Female Veterans Network was formed to unite female veterans and develop camaraderie. In order to accomplish this, we provide a place to meet where we can discuss the issues and causes that are important and unique to female veterans. To develop solutions for them, as well as promote the sharing, and gathering of knowledge and information regarding female veterans from all branches of the military. Recognize and thank all the women who have served and are serving in the military today. We seek to help female veterans in need as well as be involved in our community. We honor our past and are focused on our future.
Female Veterans Network of Citrus County had its beginnings in 2016 as Female Veterans and Supporters. It was founded by Cynthia Henderson and a core group of females with the goals of uniting female veterans; supporting and helping with issues facing female veterans; to form new friendships; and to help in the community where there is a need.
1. Provide a place to meet where we can discuss the and causes that are important and unique to female veteran 2. Develop solutions to them.
3. Promote sharing, gathering of knowledge and information regarding female veterans from all branches of the military.
4. Recognize and thank all women who have served and are serving in the military today.
By 2017 the organization was fully operational with a board of directors and trustees. In October of 2018 the organization’s name was officially changed to Female Veterans Network of Citrus County. In July of 2019 FVN received status as a 501 (C)(3) non-profit. From 2017 through 2020 there was a concerted effort to raise funds to erect a monument to honor female veterans. That goal was achieved and the monument was dedicated on January 30, 2021 on the grounds of the Old Citrus County Courthouse in downtown Inverness, Florida.
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