February Meeting By-laws

Please plan to join the Greater Cleveland chapter of NOW for a chapter meeting:
Tuesday, Feb. 20th
Greater Cleveland Community Shares
3631 Perkins Ave.
Cleveland, OH  44114

We’ll discuss upcoming officer elections, political strategy for 2018, and have a briefing on where things stand with reproductive rights in Ohio after the recent Ohio Supreme Court rulings in two key cases.

Also, mark your calendars: chapter meetings will now be held monthly on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month, at the Community Shares location.

These are the current by-laws and we’ll need them to set the date and for the election of officers.

NOW Cleveland Chapter Bylaws and Operating Rules

June Chapter Meeting

Greetings NOW members:
Join us as we welcome Brian Harrington, board member at the LGBT Center, and tri-chair of the recent Pride in the CLE festival, who will discuss exciting developments at the Center, and will help us debrief on Pride in the CLE. Then we’ll plan for our booth at Cleveland Pride.

We will need volunteers to help staff our booth, and we really need to borrow a 10 x 10 tent! If you can help out, please email Pam at pammckee@sbcglobal.net or let Leslie know at the meeting.

We will also vote on proposed bylaws and operating rules. You can find those here:

Proposed NOW Cleveland Chapter Bylaws and Operating Rules

*Please note that only members in good standing are permitted to vote.

The Particulars

Greater Cleveland NOW Chapter Meeting

When: Thursday, June 22
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: SEIU District 1199 Union Hall

Hope you can join us,
Pam McKee, Leslie Phillips, and Dawn Hanson
Greater Cleveland NOW

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Ratify: April meeting

Greetings NOW Cleveland members:

Several important announcements!

Chapter meeting: Plan to join us Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m. in our new location at the Community Shares meeting room. Community Shares is located at  3631 Perkins Ave., Cleveland, 44113It’s in a large warehouse on north side of Perkins between E 36th and E 40.   Perkins is between Chester and Payne. Parking and entry is off Perkins east of the bldg. Enter through the door closest to Perkins.  Directions to meeting room are posted inside the bldg.
The minutes from our March meeting are attached. Thank you to Mary Boyle for serving as our scribe!
A key agenda item will be discussion of the proposed Chapter Bylaws and Operating Rules (please see attached), which we’ll vote on at the June meeting.
Other agenda items include creating a banner and signs for the upcoming March for Science (April 22nd in downtown Cleveland), for which we are a community partner; recruiting members for NOW’s team for the upcoming Bowl-a-Thon to benefit Preterm’s Access Fund (which helps women needing abortion care afford their procedure—see link below); organizing carpools if needed for the Roe Together Statehouse Advocacy Day (a.k.a. Pro-Choice Lobby Day) on May 3rd; and discussion of participation in Cleveland Pride and other summer events.

Finally, below are two important links: the first is to the Eventbrite page for the Roe Together event. Registration is required. There will be bus service from Cleveland for those needing transportation, but seats are limited. Once you are on the ticket order page, you’ll find a checkbox at the very bottom that you can use to indicate your interest in reserving a seat, if available.  The second is a link to the Bowl-a-Thon page. Note that only bowlers are permitted at the event because of space limitation, and each bowler must commit to raising a minimum of $50. We’re hoping to do some group fundraising at the meeting!

We very much hope to see you Wednesday. If you are unable to attend, but have comments or concerns about the proposed bylaws and operating rules, please send them via email to Pam McKee at pammckee@sbcglobal.net

With thanks,
Pam McKee, Leslie Phillips and Dawn Hanson
Co-leaders, Greater Cleveland NOW


NOW We Strike! Cleveland NOW’s Bowl-a-Thon Team to raise money for Preterm:


For your review

NOW Cleveland Chapter Bylaws and Operating Rules

NOW Chapter Meeting Minutes 3-22-17