Thank you for your interest in learning more about AAUW. Our mission is: To empower women through education and career development. One important way we do this is through our scholarship program. We’re accepting applications now for our 2021 awards, so if you or someone you know may qualify, go to scholarships for information. To help provide educational opportunities to more women in our community, please make your tax-deductible donation now.
APRIL LETTER FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS
By Laney Forge and Debby Chessin
Thanks to everyone who has been working diligently to keep our Branch alive and thriving! We are grateful to Barbara Marder and Caroline Flaherty who have arranged educational and thoughtful programs for us. Thanks to Caroline for inviting Kim Murphy from Crofton Yoga to lead us in a Metta Meditation — focused on “loving kindness” — on March 8 at the Branch Meeting. Kudos to Nan Jarashow for our beautiful and informative Branch newsletter, and cheers to the Nominating Committee for reaching out to the membership to fill the open positions for next year.
Just a friendly reminder to please vote between April 7th and May 17th on the potential change to our National By-Laws which opens membership to anyone who is dedicated to our mission. AAUW National will send an email to membership with a link to access your ballot. To learn more about this issue, please visit The Open Membership Toolkit on the website: https://www.aauw.org/resources/member/governancetools/national-election/open-membership-toolkit/.
The League of Women Voters, Anne Arundel County, has invited us to a virtual Earth Day presentation on climate change on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The presenter is Elvia Thompson, co-founder and President of Annapolis Green whose mission is to connect, inform, and inspire the greater Annapolis community to care for the environment. You can register for this presentation on the website below. We hope to see you there! https://www.lwvaacmd.org/earthday21
We look forward to seeing you at the Branch Meeting on April 12 at 7 p.m., via Zoom, when we will vote on the budget for next year, on the increase in branch dues from $11 to $13 (total dues – national and branch – $85), and on the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate. We will have a question and answer session before the vote, so please check your email for a message with the budget attachments to view before the meeting.
For information about the branch’s Special Interest Groups, download the Branch Brochure above.
In accordance with its bylaws: AAUW is not affiliated with and does not support any other non-profit organizations; AAUW does not support the campaigns of any candidates for public office; but AAUW does support public policy initiatives related to education and equity for women and families that have been approved by the bi-annual voting of the AAUW members.