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!
Our March 9th Branch meeting will be a valuable experience for members and their friends to learn about women’s financial strategies, retirement, and estate planning. The meeting will be held from 11:30 to 2:30 at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant (3829 Clairmont Road, Brookhaven); their phone number is 770.234.0057.
There will be an important business meeting preceding the program, featuring Lee Ann Gregg; she is a financial advisor with Ameriprise with many years of financial planning experience. The topics she will address are of particular importance to women in their 20’s and 30’s, so plan to bring a younger woman along as a guest. Cost of the buffet lunch will be $25.
Please respond to your evite by March 2; you can also call Billie Collier, Program Development co-chair or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you there!
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY?
You are in for an informative session with Shirelle Atkins, manager of the Buckhead Library. She will be sharing things about what the library can do for us as AAUW members, and provide information about obtaining information about Atlanta area events and interesting materials that are free of charge.
This branch meeting will be held on February 9th from 11:15am to 2:00pm at Cross Creek Cafe (1221 Cross Creek Pwy NW, Atlanta; Phone: 404.351.1550). We will order from a selected menu and pay individually.
Representatives from some of our College/University Partners will also be attending. Our own Dr. Myra Carmon will represent Georgia State University; Dr. Lois Richardson and Ms. Laura Maxwell will represent Georgia Gwinnett College; and Ms. Tia Williams will represent Emory University. Ms. Gail Buckner, an ERA advocate, will also update us on what is happening in Georgia.
Please RSVP as soon as possible to your evite or email email@example.com to confirm your attendance. Bring a friend along! See you in February!