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Title University News, August 1982
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Date August 1982
Publisher National Organization for Women. University of Houston Chapter
Description Second membership mailing, meeting minutes for 8/24/82 and report of the nominating comitee.
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  • Women
  • Feminism
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  • National Organization for Women
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  • Texas
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  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
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Digital Collection Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
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Transcript NOW AT UH CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, MOW, Inc. OPERATING RULES Adopted at June 1, 1981 Chapter Meeting Proposed revisions, August 24, 1982. Words and sections to be deleted - underlined; Words and sections to be added enclosed in LJ. (Note that the name of the chapter has been automatically changed throughout these Operating Rules due to University rule change, from U of H NOW to NOW at UH. JE) From the Constitution of the NOW at UH Chapter of the National Organization for Women, NOW, Inc. as adopted March 27, 1981: "There shall be a set of operating rules for the Chapter which detail items referred to in this Constitution. The Operating Rules must be accepted by a 2/3 vote of the Chapter members present and voting and must provide a method for amending the rules that gives the membership written notice of an intended change." OPERATING RULES FOR NOW AT UH I. NOW at UH Chapter Finances and Chapter Dues A. The fiscal year shall be from September 1 to August 31. B. Dues will include membership in National, State and U of H NOW. National and State dues will be assessed in keeping with National and State NOW policies. U of H NOW Chapter dues will be on a sliding scale from $2.50 to $7.50. [according to the national central dues collection schedule for total dues.] C. No monies spent on behalf of the Chapter will be reimbursed unless prior approval of the President and/or Treasurer has been obtained. D. Expenditure of Chapter funds in amounts in excess of $25.00 must be approved in advance by the Board of Directors or by the membership at a Chapter meeting. II. NOW at UH Chapter Officers. A. The Officers of NOW at UH shall include a Secretary, in addition to President and Treasurer as named in the Constitution. These three officers and the following [positions when filled,] shall compose the U of H NOW [at UH] Board of Directors. 1. [Fundraising Chairperson] 2. Membership Chairperson 3. University Groups Liason Chairperson 3. Community Groups Liason Chairperson 4. Public Relations Chairperson 5. Public Affairs Chairperson 6. Newsletter Chairperson B. The Board of Directors may create additional new Standing Committees. The Chairperson of each new Standing Committee shall be a member of the Board of Directors. Membership on the Board will be limited to 15 members. C. New Standing Committees, created by the Board and other than those named above, shall be renewed in the first month of the fiscal year. D. The duties of officers and chairpersons of above named Standing Committees shall be: 1. PRESIDENT - a. preside at meetings and chair the Board of Directors; [b. take responsibility for preparing agenda for meetings;] c. represent the chapter to the public; d. take responsiblity for coordination with National NOW and Texas State NOW and maintain file of information about both, open to the membership; [e. in the absence of the secretary, president takes responsibility for secretarial duties;] [f. assume final responsibility for editorial decisions on content of the chapter newsletter.] 2. SECRETARY-- a. keep minutes; b. write letters for chapter in consultation with the Board of Directors; c. keep chapter records and maintain archives; d. coordinate information and maintain file of feminist materials open to the membership. 3. TREASURER - a. transmit national dues for new members as collected to the National NOW Treasurer in accordance with policies established by the National NOW Board; b. provide copies of basic records to the National Executive Committee as requested; c. keep track of University Rules for disbursement of funds to student groups and advise chapter how to proceed; d. prepare an annual budget for chapter; e. receive and dispense money in accordance with the budget; f. keep records of receipts and disbursements; g. prepare report of financial dealings for next treasurer, or at end of fiscal year, whichever comes first. [4. FUNDRAISER - a. take responsibility for developing fundraising projects; b. keep track of University Rules for disbursement of funds to student groups and advise chapter how to proceed; c. the Board of Directors or the membership at a chapter meeting shall grant authorit to the Fundraiser to invest startup money, in consultation with the Treasurer;] 5. MEMBERSHIP - a. chair the membership committee; b. recruit new members; keep a file of potential members; keep a file of members in good standing with information from membership application such as phone numbers, NOW interests and jobs, and keep a membership list open to the membership; c. develop and maintain telephone tree. [ c. take responsibility to develop and maintain telephone communication;] d. determine the membership standing (in consultation with the Treasurer) of any nominee for office in NOW at UH. A member is in good standing if her/his dues have been paid to the treasurer. 6. UNIVERSITY/GROUPS LIASON CHAIRPERSON - a. chair the University/Groups Liason Committee; b. keep a file open to the membership of University rules, practices, etc. pertinent to operation of the chapter; c. keep a file of University Groups, their purposes, officers, activists and actions we can support; d. maintain contact as appropriate and in consultation with the [NOW at U of H NOW Board of Directors. COMMUNITY GROUPS LIASON CHAIRPERSON - a. chair the Community Groups Liaso'n Committee? b. keep a file of Community groups open to the membership, their purposes^ officers, activists and action"? we can support; c. maintain contact as appropriate and in consultation with the U of H NOW Board of Directors.