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.