Our Club’s model is simple, compassion and comradeship. We provide women with opportunities to develop friendships, to have fun, and to fellowship, while serving the community.
The Springtime Club was founded on October 8, 2011. Our organization is made up of a group of professional women who are long term residents of Pinellas County and its surrounding areas. We are actively engaged in our community and serve as community leaders to improve our neighborhoods, as well as victim advocates united in an effort to increase awareness for victim rights.
The Springtime Club is a part of the social fabric in Clearwater’s African American community and we are united in our efforts to serve others. Through our passion and purpose our club works collaboratively to make a significant difference in our community and in the life of others. We prioritize collaboration to educate the community on the long lasting effects of crime, promote healing for crime victims’ survivors, and remain focused on bringing justice for the cold case victims in our community.
TIMELINE OF THE SPRINGTIME CLUB
The Springtime Club Founded 2011, The Springtime Club was founded on October 8, 2011 by Yolanda Goodloe Cowart.
The Springtime Club 2012, held its first Annual NCVRW Program and Civil Liberties Awards Ceremony. The Program received local media coverage raising awareness for local crime victims and national media coverage for its Candlelight Vigil for Trayvon Martin.
The Springtime Club 2012, elected it’s first President Donna R. Evans.
The Springtime Club launched a Cold Case Initiative 2013, for the families, victim survivors of the community cold cases. This initiative raised public awareness for local crime issues, educated the community on the long lasting effects of crime in the community. The Cold Case Campaign also produced local news articles in the paper, media coverage on major networks, and a press conference placing the cold cases back into the public eye.
The Springtime Club 2014, Inc. became a legal entity. It adopted Constitution and By Laws and received its Articles of Incorporation from the State of Florida.
The Springtime Club hosted its first Annual National Day of Remembrance 2014, event that included a candlelight vigil for its cold case victims and balloon release for all of the community’s murder victims.
The Springtime Club Website Launch 2014 The Springtime Club will laucnch it organization’s website and seek designation as a 501-C3 from the US Internal Revenue Service
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman