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February Branch Meeting

You already know we will be meeting on Saturday, February 3, at St. James United Methodist Church from 11 am to 1 pm. Here is some more information about the meeting.

The program features Staci Fox, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southeast. Jason’s Deli will be providing assorted box lunches; cost will be $15.00, cash or check. You should have received an evite and please RSVP by Monday, January 29th.

St. James United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Loridans Drive. Use the Loridans Drive entrance to the back parking lot behind the church. Enter the far left door into the Sunday School building and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. We will gather in room 305-309.

Please join us for an informative meeting!

Jingle, Mingle, and Mix Holiday Party!

The AAUW Atlanta Branch will hold its annual holiday celebration on Sunday, December 3, from 3 to 5 pm at the home of Mary and Darwin Womack. There will be a silent auction, plenty of delicious food, and lots of time to visit with members and their guests. National scholarship winners have also been invited, and hearing about their research is always exciting!

The Board will meet at 2:15 prior to the party. There will also be a short but important business meeting as part of our gathering.

Please plan to attend–it won’t be the same without you!

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 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
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 ( 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!