Africa Fund Minutes Nov. 29, 1979

by The Africa Fund
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after November 29. 1979 and before the next Trustees meeting in 1980
2 pages
Contents: Attendance • 1 2. Reports • 3. A research/literature report was reviewed by Truman Dunn and Richard Knight. • 4. Shipments • 5. George Houser reported on a request from Oxfam-Canada for Africa Fund participation in a number of projects benefiting Namibian refugees in Angola. • 6. Grant Approvals • 7. Peter Weiss suggested that the board consider an amendment to the bylaws addressing the human rights work of the Fund, not limited to white minority rule in southern Africa • 8. Marvin Rich reported on the finances. •  Houser reported that an Internal Revenue Service auditor of the Fund for 1977, and he recommended continuing the Fund's 501(c) 3 status. Paul Irish reported on shipments of medical donations received to date for 1979, including medicines, equipment, and medical texts for Zimbabwe refugees in Mozambique. A contribution of $45,000 in antibiotics from Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co. was split between Namibian refugees in Angola and Saharan refugees in Algeria. A grant from the Atlas Foundation could be used to respond to a request from the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC), headquartered in London, for $9,000-$10,000 "for physical and sports education in South Africa and among refugees." The board approved a grant of up to $9,500 to SAN-ROC. Trustees received a financial report and proposed budget for 1980. The minutes mention the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), transportation and handicraft projects, ACOA (American Committee on Africa), Frank Montero, Lionel Rogosin, Robert Boehm, Robert Potter, Robert Stover, Sophia Yarnall Jacobs, William Landis, and Andrew Norman.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections