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Finding aid for the El Nido Services and Lodges records 0409
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By-laws 1954-1979

Scope and Content

This series contains the Agency's by-laws from the 1950s through the 1970s. There are numerous drafts of by-law amendments with hand-written notes on the margins of the drafts or on memos attached to the drafts. It seems this folder was created in preparation for the 1978 split between the National Council of Jewish Women and the Agency soon to be renamed El Nido Services, since it also contains legal documents pertaining to the official name change from the "Council of Jewish Women" to "El Nido Services." (See also Series 5 for more Name Changes Documents.)
Box 1, Folder 1

Bylaws documents 1954-1978

Box 1, Folder 2-3

Bylaws drafts 1976-1977

Box 1, Folder 4

Name change documents 1978-1979


Tax Status 1932-1979

Scope and Content

This series contains correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service and California State officials granting the Agency, under its various names, tax exemption. There is also correspondence between the Agency and other local and federal government agencies regarding clarification of bank laws, property tax, and information for the tax return filings of various board members. Also in this series is a 1973 letter from a board member urging Governor Reagan to pass the Tax Exempt Bill.
Box 1, Folder 5

El Nido Lodge tax exemption 1942-1971

Box 1, Folder 6

IRS classification status 509(a) 1933-1971

Box 1, Folder 7

IRS admission tax dues 1932-1933

Box 1, Folder 8

IRS exemption from bank and corporate franchise tax 1936-1954

Box 1, Folder 9

Board members' tax returns 1966-1974

Box 1, Folder 10

Property tax exemption 1955, 1979

Box 1, Folder 11

Exemption for unemployment insurance 1938-1960

Box 1, Folder 12

CA state exemption requests 1943-1973

Box 1, Folder 13

FICA Social Security tax 1951-1956

Box 1, Folder 14

Exemption from sales tax 1941, 1954

Box 1, Folder 15

Regulations information on tax exempt organizations 1945, 1953


Property Management 1964-1981

Scope and Content

The Property Management series contains property titles; blueprints of the various properties; leases; correspondence and memos regarding building safety, building payments, and building insurance. There are also statistical reports on the number of girls served at each lodge. Other information indirectly relating to the properties held by the Agency such as freeway zoning in the area and maps are included, too.
Box 1, Folder 16

El Nido Lodges fire prevention systems 1974-1977

Box 1, Folder 17

El Nido Lodges disaster plans 1974

Box 1, Folder 18

Hayworth and Beverly properties documents 1967-1974

Box 1, Folder 19

El Nido Martel location 1964-1973

Box 1, Folder 20

Opposition to zoning 1968-1979

Box 1, Folder 21

Title search insurance of grant deed 1978

Box 1, Folder 22

CA state agency for surplus property 1977

Box 1, Folder 23

El Nido lease, Beverly and Hayworth 1981


Budget 1949-1983

Scope and Content

This series contains reports for staffing, program revenue, estimated spending projects, tables showing expenditures, financial statements, and statistical charts on the number of girls served at each lodge.
Box 1, Folder 24

Services to foreign born 1949-1953

Box 1, Folder 25

5-year trends in agency 1971-1977

Box 1, Folder 26-27

Agency staffing patterns 1972-1976

Box 1, Folder 28

Financial statements 1982-1983

Box 1, Folder 29

Administration notes 1975-1977


Board of Directors 1964-1985

Scope and Content

This series makes up the bulk of the collection. There are separate folders for the various Board Committees, and most folders are roughly in chronological order. Most folders contain minutes of either Committee or annual Board meetings. Announcements and invitations of the Agency’s meetings and special guests are included, as well as slides from a 1980 meeting and a guest signature book for meetings held between 1981-1984.
Box 2, Folder 1

Meeting announcements 1966-1983

Box 2, Folder 2

Annual meetings 1979

Box 2, Folder 3

Executive Committee 1979-1982

Box 2, Folder 4

Guest book 1981

Box 2, Folder 5

Board meeting notices 1983-1985

Box 2, Folder 6

Joint committee meetings 1964, 1982

Box 2, Folder 7-8

Staff committee 1979-1980

Box 2, Folder 9

Personnel committee 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 10

Board of Director parties 1985

Box 2, Folder 11

Annual meeting 1980

Box 2, Folder 12

Membership committee 1984

Box 2, Folder 13

Committee assignments 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 14

Board of Directors lists 1976-1981

Box 2, Folder 15

Annual meeting 1984

Box 2, Folder 16

Board meeting minutes 1980-1982

Box 2, Folder 17

Membership committee 1983-1984

Box 2, Folder 18

Community involvement committee 1973-1979

Box 2, Folder 19

Agency section agreements 1977-1980

Box 2, Folder 20

Various drafts and final forms 1978-1979


Public Relations 1980-1986

Scope and Content

This series contains news articles about El Nido, press releases from the Agency, and brochures. It also contains Publicity Committee memos and scripts of television spots and contact information for broadcasters.
Box 1, Folder 30

El Nido News 1981-1983

Box 2, Folder 21

El Nido press publicity 1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 22

Agency public relations plans and projects 1981-1982

Box 2, Folder 23

Press releases 1980-1981

Box 2, Folder 24

Other agency newsletters 1981-1985

Box 2, Folder 25

El Nido News 1982-1986

Box 2, Folder 26

El Nido draft press releases 1981-1985

Box 2, Folder 27

Broadcasting information 1983-1986


Correspondence 1973-1986

Scope and Content

This series contains general correspondence and correspondence with other members of the California Association of Residence Centers.
Box 2, Folder 28

Correspondence 1984

Box 2, Folder 29

Correspondence 1985-1986

Box 2, Folder 30

Correspondence 1973-1980


Programs 1969-1980

Scope and Content

This series contains statistics of children served at the El Nido lodges, childcare agreements with Los Angeles County, and a guide for counseling techniques utilized by the Los Angeles County elementary schools. Interestingly, there is a Masters thesis included in a folder evaluating the effectiveness of residence center program of El Nido lodge, that indicate several weaknesses of El Nido Services.
Box 2, Folder 31

Dues 1975-1978

Box 2, Folder 32

Information on other CRC centers 1979-1980

Box 2, Folder 33

El Nido exploratory study [Master's thesis] 1969

Box 2, Folder 34

"Evaluating an Agency-School Group Counseling Program" 1974

Box 2, Folder 35

Evaluation--El Nido 1974-1976

Box 2, Folder 36

El Nido program review 1975-1978

Box 2, Folder 37

Los Angeles County 1975-1979

Box 2, Folder 38

Reports on evaluation of El Nido 1970-1980

Box 2, Folder 39

"A Guide to Group Counseling in Elementary Schools" 1969


Fundraising 1981-1984

Scope and Content

This series contains copies of fundraising membership appeals and memos requesting donations. There is also information on an El Nido program to consolidate health services for "at-risk youth" and a grant rejection letter.
Box 2, Folder 40

Information cards 1984

Box 2, Folder 41

Drew Medical School grant 1981

Box 2, Folder 42

Gardena Employee Assistance program 1983


Publications 1970s

Scope and Content

This series contains brochures that the Agency produced for families going through divorce and gives the families advice on how to deal with potential conflicts with their former spouses. Presented from the perspective of helping the child adjust in these situations, the brochures provide very practical information.
Box 2, Folder 43

Conciliation court brochures 1970s

Box 2, Folder 44

[Article on role of grandparents during divorce] 1979