It’s Time to recognize your branch members with Teal, Outstanding Woman, and Named Gift Honorees
Feb. 15, recognitions for your branch members are due. Forms for Teal and OW are attached to this email, and also posted on the web; there is no form for Named Gift Honorees, but names should be sent to Kathy Shaginaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s Time to think about community members for a Gateway to Equity Award
Many branches award a Gateway to Equity Award to someone in their local community who has made a difference to equity on March 8, International Women’s Day. Most recipients find it motivating to be recognized. Please consider participating. Forms are attached to this FYI.
It’s Time to share one or two branch highlights
We are most powerful when we share. Each branch is encouraged to submit a summary of an event, process, change, or initiative to share with other branches. This may be something old that’s still working, something borrowed or changed or brand new. Branch highlights are limited to two paragraphs. There is no form required. Please send them (with name and contact information) to Linda Tozier at (email@example.com) or 31 Oxford Court, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 by February 15th.
All branches submitting highlights are asked to prepare posters depicting their successful highlights to be displayed at convention and promote discussion. Posters should be free-standing, using either a tri-fold display board or an easel.
PA is offering three (3) scholarships to the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) this year to college students from or studying in PA. The conference is May 31-June 2 in Maryland. The form is on aauwpa.org and attached to FYI. Whether or not the school is a C/U partner, women leaders are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not have to be student members of AAUW. Applications are due March 12. Please encourage students you know to apply
Want to Foster Democracy? Attend the free Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Training session April 13. Learn about cocktails and convos!
As part of the PA public policy impact grant, the AAUW grassroots advocacy team will train any and all interested (including non-members), starting at 9am. Registration is needed. See flyer for details.
Pay Equity Event April 13 in Pittsburgh
Please come early to convention and join us in singing the equal pay song to the tune of the Caisssons Go Rolling Along. Branches are welcome to wear Red for the pay gap, Teal for AAUW, and think of handouts, buttons, payday bars or even dance steps to make this memorable. More details will follow.
Convention is Coming: April 13-15 in Pittsburgh – Doubletree by Hilton
We’ve attached a schedule and a registration form. Please share them with your branch members, because they won’t be on the website till February. Plan to attend to network, vote on officers, bylaws, and public policy priorities, and have fun!
Bylaws: The board has agreed to submit changes designed to enable all members to vote on both elections as well as future bylaws changes by long-distance methods, including such things as mailing ballots and voting by proxy and electronic means as those methods become practical. Detailed information on what language should be amended along with the rationale for the changes and the pros and cons of the changes will be in The Keystoner .
Report of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling on The Environment, Health, Communities and Economy of Pennsylvania has been completed by the York branch and will be posted on the website soon. If you want a pdf copy sooner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
July 7, 2012: is the biennial AAUW-PA meeting at Country Cupboard, Lewisburg, PA, now renamed the AAUW-PA summer retreat. Please save the date.