March 20, 2010 by cgsstlouischapter

Because of the cold weather the CGS/STL
board meeting was postponed from
January 9 until January 16. 
Consequently, instead of being able to
listen together to the national conference
call at the World Community Center, we
had to participate individually from our
homes.  The subject of this month’s call
was the need to get the U.S. Senate to
ratify the CEDAW Treaty, that is the
Convention to Eliminate (all forms of)
Discrimination Against Women. which
was adopted by the U.N. General
Assembly 130-0 in 1979 and signed by
President Carter.  The United States is
one of only seven countries that has not
ratified this treaty.  Some of the others
are Somalia, Sudan, and Iran–not very
good company for us.
   The needed action at the present time
is to flood the Whitehouse with messages
asking President Obama to make
ratification of this treaty a priority for his
administration.  To do your part, send a
message through the website <http://; or e-mail to
<> or call
202/456-1111 or write President Barack
Obama, 1600 Pensylvania Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20500.
  Be part of our effort.  Do it NOW.
  Thanks for your help.


Coming Events

Saturday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. - WILPF Fundraiser at The Chapel Sanctuary for the Arts, 6238 Alexander Drive, St. Louis MO 63105 (one block south of Wydown just west of Skinker Boulevard). The main stage entertainment will be Mississippi Crossing, a blues/jazz folk band which includes Dan Hellinger and Joann Eng-Hellinger. There will be a silent auction with many artistic offerings and the opportunity to have artists paint a significant design on any woven material (not knit) you want painted such as a jacket or pillow.

Saturday, May 12, 10:15 a.m. - CGS/STL Board of Officers & Directors meets at World Community Center, 438 No. Skinner Boulevard, 63130. The meeting is open to all. Note that the meeting date is back to the second Saturday of the month in accord with the usual schedule of the second Saturdays of odd-numbered months. Sunday, May 20, 3:00 p.m. - CGS/STL Annual meeting at the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 63117. David Gallup, President and Chief Counsel of the World Service Authority, will be speaking on “What Are the Two Most Important Questions of the 21st Century?” The annual business meeting will include the election of officers and board members for the coming year and will be followed by the usual optional buffet turkey or vegetarian dinner.

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