IMPORTANT NEWS FOR ATLANTA BRANCH MEMBERS

Our Branch president, Diana Witt, announces “It is with regret that I think we must cancel the May 2nd meeting.” Our programs are subject to the guidelines set out by the CDC and Governor Kemp, and the health of our members and their guests takes priority during the Covid19 pandemic.

Of course, this leaves us with the problem of elections. and installation of newly elected officers. At this time, the Board will be working with Diana to set out a revised election process. When a decision is finalized, members will be notified and the information posted on this website.

Please continue to protect your health by observing the CDC and state guidelines during this difficult time.

March Branch Meeting

The March 21, 2020 Branch meeting, scheduled to be held at the Cross Creek Cafe, has been canceled, in compliance with recommendations from the CDC and Governor Kemp.  We regret that we will be unable to hear from Jeff Graham, Executive Director of Georgia Equality, our scheduled speaker.

Please check our website for information about changes in other Atlanta Branch activities.

Diana Witt
President,
AAUW Atlanta Branch

2019 Holiday Party!

Our Branch has much to celebrate in this holiday season, so please plan to attend our annual holiday party on Saturday, December 14. from 10 am to 1:30 pm, at the home of Gillian Horsley, 126 Beverly Road NE, Atlanta, 30309. Park your car on Doncaster Street!

This is a new time frame and location for our gathering. We will have a light brunch, including dessert and wine, plus a silent auction. National scholarship winners from Georgia have been invited to join us and share information about their research. And the 2019 Named Grant Scholarship recipients will be revealed.

So this is an event you will not want to miss! Please respond to your evite or email hospitality@aauwatlanta.org. You can also call Billie Collier or Betty Slater for more information.

Women in the Arts

Come to the Branch meeting on Saturday, November 16th, from 11 am to 1:30 pm to hear from historian Jeff Clemmons and learn about Atlanta’s Westview Cemetery. Our meeting will be held at the Lenox Bar and Grill located in the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center, 3405 Lenox Road, Atlanta, 30326.

There will be a business meeting and we will get some highlights of the 60th annual Bookfair.

Members can use the hotel’s valet parking or park at Lenox Square and walk across the street to the hotel. We will order from the menu.

Please respond to your evite or contact either Billie Collier or Betty Slater by November 12th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

AAUW National Election

ATTENTION ATLANTA BRANCH MEMBERS
Don’t forget to vote in the 2019 AAUW National Election. You should have received an email dated April 1 containing your membership ID and a PIN, both of which are required for voting.

This year members are electing a board chair and vice chair and ten national board directors and voting to approve or disapprove proposed changes to the 2019-2021 Public Policy Principles.

Just log in to the AAUW website national election page. There are links to information about all the candidates, and you can submit questions to any candidate. Voting closes on May 14 at 6 pm. Please exercise your right to vote. It’s your AAUW and your voice counts!

2019 Nominating Committee Report

The Nominating Committee (Sharon Bevis-Hoover, Dana Gordon, Mary Lynn Merkle, Bea Meyer, and Betty Arden (chair) announces the following slate of officers to stand for election at the May 4 meeting:

Co-presidents-elect; Cele Covatta and Wendy Venet
Branch secretary: Marcy Nader
Board secretary: Kay Collins
Finance officer: Huiping Du
Nominating committee: the current committee listed above has agreed to serve a second term.

The co-presidents will begin their term on July 1, 2020 and serve through June 2022. The current Branch secretary will be serving a second term, and the current Board is completing the 2018-2019 term of the previous Board secretary. The Finance officer is completing the 2019-2020 term of the previous Finance Officer.

Election of these women will take place at the annual Branch meeting on May 4. There will be an opportunity for nominations from the floor. Please plan to attend and support the newly elected officers!