North Adams advocates of Proposition 2-1/2 override launch website
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“And you can look me in the eye, and say that women have power? If we are so equal, would you care to exchange places? And status? And opportunity? However, we do have the power of the ballot. And if women start to question their position, and question the candidates on their positions on women, and if women can coordinate their efforts to elect women, or men who will think positively, and will appoint women – there is hope.“And if women will make themselves heard in every aspect of their lives, if they will insist on equal opportunity, on equal pay, on equal service, on an equal voice in policy decisions, and on the vital questions that affect their lives – then there is also hope."Perhaps, most important of all, if the man in power can realize the utter inequality and lack of noblesse oblige in their self-serving attitudes, then there is hope.“And then someday women of my age will be able to say with utter honest and pride, that her classmates and friends are no longer heavily weighted on the home-making, odd-job end of the career scale; and that the one or two women industrial executives, professors, etc., that she may know, will be joined by a good proportion of the class, with individual capability and qualifications the sole basis of achievement.“And when that halcyon day arrives, I will sit back and agree with my academic friend that yes, indeed, women really do have power and influence, and that they really do reap the fruits of their labors, as well as the respect of their peers, both male and female.”
"We wanted to inform you that, at last night's meeting of the MG PTO, it was voted to disband the Mt. Greylock Parent Teacher Organization, Inc.," said the email over the name of Odetta Klass, the PTO's co-president. It added: "The parents that were present at last night's meeting are going to hold another meeting on June 20 at 6 p.m. to discuss organizing and forming a new parent group. It may or may not be called the PTO."
Klass has served as co-president of the PTO for three years, two of those with Stephanie Santore as co-president.
"We wanted to personally thank the Mt. Greylock faculty, administration and staff for their support, encouragement and appreciation for the work, time, money and effort that has gone into all the work the PTO has done over the past three years. You guys have been open, attentive, and thoughtful and we want you to know that all of us who have been active in the PTO for the past 3 years greatly appreciate that."
The email added: "Greylock Cooks!, which is a separate entity that was birthed out of the PTO two years ago, will continue to exist as a separate entity, not unlike the Friends of the Arts. I will chair the Greylock Cooks! parent group.
"Greylock Cooks! will continue to support the monthly "Snack Attacks", where food and beverages are provided at the monthly all-faculty meetings. We will also continue to organize the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon each Spring and we will also continue our community building efforts through the glorious wonders of food!"
"As things are changing and evolving at Mt. Greylock, it stands to reason that our parent groups would change and evolve as well. These are exciting times and I look forward to continuing to serve the MGRSH community through Greylock Cooks!."