The Women's Club Discuss Domestic Violence, Scholarship Fund

Posted 05 October 2017

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Photography by Jackie Cutlip-Niles

 

Jennifer Foxworthy, a naval officer, was trained for war and for enemy capture, but she was ill-equipped for handling domestic violence. Foxworthy, of Inspirationally Speaking, told the Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club on Tuesday about being in an abusive relationship, admitting it to herself, and finding the courage to leave.

One in four women become the victim of domestic violence; it’s an issue that affects everyone in some way. Foxworthy said it took years to complete the process of recovery and work through the resentment.

As the events in Las Vegas were resting on heavy hearts, there was a brief announcement about a group called Mom's Demand Action. Read about Club Member Kim Blair's involvement with the group here.

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To help give women a voice, consider attending the Nov. 18 MLAW Fall Conference or the Legislative evening.

The CCDWC also reported strides in fundraising for the four scholarships it awards annually. Four-day ticket sales at the county fair for the Women’s Club basket -- won by Bruce Armstrong -- were more than $300, which brought the fund to more than $3,000, just shy of the $4,000 goal. And, Anna Wilson won two tickets to the Calvert Library Foundation’s Art Gala from the end-of-meeting raffle, which netted the scholarship fund another $67.

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