Minutes of the November 22, 2013 meeting


November 22nd, 2013

Ormond Beach, FL  32176

Attendees: Sarah Benson, Kathryn Fraser, Cindy Jackson, Linda Mitchell, Brenda O’Donnell, Karen Samuels, Debbie Yarbrough

Previous Minutes

Minutes from the Oct. 18th, 2013 were read and accepted.

Treasurer’s Report

Sarah  Benson reported our current balance is:  $


Education Outreach Committee:  Being a Girl in Today’s World  Karen Samuels contacted Dr. Amy Hall, Ph.D. regarding ongoing efforts in the Volusia Middle Schools.  We intend to have a COPE member, Debbie Yarbrough, attend a middle school Guidance Counselor meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26th.

Deland Library Health Fair:   Ellen Babanin presented Being a Girl in Today’s World to girls in a workshop setting.

SCHS-IB Advocates Meeting  for IB parents at Spruce Creek High School, Scheduled for Jan. 9th at 6pm.  Debbie Yarbrough, Brenda O’Donnell and Karen Samuels will attend and present.

Tampa IAEDP chapter will host a fund raiser on Saturday, Dec. 7th, 2013.  Special Guest:  Jenni Schaefer will speak/perform.

NEDA PARTNERS monthly conference call: next call is noon on Dec. 5th, 2013.  Sarah Benson will represent COPE on the call.

 Website updates:  Karen Samuels continues to update  website with NEDA news reports.    The links are available on our website.  CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE:  www.cope-ecf.org   Please send any suggestions, and your favorite links, announcements, etc.  to Karen’s email.  Please post news on our Facebook page.

Renfrew Conference-Philadelphia, PA.  Karen Samuels reported on the Conference for Eating Disorders Professionals held Nov. 8-10th.    

COPE Community event planning:  Committee members reported and planned in detail the upcoming event:  COPE Presents:  Celebrate EVERY BODY.  Location:  RENEW Yoga, 220 Beach St., Daytona Beach, Time: 1-3:30pm.  This will be a fundraiser to raise awareness, outreach and funds to provide scholarships for treatment to local individuals in need. We have 3 donors who will match funds raised! 

The committee has determined numerous steps in planning.

Recent Events:

COPE’s website and Facebook page have been posted with  information and updates.

 Upcoming Event:

Saturday, Feb. 15th, 2014, 1-3:30pm, COPE PRESENTS:  Celebrate EVERYBODY!!!  Mark your calendars for this special event and fundraiser.

 Next Meeting Date:

Friday, December 20th,, 2013, at 9am@ Karen Samuels’ office,  115 E. Granada Blvd., St.7, Ormond Beach.

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