Long Island Chapter
The chapter’s annual Awards Dinner is scheduled for October. Honorees have been notified.
Ten League members attended the annual Red Mass sponsored by the Guild of Catholic Lawyers. League President Bill Donohue was seated on the dais for the brunch at the Plaza Hotel.
Executive Director George Koch is now working out of his home office and may be reached at (414) 476- 7364.
The Blum Center at Marquette now has a Wisconsin Desk to deal specifically with state parental choice issues. Senate Bill 310 and companion Assembly Bill 627 are being closely watched. Public hearings were held in early August and we will keep you posted on subsequent progress.
Greater Philadelphia –
South Jersey Chapter
Executive Director Jim Nolan has recruited several volunteers to work in the chapter office.
Jim reports that he had two of his letters published in the Philadelphia Daily News.
He was recently elected as one of the five directors of the newly formed Committee for Life. Three of the other four directors also serve on the chapter board.
The chapter’s annual dinner has been scheduled for Friday, October 22 and Catholic League president Bill Donohue will be the featured speaker. There will be a Mass at the historic San Gabriel Mission followed by a dinner at Startup’s. Chapter members should watch their mail for further details. Meanwhile, mark that date on your calendars!
Chapter Executive Director Ted Mayer is wearing a new hat as the League’s Western Regional Coordinator. One of his special projects has been overseeing the League’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign. Ted is planning a small scale advertising campaign in selected military base and Catholic newspapers during this year’s enrollment period in order to increase participation. All members in the military or other federal service may support the League through this convenient payroll deduction program.
Ted Mayer and chapter board member Tom Brandlin met recently with Anti-Defamation League officials to discuss areas of mutual concern.
They report that the meeting went well and are looking forward to a time when the two organizations can be of mutual help to each other.
Frances Kissling of Catholics for Free Choice finally admitted on the air that her organization has no members and that it has funding from the Playboy Foundation. The revelations were made during a broadcast debate with Eastern Regional Director Joe Doyle on WRKO radio on August 21.
A second broadcast debate on an- other station several days later was canceled. It seems that no one from the other side wanted to go toe to toe with Joe. If you’ve ever heard him on the attack, you’ll appreciate their timidity.