Louisville Equal Rights Association Minute Book, 1889 March 1 (pt. 1)


Louisville Equal Rights Association Minute Book, 1889 March 1 (pt. 1)


Louisville Equal Rights Association


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1889 March 1


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Mss BJ L894


Louisville Equal Rights Association


On Friday, March 1st, 1889, a meeting was called at the Residence of Mrs B. F. Avery, 318 W. Broadway for the purpose of organizing a Woman's Suffrage, or Equal Rights Association, auxiliary to the State Association.

At four P.M. the meeting was called to order, with Mrs Leech as chairman, and Mrs. Huber temporary Secretary.

The chairman opened the meeting with reading an outline of a constitution after which, the first business considered was an election of officers for a term of three months, resulting in the choice of Mrs. M. A. Watts for President, Mrs C. A. Leech, Vice-President, Mrs M. W. Huber, Secretary, and Mrs. M. F. Rogers, Treasurer.

The President began her duties of office by reading a letter written by Mrs Eugenia B. Farmer, Corresponding Secretary of the Kentucky Equal Rights Asso. in which certain matters pertaining to organization, and to the relations of any auxiliary to the State Association, were defined by that officer.

To the following points mentioned therein, the President called attention -Each local member pays one dollar and the local treasurer pays twenty five cents of this to the Treasurer of State

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[Marginal Note: “State Convention of 1894 changed the dues from locals from 25 to 35 cts. At same time Louisville E.R.A. reduced membership due to .50 cts a year.”]




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