Date: June 1, 1967
Location: Dayton, OH
Newspaper: The Journal Herald
The women of UMATT were informally organized yesterday afternoon at a “feminar” at the University of Dayton.
The auxiliary in the United Missionary Air Training and Transport (UMATT) hopes to further interest in the Marianist organization which transports doctors and nurses and flies other mercy missions throughout east Africa.
This morning a desk manned by a volunteer went into service at the University of Dayton (UD) which is headquarters for UMATT. First volunteer to report is Mrs. Marie Orndorf, one of a handful of women at the organization meeting at which representatives were present from the Council of Negro Women, the United Church Women, the Church Federation of Greater Dayton, the University of Dayton Monther’s club and Wright-Patterson Air Force base.
Miss Jane Hamilton, professor of English at UD, is temporary chairman of the new organization dedicated to the personal aid concept.
Initial plans of the group include the establishment of a speakers’ bureau to bring to the attention of the community the work of UMATT.
In the fall Sister Michael Therese Ryan, known as the flying nun, will be sponsored in a speaking appearance here.
Meantime, volunteers will supply information regarding the new organization and UMATT from the desk at the university. An extension number off the main university telephone number has been assigned.