MINUTES, BAY AREA NOW BUSINESS MEETING
MARCH 17, 1982
President Pat Kuhlmann called the business meeting of Bay Area Now to
order at 7:35 PM. Those members present at 2002 Richvale were Jeanne
Saletan, Nike Carstarphen, Mary Skinner, Carolyn Riqgs, Bonnie Huval,
Phyllis Tucker, Evie Whitsett, Bonnie Dombroski, Carla Randall, Judi
Hoffman, and Rema Lou Brown. A quorum was present.
The group discussed participation in the ague City Village Fair at
Galveston County Park, May 8 and 9. The donation requested to operate a
sales and information booth is $40.00 with a parade entry required. Operation of the booth would be from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday, and Noon
to 8:30 PM, Sunday. The motion offered by Nike Carstarphen, seconded by
Carla Randall, that Bay Area NOW expend such sums as necessary and such
effort as necessary to operate a sales and information booth at the League?
City Village Fair, carried.
The members discussed scheduling a theater party as a chapter fundraiser, because of the success of our previous theater parties at the
Clear Creek Country Theatre. It was the general consensus of the group
that such a fund-raiser would be appropriate as a project in late May; the
CCCT production, "On Golden Pond," would tie-in with our May program on
Women and Agism.
Pres. Kuhlmann announced that Collier Art Corporation had invited us
to sponsor an art auction as a fund raiser. Discussion raised a number of
doubts concerning the efficacy of such an effort. By consensus, the proposal was postponed indefinitely.
Guest Vickie Krueger presented a demonstration of the numerous products available ior personal protection through CHEM-SHIELD. Krueger requested that these items be considered for a fund-raiser effort for the
chapter. She offered the chapter 30X of the listed purchase price for each
sale and she offered to pay shipping charges (Tex-Pak) for all orders of
$50.00 or more. Krueger was thanked for the presentation, but no formal
action was taken on her proposal.
Pres. Kuhlmann informed the members of the status of the chapter's
legal action against Baybrook Mall. As decided at the previous business
meeting, the chapter, with the aid of the ACLU-, brought legal action
against the mall for denial of our right to solicit signatures on ERA
petitions within the mall. The date to appear for cause was not yet set.
By the motion of Jeanne Saletan, seconded by Bonnie Huval, Bay Area
NOW will sponsor a community workshop to be held after mid-April if there
is sufficient interest. The subject will be Techniques of Public Speaking
to be conducted, at no charge to the chapter, by Anne 6. Layden. The proposed workshop will be tentatively planned for 10:00 AM to Noon on a Saturday to be? determined shortly. The motion carried.
A short discussion followed of the TEXAS NOW COUNCIL meetings to be
held, of the need for the chapter members to help the WOMEN'S RESOURCE
SERVICES with WOMEN'S WEEK VI, and the desirability of circulating ERA
Petitions at the Houston Festival. Further discussion centered on the suit.
being handled for the chapter by Carro Hinderstein, attorney, against
Southwestern Bell for failure to fulfill their contract with us in re
various listings promised in their directory. Unless the chapter hears
from Hinderstein within the week, Pres. Kuhlmann is to contact her.
To increase the member participation in the chapter's Legislative
Task Force and to reduce the work load of those who have worked with the
task force, it was moved by Jeanne Saletan and seconded by Rema Lou Brown
that the responsibilities of the task force be rotated amongst three different members each month. Motion carried. A sign-up list will be circulated at the program meeting for volunteers to choose the month they wish
Nike Carstarphen offered the members present (Randall had left) the
reaction of Kathy Beard, WRS Manager, to the chapter's decision to donate
•50.00 to the WRS Manager to supplement the minimal stipend of the position. Beard, according to Nike, suggested that the funds be allocated to
the WRS) volunteer assistant manager. In the discussion that followed,
Bonnie Huval moved and Bonnie Dombroski seconded that Bay Area NOW reconsider the motion passed at the previous program meeting- The motion to
reconsider passed unanimously. Nike then moved, with a second from Mary
Skinner, that Skinner's idea to expend the money on a plaque to be engraved with appropriate words of appreciation to be awarded to Dr. Carl
^Jan Wyatt, Dean of Student Services, UH/CLC, during Women's Week VI. Motion carried unanimously. Dombroski and Carstarphen will purchase the