AAUW of Georgia 2022 Convention


April 23! That’s the day for the AAUW of Georgia 2022 Convention—the first on in three years. (Registrations due by April 15th)

Byron, Georgia Welcome Center! That’s the place.

9:30 a.m.! That’s the time.

Gloria Blackwell! Our new national CEO will welcome us on Zoom and will share national concerns and ideas as well as our questions.

Cathy Cox! This very accomplished woman is our keynoter.

All day! That’s when we get to reconnect and share with our fellow AAUW members across the state.

More here, including the registration form, in the March Cherokee Rose.

If you would like to attend but are reluctant to drive down to Byron or would like travel companions, please contact Mary Lynn Merkle. There are some carpool possibilities.

It will be a good day! It’ll be a better day if you’re there!

Branch Public Policy Update

The Atlanta Branch published an update to Public Policy that includes sections on Georgia Legislative Update, AAUW Public Policy Resources, and Become Involved!. Click here to view the update and here for the March 31, 2022 outcome.

Branch Meeting – Immigration Law

On Saturday, March 5th the Branch enjoyed and learned from an excellent presentation by Mr. Charles Kuck, the founder and managing partner of Kuck Baxter Immigration Law, a well-respected Atlanta firm.  It was apparent to those of us in attendance that our U.S. Immigration Law is outdated, difficult to manage and enforce, and very unwelcoming.

We should all be pleased that there are people like Charles Kuck and other members of his firm who are watching out for those people who are caught in the immigration web.

For those who want more information, Mr. Kuck has provided the following information.

Charles H. Kuck
Managing Partner
365 Northridge Road
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: (404) 816-8611
Direct Dial: (404) 949-8154
Fax: (404) 816-8615

Directions/Parking Info for Branch Membership Tea

Agnes Scott College follows a mask mandate that requires all members of our community and visitors to wear masks. Masks are mandatory for everyone indoors and optional only for vaccinated members while outdoors.
Bullock Science Center
100 E Dougherty St #298
Decatur, GA 30030
We are meeting in the Baker Atrium.
Parking/Building Access: 
Please see below a picture of the Agnes Scott campus map. Our event will be located in building number 17. You will be able to park in the LOT located between building 17 and 8 on East Dougherty Street. You can also park in the Parking Deck labeled P2 on the map.
(click to enlarge image.)

Bea Meyer’s Memorial Service

Earlier this year, branch member and past President Beatrice (Bea) Meyer passed away. Bea’s memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m. at Clairmont Presbyterian Church. CPC is located at 1994 Clairmont Road, Decatur GA 30033. Her daughter, Julianna, is organizing the service.

For her obituary, as published in the AJC, click here:  https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/atlanta/name/beatrice-meyer-obituary?pid=198524109

May 1st Branch Meeting Highlights

On May 1st, we had our first in-person branch meeting since the pandemic began. It was very heartwarming to see all those who attended, both in-person and via Zoom!

We started our meeting with guest speaker Jeff Graham. Graham, Executive Director of Georgia Equality, graciously shared a presentation with us entitled 2021 AAUW LGBT Issues. Click to download his PowerPoint presentation if you are interested in the statistics and plans that were shared with us.

After the presentation, the AAUW Atlanta Branch Funds Committee recognized six members for their continued dedication to our Branch with Certificates of our Appreciation. These members are: Pat Bevis, Sharon Bevis-Hoover, Betty Slater, Betty Arden, Rose Cannon, and Velma Tilley. Our many thanks to these women for their support!

The election results were also shared.

President 2022-2024: Velma Tilley

Board Secretary 2021-2023: Marcy Nader

General Meeting Secretary 2021-2023: Kay Collins

Congratulations to these members!