March meeting: Women’s Health

We are honored to have Dr. Benedict Benigno, a well-known and respected gynecologist, as our March 5, 2016, Branch meeting speaker. He will be talking about advances in treatment of gynecological cancer in women, a subject of great interest to our members and friends. A business meeting will precede Dr. Benigno’s presentation.

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Perimeter Suites located at 6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE. We will have a buffet luncheon; cost of the luncheon is $20. If you have not already done so, please respond to your evite ASAP or call Hospitality chair Betty Arden if you have questions.

The hotel is located one block north of the intersection of Ham-mond Drive and Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.- Take Hammond Drive off 400 or 285 Peachtree Dunwoody Exit.

Time for Our Annual Legislative Update

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!

It’s Time for Our Annual Holiday Party!

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.

Come to the October Branch Meeting!

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 by Tuesday, October 6.   Looking forward to seeing you there!


Bookfair Is Coming Soon!

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.

2015 Branch Election Results

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
Nominating Committee:
 Karen Ludwig
 Mary Lynn Merkle
 Bea Meyer
 Diana Witt
 Mary Womack

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.