Tara Gess co-owns an International self-care and personal development business called Sound Alternative that specializes in energy healing. Sound Alternative offers services including Intuitive Life Coaching, Emotion & Body Code, Sound Healing, and Reiki. And in the last year, they began sharing Young Living Essential Oils to complement the practice. Tara is also a certified Florida Circuit Civil Mediator and is licensed to practice law in Tennessee. You can catch Tara and Sharon with their two new Corgi therapy puppies sharing essential oils on Saturday mornings at the Venice Farmer’s Market.
Recently, Tara was featured on the cover of North Venice Magazine and the local newspaper Discover Venice highlighting the new wellness business. Tara is passionate about educating people about the importance of balancing the body’s frequencies.
Sound Alternative offers practical applications focused on enabling people to heal from their past experiences, own who they are, and move forward with living a more joyful and balanced life.
Time is sure flying by. Don't they say the older we get the faster time goes! February is the month we work on finding candidates for board positions and committee chairs. I know I've said this before, but I can't emphasize it enough. We have to pull together to make our LO thrive. Calls will be going out soon to members to try to ascertain where each of us can best fit to help BPW Englewood / Venice grow and prosper. We all have skills and talents and when we pull together we can do amazing things. Please consider taking a new role in our LO. We need officers and committee chairs. There are a lot of opportunities. Just say YES!!
We are planning to have a social / membership informational get-together in February at Rumours Wine Bar. The date is still to be determined, but I will notify you as soon as we have a date booked. Not only will this be an opportunity for our members to socialize and have some fun, but it's also a time to bring a friend or work acquaintance along to meet us and get to know a little about BPW in a fun and casual environment.
Together we will grow!
For those of us who never knew her, I’d like to take a moment to introduce the lady our scholarship awards are named after.
Christine Davis was a BPW member for over 50 years, first in New York State and later in Florida. Her energy to promote BPW was astounding. She served in every office the organization had to offer, short of State or National President. She served on many committees and especially enjoyed being chair of the scholarship committee until ill health required her to resign from too many obligations. Her beautiful smile, her eagerness to be always willing to help and her efficient handling of any task she elected to do or help with, will not be forgotten by the BPWEV members, but will be missed.
The Christine Davis Memorial Scholarships will preserve the love and devotion she championed to achieve equality for all women.
At the BPW Florida State Conference in June, 2023, the Proposed Public Policy was presented and approved. The new Public Policy for 2023 – 2024 is below:
Since the inception of BPW/FL in 1919, BPW/FL has always supported women’s rights. BPW/FL continues to support the ERA as a basic foundation of our Public Policy Platform, even as we understand that passing the ERA grows more difficult with the passage of time. BPW/FL firmly believes that equality of rights under the law should not be abridged or denied by the United States or by any state on account of sex, and the rights of women require constant vigilance.
BPW/FL supports public policies that:
BPW/Fl supports public policies that:
BPW/FL supports public policies that:
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