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Austin NOW Newsletter 1974-04 - Page 2. April, 1974. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 16, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4865/show/4862.

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(April, 1974). Austin NOW Newsletter 1974-04 - Page 2. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4865/show/4862

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Title Austin NOW Newsletter 1974-04
Publisher National Organization for Women, Austin Chapter
Date April, 1974
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Austin, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • Periodicals
Language English
Physical Description 4 page periodical
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Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b4698723~S11
Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
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Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Women--Texas--Periodicals
  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
  • National Organization for Women--Periodicals
Original Item Location http://library.uh.edu/record=b4698723~S11
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Transcript APRIL 1974 NEWSLETTER PAGE 2 __g_l__d ____ Booth Highland Mall has given Austin NOW permission to use the booth on the second floor of the Mall on Wednesday, April 3» from 10 am to 9 pm. Our primary purpose will be to sell copies of the NOW Guide, which the chapter published in January. We will also hand out flyers encouraging people to Join our chapter and/or to attend the chapter's meeting that night. We need volunteers to staff the booth; we hope to run 2- or 3-hour shifts, with two volunteers in the booth at all times. If you can help, please call Nancy Van Beek, 836-0848. AqgUn w____'_ gent?r The Austin Women's Center has always lived from crisis to crisis. It has always had problems, financially and organizationally. Now the Center is facing its most serious, and possible fatal, crisis; the owner, tired of late rent payments and frequently-changing Center management, and unable to afford the many repairs the Center needs, has put the house up for sale. It will probably take at least three months for such a sale, to be completed; it is possible (though by no means certain) that the owner might be persuaded not to sell the house if the Center were organized and responsible enough to be able to pay the rent on time. In the past, whoever had possession of the Center's check book was viewed as being "in charge" of the Center, although she had no staff and no authority to act for anyone but herself. Groups that used the Center generally assumed that some unknown person, or perhaps the Center's treasurer, was responsible for cleaning up the place, replacing light bulbs, etc. And so the Center's one offiolal position, the office of treasurer, gained much responsibility but no authority. The burden was too great for any one person to take for long, so the position was passed from one reluctant woman to another. Some past treasurers have taken the title of Director of the Center, but given up in frustration when they found they still represented no one but themselves. If the Center is to survive as more than a pleasant memory, it appears necessary that a Governing Board be convened, composed of two representatives from each group that uses the Center. The Governing Board is to be responsible for the Center, and will handle everything from getting needed supplies to dealing with the owner and deciding where - and if - the Center should move. Once the Board has been convened, the current Center treasurer, Nancy Van Beek, has agreed to act as coordinator for the Board in carrying out its decisions. Anyone interested in serving on the Board, please call Carol Stalcup at the Center, 474-1798. The Center is also desperate for financial help. It has no cash reserves whatsoever. Much of the monthly expenses comes from the rent paid for the offices of the Texas Women's Political Caucus and the Texan Woman magazine. However, more than $60 must be collected each month from donations and pledges to meet the rent and utilities. Near the end of each month, the treasurer usually winds up calling friends of the Center until the necessary funds are found. Anyone who can afford to do so is urged to send donations (none too small!) to the Austin Women's Center, 1208 Baylor St., Austin, Tx 78703. Those who would be willing to pledge an amount each month, please contact Nancy Van Beek, 836-0848. If the Center is to survive the next few months, a stable financial backing is a necessity. (One hope for the future is to set It up as a tax-deductible service organization; it has never been that organized in the past.) Remember, the time to help Is now. This Is the only Women's Center that Austin hasl