Newsletter | Sep/Oct 1973
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Bay Area Engineering Societies Committee for Manpower Training, Inc. - Wendy Bertrand
Thursdays for Meetings - Schedule
Women's Place Under California Law - Harriet Katz Berman (reprint)
OCTOBER - Mui Ho
Education - Susan Henke
Employment - Lucia Bogatay
Nom de Femme - Pat Montandon 999 Green Street SF 94133
Agenda September 13, 1973 OWA Meetingby Mui Ho | Share #654
AIA chapter office, 254 Sutter San Francisco.- *brown bagn'- speaker Dan& Draper, photographer, on "moon pictures"- call 362-7397
San Francisco opera season begins call 861-4008
Organization of Architectural and Engineering Employees meeting (2nd Monday) - 1st Unitarian Church, Franklin and Geary, S.F. ~ call 282~0534
Closing date for Wyeth Exhibition at De Young Museum, Golden Gate Part, S.F.hours 10-4pm (open until 9am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays) - call 558-2887
11 ---7pm Tuesday
National Organisation of Women meeting (2nd Tuesday) - lst Unitarian Church, Franklin and Geary, SF 398- 6312
13---6:30 pm Thursday
Organization of Woman Architects meeting at Lucia Bogatay's house,21 Saturn St. S.F. - call 863-8253 (hom), 421-4632 (office)
5:30 to 7:30
AIA chapter office, Ken Cardwell (UC Professor and architect) on Bernard Maybeck
Woman In Construction meting
14---7 pm Friday
San Francisco Museum of Art film series, Van Ness & PeAllister a program of Third World political films:
7pm -Mexico, The Frozen Revolution
7:50 pm -Tupamaros (Swedish documentary on Uruguayan liberation movement)
15---9m - 5pm Saturday
Calif. Council AIA seminar *Interactive Plannirr. System* led by Morris Verger, AIA (Chairman of CCAIA's continuing education committee) - S.F. airport Hilton - $75 - call 986-0759
20---Thursday AIA Chapter Dinner
21,22,23---Friday thru Sunday
Monterey Jazz Festival call. down town center box office (S.F.)775-2021
28---7pm - Friday
San Francisco Museum of Art film series - 90 minute program of new and recent works of leading bay area, film makers
Ann King Is going to be incharge of calendar for the coming 3 months. ff you know of any cultural events; films, exhibitions, lectures, meetings of related groups, anything that will be interesting to our members, let her know by phone: 771-2681
Bay Area Engineering Societies Committee for Manpower Training, Inc.by Wendy Bertrand | Share #657
Zoe Henderson and Wendy Bertrand attended the Fifth Annual Engineering Societies Committee for Manpower Training (ESCTM) Graduation Dinner on JUly 12, 1973. One hundred and fifty people celebrated the success of the organization and the graduation of about fifteen (male) graduates of the -On-the-Job TrainIng Program this year.
ESCMT's goal is the elimination of some of the racial inequities in architecture and engineering, to be accomplished by working with the profession and minority groups of both men and women. There are five ESCMT programs, the largest of which. in the On-the-job Training Program. This a is a 42 week program for engineering and architectural draughtsman and soils technicians. The trainee is placed In a private firm for his/her training. There he or she spends about 32 hours per week, and another 8 hours in the classroom.
Conducted by practicing professional engineers and architects, the classes are held at Golden Gate College or the U.C.Extension.in San Francisco, and at Laney College in the East Bay. During the 42 weeks of training, the trainee receives $2.7S an hour. One halt of this salary is reimbursed to the employer during training. All of this salary in reimbursed to the employer when the trainee is in class or in counseling.
The OWA tis one of the sponsoring societies of ESCMT and was so recognized on the dinner invitation and in person at the dinner. Speakers on that occasion were from the Human Rights Commission and from the Dept of Labor. The latter man complemented the ESCMT on its On-the-Job Training Program for its high rate of completion and follow-up employment, both stronq signs of a successful program.
The trainsees were a very happy, proud bunch. An one trainee sincerely summed up his expreiance, "I came looking for a job and found a future."
It your office would like to have a trainee for this type of Program, Please contact the ESCMT,.
Zoe Henderson is presently a draughtswoman in the Architecture Department of P.G. & E. She is a graduate form the On-the-job Training Program, and plans to continue her education in the near future. She is a recent member of OWA.
Thursdays for Meetingsby Schedule | Share #658
It has been suggested that our meetings be scheduled for the same day each mouth so that our members can anticipate future meetings and so arrange their schedules. Unless there are unresolvable conflicts for members of our membership, we will meet regularly on the Second Thursday of the month as was the August 9 meeting.
Future meeting dates will be:
We are occasionally active, and talk to a few job seekers now and then. We appreciate those of you who let us know how you fared in interviews, and wonder what became of the rest. Bank of America needed a draftsperson and was actually waitinq to hire one until our organization had a chance to send an applicant. For this we thank Mirnoush, from whom we learned of this opportunity. So far I do not know whether we have actually succeeded in finding anyone a job .....
Please continue to keep us informed of now openings. There is a rumor sponsored by Pat Noda that there are jobs in SANTA CLARA county.
Women's Place Under California Lawby Harriet Katz Berman (reprint) | Share #660
It Is Your NewsletterShare #659
'It is a drag that the same people have to prepare the material for,the newsletter every month. Please contribute - - - anything will be alright.
by Mui Ho | Share
Meeting LocationShare #661
Social hour with various epicurean delights:
$ .50 for libation only
$1.00 for food and drink
Ann King: "Curtain Wall Technology"Susan Swabacker: "Fire Resistance of Building Materials"
All too often. women overlook their own expertise or pass it off with a shrug. This week, two of OWA's experts have chosen to share some of their knowledge of construction technology with us. We hope to tap more of our members' resources for similar program in the future.
Swabacker and.King were scheduled to speak last week but were unfortunately rained out by a spirited debate on the articles of incorporation proposed for the OWA. Note that this week they will be in a position to filibuster the articles.
8:30 Miscellaneous announcements including portents of a huge professional woven's convention in the East Bay, presentation of the elusive OWA graphics award to its more elusive recipient (Lea Margulies) if she is back from France, possible future projects for the OWA, and, hopefully, rubber stamping of the revised proposed articles of incorporation.
Ann King - a native Californian and graduate of Berkeley's School of Architecture since March of 1969, she has worked for architects in Boston, New Port Beach (Callf.), and Paris. Her talk will concern her experiences while working for Soule Steel here in San Francisco. She has recently joined the firm of Kaplan and McLaughlin.
Susan Swabacker - graduated from U.C., Berkeley, six months ago; worked and studied in Sweden for a year and a half; is now working as an engineer for a Civil Engineer at Cal doing fire-research and development for R.U.D. and private outside clients; Is also self-employed as a designer doing remodelling and vacation-type homes as well as a permanent home up north of Sonora.
Summary of September MeetingShare #662
Our meeting at Lucia Bogotay's house on Sept. 13 turned out to be an "all business" meeting. The talks of the scheduled speakers were postponed until the October meeting. The following decisions were made:
--to set a new monthly meeting date for the 3rd Monday of each month.
--to pledge $25.00 to the OAE's special fund to bring a lawsuit against the state board of architectural examiners to compell them to be more open in their grading of the design exam.
-- the resolution to incorporate was passed.
After a lengthy discussion of the proposed Articles of Incorporation, it was decided to postpone adopting them until the suggested changes could be incorporated into a final draft copy.
OWA DirectoryShare #663
Due to popular demand, a directory of members, paramembers, and assorted guests will be available for $ .50 at the October 15 meeting.
Strength lies in members
Steering CommitteeShare #665
Bobble Sue Hood 771-7770
Ann King. alternate 771-2681
Mary Laleyan 392-3398
Susan Henke, alternate 398-5191
Lucia Bogatay 863-8253
Ilana Rosenfeld, alternate 548-4124
Rosie Muller 549-1940
Wendy Bertrand, alternate 526-5397
Mui Ho 541-4438
Cathy Simon. alternate 626-2641
(Newsletter archived by Wendy Bertrand, January 2012)
OAE call for supportShare #666
Educationby Susan Henke | Share #667
An animated brainstorming session a few weeks ago produced several education projects now in the offing. Needless to say the more people helping, the more we can do.
--Mary Laleyan (392-5398) and Mehrnoush Afsari (836-3505) are arranging a seminar of several lectures in specifications, professional administration, and construction supervision.
--Ann King (771-2681) is making OWA's services known to high school counselors.
-Susan Henke (848-5560, 398-5191) is preparing an annotated bibliography of sources of good construction details and would appreciate contributions.
-Danica. Truchlikova, (441-3547) will be planning a joint tour of San Francisco architecture with the Organization of Women in Construction.
-And for those preparing for the June licensing exam in construction technology, Ruth Schnapp, an engineer with the State, has offered to give a seminar in structures.
We would also like to organize some field trips to buildings under construction. Anyone willing to do some"arranging" or anyone with suggestions, please call Susan Henke (848-5560 or 398-5191).
Career Consultants NeededShare #668
CAREER CONSULTANTS NEEDED
The Center for Continuing Education of Women at UC Berkeley has asked the OWA to talk to women Interested in careers in architecture and related fields.
Those able to give occasional counseling should telephone Susan Fike at 642-4786 and leave their names, numbers, and fields.
The CCEW Women's Center is located on the Berkeley campus in Building T-9, Room 100. Counselors staff the Center each week day from 9 to 5.
Services include academic advising, career advising, discussion groups and lectures on topics of special interest to women. and coordination of information on edcuational opportunities and research material.
The Center has existed for one year. It is free of charge and open to any woman.
Employmentby Lucia Bogatay | Share #669
At last I begin to feel that this office is accomplishing something. People are finding jobs: Lucy Lichtblau is now working at Frank Hope's office, Rosie Muller is at Akol and Yoshi! doing both architectural and structural design. Vera Jansen is about to start teaching at San Francisco State. Things are looking up.
Here are the new jobs for the month. Some of last month*s jobs may still be open, so do call them too.
1. Frank Hope 434-0381
562 Mission Street, San Francisco
job captain/senior draftsman - speak to Don Motagawa
2.The Engineers'Society Committee for Manpower Training teaching position -VOLUNTEER- (almost) 4 hours a week to teach minority trainees,drafting or structures. Even if they have enough teachers for now, they are always looking for future people. 391-3990
3. Rockrise, Odermat, Montjoy & Amis
405 Sansome Street
San Francisco 392-3730
job captain speak to Mr. Day I am never sure of the spirit in which their openings are announced. They are the only firm that sends us a letter, and the job is always fairly fierce. Please, someone go test them out!
There will be a one day******CONVENTION****** on November 10. It is sponsored by W.O.E. (Women*s Organization for Employment) and will deal with women's employment prospects. If you have time to help with it, call W.O.E. 989-5449
Research on Julia MorganShare #670
David Stupplebeen (282-5271 or 558-4527), an architect working in San Francisco, has written to OWA to ask if anyone is interested in doing research on Julia Morgan (1872-1957), a well-known architect of the Bay Area.
Nom de Femmeby Pat Montandon 999 Green Street SF 94133 | Share #671
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Some women, however, are choosing to smell sweetly with their original names rather than to assume their husbands' names upon marriage.
Dire reports of lengthy court battles in the male-dominated newspapers may have led you to believe retaining one's maiden name is difficult. In fact, switching may cause a woman more trouble in California than keeping her own name. A detailed fact sheet for California women who wish to retain their own name followed.
Archivist note: Please see original newsletter for this long article not included here.
October CalendarShare #672
8 MONDAY 7:3O pm
ORGANIZATION OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING EMPLOYEES MEETING: First Unitarian Church, Franklin at Geary,San Francisco. Estelle Bern. an Oakland social worker, will present an account of her recent trip to the People's Republic of China this year.
-CALL (415) 397-7235
9 TUESDAY Noon
AIABROWN BAG LUNCH MEETING 254 Sutter Street, San Francisco.
"HISTORY, ROMANCE & BEAUTY OF TAPESTRIES."
A slide presentation by Mary Jean Place and Louis* Allrich of Place/
Allrich Gallery. CALL (415) 362-7397
7 pm NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN First Unitarian Church, Franklin at Geary, S.F. CALL (415) 398-6312
7 pm SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART FILM SERIES: Van Ness at McAllister, San Francisco. "ELENA ST LES HOMMES," directed by Jean Renoir, with Ingrid Bergman. Admission $ 1 CALL 863-8800
CALIFORNIA COUNCIL, AIA "FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR PROFIT & GROWTH IN SMALL ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS." A workshop led by CCAIA's Management Consultant A. E. Werolin. San Francisco Airport Hilton. 9 am-5 pm. $85 CALL Maryann Monroe, 986-0759
2 pm SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART FILMSERIES:
"HOMAGE TO PICASSO.' A group of films.
17 WEDNESDAY through OCTOBER 29
SAN FRANCISCO 17TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL, Opening Night.Palace of Pine Arts Theatre, Marina Boulevard at Lyon. CALL 928-8333
7:45 pm "THE BAY AREA TRADITION, FACTOR MYTH," by David Gebhart. The first of six in a slide lecture series on "THE BAY AREA REGION STYLES: 1890-1930" presented by the Foundation for San Francisco's Architectural Heritage. Donation for series $20. The Fireman's Fund Auditorium, 3333 California Street, San Francisco