Wanted: Long-Lost OWA Members
by Inge Horton
For the 30th anniversary celebration I am putting together an address list of former or lapsed OWA members. So far, I have gathered over 100 names, but few corresponding street addresses. Anyone in contact with former OWA members, please have them contact me or write to 2363-44th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116, so I may update their information. Thanks for your help!
As part of the search I had some interesting conversations with old friends. One e-mail exchange I had with Pat Henry from Mexico (formerly Pat Nolan) follows:
I'm delighted to hear from you. I live in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, so it's not likely that I could attend any events. But please keep me posted just in case. Mail to Mexico is slow and impossible even at times. I receive my snail mail at the address below in Santa Cruz, but that is only forwarded to me once a month or less. If you can just email me the information, that would be best.
Congratulations to all of you for your accomplishments with OWA. I have wonderful memories from those early days. How heady it was to sit in a room with 30 or 40 other women architects, planners, and landscape architects after being one of ten women in a department with 800 architecture students. The only female other than the secretaries was the librarian. I thought at times I might be the first woman to get a license!!! How isolated we all were then.
I would also like to bring your attention to Pat's book "By the Grace of the Sea: A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World," a best-selling travel memoir (McGraw Hill/ International Marine/ Sept 02) For more information, visit Pat's website.
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