How Dancing Feet Enabled Hands Across the Bay

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Our Pinellas Club experienced a new area of community involvement in October. We sent one of our members to participate in the dance competition (yes, it was Dancing With the Stars) in the annual fundraising event known as Hands Across the Bay. Hands Across the Bay was developed to positively impact the lives of as …

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Talking with Incumbents and Candidates for the State Legislature

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by ZontaDoris We start our interviews with state legislature incumbents and wannabes this week. It is our way to inform and build relationships with policy makers as part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities. To focus our attention and conversation as well as leave behind a summary of our concerns, we devised the resource …

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Learning about Domestic Violence in Pinellas County

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by ZontaDoris Batterers, victims, abusers, survivors, perpetrators, defendants… I’m learning these terms as I study reports and Florida Statutes relating to Domestic Violence (DV) aka Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) situations. There is much to become more familiar with; this blog post will summarize some of what I have uncovered so far.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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by ZontaDoris October is a busy time for domestic violence advocates.   We Zonta Pinellas members will host and attend fundraisers and educational sessions, and reach out to talk with candidates for the Florida Legislature. The equation for action from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence helps us remember why we do what we …

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Make a Good Impression with Dress for Success!

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by ZontaDoris When you go to an important meeting–one that might change your income or career options–with a potential employer, someone who can recommend you for a promotion, or other key decision maker, do you pay enough attention to how you look? If you haven’t considered how your appearance might affect your success in critical …

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Paying Homage to IWPR on Labor Day

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by ZontaDoris An excellent resource for getting acquainted with and educated on women’s economic issues is in Washington, DC. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research, a nonprofit established to do “comprehensive, women-focused, policy-oriented research” started almost 30 years ago in 1987.  Its founder, Heidi Hartmann, a brilliant economist, was concerned about  “gender-based economic injustice; an awareness …

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