Women's Caucus Meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 1999

In the absence of Ms. Elizabeth Shanton, we've placed the introduction of UMOJA until the next Caucus meeting on February 8th.

We look forward to having her and other members of UMOJA come to the Caucus to work together in addressing concerns and issues of all female students, faculty and staff.

Take Your Daughter to Work Day The Caucus is interested in sponsoring this nationwide event on April 22nd for all daughters of the College's students, faculty and staff. Although it was a concern that students will not be on campus because of the spring weekend recess, many people have volunteered to help make this an informative and enjoyable day for daughters in high school. More information will be distributed by the end of the month.

Working Women: Building Confidence and Self-Esteem Tuesday, February 23rd at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. $89 includes breakfast and lunch. Ms. Marie Carter will provide the welcome. Sponsors of the event are the Small Business Development Center, Shepherd College, the Community and Technical College at Shepherd, Professional Business Women's Association, WV Development Office, James Rumsey Technical Institute, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Women's Day at the Legislature will be held on Thursday, February 11th. This event is sponsored by the West Virginia Women's Commission, an office of the Department of Health and Human Resources created to advocate and educate on issues relating to women. Registration fee is $20.00 ($12 for students) and includes a continental breakfast, box lunch and conference materials. Panel discussions are on Business Aspects and Resources Available on the Web; Mid-life Discrimination Against Women; The Daisy Mae Syndrome; What Can I Do? (Answers about Women and Cancer); Retirement Options for Women; and Women, Children and Family Courts. Meeting with your legislators will be between 10:45-12:30 that day, with a reception hosted by Mrs. Underwood in the Governor's Mansion to conclude the day's events.

For more information, see Anna Mary Walsh or call the WV Women's Commission at 304/558-0070.

Next meeting: Monday, Feb. 8, 1999 at noon in the Cumberland Room.

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