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Editor , educator , consultant , writer

Betty Jane Mathias, American Communications and community affairs consultant, writer, editor, lecturer ( ind: service)communications and community affairs consultant, writer, editor, lecturer. Recipient Grand Cross of Color award International Order of Rainbow for Girls, 1955. Order Eastern Star (life, worthy matron 1952, publicity chairman California state 1955), Editor East BayMag., 1966-1967, TIA Traveler, 1969, Concepts, 1979-1983.

Background

Mathias, Betty Jane was born on October 22, 1923 in East Ely, Nevada, United States. Daughter of Royal F. and Dollie B. (Bowman) Mathias.

Education

Student, Merritt Business School, 1941—1942. Student, San Francisco State University, 1941—1942.

Career

Assistant publicity director Oakland (California) Area War Chest and Community Chest, 1943-1946. Public relations American Legion, Oakland, 1946-1947. Assistant to public relations director Center Bank of Oakland, 1947-1949.

Public relations director East Bay chapter of National Safety Council, 1949-1951. Proprietor, manager Mathias Public Rels. Agency, Oakland, 1951-1960.

General assignment reporter and teen news editor Daily Review, Hayward, California, 1960-1962. Freelance public relations and writing, Oakland, 1962-1966, 67-69. Director corporation communications Systech Finance Corporation, Walnut Creek, California, 1969-1971.

Vice president corporation communications Consolidated Capital companies, Oakland, 1972-1979, v.p.community affairs, Emeryville, California, 1981-1984, vice president special projects, 1984-1985. Vice-president, director Consolidated Capital Realty Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Oakland, 1973-1977. Vice-president, director Centennial Advisory Corporation, Oakland, 1976-1977.

Communications consultant, 1979^. Consultant Mountainair Realty, Cameron Park, California, 1986-1987. Public relations coordinator Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, 1989-1990.

Lectr.in field; board directors Oakland Young Women’s Christian Association, 1944-1945, American Red Cross, Oakland, Southern AlamedaCounty chapter, 1967-1969, Family Center, Children's Hospital Medical Center Northern California, 1982-1985, March of Dimes, 1983-1985, Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek, California, 1983-1984, also secretary. Adult and publications advisory International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, 1953-1978. Communications arts advising committee Ohlone (California) College, 1979-1985, chairman, 1982-1984.

Member of advisory board department mass communications California State University-Hayward, 1985. President San Francisco Bay Area chapter National Reyes Syndrome Foundation, 1981-1986. Volunteer staff Columbia Actors' Repertory, Columbia, California, 1986-1987, 89.

Member Executive Board, editor newsletter Tuolumne County Democratic Club, 1987. Publicity chairman 4thof July celebration Tuolumne County Chamber of C., 1988. Volunteer children's department Tuolumne County Public Library., 1993^.

Volunteer Annual Cmty. Christmas Eve Dinner, Sonora, California, 1988-1996. Member of advisory committee Ride Away Center for Therapeutic Riding for the Handicapped, 1995-1996, volunteer, Hold Your Horses Therapeutic Riding Academy, 1997.

Volunteer Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau and Film Commission, 1996^.

Works

Membership

Board directors Oakland Young Women’s Christian Association, 1944-1945, American Red Cross, Oakland, Southern Alameda County chapter, 1967-1969, Family Center, Children's Hospital Medical Center Northern California, 1982-1985, March of Dimes, 1983-1985, Equestrian Center of Walnut Creek, California, 1983-1984, also secretary. Member Women's Ambulance and Transport Corps of California, Oakland, 1942-1946. Active United Service Organizations and Shrine Hospitality Centers, Oakland, United Service Organizations-Travelers Aid Society, Oakland, 1942-1946.

Publicist Oakland Area War Bond Committee, 1943-1946. Adult and publications advisory International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, 1953-1978. Communications arts advisory committee Ohlone (California) College, 1979-1985, chairman, 1982-1984.

Member advisory board department mass communications California State University-Hayward, 1985. President, founder San Francisco Bay Area chapter National Reyes Syndrome Foundation, 1981-1986. Volunteer staff Columbia Actors' Repertory, Columbia, California, 1986-1987, 89.

Member executive board, editor newsletter Tuolumne County Democratic Club, 1987. Publicity chairman 4th of July celebration Tuolumne County Chamber of C., 1988. Volunteer children's department Tuolumne County Public Library., 1993-1997.

Volunteer Annual Comty. Christmas Eve Dinner, Sonora, California, 1988-1996. Member advisory committee Ride Away Center for Therapeutic Riding for the Handicapped, 1995-1996, volunteer Hold Your Horses Therapeutic Riding Academy, 1997.

Volunteer Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau and Film Commission, 1996-1999. Member Order Eastern Star (life, worthy matron 1952, publicity chairman California state 1955), East Bay Women's Press Club (president 1960, 84).

Connections

1 child, Dena.

father:
Royal F. Mathias

mother:
Dollie B. (Bowman) Mathias

child:
Dena Mathias