I serve as a board member for our local domestic violence shelter - an amazing place, run by an amazing group of folks and led by, in my humble opinion, an amazing board... The women (and a couple of token men) on this board have single handedly, alright 20 handedly, created this shelter from a pipe dream to a full-on, 15+ bed, life saving, state certified shelter in a matter of a few years! I wish I could take more credit, but truthfully, all I do is show up for meetings, voice my liberal opinion & then do what they tell me... This past Monday they told me to show up, bring my camera, donate a photography package for the silent auction & then sit back and watch this incredible group of women (and men acting as valet staff) raise a heck of a lot of money! I'm so proud of the good work these women do!