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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 4, No. 3, March 1976
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Date March 1976
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Transcript Administrative and Procedural 1) 3oard adopted the July 1975 and October 23, 1975, National Board meeting minutes. 2) Rescinded previous policy of distribution and approval of minutes and approved new policy, a.) As soon as possible following the board meeting the minutes will be mailed to the board members. b;Bhe members of the Board will have 10 days to respond in writing to make any corrections, c)The minutes with these corrections will be mailed to the leadership list 5 days from the mailing to the Board members. d)Minutes will be approved at the next Board meeting. Any additional corrections to the previous minutes will be mailed to the leadership list with the minutes of the current Board meeting. While it may be reassuring to receive a syropsis of major decisions . at the "OW >Tational Board meeting, it is less reassuring to me to realize that it is February 271 we have a summary dated Feb. 3i only 5 days have to elapse before being distributed to "leadership", and we do not have a copy of the complete minutes yet. ?) Voted that XT0W members in attendance at Board meetings may be recognized to speav by the Chair, and that all meetings be open to NOW members and the press (heartily approved, by Myers and Latourell). k) Approved a policy for Board approval of national mobilizations. 5) Approved hiring a half-time legislative assistant for the Action Center, in addition to the full-time aide (also approved of by Myers and Latourell). Bev Jones, Chair, Committee on Board Organization, says in an undated letter to Members of the National Board, "Ultimately, the effectiveness of a lobbying effort depends not on the number of lobbyists employed by an organisation but on that organization's size and political strength." I cannot help but wonder if lobbying is really so simple. I tend to think it a highly complex activity requiring an infinite amount of skill if done successfully. 6) Empowered the President to appoint a committee to publish the current issue of Do It NOW, if it Is not in the hands of the membership in two weeks. (Myers & Latourell were concerned, that a committee was appointed to publish Do It MOW in this eventuality for two reasons: a) the committee was given only a week after deadline to get it out, and b) the decision was made in the absence of the VI. Vice President, who left early and was not sought out before she left to determine why the delay in publishing it. "Instead" say M & L "the authority to publish the newsletter was, in effect, removed from her in her absence." Even so, their hope is that the issues be resumed soon. | Ono 0f the reasons for the lack of a newsletter may be the idea stated by Bev Jones: "There is no question that much of the discontent and dissatisfaction in NOW has been fostered by irritation with what most members consider an insipid, uninformative, and untimely journal; namely, "DO IT NOW." (At least it was more timely than none at b!\ I think.") 7) Voted a code of behavior and practice of Board members. Myers & Latourell report that this motion by Latourell was made "after extended and open discussion of the difficulties caused by factions and the divisions within ghe board and NOW," passing 2h to 3i 5 abstaining. Motion urged that: a) all communications from board members to members be calm and factual; b) no discussions or actions personal in nature be undertaken; c) members will carefully preplan for board meetings and openly lobby each other on issues to be brought-before the board in order *ho insure that there are no surprises on substantive policy and administrative actions; and d) ea.ch board member will encourage all NOW members to accept this same norm for future conduct." 3) A3enda items for Board meetings and related materials should be received by the Chair 30 days prior to that meeting. Materials for agenda items should be precirculated, either by mail or the night before the meeting. (Considered by Myers and Latourell as giving future board meetings an opportunity to be "considerably more deliberative in nature, with more opportunity for member and chapter input." 9) Affirmed the actions of the President, the Chair-One, and the Legal Vice President regarding Bonn Gilbert Insurance to project the copyrighted name of NOW. 10) Voted that appointments to special committees will be announced to the Board, either at the meeting, or mailed to Board members before the committee begins to function. Funding for the special committee will be addressed at that meeting also. Myers & Latourell say this was passed because DeCrow had not been advising Board of appointments prior to beginning of committee operations. They also say that "The diversity in NOW and even on the National 3oard is not being recognized by the President in her appointments to task forces and committees. They point out of ^0 appointments announced since this motion was passed, "75"> have