at the University of Houston
HOW TO FIND US - HOW TO FIND NOW
NOW at UH Office: UC Underground, Campus Activities
Rossann Daumas - 749-4142, evenings; 924-5177, mornings; Kathy Kimler Altobelli - 928-6063, evenings;
Jo Ann Evansgardner - 741-4009, afternoons.
SEE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER CALENDAR ON PAGE 4
August 29, 1982
This is our second membership mailing in lieu of our
usual monthly newsletter. We have openings for
We NOW have a new office in the same area in UC, but
with a door and (maybe soon) a telephone. I urge
ewery member to come by our new office where we will
have the latest information about events in which you
can participate and also will have some new feminist
articles, pamphlets and books for browsing, to say
nothing of feminist sharing and solidarity. In order
to keep this space we absolutely must keep regular
office hours. Plan to come and help fill out the
You will find the proposed revisions for the our chapter's Operating Rules on pages 2 & 3 of this mailing.
Since we will be discussing them at the meetings on
September 14th, please bring your copy with you to the
Finally, and most importantly, I want to urge everyone to participate in this year's Walkathon. It is
^ery important to work as hard as we can and make as
much money as we can to support feminist candidates
for political office. 81 women filed for the state
legislature in Florida after the defeat of the ERA.
Without our participation in the Walkathon, these
women as well as other feminist candidates in other
un-ratified states will have a lesser chance than they
should. And don't forget, WE WILL REMEMBER IN
NOVEMBER! And we will be rememBered.
Rossann Daumas, President Pro tern.
MINUTES OF 8/24/82 MEETING
Members present: Rossann Daumas, Jo Ann Evansgardner,
Gerry Gardner, Kathy Kimler Altobelli, Lorraine
Levine, Karen Weightman, Cindy Funderburke, Sherri
The proposed operating rules revisions prepared by Jo
Ann and Rossann were discussed and a few changes made.
It was agreed that the rules with the proposed changes
inserted would be mailed by September 1 to all members
and voted on at the 9/14 meeting. These changes have
been made in an effort to make the operating rules
more truly reflect our chapter. (see proposed
revisions of operating rules enclosed)
The September 14 election was discussed. (see
report of nominating committee)
The Texas Gay/Lesbian Conference IX was discussed. Jo
Ann and Karen are to investigate speaking (Karen as
speaker and Jo Ann as backup). Jo Ann will also see
about staffing an information table. Anyone
interested in helping to staff the table should
contact Jo Ann (741-4009). The conference is
September 3-5 in Agnes Arnold Hall. [Update: Karen
will do a workshop on NOW, supported by members of
other Houston NOW chapters. We will have a table on
Saturday, at least from 10-2. Table staffers will not
have to pay the conference fee.
It was moved and approved to reimburse Rossann and
Karen the $22 each that they paid to attend the
leadership training workshop sponsored by Campus
Activities August 22-24.
The NOW September 26th Walkathon at Memorial Park was
discussed briefly. All the Houston NOW chapters have
been invited to participate in this event. There will
be a rally at 9 am, the walk (over a 3 mile course)
starts at 10 am with refreshments at the end, pledge
forms are available in our office in the UC or from
Deborah Bell (681-9507) or Melissa Key (520-8489).
Shorts, shirts, and visors are being sold (contact
Deborah). Money raised will go to NOW/PACs (Political
Action Committees): half to Texas N0W/PAC (and to
such candidates as Ann Richards, Deborah Danburg) and
half to National N0W/PAC for disbursement to states
without their own state PAC's. Pledge money is
considered a tax deductible political contribution.
Walkers and workers are needed--watch for more news or
call Deborah Bell.
The NOW National Conference was discussed. It was
decided that Jeanne Sommerfeld and Rossann (as past
and acting presidents) should be designated delegates.
Rossann will draw names out of a hat for our 3rd
delegate andd alternate (#1 and §2 draws,
respectively). Names to be in that hat on Sept 3 are
all who have expressed desire to be delegate; thus
far, Jo Ann, Cindy, Sherri, Lorraine will be in the
hat. Be sure to call Rossann if you want to be
considered also. All NOW members are welcome at the
conference--and it should be a great experience--but
only delegates will be able to vote. Rossann will
notify the selected delegate and alternate and forward
all 4 names to National for pre-credentialling. Jo
Ann mentioned possibility of non-delegates from our
chapter being appointed to unfilled delegate positions
of other Texas chapters at the conference.
submitted by Kathy
REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
All the members have been notified by mail of the
upcoming September 14 election. Additionally, 3/4 of
the reachable members have been contacted by phone (we
tried to reach everyone!). The following members
have agreed to have their names placed in nomination.
Rossann Daumas - President; Gerry Gardner - Treasurer; Sherri Forschler - Secretary; Karen Weightman -
Fundraising Chairperson; Jeanne Sommerfeld - Newsletter Chairperson; Jo Ann Evansgardner and Marie
Tighe - Membership co-chairs.
NOTE: This list was prepared August 27, so is (hopefully) not as complete as it will be by Sept 14.
The Fundraising position nomination is in anticipation
of adopting the proposed operating rules changes on
It should be stressed that nominations are still OPEN
for ALL positions. You may call Kathy (928-6063) or
nominate from the floor on September 14. Floor nominations should be made at the noon meeting to ensure
consideration by both voting meetings. In case of
contested positions, election will be by preferential
ballotting with members asked to sign that they are
submitting one and only one ballot (since there are 2
voting meetings, noon and 5:15). Results will be
announced at the 5:15 meeting and included in the next
mailing to members.
submitted by Kathy
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