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Living Tribute to Inspiration, Glenda Bland, by Clint Harris

Do you have an inspiration in your life?

If you have been around Puerto Vallarta for a few years, one of your inspirations may be this go-getter who is seemingly in multiple places at the same time. Yes, I am writing abut Glenda Bland, founder and dynamo for Cuale Spay and Neuter Clinic for cats and dogs, a founder of Paws and Claws Vallarta charity supporting animal care and shelters in the area (after many years of providing both her time and financial support to a number of local “Animalista” dog and cat care organizations and dedicated individuals).

That would be enough inspiration, but that is not nearly all. In addition to volunteering at Vallarta Food Bank and other humanitarian care organizations, Ms Bland also led our local chapter of Democrats Abroad providing US voter information and voter help for US citizens living outside of the US.

I have come to know her well through her leadership as Vice Chair and then Chair of our chapter and seeing how she leveraged her skills as a successful business owner to grow and manage our volunteer voter help services here.

Sadly for us, she and her husband are moving soon to another city in Mexico. Happily, they will be an in-country phone call or a relatively short airplane ride away.

We at Democrats Abroad Costa Banderas thank you, Glenda, for your leadership and your dedicated work. Thank you especially for being an inspiration on how to be an effective force for good in many areas. One last request: please let us in on your secret of how to be in multiple places at once!

With country committees and local chapters in over 80 countries around the world, Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. For more information about the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad, click HERE or contact Chapter-Chair Clint Harris at Info-MX-CostaBanderas(at)democratsabroad.org.

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