Program Chair Harvey Clerk introduced our speaker Dr. Dorian Townsend.  Dorian is the new Executive Director of CAAFA and has only been on the job 4 weeks.  She has had previous experience with domestic abuse organizations in Russia, Australia and other locations in the U.S.  She has experience as a fund raiser and a quality assurance manager.  She plays hockey and likes strategic board games.
CAAFA is  a sexual and domestic abuse service provider in northern Pinal County.  Services include a 24/7 hotline, a shelter for women and children, trained needs advocates, legal advocates, support groups, empowerment sessions and outreach and education.  Dorian handed out a Wish List of items needed by CAAFA (see other story in this newsletter).
Their fundraising dance - the Giddy Up Gala - is Saturday November 5 at Dolce Vita.  Tickets are $25, tables for 10 are $225.