Excerpts from the December 1980 issue of Affinity, page 1.
In November a National Conference was held by Affirmation in Salt Lake
City. Officers and members attended the conference from the Los Angeles,
San Francisco, and Salt Lake City chapters. Sessions began with a continental
breakfast which set the informal but respectful atmosphere for the
conference. All who attended seemed to enjoy the opportunity of becoming
acquainted (or reacquainted) with those who were there from the other
chapters. Ideas and suggestions were exchanged openly.
One of the major points of discussion was concerning the future of
the national organization. Was it to survive? What were its purposes? How
could it serve most effectively? Was the constitution as now written
accurate and sufficient?
Elections were held for national secretary. Dale Elam became successor
to Paul Mortensen for that position. All present expressed gratitude to Paul
for the great job he had done in his term of office. Other national officers
were to be appointed by the new secretary and Dale asked for suggestions
for national newsletter editor and took the suggestions home to deliberate.
During December all chapters should have received his choices for sustaining.
The national offices as appointed by Dale Elam are as follows:
Dale Elam (San Francisco)
Assistants to Secretary:
Ron Stevens (Salt Lake City)
Ina Mae Murri (San Francisco)
Bill Blevins (Salt Lake City)
Kim Everingham (San Francisco)
Dale has listed the areas of responsibility for these officers as follows:
a. formation of new chapters
c. council communiqué
2. Assistant (Ron)
a. Church Communicator
b. Director at large
(shepherding the individual members who do not have access to a chapter)
a. Lesbian affairs
3. Editor (Bill)
a. compile and publish a monthly news letter beginning January 1981
4. Correspondence Secretary (Kim)
a. assisting national secretary in communication with chapters.