First Quarter Newsletter-2009

Bread and Roses

Newsletter of the York Chapter of NOW

320 East Market St. York PA 17403
Ms. Kathy Rauhauser, President; kathyr3@comcast.net, (717) 845-4086

First Quarter, 2009

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
NOW’s purpose is to take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public service, employment, education, and family life, and it includes freedom from discrimination because of race, ethnic origin, age, marital status, sexual preference/orientation, or parenthood.

JOIN US AT OUR REGULAR CHAPTER MEETINGS!

7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month
Located at the home of chapter president, Kathy Rauhauser, 470 West Market Street, York
Be a Part of the Action!

January 21 – Regular chapter meeting, 7:00 p.m.

February 18 – Regular chapter meeting, 7:00 p.m.

March 18 – Regular chapter meeting, 7:00 p.m.

March 27 – Deadline for articles to the Second Quarter, 2009 edition of Bread and Roses.

YORK-NOW IS YOUR LOCAL LEADER IN WOMEN’S ADVOCACY

Be part of the York-NOW team. Join us in being a voice for equality in the greater York area.
JOIN online at http://www.now.org
STAY IN TOUCH via http://www.york-now.org

NATIONAL NOW OFFICER ELECTIONS
2009 National NOW Conference
June 19-21 Indianapolis, Indiana

National NOW Officer Elections will take place at the National NOW Conference, June 19-21, 2009. As called for in the NOW Bylaws, a team of four candidates is elected every four years to the offices of President, Executive Vice President, Action Vice President and Membership Vice President.

Teams wishing to have information about their platform and candidates printed in the National NOW Times should send the name and state of each team member and the contact information (email, phone, address) of a point person on the team, as soon as possible to:

  • National NOW Nominating Committee c/o Karen Godshall 6931 McKee Rd. Madison, WI 53719 nomcom@now.org

Each slate submitted to the Nominating Committee must contain a nomination for every officer position. In order to be qualified, each candidate must have been a member of NOW for at least four years immediately prior to the election and shall have served at least one year as a chapter or state officer or National Board member.

Nominations are due no later than Feb. 27, 2009.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NOW CHAPTER ALL YEAR LONG

Your contributions to York NOW are always welcome and appreciated.
Make checks payable to York NOW and send them to us at: York NOW, 320 East Market Street, York PA 17403

RECAPPING THE 2008 FEMINIST HOME TOUR SUCCESS

As you know by now, the 2008 Feminist Home Tour Committee decided to cancel the tour this past year. Many of our members were working hard on political campaigns in this presidential election year, and it seemed that was the most important use of our energy and time.

What you may not know is that, after we notified our members and supporters of that decision, we then received over $1500 in donations! That money will be distributed in April 2009 as part of our annual scholarship program. There is amazing support for our scholarship and we know that we are making a difference in the lives of the women to whom we make the awards.

We extend our sincere thanks to each of the following for their support of the Feminist Home Tour and the York-NOW Scholarship Program:

SUSAN B. ANTHONY Sponsors
In memory of Ralph, Helen, and Kelly
In memory of Alma Thuresson
Mary Anne Bacas

HILLARY CLINTON Sponsors
In memory of Delma Welch
Consolidated School of Business
Joanne Semones
Elva Winter

BARBARA JORDAN Sponsors
In memory of Delma Welch
Sharon E. Christ
Don Epstein & Ione Chock
Cheryl & Carl Huber
Pete
Pam & George Zerba

SHIRLEY CHISHOLM Sponsors
Liz Burcin
Debbie Gable & Elodia Barajas-Zepeda
Pat Long
Kathleen L. Rauhauser

GLORIA STEINEM Sponsors
Anonymous
Colleen Burkett
Linda Collison
Ruthe Craley
Beth Gill-MacDonald
Jo Ann Kirk
Joan O’Keefe
Amy Schlottag
Linda Seligson

We Thank You for your generosity!

An application for the 2009 York-NOW Scholarship can be found on page 6 of this newsletter. Please copy and distribute it as widely as you can. As always, the deadline for applications is April 30.

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