June 20, 2018 BPW Meeting Program
Preventing and Reducing Violence in our Community
The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition (or DVSAC) was founded by the Quakers in 1978. It was a movement led by community members, who were providing resources for women and children to escape domestic violence. Since then, DVSAC has served Western Nevada County on issues like sexual assault, child and elder abuse, sexual harassment, bullying and human trafficking.
Throughout those years the name has changed to reflect its expanding programs from its original “Battered Women’s Alliance” to include men in 1981 as “Coalition to Eliminate Domestic Violence in Nevada County” then eventually to include sexual assault in 1994 as “The Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition.”
In 2017, DVSAC changed its name to “Community Beyond Violence.” Changing the name to a positive, solution-oriented phrase that more accurately reflects the agency’s mission and vision for its community has been a long time coming. Now more than ever, this is a time where the community needs to band together to promote healthy relationships and change social norms that allow behaviors that tolerates violence. They want to make sure that people see this change as not just about a brand, but about increasing the role the agency plays in preventing and reducing violence in our community and growing those who can be included in our mission along the way.
Attention: New Dinner Venue!
We’re excited to announce that we are moving to a brand-new venue for our dinner meetings, starting May 16. The recently completed Gold Country Conference Center at 1012 Sutton Way in Grass Valley offers a private, quiet dining room that will enhance our ability to easily connect with each other.
The padded chairs; ADA accessibility; convenient parking and excellent fare that has earned praise from local Rotary groups, all combine to lend our meetings a more intimate, satisfying dining and socializing experience. Many hours of assessing and deliberating went into our decision to move to this new location; we hope you will join us on May 16 and enjoy our new surroundings.
Newcomers and Guests are always Welcome!
Gold Country Conference Center
1012 Sutton Way
(across from Sam’s Beauty Supply, just past the Best Western Gold Country Inn)
Social/networking hour begins at 5:30, dinner at 6pm
$22.50 per person
DEADLINE: June 17, 2018, 6:00pm
A pre-paid reservation is required for members and guests with form below:
For more information please contact Phyllis Orzalli
To be announced
**Please Note** Vegetarian meals must be pre-ordered.
When you RSVP, please denote whether you prefer a vegetarian meal in the “Comments” section.
Want to showcase your business or organization?
We encourage members and guests to bring business cards,
flyers or pamphlets to place on the sign-in table at each dinner meeting!