WILPF HALF-DAY RETREAT AND POTLUCK
August 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mary Murphy’s office, 1175 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno. See details below.
WILPF BUSINESS MEETING
August 13, second Thursday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence, 1584 N. Van Ness Ave. Meetings are open to all members. (No business meeting in September.)
WOMEN IN BLACK
August 5, first Wednesday of each month at noon at the Fresno County Courthouse; come on the month in which your birthday falls! Wear black, bring a sign if you wish and stand in silence for peace.
STIR IT UP – WILPF – ON KFCF 88.1 FM (LISTENER-SUPPORTED FREE SPEECH RADIO FOR CENTRAL CALIFORNIA)
August 26, 3 p.m. (4th Wednesday of each month). Jean Hays conducts outstanding interviews on subjects involving WILPF interests and activities. Let Jean know if you have ideas for a program. Tune in!
Meetings on selected Mondays at 7 p.m. Call Ellie at 229-9807 for details.
HALF-DAY RETREAT AND POTLUCK AUGUST 29
Our retreat this year will be a half-day gathering, with reports from the committees working on all aspects of our celebration of 100 Years of Dangerous Women. Come meet our new intern for the 2015-16 school year, and bring something to share for a delicious potluck lunch. We will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mary Murphy’s office, 1175 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno. Additional details will be shared on the listserv, or call Patty Bennett at 225-9511 with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE! CRAFTS FAIRE DECEMBER 12
WILPF’s treasurer Jay Hubbell has accepted the responsibility for vendor outreach and coordination this year. The long-serving past chair of the Peace Crafts Faire, Nancy Waidtlow, will be sending out an email letter of introduction to our past vendors alerting them to the change. Jay may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, at his landline phone (559)292-4905, or at WILPF, PO Box 5114, Fresno CA 93755.
Every effort will be made to give preference to long-time vendors as to their placement within the First Congregational Church (the Big Red Church) complex of spaces. The rental agreement has been finalized except for the event insurance, which will be forthcoming some time in October. Vendors should expect that the fee schedule will remain the same as last year. Vendors will mail their remittance checks to WILPF at PO Box 5114, Fresno CA 93755.
Remember, this year the Peace Crafts Faire will be on the SECOND Saturday in December, the 12th.
Kyla Mitchell will continue to coordinate volunteers, the kitchen staff and publicity. Ingrid Carmean will return to town in time to assist with physical setup and coordination on the day of the Faire.
JAPA CHILDREN’S AWARD BOOKS PRESENTED
Seven members of the Fresno WILPF branch visited the Cedar Clinton library on July 10 to donate two sets of Jane Addams Peace Association Children’s Award books to the library. The 2012 award-winning books as well as the 2014 books were donated, twelve books in all.
Connie Urquhart, Principal Librarian of Public Services for the Fresno County Library, welcomed the group and received the books. Also attending were Laura Fleek, Cluster Librarian of the Sierra Gateway Cluster; Krista Riggs, the Cedar Clinton Librarian on site; and Erica Bird and Nancy Bird, members of the Friends of the Cedar Clinton Library. This event was also captured by ABC30 TV.
The Fresno WILPF also donated sets of the 2014 award books to the Main Library in downtown Fresno and to the West Fresno Library.
Jane Addams Children’s Peace Award books address themes or topics that engage children in thinking about peace, justice, world community and/or equality of the sexes and all races. The books must also meet conventional standards of literacy and artistic excellence.