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NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 7, No. 5, May 1979 - Page 4. May 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/5010/show/5001.

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 7, No. 5, May 1979
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Date May 1979
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Transcript Message to Members..•from Evie Whitsett Last month1 n newsletter carried a requent for a new Hay Area NOW (BANOW) coordinator. In this capacity, Dorothy Howard has served as the contact for national and state communications, kept the membership informed via newsletter input and telephone tree messages, provided the Calendar of events for the Newsletter, and kept track of who was coordinating future programs. These functions are those which Dorothy ascribes to the position. I know of other thingis she has done, such as typed membership ]istsf pr«*par<ri mailing labels, maintained fdles of cli^nigs, set un and maintained a chapter library, organized fund raising activities, provided space and refreshments for chapter and other meeting*, and more. It is not clear whether some of these tasks were undertaken as coordinator, or as an individual member, but one point is clean whenever some- thing needed doing, Dorothy has, like the horse in Animal Farm, simply worked a little haxder. Thank you Dorothy. BANOW has flourished because a core of BANOW folks, seeing a worthwhile project, simnly undertakes to do it, perhaps calling on one or more others to participate, giving credit for the effort to BANOW. Some examples! —Women's Resource Services, UHCLC, creation and continuing leadership —Women's Week I, II, III; UHCLC; leadership and mass participation —Title IX Task Force; NOW, AAUW, LWV leadership —Impact on LaPorte School District- single person effort —National Women's Conference; registration, welcoming rally, etc. —State NOW—state officers and leadership of 3 out of 7 task forces; strong participation in textbook reviewing, revitalization of Galveston NOW •-Rape victim advocate group—creation and continuing participation •-Support of Houston Women's Advocate, organisation and participation in candlelight demonstration and all night vigil; testimony —Equal Rights Amendment—numerous lobbying effort:- --Women's Rights Coordinating Council— participation since creation and current leadership "Local housing discrimination action --Eat for ERA—coordination, publicity and participation—raised over $1400 —Consciousness Raising Groups—leader- shi) of 4 groups in 1979 ending the Houston hiatus —Reproductive Rights—workshop organization, state lobbying, letters and Austin trip (see p ying, My pride in BANOW is enthusiaistic to the point of shamelessness and my adm'ration of individual members is unbounded. Over the past few years we have functioned with a minimal structure. In many organizations an active member will "wear several hats," but in BANOW many active members wear no hats at all as far as BANOW is concerned. In spite of this attribute—or perhaps because of it—BANOW folks have been very active in state NOW and in other organizations. While BANOW members have few long-term structured commitments to BANOW, they have an abundance of initiative and commitment to feminism and projects which beg4n as individual efforts often are labelled to BANOW at some point in their progress. Having no board, chair, committee, etc. to clear actions and pronouncements makes it easy for action to happen. However, some needs are overlooked and bypassed in this system of individual initiative. One of these needs is a ready, comfortable means of involving new people© I remember well my tiiid months several years ago trying to decide if I wanted to be a part of BAMOW; deciding I did; and trying to become involved. I was one of the lucky ones-- I did get involved, but there were times when it did not seem likely. I feel that BANOW is not presently well-prepared to meet the needs of tentative, toe-in-the- water feminists. Having just completed a consciousness raising (CR) series in Houston, I am acutely aware of this need for easy access ...continued next page...