Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - M
A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter M including the American Institute for Marxist Studies and the Millard Filmore Society.
Marijuana Laws, National Organization for the Reform of, 2317 M St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
. . . Founded in 1970 as a "nonprofit public interest lobby working for the elimination of criminal penalties for smoking marijuana." Does not encourage or advocate the use of marijuana but feels that "unjust laws, like the current marijuana laws, do irreparable harm to our entire legal system." Cost for joining is $10 for students and the military, $15 for all others. Publishes a newsletter, The Leaflet. Members have included Ramsey Clark and Dr. Benjamin Spock. 20,000 members, 50 chapters.
Marxist Studies, American Institute for, 20 E. 30th St., New York, N.Y. 10016
. . . Founded in 1964. Is a nonprofit, educational, research, and bibliographical institute "to help foster Marxist scholarship in the U.S.; to help produce a dialogue among Marxist and non-Marxist scholars." Members represent varied philosophic outlooks but all "are agreed as to the significance of the Marxist and all believe that only through the fullest and most cordial discussion and intellectual intercourse can the cause of science and of reason be served." No membership dues. Subscription to the bimonthly newsletter AIMS is $4, which lists current publications available through the institute. 3,600 members.
Mayflower Descendants, General Society of, P.O. Box 297, Plymouth, Mass. 02360
. . . Founded in 1897 "to perpetuate the memory of our Pilgrim Fathers, to maintain and defend the principle of civil and religious liberty as set forth in the Compact of the Mayflower, to cherish and maintain the ideals and institutions of American freedom." Publishes original material in regard to the Pilgrims. Preserves and marks historical spots made memorable by the Pilgrims. Applicants for membership "must be of bona fide descent from one of the 23 families on the Mayflower who are presently known to have descendants." Publishes the Mayflower Index and The Mayflower Quarterly. Fees differ according to which branch of the 50 State societies you join. Members have included President Taft, astronaut Alan Shepard, Nelson and Winthrop Rockefeller, Grandma Moses, Bing Crosby, and Edie Adams. 16,000 members.
Millard Fillmore Society, 43 N. Madison Ave., Spring Valley, N.Y. 10977
. . . Founded in 1963 "to perpetuate the memory of the 13th President, holding his actions as exemplary examples of inconsistency." Members point out that Fillmore, "the most forgotten President of the U.S.," was "the 1st to establish the White House Library, the 1st to have a bathtub, an iron cookstove, and a stepmother." Sponsors an annual birthday party for Fillmore on January 7 and a national essay contest. Topic: "What would America be today had there been no Millard Fillmore?"--cash prizes are awarded to winners. Holds a yearly Millard Fillmore Day at Shea Stadium to raise funds so that institutionalized children can attend a New York Mets baseball game. A donation to the society entitles one to membership. Will soon publish a magazine, Milestones with Millard. 15 chapters.
Monopoly Association, United States, 1866 City National Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 48226
. . . Founded in 1963 for enthusiastic players of Monopoly, the real-estate trading game distributed by Parker Brothers, Inc. Initiation fee is $7, with annual renewal dues of $6. Holds an annual tournament in October. Publishes Tourney Notes. 450 members.
Mothers-in-Law Club International, Inc., 699 Park Lane, Cedarhurst, Long Island, N.Y. 11516
. . . Founded in 1971 "to provide aid to every family throughout the country and world and to dispel the hackneyed concept of the mother-in-law myth." Dues are $10 per year. Issues a newsletter. Holds monthly meetings.
Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc., National Organization of, c/o Mrs. Thomas Meyer, 5402 Amberwood Lane, Rockville, Md. 20853
. . . Founded in 1960 "to broaden the understanding of those aspects of child development and rearing which relate especially to twins, through interchange of information between parents, educators, doctors, and others with a direct interest and appropriate experience." Application fee is $5, dues are $20, plus an annual 25 cent membership fee. Publishes MOTC's Notebook, the official newsletter which reports the latest news on research projects, plus other articles of interest to mothers of twins. 9,000 members, 225 chapters.
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