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File #: 180273    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/22/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/22/2018
Title: Commemorating the National Association of University Women on its Founders Day.
Sponsors: Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. Signature18027300.pdf
Commemorating the National Association of University Women on its Founders Day.

WHEREAS, The mission of the National Association of University Women (NAUW) is to serve women, youth, and the disadvantaged in its communities and in developing countries by addressing educational issues, advancing the status of women's issues, and strategically partnering with allied organizations; and

WHEREAS, The NAUW can trace its roots back to when the College Alumnae Club was organized in March 1910 by Mrs. Mary Church Terrell, Dr. Sara Brown, Dr. Fairfax Brown, and Miss Mary Cromwell in Washington, D.C. Twenty university graduates joined elected officers and planned a program; and

WHEREAS, The College Alumnae Club desired to stimulate young women to attain professional excellence, to exert influence in various movements for the civic good, and to promote a close personal and intellectual fellowship among professional women; and

WHEREAS, In 1919, the Club invited the first group of university graduates, who lived outside the District, to organize. Baltimore accepted the invitation. Through the efforts of the College Alumnae Club, seven branches were organized in cities where college women desired the affiliation with the founding group; and

WHEREAS, On April 6-7, 1923, representatives of the newly organized branches met in Washington, D.C. to consider the foundation of a national organization. A temporary National Association of College Women was formed. It was at the next conference on April 25-26, 1924 that the permanent organization was established, and in November of that year it was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia; and

WHEREAS, On August 9, 1974, at the biennial convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Association accepted its updated Charter and became known as the National Association of University Women; and

WHEREAS, The Association has been from its inception a service and educational organization. In the b...

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