Wear Orange on June 2-3 to Honor Gun Violence Victims and Spark Change

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by ZontaDoris Have you heard?  National Gun Violence Awareness Day is Friday, June 2. Kathleen McGrory, staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, recently interviewed Michelle Gajda, Florida chapter leader of the advocacy group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Gajda explained that the national Wear Orange campaign is intended to end gun violence and save …

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A Little of This, a Little of That…but Never Whatever

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by ZontaDoris I wanted to learn to make things that tasted good. So I asked for and received precise instruction from talented cooks in my family. (Yeah…right!) The reality is that I picked up tips from incredible culinary artists close to me, however, they were seldom exact. It was mainly “put in a little of this, …

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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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Learn from FL Advocate for Human Trafficking Survivors

  Thirty years fighting the human trafficking scourge enabled Dottie Groover-Skipper, statewide coordinator of Anti-Human Trafficking for the Salvation Army of Florida, to speak passionately and knowledgeably to our Zonta Club in July. From Beaver Cleaver innocence to Passionate Change Agent Dottie told us how her Beaver Cleaver family world view was blown apart many …

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Our Allies in the State Attorney’s Office on Stopping Domestic Violence

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Do you wish to know more about how domestic violence cases are treated by the legal system in Pinellas County? We did. Fortunately, Jessica Koch, an attorney in our Club invited Dora Komninos, Supervisor for the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Division in the State Attorney’s Office for Pinellas and Pasco Counties to educate us at our …

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