Alta Medea-Peters, June Program Coordinator introduced Leah Parillo today's speaker.  Leah is with DVIP.  Her presentation today was on Human Trafficking.
DVIP provides advocacy to victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and human trafficking as well as providing safe sheltering for survivors of sexual assault.  Our primary focus is domestic violence but all these crimes involve interpersonal violence where one person uses power and control over another person. 
Human Trafficking defined:  Recruiting, harboring, transporting, or obtaining individuals through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of labor or commercial sexual activity.  Labor Trafficking:  Forced labor that results in involuntary servitude, debt bondage or slavery. Sex Trafficking:  Commercial Sexual Activity, Any Sex act or sexually explicit act (videos, dance clubs or show) for which anything of value is promised given or received.  Knowingly purchasing or attempting to purchase service involving commercial sexual activity.  Leah went on to talk about how the relationship are formed with victims. Traffickers may also target vulnerable populations.  She went on to explain the differences between sex trafficking and labor trafficking.  At DVIP:  The goal is to help survivors accomplish what they want to do.  A typical stay at the shelter is 45 days.  Use Language Line for translation services.  Connect survivors with Chains Interrupted, the local human trafficking-specific program. To provide safety planning and support for the goals of each survivors.
President Amy called the meeting to order at 7:05 am at the Shelter at City Park. 
Gratitude and Joy was shared by Deb Galbraith.  Her title was "Ode to Covid Joy"  Over the past 15 months we have learned many new resources. She is grateful for the Farmers Market, going to the gym, going out for coffee, and that none of of her family became sick with Covid.  Everything is more special and we do not take things for granted any more. 
President Amy said she would resend the bylaws showing the corrections that were made at the board meeting.   The first 15 members that registered for International Conventions will be reimbursed by the club. 
Gavel Passing will be held Tuesday June 29th at 7:05 am at the same shelter as today.  Shelter left of the Shakesphere theater.
RYLA is in need of volunteers to help with counseling.  
Rotarians in News:  Anne Langguth was featured in an article in the Gazette.  
The meeting was adjourned with the 4-way test at 8:00 am.