Meeting - October 14, 1970, Wed. 6::00 pm
by Committee for a Free Mozambique
New York, New York, United States
The minutes say Attending: Jim, Lynne &. Eric Weikart, Tim Smith, Sue Hall, Mimi Edmunds, Dorsett Edmunds, Dick Leonard, Peter Larry, Larry Frank, Janet Hooper, Nancy Freehafer, Jeff Richards. The minutes say Jim Weikart presented background of the Committee and Janet described the activities on the 25th of Sept in New York, Boston, Stonybrook, & Chicago. The minutes say we discussed the amount of work the monthly pledge system entailed. Nancy was concerned and it was decided that most work could be accomplished at the monthly meetings. Janet is to contact Khan about Mozambique Revolution and Polly G. about Guerillho for possible mailings we might make. The minutes say Mailing Lists - Peter, TEAs; Jim, Xroads; others, PC lists; Tim, UCM Southern Africa; Larry, African Institute. The minutes say Sue - stamped envelopes after others notify her of how many on the mailing list; can someone put the list on stickers? The minutes say letterhead for CFM will be designed by Dick with map of Moz.; it was decided after discussion to list all the names on the letter as contact people, with the address of the Committee as the Weikarts with their phone number; cover letter is to be written by Mimi & Lynne; Mimi will contact individuals not present to see if they want their names on the letter head. The minutes say draft copies of pamphlet will be enclosed in the next mailing; we decided to use the Angolan woman instead of the drummer, to send out an index card with returned envelope (unstamped but addressed-Janet will get stamp), that the job will be mimeographed but Tim will contact Mary on using her new justifying machine; Tim wanted the goals of the pamphlet clarified and was discussed and will be considered by Dorset and Nancy. The minutes say Mimi reported on the Committee’s legal status via Jack Waterman. The minutes say Mimi described the difference between charitable & noncharitable organizations; the incorporating process for a charitable organization, differences between trusts and corporations, and said that to be tax-exempt plus incorporated would take about 6 weeks and cost $65. The minutes say if not incorporated we cannot sue or be sued and can't receive bequests; it was generally agreed that since we will raise less than $10,00/year, that he wanted the flexibility of being non-charitable, that Jack will check further, but we can function now without any registering. The minutes say Dick drafted a solidarity message to the Ohio Conference of the UCC, which will be sent when he finished making the letterhead. [Note: UCM Southern Africa is presumably the Southern Africa Committee of the University Christian Movement. The UCC is the United Church of Christ.]
Used by permission of former members of the Committee for a Free Mozambique.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers