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!
The Atlanta Branch installed new officers this spring, and here are the people leading our Branch to fulfill our organizational mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research .
Our co-presidents are Cele Covatta and Wendy Venet, who will serve until the 2021 election of new officers. Marge Anderson and Phyllis Miller are the membership co-vice presidents. Betty Arden and Velma Tilley are our program co-vice presidents; Sharon Bevis-Hoover is our financial officer. These women, plus those who have been appointed as officers and committee chairs form the leadership team. We are grateful for their service to our Branch. And there is a place for you to join them as committee members. (See the current Branch Handbook for more information),
Our first major event for 2020 is a program meeting, via Zoom, on Saturday, October 17, beginning at 10 am. The program focus is the U.S. Census, and our speaker is Bea Piddock, long time AAUW member. A Zoom link for this program will be emailed later this week.
We welcome new and continuing members, and guests, to join us. Please contact Velma Tilley at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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!
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!
Our May 4th Branch meeting will be a very special one. We’ll gather at the High Museum of Art at 11:30 am for an important business meeting: the election of officers and nominating committee members for 2019-20. Those members who have served the Branch will also be recognized.
After the business meeting and lunch, members can tour the museum with our member docent, Diane Jones-Palm. The current special exhibits include European Masterworks: The Phillips Collection or way Out There?; The Art of Southern Backroads; Hand to Hand: Southern Craft of the 19th Century.
We have passes for members to tour the High’s “Women in the Arts!”
Members of the High can help another person to attend the exhibit with
a $5.00 fee. Docent lead tours are $15 per person for non-members. Self-guided tours are $12 per person. Contact Mary Lynn Merkle for passes.
There will be lunch at the Twelve Eighty, which includes salad, choice of three entrees, dessert and a beverage. Entree choices include crispy grouper sandwich and fries; grilled chicken with vegetables; or farmer’s Vegetable Faro. Choice of Crème Brûlée or chocolate mousse cake for dessert. Cost of the lunch is $25.
Please respond to the Evite ASAP with your entree and dessert choices or email Billie Collier at email@example.com
You may also choose to attend only lunch and the business meeting without a museum membership.
Please come and enjoy this special event!
The Annual Business meeting of the AAUW Atlanta Branch is scheduled for May 1, 2021. We will gather at 11 am at the Cross Creek Cafe (1221 Cross Creek Pkwy NW # A, Atlanta, GA 30327).
The guest speaker will be Jeff Graham, Executive Director of Georgia Equality. Those attending will order from the menu. And for those who are unable to attend in person, you can join us by Zoom; here is the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94382146574. Results of our recent election will be announced.
This is the last meeting of the 2020-2021 year, so we look forward to your participation.