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

ROE TOGETHER STATEHOUSE ADVOCACY DAY LINK:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foco-advocacy-day-2017-tickets-32859140574?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=esfb&utm-source=fb&utm-term=listing
NOW We Strike! Cleveland NOW’s Bowl-a-Thon Team to raise money for Preterm:

https://bowl.nnaf.org/team/115837

For your review

NOW Cleveland Chapter Bylaws and Operating Rules

NOW Chapter Meeting Minutes 3-22-17

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