and intervention for violence in our homes, schools, and neighborhoods.

Where:
Location TBD

When:
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time TBD

ColorRun 5k Shine Tour
We are thirlled to be partnering with ColorRun again this year as their selected benefactor of their Gainesville 5K. It’s time to race, rave, and color yourself silly to support survivors in our community. Come celebrate with the Color Run 5k and enjoy the street party atmosphere this event creates downtown. Volunteers are needed and will gain free entry to all the festivities!

We need volunteers for this event. If you would like to sign up to volunteer please use the volunteer sign up button below. All volunteers will be contacted by a member of the ColorRun staff with additional details about their volunteer responsibilities.

Volunteer Sign Up!
Where:
Kirby Smith Complex, East University Avenue
Gainesville, FL

Register to Race!
When:
Saturday, October 17, 2015
The race starts at 9am!

Use Coupon Code “Peace” and recieve $5 off your registration fee!

Awareness Vigil
Commemorate the courage of survivors who share their stories at this annual event honoring the survivors and victims of domestic violence in our community. View the clothesline project and take part in this important event.

Where:
Peaceful Paths Outreach Office
2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32653

When:
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:00pm – 7:30pm

2015 Domestic Violence Awareness Month is presented by Bobi J. Frank, Attorney at Law.