Monthly meeting tomorrow, May 1! Silent auction needs donations!

Hello all--

We are sure to have a rousing meeting tomorrow night at the same location, 1645 High Street (Eugene Garden Center). Doors open at 5:30, meeting begins at 6. Bring some snacks or finger foods, whatever you can scratch up between now and then, to share. Parling is also available at the Jennings Prperties parking lot across the street starting at 5:30

We have a lot of information to update the chapter on the legislation we have been helping to support, will hear from committee chairs on their updates, and will have an open discussion. Our featured speaker is Laurie Trieger from Family Forward, who will inform us on the legislative work FF supports (Paid Family Leave!!) and why it's important to start work locally.

Also of note: Ericka Thessen, Event Chair and all around SWV NOW was featured in the RG today and sends a powerful message about Trump's first 100 days.  http://cloud.registerguard.com/trump-100-days/

We also co-sponsored Take Back the Night, and you can find that coverage here:  http://registerguard.com/rg/news/local/35514021-75/take-back-the-night-on-thursday-to-raise-awareness-against-sexual-violence.html.csp

Items of note:

We are asking for donations for our silent auction fundraiser during our Open House taking place May 8, at 2 pm at the Eugene Garden Center. If you own a services/retail business, we ask that you consider donating items or a gift certificate to our roster of items, and if you know of someone who is a business owner to pass on the message. Ericka Thessen has our donation receipts with out TIN number on them so businesses can claim tax deductions for the donation. Also please sign up for food items to bring for the Open House. Everyone is welcome, please invite family, friends, neighbors to come on over and talk about women's issues.

We are also collecting books (any size, kind, genre) to help the NAACP build their library at the historic Mims House. Eric Richardson, the president of the local NAACP chapter, will be speaking at our June meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night,

Laurie