To: General Councilors, Society Presidents, and Field Representatives
Carolyn Kendall has been appointed-chairman of a sub-nominating committee
to facilitate making nominations for departmental committee vacancies.
The other members of the committee are John Hales, Lynne Kuleke, and Marian
Rowley. I, personally, would like to see the Executive Committee nominate
at least two people for each vacancy. If you have any recommendations,
please send them to one of the committee members by June.
Julia Fenderson reports meeting with a new study group in Santa Barbara,
California. Twenty-five people were present. The group was organized by
Eunice Greaton, a legal secretary, whom Julia describes as having great
Dick Prince writes that he is happy to learn that we are considering
terms of office for Field Representatives. He believes that ten years is
the ideal term of office and plans to limit his tenure as Field Representative
to this time frame.
Lew and Alice Clark attended a get-together in Portland, Oregon, on
April 9. Thirty-three people from nine Oregon communities attended the
three-hour meeting. There was fine spiritual fellowship and meaningful
discussion. The meeting was expedited by Steve and Judy Kazmar who have
good leadership potential.
Henry Begemann reports that they have organized a committee of editors
for French publications. This committee is now working on some of the responsibilities
which publishing a French edition of the Brotherhood Journal will involve.
Carolyn Kendall reported that the Fraternal Relations Committee was
compiling policies which the Brotherhood has followed over the years in
relating to other social and religious groups. They are trying to anticipate
problems which might arise and think of creative ways to meet these situations.
The International Fellowship Committee at a recent meeting decided to
focus on current needs in international fellowship rather than plan for
future possibilities, according to committee chairman Martin Myers. They
believe international growth of the Brotherhood will progress slowly. They
are planning ways to be good hosts to international visitors at the General
All officers, departmental chairmen, and field representatives should
remember to have their written annual reports at the Chicago office no
later than June 1.
The Executive Committee studied and approved the proposed agenda for
representative meeting to be held at George Williams College on August
13, which was worked out by Helena Sprague and Steve Dreier. We wish to
express appreciation to Steve and Helena for doing an excellent job.
Judy Karen Sexton of Lubbock, Texas, and D. Beech Barrett of New Haven,
Connecticut, were accepted as members-at-large.
We send our greetings and best wishes to regional meetings being held
May 13-14 at Fort Wayne, Indiana; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Worcester,
Massachusetts; and to the get-together at Boulder, Colorado, on May 27-29.
To date we have received signed Licensing Agreements from five societies.
We hope that all of our societies will have their signed agreements to
us by the June 1 deadline. We appreciate your fine response to this difficult
period in the early years of the Brotherhood and anticipate getting this
strategic co-operative effort with the Foundation behind us.
Meredith J. Sprunger, President