Minutes – May 22, 2017

MINUTES OF MAY 22, 2017 MEETING
TEXAS DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF HARRIS COUNTY METRO

 Board members present: Laura Nicol, Edna Griggs, Katie Leininger, Marie Dobay, Penny Shaw, Mary Morrison, and Almeda Dent.

Committee reports, June events, and the Treasurer’s report were presented.

An announcement was made regarding TDW Harris’ plan to start sending a monthly newsletter via e-mail with updates about Texas Democratic Women news, pending legislation, local events, and other information we believe might be of interest or value to members.

Long-time donor Carolyn Riggs was recognized for her contributions to TDW Harris.

TDW Harris hosted a panel of union women who spoke about history of unions and the support they have provided, and continue to provide, to women, as well as men, in the workforce, including in traditionally male-dominated fields. They shared their experiences as long-time union members and leaders, and discussed the importance of continued support for unions.