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BROWARD WOMEN IN NETWORK INC
February 3, 2011

As unique and special as lesbian women are, we share a great deal with our straight sisters. We enjoy the company of our peers, we seek out opportunities for personal and professional growth, we embrace our civic duty to improve the lives of others in our city, and we understand the political and spiritual value of greeting the world with compassion and understanding. I am proud and delighted to report that all of this is well represented in WIN/Women In Network.

I was first introduced to WIN five years ago, just as a new Board was beginning its tenure. I was new to town, and wanted (and needed) to meet women who, more or less, shared my worldview. At the monthly general meetings I met several women who have become good personal friends, as well as a wider group with whom I have benefitted through professional networking.

One of the most significant opportunities WIN offers is to provide an organization that serves a wide group of women, ranging from those in their 20's and just starting out, to those in their 50's and well established in their fields, to those who have retired from actively working and now seek to share their skills with others. If not for WIN, we simply would not have met each other. The younger women keeps the group current on what is going on today, while those with more experience teach others so they don't have to "reinvent the wheel".

WIN offers a brilliant variety of events and programs throughout the year, many of which are fundraisers for other non-profit programs, such as breast cancer research, kids in distress, school supplies for public school students, and toys for tots. They also sponsor a softball team for anyone whose knees can still bend well enough, and their annual golf event is often a sell-out fundraiser whose beneficiary changes each year.

I can personally say that without a doubt my life is better because of the women and programs WIN has brought together.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

add a "salon" component, where we could discuss ideas and trends.

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & I networked with others who enabled me to bring back additional resources for my community.

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