M A T I Q M A L
MAY 1974 NEWSLETTER -o- -,-.«**
"Women Can Earn What They're Worth" Is the topic of this month1s
meeting, to be held on Wednesday, May 8, at North Austin Bank,
7600 Burnet Road. There will be coffee available and a get-
acquainted time starting at 7*45. The program, which will run from
8 to 9 pm, will feature Barbara Thompson, president of Career Girls
Personnel Service, a new Austin organization set up to match women
to the management Jobs for which they are qualified. After the
program, there will be a short business meeting to discuss proposed
changes to the chapter's by-laws, and to make plans for the
National Conference (coming Memorial Day weekend).
MPS. Crests <_______ fleeting
The Austin Rape Crisis Center is still in the planning stages,
as members of NOW's Rape Task Force explained at the April meeting.
The group has developed a funding proposal, and is working on
incorporation as a tax-exempt, tax-deductible organization to be
eligible for foundation funding. Meanwhile, the group is moving on
toward training of volunteers to staff the Center. There will be an
Introductory Meeting for potential volunteers on Tuesday, April 30,
at 7*30 pm at Farm and Home Savings Community Room, 1400 Lavaca.
Members of the task force will describe the research they have done,
and outline plans for the proposed Rape Crisis Center. They will
also describe the training program being developed for volunteers;
the first training class will begin early in May. Those attenting
will be invited to contribute ideas on directions for the Rape Crisis
Center, and to sign up for the May class or for later classes to be
held throughout the coming months. Future Introductory Meetings will
be held as needed. The Rape Task Force is also interested in
providing speakers to other organizations in Austin to present
information about the Rape Crisis Center - why it is needed, what
services it will perform - and to ask for volunteers to staff it.
For more information, contact NOW's Rape Task Force Coordinator,
Laura Brookshlre, 459-8125.
___S__U_ ______.'_. Center Relocates
The endangered Austin Women's Center has found a new home, at
2312 San Gabriel, in the north wing of the Texas Federation of
Women's Clubs building. The Center will consist at first of one
large room (as large as the entire old Center); sections will be
partitioned off later for offices. There will be a moving party on
Saturday, April 27, beginning at 11 am to pack up the Center's books,
kitchen utensils, etc., and move as much furniture over as will fit
into available vans; please come help if you can. The Center move
must be completed by May 1, so there is much to be done quickly.
Donations of Texas Gold and S&H Green stamps are being sought to
help acquire new furnishings for the Center. For more information,
call Nancy Van Beek, 836-0848.