March Meeting Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:00pm at the Eatontown Library at 33 Broad St. in Eatointown. Free parking behind the library & police/fire station.
Have you ever considered running for public office? Wonder what it is like to campaign? Come to our March meeting for information and, of course, sisterhood. Our March meeting will be a presentation & discussion by several local chapter members who will share their experiences about running for local & state offices. Please join us for a very interesting meeting.
February Meeting - Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
7:00pm at the Eatontown Library at 33 Broad St. in Eatontown. Free parking behind the library & Police Station
Please join us for our February meeting, featuring Maya Abdel-Megid!
Maya will be talking about the prominent role of women in Islam, showing how the current socio-political image of a repressed woman does not reflect our past and present record of history. She will also discuss how Muslim women became revolutionaries within their own societies and how much innovation they have contributed to their respective fields in the US and around the world. We are very excited to have her, and all are welcome!
JANUARY CHAPTER MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW.
January 2018 SHORE AREA NOW Chapter meeting
7:00pm at the Eatontown Library on 33 Broad St. in Eatontown.
Our speaker will be Sue Fulton, presently Executive Director, Women in the Service Change Initiative (WiSCI)
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton is a 1980 West Point graduate, part of the first class to admit women. She was commissioned in the Army, served as a platoon leader and company commander in Germany, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain. In 2009, she co-founded Knights Out, the organization of LGBT West Point alumni and allies, and a year later became a founding board member of OutServe, the association of actively-serving LGBT military members; in both roles she was an active advocate for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” As President of SPARTA, she played a leading role in lifting the military’s ban on transgender service in 2013.
In July 2011 she was appointed by President Obama as the first openly gay member of the West Point Board of Visitors, and became the first female USMA graduate to chair the Board in 2015. In 2017, she was appointed to the Board of Visitors for the National Defense University in Washington, DC; she was also recognized as one of NBC Out’s first #Pride30, a list of innovators, changemakers, and rising stars.
Fulton is the Executive Director of Women in the Service Change Initiative (WiSCI), a new organization working for the success of gender integration in the US Armed Forces.
In December, 2012, after 17 years together, Fulton and her partner Penny Gnesin became the first same-sex couple to marry in the West Point Cadet Chapel. They live in Asbury Park, NJ.
Shore Area NOW Chapter Meetings
The Shore Area NOW Chapter Meetings are held monthly from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Eatontown Library (unless otherwise noted), 33 Broad Street (Rt 71), Eatontown, NJ 07724.
- January 4, Thursday - See below for a description of our next meeting.
- February 1, Thursday
- March 1, Thursday
- April 5, Thursday
- May 3, Thursday
- June 3, Sunday at the Jersey Pride Festival in Asbury Park, NJ from noon on
- July No meeting
- August No meeting
- September 6, Thursday
- October 4, Thursday
- November 1, Thursday
- December No meeting
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