Charlotte County Women attend Equity Lunch

Each year many Women’s organizations, headed by the League of Women Voters, sponsor a luncheon in honor of the national holiday celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Women the Right to Vote! This year the 98th anniversary was celebrated.

Eight members of the Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County attended the lunch at the Carlisle Inn in Sarasota, FL.

The guest speaker was Bernadette DiPino, Sarasota Chief of Police. Chief DiPino, who spoke to a sell-out crowd, spoke of her family’s history in law enforcement and how it was her dream to follow in their footsteps. Her daughter is following in her mother’s footsteps and asked her mother “how can I rise above your rank?” Chief DiPino told her daughter “you can always shoot for head of Homeland Security.”

In the year 2020 we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary.

Women will decide how the 2018 vote goes. Don’t sit home thinking your vote doesn’t count. VOTE!