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 email@example.com
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.”
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Best Western Gateway Grand – 4200 Northwest 97th Boulevard, Gainesville, FL 32606 – View Map
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)
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!
Location: First Magnitude Brewing Company
1220 SE Veitch Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Contact John Thomas
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.
5:35 P.M. Meeting Minutes from last meeting- minutes submitted by Molly McGowan Motion to approve by Victoria and seconded by Bella
Treasurer’s Report –
Current Balance $9,092.17
CD’s are 5330.74 and 2551.96 respectively
Conference Committee- Conference is on May 10th and Save the Date cards are going out soon.
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.
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.
Community Relations-No report
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.
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!
“Working to Form a More Perfect Union:
Honoring Women in Public Service
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.