A Letter From Dr Russell Pridgeon – The Man Who Fulfilled the Australian PM’s Promise

Dr Pridgeon writes to his medical colleagues explaining his arrest by the AFP and why he helped the sexually abused children Prof Briggs referred to him.

we can promise a country where we commit to hear and believe our children”

— Prime Minister Scott Morrison

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, November 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gumshoe News has covered Dr Russell Pridgeon's arrest by the AFP (Operation Noetic), and also a response to its unfairness. It has now published the letter that Dr Russell Pridgeon wrote to his medical colleagues to explain his recent arrest. We have investigated the background and documents relating to this story, and have no doubts about the doctor's integrity.

Dr Pridgeon also wrote countless times to the Minister for Child Safety in Queensland, forwarding the late Prof Freda Brigg’s damning report, and asking the minister to assist the children in question. However, any plea to authorities to help these children seems to fall on deaf ears.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in his now-famous apology to victims of child abuse, delivered in Australia’s Parliament on October 24, 2018, said:

“…we can promise a country where we commit to hear and believe our children, to work together to keep children safe, to trust them and, most of all, to respect their innocence.”

In the title of this article Gumshoe indicates that Dr Pridgeon is a fulfiller of the PM’s promise.

In Dr Russell Pridgeon's LETTER, he WRITES:

"On 30 May 2018 I wrote to the Minister of Child Safety in Queensland advising her that:

“I am one of many people who sheltered and protected them [the children], in the four years that they were free of ongoing abuse. At various times I drove vast distances to transport them between places of safety… This was one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to help these children escape the horrific abuse inflicted upon them by fiends, and enabled by Rogue Judges, lawyers and Policemen who actively hid the truth, ignored evidence, and facilitated child rape, effectively trafficking these children to paedophiles.”

"This email was cc’d to The Minister of Police in Queensland, and to Hon Christian Porter, the Federal Attorney General.

"I became involved in this after the late Prof Freda Briggs AO, Australia’s pre-eminent authority of child sexual abuse, asked me as a doctor, to support the mother, using my experience in trying to save other children to help them. The children had been taken from the mother and given to the father, despite multiple disclosures of abuse, so their sexual abuse continued for years.

"…Nearly 40 years of medicine have not provided me with greater grief and horror. My endeavours to protect abused children have resulted in the near complete destruction of my life. These were not my children, yet I could not as a moral man, or as a doctor turn my back on them, and leave them to be abused. I protected them, when the law utterly failed to protect them, because I could do nothing else: I would have been ashamed to do less. I knew I was breaking the law, I also knew that if I did not help them they would be returned for ongoing rape.

"I also knew that it is impossible to evade the law indefinitely, and… despite numerous disclosures by the abused children, to the child protection authorities, the perpetrators of child abuse remain at large, untroubled by the law. Contrast this to the vast AFP operation to apprehend those who risked everything to protect these children.

"The Medical Council of NSW have suspended my medical registration indefinitely. I believe that my actions were those of a moral man, following the best and the highest traditions of the medical profession."

Since Gumshoe started writing articles about the Family Court injustices they have been contacted by so many people describing how crucial evidence was discarded in sexual abuse cases; about how they were intimidated by authorities; how they have become financially destitute; and that children are just NOT believed. It seems it is a system that punishes anyone who dares to protect children.

By Dee McLachlan, filmmaker (The Jammed), and founder of Gumshoe News

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International Pageant Crowns Two Winners

USA International 2018 – Hailee Kurtz

Miss International Beauty 2018 – Jacqueliine Dang

Miss International Beauty and USA International 2018 Pageant

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USA International 2018, Hailee Kurtz and Miss International Beauty 2018, Jacqueline Dang Crowned at the national pageant held in Newport Beach, California.

I'm so honored to be crowned USA International 2018 and I'm excited to bring awareness to various causes and using my "Crown for a Purpose" to make a difference through volunteer service.”

— Hailee Kurtz

COSTA MESA, CA, US, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Miss International Beauty ® 2018 and USA International® 2018 was crowned at the national pageant held Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Newport Beach, California. Each titleholder received a $200.00 cash scholarship, crown, sash, trophy, and a crystal necklace. All contestants received a beautiful crown key chain, crystal bracelet and a skin care set from the pageant sponsor New Beginnings.

Contestants competed in 3 categories which included interview, evening gown and on-stage question. Miss International Beauty® 2018 – Jacqueline Dang and USA International® 2018 – Hailee Ann Kurtz walked across the stage to accept their crowns which marked their first steps on a journey representing women 18 – 30 years of age who are single, classy, confident and elegant.

Miss International Beauty® 2018 – Jacqueline Dang is a student at California State Long Beach University and is on the Dean’s List with a 3.8 GPA. She loves to travel, work out and is a freelance model. Her life ambition is to become a famous actress so that she can do more charity work and help others.

USA International ® 2018 – Hailee Ann Kurtz is a student at Fullerton College and is majoring in business. Her life ambition is to own and operate her own Senior Assisted Living facility and Senior Care business. Her awards include: Senior Care Award: 2018 Outstanding Caregiver of the Year Nominee, and Compassionate Caregiver for the month of November 2017.

First runner-up was Lubna Kabir, second runner-up was Maribel Lopez, third runner-up was Lauren Mangiapane, and fourth runner-up was MaKena Duda.

2018 Special Award Winners:
Elegance Award – Nicole Day
International Spirit – MaKena Duda
Woman of Distinction – Maribel Lopez
Daniel Pham Photogenic Award – Jacqueline Dang
Louise Madlin Community Service Award – Lubna Kabir and Gabrielle Alexander

The Ms. America Pageant is a California corporation that currently runs the Miss International Beauty®, USA International®, Ms. America®, Ms. International™, Ms. America® International and Miss Pacific U.S.™ contests. Based in Costa Mesa, California, the Corporation is owned by Susan Jeske who is the CEO. Miss International Beauty® and USA International® are a registered federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC.

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An Unforgettable Evening at Palazzo Parisio in Malta to Mark the New Generation of Cryptocurrency

G8C Ltd Management at a Japanese themed VIP party

GanaEight Coin Ltd Management at a Japanese themed VIP party

Juliet Adelstein, COO

Juliet Adelstein, COO of GanaEight Coin Ltd.

The G8C token brings with it an entirely new approach to online casinos. It represents an inventive merging of blockchain technology with online gaming.

GanaEight Coin LTD subsidiary of Ganapati PLC (LSE:GANP:PZ)

VALLETTA, MALTA, November 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Ganapati Group, known in the online casino industry for its distinctive Japanese-themed slot games, held an exclusive event on October 30th to officially announce the launch of the G8C token, to be issued by subsidiary, GanaEight Coin Limited. The launch was strategically planned to coincide with Malta Blockchain Week, kicking off the week of blockchain-related conferences and events in style.

The party took place at the spectacular Grade 1 listed palace, Palazzo Parisio, in Naxxar, and was attended by a whole host of top names in blockchain, iGaming and tech from all over the world. Not only that, but key members of the Maltese government were in attendance, including Kurt Farrugia, the Head of Communications of the Government of Malta.

The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, also previously declared his full support for the Ganapati Group’s blockchain-based initiative, recognising the launch of the G8C token as a significant step towards Malta becoming a world leader in technical innovation. Muscat went so far as to record a special video message, which was broadcast at the party, expressing this sentiment to the 300-odd guests in attendance.

The G8C token brings with it an entirely new approach to online casinos. It represents an inventive merging of blockchain technology with online gaming – the token is not only a digital currency to be used on online casinos, but is designed to be bet directly on its own original blockchain platform.

The token offers a number of standout features, a particularly noteworthy one being the lack of transaction fees required to bet with it, enabling quick and cheap play. The G8C token describes itself as a new form of stablecoin – it will hold a stable value, therefore providing investors with lower risk and greater reassurance. This marks a first for the iGaming industry, as no other online casino ICOs are offered as such.

The token’s launch saw an unforgettable evening at Palazzo Parisio, with highlights including the various types of Japanese sake on offer and the delicious sushi prepared and served by an authentic sushi chef from Japan. In continuation of the prevailing Japanese theme, one of the most remarkable moments of the night was the mesmerising performance from a real-life geisha, flown in from Kyoto, Japan. The geisha and accompanying Japanese musicians, playing traditional Japanese instruments such as the shamisen (a three-stringed guitar-like instrument), put on a spellbinding show which transported party guests to olden-day Japan.

The tempo was raised at the masquerade afterparty, held at the elegant TwentyTwo in Portomaso, which saw the fun continue well into the early hours.

With such a memorable Japanese theme running through the launch party, it is not surprising that the event attracted significant attention from both industry VIPs and national media alike, well and truly putting the Ganapati Group and G8C on the map. The success of the launch and the guests’ obvious interest in G8C has left a distinct air of excitement about what is to come next from the Ganapati Group.

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Be Part of the Next Game Changing Company in Social Media

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The world is on the precipice of a game-changing shift that could revolutionize the world of social media marketing as we know it.

Here at Spotlight Media Group, we are about to change how businesses and individuals use social media.

It is an industry worth more than 40 Billion dollars and we are about to disrupt it.

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Limitless, clean power from space-based satellites is just one example of the benefits of human expansion into the solar system.

Space Settlement Summit 2018 Will Explore Pivotal Challenges to Reaping the Benefits of Space for Everyone on Earth

The Space Settlement Summit is an exclusive, high-level gathering that will look at the ‘best practices’ surrounding the utilization of space, from Earth orbit to the Moon and beyond.”

— Bruce Pittman, Senior Vice President, National Space Society

PASADENA, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Some of the finest minds from NASA, private industry and academia will come together at the University of Southern California on November 2-3, 2018 to address critical issues and opportunities in the settlement and utilization of space in the National Space Society’s third Space Settlement Summit, an invitation-only event aimed at leaders in the field.

The movement of humanity into space, both to expand our frontiers and for the improvement of life on Earth, is inevitable, according to Mark Hopkins, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Space Society (NSS). “Expanding human presence beyond our planet assures the long-term survival of our species,” Hopkins said. “The utilization of space-based resources, such as solar power, is critical to our future. Our sun produces well over a trillion times the energy currently used on Earth today, a clean, boundless energy source.”

Bruce Pittman, Senior Vice President & Senior Operating Officer of the NSS, said, “The Space Settlement Summit is an exclusive, high-level gathering that will look at the ‘best practices’ surrounding the utilization of space, from Earth orbit to the Moon and beyond. We will dive deep into business cases for resource utilization in space, and how we can best use these resources to expand humanity’s reach throughout the solar system.”

Speakers will include such prominent names in the space community as former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, former astronaut and Director of Space Operations at SpaceX Garrett Reisman, Dr. Melissa Sampson, Sr. Manager Advanced Systems, Commercial Aerospace and Strategic Technology Ball Aerospace, and George Whitesides, President of Virgin Galactic.

"I found the Space Settlement Summit to be a truly valuable event," said Dr. Daniel Rasky, Chief of the Space Portal Office at NASA’s Ames Research Center. "The broad range of topics, the depth and breadth of expertise and the lively discussion make this a meeting not be missed by anyone interested in space settlement," he said.

Immediately following the Summit, the Moon Village Association, a non-governmental organization, will host the Moon Village Workshop and Symposium, a discussion about lunar settlements.

The National Space Society is an independent nonprofit educational membership organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space, with thousands of members and supporters, and over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The Society publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.

Registration and more information can be found at: http://spacesettlementsummit.nss.org/

Information on the National Space Society can be found at: http://space.nss.org

Press credentials are available for this event.

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Tito Ortiz, Legendary MMA Fight Champion, Ready to “Wage War” on Chuck Liddell

“On November 24th, I will show my fans my skill and ferocity in the cage once again,” claims Tito Ortiz.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tito Ortiz (19-21-1), former light heavyweight champion, is preparing with an unmatched ferocity for his upcoming fight with Chuck Lidell (21-8) on November 24th, 2018. The fight will be their third fight since 2004, and a chance at redemption that Ortiz has been dying to get.

“I have been waiting a long time to get redemption against Chuck Liddell,” states Ortiz, “and now I finally have that chance. The last 12 weeks I have been working 3 times a day, 6 days a week. I have 4 more weeks to go and I can’t wait to get my chance to shine.”

In a story that seems fit for a Hollywood biopic, Ortiz and Liddell, long-time rivals, had their first match in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2004. Liddell defeated Ortiz with a knockout punch in round two of the fight. Their second match took place again in Las Vegas, Nevada in December 2006. This time, Liddell beat Ortiz in round three with a technical knockout (TKO). The upcoming match on November 24th will be the first time Liddell steps into the ring in eight years. As for Ortiz, this will be his first right in nearly two years, but the mixed martial arts fighter says that he feels ready for the challenge.

“I’m thankful for Oscar De La Hoya promoting this fight and Chuck for calling me out wanting a rematch,” explains Ortiz. “On November 24th, I will show Chuck and my fans my skill and ferocity in the cage once again.”

Critics to the match state that a lot of things could go wrong with the fight, considering the advanced age of the two fighters. After all, Tito Ortiz is 43 years old, and Chuck Liddell is 48. Ortiz hasn’t received the memo, however, still training with the intensity of a man in his prime.

His training sessions include running, kickboxing, sparring, and wrestling. He only drinks water and Gatorade, and makes sure to avoid fried foods. He also follows a strict high-protein, low-carb, and low-sugar diet. Despite an illustrious career and numerous injuries, Ortiz claims that he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in.

“This will be a war,” predicts Ortiz. “and I’m ready for anything that Chuck Liddell throws my way.”

In addition to Ortiz vs. Liddell, the pay-per-view lineup on November 24th includes UFC veterans Gleison Tibau vs. Efrain Escudero, Jay Silva vs. Oscar Cota, Walel Watson vs. Ricardo Palacios, Deron Winn vs. Tom Lawler, and Kenneth Berg vs. Jorge Gonzalez, in addition to 6 swing bouts and 5 amateur bouts.

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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Gets DUI Case Dismissed for US Military Veteran

Criminal Defense Attorney Seppi Esfandi Obtains Dismissal for Client Who Honorably Served in the Military and was Diagnosed with PTSD.

I'm always happy to obtain a dismissal for my client, and I'm especially satisfied to give back to the men and women of our armed forces. I feel a great debt of gratitude.”

— Seppi Esfandi

LOS ANGELES, CA , UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Getting a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) case pursuant to California Penal Code Sections 23152(a) and 23152(b) is exceedingly difficult. However, attorney Seppi Esfandi of the Esfandi Law Group, did nothing less when he received a dismissal for a US military veteran's DUI when he demonstrated to the Court she was suffering from PTSD.

In order to qualify, according to California Penal Code § 1001.80(a)(1), also known as the Military Diversion Program. According to § 1001.80(a)(2), in order to qualify for military diversion, the person should be suffering from, as a direct result of their military service, one or more of the following:

-Sexual trauma,
-Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”),
-Post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”),
-Substance abuse, or
-Mental health problems.

One would need to either be a current, active-duty member of the armed forces, or be a veteran of said armed forces.

Attorney Seppi Esfandi was able to show that his client was raped while in the military in the 90's, and as a result suffered from PTSD, and was in treatment for trauma. A beaming Esfandi said after the dismissal: "I'm always happy to obtain a dismissal for my client, and I'm especially satisfied to give back to the men and women of our armed forces. I feel a great debt of gratitude."

Many of our military veterans acquire trauma and mental health conditions as a result of their service to our country. This law recognizes that they should be given leeway for their sacrifices.

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Promote, Engage, and Grow with Tommy Swanhaus's Mobile Marketing

Tommy Swanhaus knows the power of the Mobile Phone

Tommy Swanhaus says the mobile phone is the best way to communicate with your audience or customers

Tommy Swanhaus in Dallas Texas for mobile marketing

Tommy Swanhaus, a leader in mobile marketing is helping companies succeed and have big growth through his text message marketing.

Text message marketing is simple and it works and, according to Forbes, 99 percent of texts are read within five minutes, plus it's 100 percent spam-free.”

— Tommy Swanhaus

NEW YORK, NY, USA, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tommy Swanhaus, marketing expert and entrepreneur, has recently declared he is concentrating solely on the power of the mobile phone and the mobile platform. Mr. Swanhaus has been at the forefront of the mobile phone industry for over 10 years by understanding the power of it and how to use the mobile platform properly to connect with one's clientele or target audience. He created for Playboy Enterprises Inc. a non-nudity branded series that was declared by industry insiders and experts as the first success on the mobile platform. The series was in partnership with mobile carrier AT&T and went on to get global recognition, along with high distinctions and a Streamy Award Nomination.

Tommy Swanhaus is now utilizing his marketing expertise and prior mobile phone experience as a consultant specializing in mobile marketing or text messaging communication. He has recently joined the Connecticut-headquartered company SenText Solutions as a mobile marketing consultant. SenText is a mobile marketing company that, in simple terms, uses text messaging to communicate with a client's clientele and customers and to grow their business.

Mr. Swanhaus will be partnering with small businesses, franchises and large corporations throughout Arkansas and Texas, along with organizations all over the United States. SenText, which has an easy-to-use platform and does over nine million text messages a month, has clients in every type of business. The clients range from big global companies, such as McDonald's and Subway, to small mom-and-pop restaurants, clothing stores, merchants, etc.

Tommy Swanhaus says, "Text message marketing is simple and it works and, according to Forbes, 99 percent of texts are read within five minutes, plus it's 100 percent spam-free." Text message marketing is perfect to increase consumer engagement and a business' consumer database with such text message advertising techniques as Text to Win, where a consumer texts two words to be entered in a random drawing and the client chooses the prizes. Mr. Swanhaus says, "Clients use our platform in numerous ways, such as Text to Join, Text to Donate, Links to Social, Photos or Video, etc. Some food or restaurant clients use text messages to promote their online ordering, delivery or reservation provider links, while other clients use Text Message Marketing for sales, promotions, surveys and VIP rewards."

The use of text message marketing goes on and on with such things as promo codes to increase trackable sales online, instant lead generation, a way to build reviews, event reminders and more. Tommy Swanhaus says, "The best part about our text message platform is that with one single text, you can reach your entire customer base instantly and start getting engagement with your customers in only a few minutes. It is the most efficient and effective way to do one-to-one communication. It no doubt gives you the best bang for your dollar or return on investment."

With an opt-in approach, SenText's platform is completely legal and compliant while other services may not be. The success of the text message platform is based around three key pillars: Promote and garner subscribers; Engage and send out offers and announcements; and Response where businesses see an increase in traffic, sales and clients.

Tommy Swanhaus ends by saying, "When I partner with a company, I treat that business as if it was my own business. Being an entrepreneur, I understand and can relate to these business owners. I understand what these owners have invested, in terms of financial investments, sweat equity and the emotional rollercoaster they go through to get their business to where it is today. Being in their situation before, I wish that I had this text messaging service when I was trying to grow my businesses. I truly believe my text messaging service I offer is a no-brainer if a merchant of any size wants to grow their business online or offline. Why wouldn't you partner with me?"

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Purple Heart Homes, Think Broader, and Wheelhouse Media Launch Virtual Reality Experience to Create Empathy Experience

Virtual Reality Goggles to launch at Elder Gallery as part of the Vicarious multi-disciplinary exhibition, to enable empathy for disabled veterans

People who view the Virtual Reality Programs will experience an entirely new way of seeing what these disabled veterans face … and as a result, gain a deeper empathy for what they go through…”

— John Gallina, Executive Director & Co-fouder of Purple Heart Homes

STATESVILLE, NC, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Purple Heart Homes (www.phhusa.org) is pleased to announce the launch of its series of Virtual Reality Experiences, inviting dialog around issues related to veterans and the veteran experience and using art as the vehicle for reflection and discussion. On November 1, 2018, Purple Heart Homes will introduce its first Virtual Reality Program, which focuses on a Service Connected Disabled Veteran who lost both of his legs as a result of his deployment in Vietnam.

To create the Virtual Realty Experience, Purple Heart Homes worked with Think Broader Foundation and Wheelhouse Media Foundation. Think Broader Foundation is a 501(c)3 woman-led non-profit that promotes creative storytelling to promote empathy. Through a Cultural Vision grant from the Arts & Science Council, Think Broader Foundation partnered with Wheelhouse Media Foundation, which supports non-profit entities who do not have the financial or human resources to adequately market themselves in an increasingly content-driven media world. Also a 501(c)3, the Wheelhouse Media Foundation provides digital content creation to other charitable organizations, allowing them to more fully share their stories, elevate awareness of their efforts, and more successfully achieve strategic objectives. Think Broader and Wheelhouse, together with Purple Heart Homes, will produce a series of “empathy experiences” using virtual reality film production. The first experience, which will be shown at the Vicarious art exhibition being held on November 1 at the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina, will allow users to immerse themselves in the life of a double amputee war veteran to better understand the challenges of living with disabilities and aging in place as well as “life hacks” for overcoming adversity.

The Vicarious art exhibition is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that will also feature paintings, drawings, glass work, objects and sculpture, and a documentary. Many of these works were created by veterans, as well as by other artists from around the country. The Virtual Reality Project was produced by writer, academic, speaker, and Army veteran Paula Kranz Broadwell. The entire exhibition will invite conversation around the power of art to reach into the psyche in a unique and powerful way.

More than 4 million Service Connected Disabled Veterans live in the United States today (U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2017/veterans-day.html), and over 50 percent of veterans 65 years of age and older live in homes built in the 1950’s and 1960’s that often are no longer suited to meet their needs because of their ages and disabilities. John Gallina, CEO and Co-founder of Purple Heart Homes, is excited about the potential for this Virtual Reality Experience to help civilians understand what disabled veterans experience on a daily basis, and is grateful for the partnership with Think Broader and Wheelhouse Foundations. “Part of our mission at Purple Heart Homes is to provide housing solutions designed out of necessity that fit the specific needs of veterans of all ages and from all eras. People who view the Virtual Reality Programs will experience an entirely new way of seeing what these disabled veterans face, the housing challenges that exist for many of them, and as a result, gain a deeper empathy and level of compassion for what they go through on a daily basis."

Please join Purple Heart Homes and its partners in thinking about the value that a safe and
accessible home brings to our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for each of us. Please
consider donating to Purple Heart Homes, volunteering for a project, or starting a Chapter in your community. There are so many more of these veterans who need our help. Visit www.phhusa.org to learn more about how you can help Purple Heart Homes in its mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans.

About Purple Heart Homes
Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat-wounded veterans on a mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans that are substantial in function, design and quality. Purple Heart Homes has two programs: Veterans Aging in Place (VAIP), which encompasses the Operation Veterans Home Renovation Project (OVHR), and The Veterans Home Ownership Program (VHOP). From building a ramp for wheelchair-bound veterans to providing home ownership opportunities to veterans with physical as well as invisible injuries, Purple Heart Homes’ programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of veterans of all ages and from all eras, helping them to live and age in place, in their own safe, accessible and sustainable homes. For more information, visit www.phhusa.org. Purple Heart Homes – Improving Veterans’ Lives One Home at a Time.

Vicarious Art Exhibition – Elder Gallery, 1520 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28203
Date and Time of Exhibition – Thursday, November 1, 2018 – 6:00PM-8:00PM

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The Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Hosts Monthly Networking Luncheon

Representatives of 13 non-profits network at Clearwater Community Volunteers Center in downtown Clearwater

Tampa Bay Area nonprofits learn networking skills at the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center Charity Networking Luncheon.

These guests have learned a skill that enables them to openly communicate with anyone and move forward to accomplish their group’s mission.”

— Clemence Chevrot, Director for the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — On the 30th of October the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center held its monthly Charity Networking Luncheon for Tampa Bay nonprofits to network and form new partnerships. The luncheon was the most diverse to date with 13 different nonprofits in attendance whose activities vary from disaster preparedness, environmental restoration, to educating children.

“The Clearwater Community Volunteers Center works with over 45 different nonprofits and the luncheon is another way for them to meet one another.” said Clemence Chevrot, Director for the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center.

Ms. Chevrot was the luncheon’s keynote speaker. Ms. Chevrot has worked in the non-profit field for the past five years, both across Europe and here in the United States. This work has included human rights advocacy and disaster relief. After the complimentary lunch, Ms. Chevrot delivered a short workshop on how to get into communication with anyone. Wanting to get the attendees into immediate action, her workshop concluded with an exercise where guests used this knowledge to get an otherwise non-talkative person to communicate with them.

Ms. Chevrot said, “It can sometimes be frustrating trying to communicate with another person who doesn’t want to talk. However, communication is vital to the smooth running of any non-profit organization – it’s how you form new partnerships, get new volunteers for your cause or getting donations. Like philosopher L. Ron Hubbard once wrote, ‘A man is as dead as he can’t communicate. He is alive as he can communicate.’ These guests have learned a skill that enables them to openly communicate with anyone and move forward to accomplish their group’s mission.”

The next luncheon will be on November 27th and is open to non-profit groups or volunteers. For information about the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center please call Michael Soltero at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 25 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their new center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
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