Events

Event Information

Holiday Get Together!!!!

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 gcosw.org@gmail.com

Thank you!!

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FCSW Awards Luncheon

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.”

JoAnn Wilkes, Lt. Bella Blizzard, Molly McGowan and Taraneh Darabi
JoAnn Wilkes, Lt. Bella Blizzard, Molly McGowan and Taraneh Darabi

GCOSWblogSeptember 19, 2016

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.

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FOSBA

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!

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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 fosba@fosba.com. 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.

WHEN

WHERE
Best Western Gateway Grand – 4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606 – View Map
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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.

Warm Rolls & Whipped Butter; Water and Iced Tea; Coffee Service.
Chef’s Choice Dessert (1/2 of table Chocolate Cake and 1/2 of table New York Cheesecake)
 
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To order by mail, print the Reservation page below, fill out, send with check to: 
 
FOSBA
c/o Rebecca Rogers
7635 NW 38th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
 

 

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

Friends of Susan B. Anthony Luncheon              27 August 2016

RESERVE EARLY!  Deadline 5 p.m., August 22.  No sales at the door!

Annual GCOSW Conference

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Good Morning!

 
We are just ONE Day away from the 35th Annual GCOSW Conference!
 
For anyone still interested in joining us, this is the final day to register online for a reduced rate.
Feel free to review the keynote and workshop details in the attached program.
 
Click HERE to Register!
If you prefer to register in person, we will accept check or credit card when you arrive at TUMCtomorrow.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out, we would be happy to help!

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow,
 
GCOSW Conference Planning Committee

Peaceful Paths Fundraiser

When, Where, What

About the tournament

Join us for the best beanbag toss tournament around! We are very excited to be partnering with First Magnitude Brewing Company as the host Peaceful Paths 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament. Two person teams will compete for a trophy and cash prize while having a great time for a good cause. Register online by Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – space is limited to the first 25 teams. Entry fee is $50 per team and includes one beverage per team member. There will be a food truck onsite so be sure and bring cash for food!  We will also have a chance drawing and a 50/50 raffle.

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!