Plan to attend our annual Legislative Update meeting on February 6. At this year’s meeting State Senator Elena Parent, who represents north and central DeKalb County, will be our speaker. Bring your questions about current legislation!
The meeting will be held at Nancy G’s Cafe and Bistro (4920 Roswell Road, Suite 55, Sandy Springs) in the Fountain Oaks Shopping Center. The cost of the buffet luncheon is $25.00
An evite will be coming shortly. Please RSVP by February 1. See you there!
Mark your calendars for December 6 when we gather at the home of Mary and Darwin Womack (3945 Club Drive, Atlanta, Ga 30319) at 3 pm to welcome the holiday season! There will be lots of goodies, supplied by the Board, and a Silent Auction to benefit Legal Advocacy. So round up some items to contribute to the auction and plan to do some holiday shopping. Recipients of scholarships awarded locally and nationally have been invited to attend. Look forward to seeing your there!
Please note: There will be a Board meeting at 1:30 pm preceding the holiday party.
Our October Branch meeting will be held on Saturday, October 10th, at the Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Suites (6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE, Atlanta) from 11am to 1pm in the Magnolia Room. Attorney Julie Childs will be our featured speaker and provide us with crucial information about planning your estate. There will be a choice of entrees (chicken, fish, or vegetarian) and you must indicate your choice in the evite, which will be mailed soon. Cost of the lunch is $20.00. Parking is available in front of the building. Please RSVP to the evite or to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, October 6. Looking forward to seeing you there!
The 56th Annual AAUW Bookfair begins Monday, September 21 at a new location
North Point Mall 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, GA 30022. Setup begins on Sunday, September 20, Preview Night is September 21, and the sale will conclude on Sunday, September 28. As always, we need your participation to ensure the success of this endeavor which allows us to give local scholarships to non-traditional women to complete their undergraduate education and to other Branch projects.
Please click here to sign up for as many shifts as your schedule will permit. Thanks in advance for your help. Additional information is available on our website Bookfair tab.
At our May 2015 branch meeting, Nominating Committee presented the following candidates to serve for 2015-2017:
Board Secretary: Marcy Nader
Branch Co-Secretaries: Susan Diffenderfer and Sarah Rondeau
Mary Lynn Merkle
These women were unanimously elected and installed at this meeting. Please give them your support as we move into a new Branch year.
A piece of unfinished business: We did not elect a President-elect as there were no candidates for this position. With all the talented women in our Branch, we hope someone will step up and fill this vacancy. Please contact any member of the Nominating Committee to offer your services or to recommend a qualified person to be considered.
Patricia Fae Ho has been re-elected as President and Board Chair. Many of you remember Patricia who has attended two previous AAUW of Georgia annual meetings and has been very supportive of our work in Georgia. Joining her on the Board are Alicia Hetman as Vice Chair and Janet Bunger has been appointed as Board Finance Vice-Chair.
Elected directors include Susan Barley, Malinda Gaul, Ellie Hill, Traci Jensen, Melissa Johnsen, Dot McLane, Rebecca Norlander, Glenda Price, and Pam Thiel. Two directors were appointed: Joanna Amberger and Anthony Hill. Information about these people was published in the Spring/Summer2015 edition of AAUW Outlook.
Only one of the proposed AAUW Bylaws changes was defeated, the one eliminating degree requirements for membership. The four Public Policy topics were also passed. Please see the AAUW website for more information.
Remembering that all AAUW members are eligible to vote for candidates and other business items, it is disheartening that only 12% of national membership voted at all. This percentage exceeds the 5% minimum quorum required by national bylaws. So we certainly have work to do in this area before the 2017 election.