CCLOW Newfoundland is developing a pilot project on Women and Pre-technology. Carol Jones spent seven weeks this summer at Dalhousie University, so had the opportunity to visit Linda MacDonald, N.S. Director, and read CCLOW N.S. reports on the subject.
We are recruiting new members and plan a large campaign at the November conference on the Charter of Rights in St. John's. CCLOW Newfoundland will continue to encourage the Secretary of State to republish Feminist Organizational Manual and will join other groups in lobbying the legislative assembly on women's issues.
Networking in Nova Scotia has reached out to establish contacts across the Atlantic Ocean to Scotland. Dr. Janet Eaton, outgoing CCLOW Nova Scotia Director, visited Scotland for workshops and a conference; and Dr. Elisabeth Gerver, Dir. of the Scottish Institute for Adult Education, met with N.S. members in September. Dr. Gerver expressed her interest in our type of network, as well as sharing information and exchanging adult educators.
A number of projects have been completed, at both the national and provincial level. A brief has been submitted to the National Task Force on Day Care emphasizing the importance of child care in enabling many women to participate in educational and training opportunities. The provincial survey, Learning Needs of Rural Women, was presented at a weekend workshop by the research group. The report and meeting have generated quite a bit of interest in CCLOW among women administrators in rural parts of the province.
The Eastern Shore (ESLOW) group has received a grant from Secretary of State to establish a women's centre in the rural community of Sheet Harbor.
The October program of CCLOW was highlighted by a presentation by member Patricia Morris on women's learning styles and their impact in the larger social context. Meetings planned for late Fall include one with Sec. State staff on local issues for women's learning.