Barbara Marder and Laney Forge,
Co-Presidents for 2019-20
MARCH LETTER FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS
By Barbara Marder and Laney Forge
March brings a hint of spring to the Anne Arundel County Branch members and much more than a hint of activity. Topping the list of special activities will be the Maryland State Convention in Annapolis on Saturday, March 21, with activities preceding the convention on Friday afternoon and evening, March 20. We are so pleased that the Branch is able to absorb a sizeable portion of the convention fee for our members; we hope to see most of you attending. We know you will be volunteering to pitch in with help on registration, coffee, lunch, and afternoon snack set-up, etc.
Prior to the Convention, we will have our next regular Branch meeting at Woods Memorial Church on Monday, March 9, with a program and a short business session. As always, guests are welcome at Branch meetings. Our own state delegate Heather Bagnall will lead off introducing pending legislation of special interest to both Anne Arundel County and women in the state. Members of the Public Policy Committee will introduce other legislative items of interest to us. During the business meeting we will vote on the proposed change in the distribution of grants from our scholarship funds. The funds motion proposed by the board is included in this newsletter. Please review it before coming to the meeting so we can have a short, meaningful discussion before voting on this item important to all members of the Branch.
Of course, regular Branch interest groups of Great Decisions, bridge, the new Mah Jongg group, and book groups will be meeting and welcoming new participants.
Looking forward to seeing you soon and often.
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.