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
Attended by: Molly McGowan, Taraneh Darabi, Kristy Sasser, Bella Blizzard and guests Giselle Honeycutt and Angie Chesser
Meeting started at 5:35 p.m.
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
- Current Balance is $8714.47
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.
- 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
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.