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Rotary International / Women Members Controversy #498095

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 28, 1978
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(Studio) Rotary International's expulsion of California club for accepting 3 women as mbrs. reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Duarte, California) Duarte, California, Rotary Club's acceptance of 3 women as mbrs., its defiance of Rotary International's order to expel them and International's revocation of Duarte club's charter reported Film of club meeting shown. [Duarte club pres. Richard KEY - says club tries to solve problem through Rotary, but will move to courts if this can't be accomplished. Notes club's position that this is human rights issue.] Reasons for International's decision given by International pres. West Jack Davis cited. [DAVIS - says what's acceptable in one cntry. or group of cntrys. may not be so in other cntrys. in which Rotary Clubs serve.] [Duarte Rotary member Donna BOGART - cites feelings with regard to Rotary International's reactions.] Duarte club's plans to fight International's expulsion reported

Brinkley, David;
Neal, Roy

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