Groups, Organizations, Meetings and Clubs - W
A list of groups, organizations, meetings, and clubs beginning with the letter W including the Wild Horse Organized Assistance and Defenders of Wildlife.
Wild Horse Organized Assistance, Inc., P.O. Box 555, Reno, Nev. 89504
. . . Founded in 1971 by Velma B. ("Wild Horse Annie") Johnston "to provide care and protection for wild free-roaming horses and burros, and to take whatever steps necessary for the protection and survival of endangered wild horse and burro foals." Conducts field studies, distributes educational material, and provides scholarships for research. Publishes a news bulletin twice a year. Membership is $2 for juniors (under 18), $5 for adults, and $15 for families. Members have included Amanda Blake (Miss Kitty of Gunsmoke fame) and Albert G. Miller (writer of the television series Fury, a story about a boy and his horse). 10,000 members.
Wildlife, Defenders of, 2000 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
. . . Founded in 1925 for "the preservation of all forms of wildlife." Publishes Defenders of Wildlife News. Membership cost is $5. 40,000 members.
Wizard of Oz Club, The International, c/o Fred M. Meyer, 220 N. 11th St., Escanaba, Mich. 49829
. . . Founded in 1957 "to promote reading, collecting, and enjoyment of the work of L. Frank Baum and his associates and successors in Oz." Publishes a magazine, The Baum Bugle, which tells how to recognize 1st editions of Baum books, contains short stories and other writings by Baum, and features Oz music, advertising, and comic strips. Issues, once a year, Oziana which contains stories, poems, and artwork by club members. Distributes Oz Trading Post where members list Baum and Oz materials for sale or trade. Sponsors annual conventions for the Merrylanders, the Gillikins, the Ozmopolitans, the Munchkins, the Quadlings, the Winkies--of Oz. Cost for joining is $2.50 a year. 1,100 members.
Woman's Own Name, Center for a, 261 Kimberly, Barrington, Ill. 60010
. . . Founded in 1973. Its purpose is "to eliminate discrimination against women who choose to determine their own names despite their marital status, and to educate the public through the collecting, compiling, and distributing of information and materials relating to the names issue." Issues a 56-page booklet, "For Women Who Wish to Determine Their Own Names After Marriage," which covers the basic aspects of names law, children's names, common law and court procedures for name change, historical viewpoints on the issue, comments from persons who have visited the center, and quotations from authorities in the field. Has established an international network comprised of 200 individuals, agencies, and attorneys who provide information and/or support to persons on a local basis.
World Future Society, P.O. Box 30369, Bethesda Branch, Washington, D.C. 20014
. . . Founded in 1966 as a "nonprofit, independent association of scientists, scholars, government officials, businessmen, and others interested in possible social and technological developments during the coming years." Acts as a clearinghouse or forum for forecasts and other ideas about the future. Membership is open to all interested in the future. Annual dues are $10 and include a subscription to the bimonthly journal The Futurist. Offers members reduced prices on books, a speakers' bureau, a placement service, the right to participate in local groups, invitations to the periodic general assemblies, and other programs of the society. About 12% of membership is outside the U.S. 15,000 members, 72 chapters.
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