Midwifery History Caucus
We are a forum open to members of all ages who are passionate about collecting and archiving the stories of our esteemed midwife predecessors.
FAQsHow can I join? Call or email Karen McGee 513-919-1542 [email protected] or Connie Dewees 828-269-5544 [email protected]
Are there dues? We ask a one-time donation for operating costs of $25. Send your donation payable to Roberta Poirier; mail to her at 2300 Duncan Rd, Bloomer WI 54724. [email protected]
What is the focus of the Caucus? To complete and preserve interviews of senior midwives; to involve senior midwives with ACNM; to find educational topics of interest to senior midwives for the Annual Meeting.
Is there a format for doing the interviews? Yes, the Interview Guidelines are available to download on this page.
Leadership TeamKaren McGee, Connie Dewees, Candace Curlee, GeeGee Blair.
MeetingsYearly at the ACNM Annual Meeting. First annual meeting May 2016. Phone meetings as needed.
Standard Rules of Procedure (SROP)Purpose: To provide a forum for ACNM members who have an interest in collecting and archiving the history of midwifery through interviews of midwives.
a. Membership will be composed of at least 15 ACNM members at all times.II General Activities and Restriction
a. Participate in the collection of individual interviews with midwives who have or are practicing, educating and advocating for midwifery. The interviews will have similar structure but various formats. The interviews will be archived so that they will be available to the public. Publicity and use of the interviews will be determined by the caucus with guidance from the ACNM Board.
a. The officers will be elected from among the group.IV Qualifications and Responsibilities of the Chairperson:
(The first 3 items [a-c] apply to all members of a governing committee)
V Qualification of Members
a. Member of the ACNM in good standing.
a. The History Caucus will meet yearly during the ACNM Annual Membership Meeting.VII Finances
a. Dues, fees to cover meeting expenses or other financial requirement for
a. The caucus may be dissolved by vote of simple majority of its members.Upon dissolution, all caucus monies must be disposed of in a manner agreed to by the members of the caucus.
Original logo art, Twined Trees, courtesy of Mo Conlan: writers-resources-café.com/gallery-art-by-mo.html