Last night marked the end of an era. After 6 years, my term as a member of the Board of Directors came to an end with my final board meeting at Women’s Advocates. For those of you were are not familiar, Women’s Advocates is the United States oldest shelter for women who are victims of Domestic Abuse, providing support for the women and their children, as well as actively seeking solutions to break the cycle of violence.
I originally began my association with the organization as part of my ISC-Safety Net program. A service conceived by me to provide free security services to victims of domestic violence. While working alongside Women’s Advocates I was honored when the Executive Director asked me to consider serving on their board. After passing the selection process, I then became immersed at looking at the issue of Domestic Violence from a different angle and was recommitted to doing my part to make a change.
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to serve on an efficiently running board you know it’s a lot of work, combine that with the challenges of running ICON and of course the heavy client-related travel that i’m involved with, and you can see I had my hands full. Much respect to my fellow board members for their professionalism and attention to detail. I learned an enormous amount.
Of course just because my time as a serving board member has expired, I will still be providing support for the organization, notably in increasing awareness of Women’s Advocates – More Than A Safe Place Luncheon and Fundraiser held in Minnesota May 23, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information click HERE.
Additionally the ISC-Safety Net program is still in effect, with some very exciting news to be released in the upcoming months. For a bit of background on the program, catch the news coverage HERE.