Upcoming Meetings and Events

See Meeting and Event Notices page for a complete list.

COC NOW Board Meeting (all are welcome!) – Mon. Sept. 11, 5:30 pm (meets 2nd Monday of odd-numbered months: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) –  Newport Public Library (conference room) – 35 NW Nye St., Newport

COC NOW General Meeting Tues. Sept. 26, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (meets 4th Tuesday of every month except December) – Newport High School Library (Boone Center) – 322 NE Eads St., Newport (Program topic: TBD)

Celebration of Women – fundraising event – Wine, chocolate, and silent auction – Sun. Oct. 1, 2017 – Performing Arts Center – 777 W. Olive Street, Newport

A Time to Relax with Friends, Family, and Food

We enjoyed lots of yummy food, including pizza, pasta salad, beans, oreo-chocolate balls, homemade blackberry pie, and much more at our Sunday picnic at Waterfront Park in Toledo.
After a late lunch, some of the attendees went boating! (Photos below.)

Nancy, Linda, and Rosie in yellow boat on left. Picnic shelter in background.


Rosie, Linda, and Nancy demonstrate their boating skills.


Tom and Sheila quickly paddle away.


Last, but not least, George and Franki row out to join the fun.


Close call … but collision averted.


Geoff helps the crew disembark.


About CENTRAL OREGON COAST NOWThe Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) takes action locally through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.Members of Central Oregon Coast NOW are automatically members of the Oregon Chapter and the National Organization for Women. Most, but not all!, of our members reside in Lincoln County, Oregon. We welcome anyone to join us who is interested in achieving our goals. Our meetings are always open to the general public.The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest feminist action organization in the United States. NOW’S priority issues include: Constitutional Equality Amendment, Reproductive Rights, Racism, LGBTQIA Rights, Violence Against Women, and Economic Justice. The Central Oregon Coast NOW addresses these issues locally.To JOIN, click here to join Central Oregon Coast NOW (local membership also includes membership to the state chapter and at the national level) or click “Membership Application” on the menu above.For more information: centraloregoncoastnow@gmail.comCentral Oregon Coast NOW wishes to acknowledge Women Supportive Businesses. These are businesses that have shown their support of women and girls by donating to Central Oregon Coast NOW. Please support these businesses!If you wish to support what we do your donations to our Foundation are greatly appreciated! Donations to the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation (a 501(c)3 organization) are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donate Button with Credit CardsSupport the Central Oregon Coast NOW Foundation by shopping at: smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3770409Feminist Planning Calendar
Below are some important dates throughout the year for your chapter to organize around.• January: Anniversary of Roe v. Wade (22nd)
• February: Black History Month
• March: Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day (8th), National Abortion Provider Appreciation Day (10th)
• April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
• May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Equal Pay Day
• June: National NOW Conference, Anniversary of Title IX (23rd), LGBTQ Pride Month
• July: Begin organizing for Elections
• August: Women’s Equality Day (26th)
• September: National Hispanic Heritage Month, Labor Day
• October: Day of the Girl, Love Your Body Day, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month
• November: Election Day, Black Friday (28th), Native American Heritage Month
• December: Start planning for next year!


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  1. Nancy and others: I saw that Ms. Conway had criticized those who marched, saying that instead of protesting, they should enter into conversation. I was thinking that we might take this seriously. We could say we’re following up on the suggestion of the President’s adviser. I have a vision on the national level of about ten leaders representing the various issues and concerns of NOW and affiliates regarding protection of civil rights for women and others, requesting very visibly on the news and all a meeting with Trump. He just had a similar meeting with business CEOs and leaders to “listen” to their concerns. And he liked it so much he’s going to make it a quarterly event. These leaders could each express worries and concerns in this meeting as a sort of briefing, stressing measures for legal protection. After all, it’s clear that he doesn’t “get it.” It would be informative if nothing else, and we would keep the tone non-combative. Then we could report on the meeting on national news, and we could right then and there request quarterly meetings as well. I think it would be a visible and positive direction–not sure it would change a whole lot, but I think it’s a good place to begin. Couldn’t you take this to the national NOW and see what they think?

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