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Title University News, Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1982
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Date March 1982
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Transcript In the world of NOW, all groups seeking to become chartered NOW chapters must abide by all National and State NOW Bylaws. In the world of the University of Houston, all groups seeking formal status as a Student Group, must abide by the rules of the University. NOW at the University of Houston has problems -- NOW national bylaws Article III Membership state: "Any person who subscribes to NOW's purpose shall be eligible to become a member of NOW and upon payment of national dues shall be enrolled as a member, with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereof. All members of subunits of NOW must be members of the national organization. No person who subscribes to NOW's purpose shall be excluded from membership, segregated, or otherwise discriminated against within the organization." The Organizations Handbook, Section VII. Members and Offices (sic) of Registered (Student) Organizations states: "A. Members 1. Registered student groups have freedom of choice in the selection of members, provided that there is no discrimination on the basis of race, handicap, creed, ethnic origin, or sex; except that a waiver of this section may be granted if membership restriction is necessary to achieve the lawful stated purpose of the organization. 2. Membership in registered student groups is restricted to currently enrolled University of Houston Central Campus students, faculty, staff and alumi." We already have members who do not meet the University rule because people who join NOW nationally by mail may elect to join any chapter and we have gotten several dues paid members in this way. Also, we anticipate that some of our members are students who may be forced to temporarily drop out to earn enough money to continue their education. Additionally, there are faculty, staff and student spouses who feel they are members of the University "community" in the most literal sense who would be denied membership by this rule. There are several possible ways to cope with these problems - 1. Seek changes in the University Rule through the Organizations' Board. Since exceptions can be made to allow discrimination, perhaps we can get an exception to prevent discrimination. 2. Seek changes in National NOW's policy for a special case for college/university based chapters. 3. * Stop being a student group and become (say) "University NOW" and meet in some nearby church or home. 4. Stop being a NOW chapter and continue as (say) "Feminists at the University of Houston". To change NOW bylaws, we need to solicit support for a change from other University/college based groups. If two state organizations put it forward, a bylaw change will be considered at the next national conference in October 1982. We need to go to the next state council meeting, (March 20 in Austin) to seek support from Texas NOW. It seems likely that Pennsylvania NOW and California NOW would also support us. Please be thinking about what to do about this and come for discussion to the next business meeting, March 3rd, 7:30 Judicial Room, UC. Jo Ann Evansgardner COUNCIL OF NOW CHAPTERS IN HOUSTON Organizing a Council of NOW chapter in Houston is still in an early stage. The dictionary definition makes it clear that the term "council" has several meanings - but at least one of the usages explicitly includes the idea that members of a council should be "equal in power and authority". However, when some chapters are small and others are large, when some have a dozen committed workers and others only one or two, equality in "power and authority" for chapters in a Council of NOW must be negotiated. And the negotiations will take time. Such negotiations also require a commitment to one or more of the following: 1. the more viable NOW chapters there are in the Houston area the better, (since the more chapters, the more leadership that will develope) 2. every NOW chapter is stronger if each NOW chapter is strengthening - each chapter will be strengthened by the loyal support and cooperation of all the others 3. support and cooperation among chapters is necessary and achievable - if we don't hang together we shall hang separately, twisting slowly, slowly in the wind 4. there are work areas that can be supported better financially by a council than by chapters working independently - e.g. newsletter, NOW telephone, P.R., fund-raisers such as Walk-a-thons, etc., 5. by working together in a Council, the leadership persons of each chapter get to know and appreciate the strengths and difficulties of the leadership persons of each other chapter, and thereby learn to cooperate more effectively. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, o March 24, at the University Center, at 7:30 pm. If 3 you'd like to be a part of a developing and important effort in Houston feminism, be sure to come. We in < NOW at the University of Houston are committed to a 3 strong Council of NOW chapters because we believe that <g the surest road to equality between women and men is a ^ strong National Organization for Women and that coop- §" eration among NOW chapters is essential to that end. -1 2. MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM I wish to join the National Organization for Women, NOW at the University of Houston, Central Campus. (Dues for NOW are on a sliding scale from $11.00 to $35.00. This amount is divided among the Chapter, Texas NOW, and the National. Please send an amount for your dues according to your circumstances.) Enclosed are my dues in the amount of $ . NAME MAIL ADDRESS TOWN, STATE,ZIP PRECINCT NUMBER (from voter registration card) HOME PHONE OTHER