Join Us for the October Meeting: Women in Politics

The October Branch meeting will be held at the Ansley Golf Club (196 Montgomery Ferry Drive, Atlanta, 30309) on Saturday, October 28, from 10 am to 12 pm. This meeting will provide members the opportunity to hear from a representative of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute plus two Atlanta mayoral candidates, Mary Norwood and Cathy Woolard. (Other candidates were invited but unable to participate.)

Because AAUW is a non-partisan organization, we hope this meeting will inform members and their guests about experiences of these speakers as women in politics and their views on public policy issues affecting women and girls.

The menu features sun-dried tomato and feta quiche, asparagus, and parmesan-crusted tomatoes; cost of the brunch is $18.00 per person. Please respond to the evite or notify hospitality@aauwatlanta.org by Monday, October 23. See you there!

One Member, One Vote

The AAUW National Election is now underway. All AAUW members are eligible to elect candidates for the Board of Directors and vote on the  proposed Public Policy Program and bylaws amendments. Everything you need to know about the election process, candidates, issues, and proposed changes to the public policy program and amendments to the bylaws can be found in the Spring 2017 AAUW Outlook election section.

If you are unable to vote online, the preferred method, you may request a paper ballot before May 4; call 800.326.2289 with your name, member ID, city and state. All ballots must be postmarked by May 29. Online voting ends on June 15 at 9 pm.

Only a small percentage of members actually voted in the last national election. We can do better! Review the materials in Outlook or online at the AAUW national election site. Please vote to shape the future of AAUW.

Closing Out Our Branch Year

Plan to attend our annual meeting to be held at Cross Creek Cafe (1221 Cross Creek Parkway NW) on May 6 from 11 am to 1 pm. It is a time to celebrate Branch accomplishments for 2016-2017. There will also be a presentation by Trees Atlanta. Members will order from the menu and receive individual checks. It is also time for membership renewal, and Kay Collins, our Vice President for membership, will gladly take your checks.

Evites for this event have already been sent. If you have not received an evite, please contact our Program Chairs, Amira Saleh or Betty Arden at hospitality@aauwatlanta.org.
as soon as possible.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

A Great Opportunity to Get Better Acquainted with Branch Members

Perhaps you have recently joined the AAUW Atlanta Branch, or perhaps you are a long-time member.  In either case, come to the March 25 meeting and learn more about the wonderful members who belong to our Branch.  The meeting will be held at the Peachtree Presbyterian Church at 3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta 30305, from 10 am to noon.  We will gather in the Saint Andrew’s Room (2209) to celebrate Women’s History Month and explore the members’ gallery.  There will also be brunch and a business meeting.  Cost of this event is $20. (cash or check).

Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the women who share membership in our Branch.  And if you are interested in bringing something to share, please contact Amira Saleh (amirasaleh23@gmail.com) to become part of this program.

You should have already received an evite for this meeting.  Please RSVP by March 11.   Looking forward to an interesting day!

Atlanta Women for Equality and Title IX

Our February 4 meeting will introduce Branch members to Atlanta Women for Equality (AWE), a non-profit organization providing free legal advocacy for low income women and girls facing sex discrimination in the workplace or at school, and working  to expand economic  and educational opportunities for women and girls. AWE also works with schools and workplaces to meet standards of equal treatment.

We will meet at the Neiman Marcus Cafe, located on the lower level of Lenox Square, beginning at 11 am.  The official address is 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326.  The menu includes Mandarin orange souffle, chicken salad with sliced almonds, seasonal fruit, and sweet bread.  Beverages include house brewed tea and coffee, or sodas.  Cost of the lunch is $20 (cash or check made out to AAUW Atlanta Branch).  You should already have received the evite to this meeting; please RSVP by January 28.  Contact hospitality@aauwatlanta.org if you have questions.  See you there!

Welcome to 2017!

AAUW Atlanta Branch had a splendid holiday party on December 11, held at the home of Mary and Darwin Womack.  The food selections were great, as was the punch.  In addition to our regular members in attendance, we welcomed  AAUW Fellowship winners Priya Paul (Georgia Perimeter College), Faizat Badmus-Busari (Emory University), and  Cleyana Mayweather (Emory University).  These young women shared their current academic work and their plans for the future.  There was also a silent auction and proceeds from the auction raised $448. for AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.

Another highlight of this celebration was the announcement of the Named Grant Honorees for 2016.  They are:  Myra Carmon, 2014-2016 Branch President; Wendy Venet, Branch Program Vice President for 2014-2016; Deborah Karvey, 2016 Bookfair Chair and member of the Cobb County Branch; and Louise King Mitchell, in memoriam.  Special recognition was given to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Buckhead Branch, for allowing us to hold Board meetings there; and Whole Foods Market, Inc., Briarcliff location, a book drop that accepts many donations throughout the year.

We look ahead to another busy year for our Branch.  Please join us for our 2017 meetings in February, March, and May.  More information about these meetings will be forthcoming.