WILPF Members Sought for Development Committee

By Robin Lloyd, Chair of Development Committee

Petra Totterman Andorff, International Coordinator for WILPF International, and former Secretary-General of WILPF SWEDEN talks from the Gathering in Vermont via Skype with the WILPF California cluster, sharing international's plans for the celebration of WILPF's 100th anniversary in 2015.

Women fundraiser activists are needed for our expanding Development Committee! As our 100th anniversary approaches we are overflowing with ideas for building awareness of our Centennial, and reaching out to new members and donors. We are excited that our two projects that bring young women and WILPF members to the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women are moving forward, and see the occasion of the CSW in February 1213 as an opportunity to formally launch our Campaign for the 100th.  Secretary General Madeleine Rees and a committee from the Dutch section is planning an International Celebration and Conference on Women, Peace and Security for April, 2015 at the Hague, Holland, at the location of the first Women’s Peace Conference in 1915 that tried to stop World War 1.

What will we be doing here in the US? Could branch historians interview older members and develop branch histories for inclusion on our new website? Could we put special emphasis on the 99th year, and plan projects for that year to raise money for members to attend to celebration in the Hague?  Could we approach supporters and celebrities who would commit to being a Sponsor through our centennial year? Its also important to develop funders for our issue committees. We need your ideas and help! Our conference calls are on the second Thursday of every month at 3 pm (Eastern). Please email Robin Lloyd at robinlloyd8@gmail.com if you would like to get involved.