Minutes of August 25th Meeting (prepared by Benj. Feld)
Discussion was held concerning delegate and alternate to the national Convention "go be held
in Vfeshincton, D. C, Oct. 10-12, 1*>3lf It is
understood that funding to sone erctent is available from the University ajid this vd.il be soupht.
Both ilancy CJeor&e and Judith Gwinney caressed
interest in beins appointed to the positions of
delegate and alternate respectively.
Discussion v/as held concerning the program of
"one September 1st pro;ran and it was unanimously
approved by the rrjenberohip that Jan Stevens be
ashed to be 4:he speaker at that neetinc
_o ~_in reported
totalled over :.
at pledges to the hralhathon
0,00 and that we nay hope to
i to ..p,PQ0.0C of this amount.
Ilancy George reported on the name charge of the
•81 -.hli'?r.ce to "./'omen' s Lobby .alliance and reported on the hew mericon Patriots. Discussion
was held re: the surest ion that many organizations apply for the same status with the hlSD
that v/as accorded this organization.
BenJ. ?eld volunteered to ~lean the full parje
ad due cut, __n the Houston Chronicle August pOth
for the names of Doctors who may be signatories.
Taney C-eorpe reported on the Kathy Whitraire cam-
paipn and it vn.ll be attempted to have her as a
speaker at our October meeting.
:15 ?• h. heetirip adjourned.
?esent: Judith Svrinney
Jo am rSvansgardner
Gerald K. ?. Gardner
WALKERS & WORKERS, AUGUST 22, 1981
Kathy Kimler Altobelli
Stephen Altobell i
Danielle B. Allday
Deborah Moncrief Bell
John Michael Bell
E. S. Cohen
Gary R. Edmondson
Jo Ann Evansgardner
Cheryl B. Hancock
Nancy E. Herlinger
Deborah D. Hill
Annette M. Howard
Jack Kent, jr.
Nora Miller Mertz
Gabriel la Nissen
PRELIMINARY WALKATHON REPORT
The Last ERA Walk is over, but the work is not! Still
to be done is collection of the pledges, thank you
notes to all the contributors and efforts at recruiting to NOW membership all the many Equal Rights Amendment supporters who heard our ads on radio and TV or
saw our posters and came out and walked in the hot
August sun. There were at least 128 of these hearty
souls. If everybody collects all their pledges, and
if everybody walked at least 3 miles, our total
pledged amount is $5,932.25. However, many people
told us they planned to continue soliciting contributions after the walkathon, since they hadn't gotten to
all their friends yet, and additionally, we know many
of the walkers made more than one circuit of the three
mile course, so we may do even better.
Special recognition should go to the workers who
helped get it all together. They were:
Deborah Moncrief Bell, Houston Area NOW
Pat Kuhlman, Bay Area NOW
Jo Ann Evansgardner, NOW at U of H, CC
George Monken, Houston Area NOW
Lee Lanoo, Houston Area NOW
Gerry Gardner, NOW at U of H, CC
Melanie Harrow, NOW at U of H, CC
and Meme English, Deanna Stevenson, Leeann
Wachs, Kris Hal stead, M. A. Williams and the
Audio-Visual Department of U of H.
Jeanne Sommerfeld of our chapter has volunteered to
oversee the bookkeeping. If you have time to help
with the follow-up, please call Deborah Bell, 681-9507
or Jo Ann Evansgardner, 741-4009.
Some kind of reward for determined persistence should
go to Mary Skinner of Bay Area NOW. She insisted on
finishing the whole twelve miles because she had
$19/mile in pledges, despite the fact that she
experienced enough symptoms of heat prostration to
worry the rest of us a lot. There was at least one
bloody blistered foot and gallons of ice cold water
We have prizes still to be awarded -- for the person
who collects the most money, most sponsors, biggest
single amount, etc. Please get your pledged money in;
and don't be shy about "post hoc" soliciting. Every
dime is needed.
Prizes were contributed by Heide's Women's Store, Luna
Cat Creations, Gigolo, The Book Store, Deborah Bell.
Next month we will have a complete list of all the
businesses that contributed.
Finally, our chapter hosted a Suffrage Celebration at
the Student Life Plaza on August 26th. The music, the
setting, the wine*, the presence of so much feminist
commitment made us all feel renewed in spirit for the
coming ten months of concentrated effort for ratification.
Jo Ann Evansgardner
*Cindy Caudle, president of SW NOW and Blue Bonnet
Beverages made having wine at our party possible.
Mary W. Updike
Otis L. Updike
Ann Kole Whitt
Phil S. Whitt
Paul S. Whitt
Betty D. Yancey