Welcome to the Hagerstown (MD) Branch of AAUW!

NEW scholarship application forms are available under the “Scholarships” tab.  Deadline for this year is February 29, 2020.

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In Remembrance

The family of Sheri Specht is asking those interested in making of a memorial donation to send donations to AAUW Hagerstown in order to support a Memorial Scholarship in Sheri’s name.  Sheri was always involved in our branch and particularly in our scholarship programs which assist girls and women with their college tuition.   Checks should be made payable to AAUW Hagerstown and sent to our current president, Denise Fry. A note in the memo line about the purpose of the check would be most appreciated.

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AAUW Branch Meeting

Native Plants for Our Gardens

Washington County Agricultural Center – Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – 1:00 p.m.

Ready for spring?  Master Gardener Ann Aldrich’s talk will focus on native plants for our gardens. She will cover plants for sun & shade and highlight those beauties found right here in Washington County and why we need them in our gardens.

Ann is a Washington County Master Gardener with a passion for landscape design and restoration. Her work experience includes: restoration director & senior advisor for Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, the private partner to Rock Creek Park, DC in the restoration of Dumbarton Oaks Park, the wild garden designed by Beatrix Farrand for Mildred and Robert Bliss’ Dumbarton Oaks Estate between 1920-1941; adjunct faculty for the GW Landscape Design program where she taught native plants and horticultural plant classes; 32 years with the Bureau of Land Management as a botanist, planner and manager. She has a masters from GW in Sustainable Landscape Design and a BS in Botany from the University of Michigan. She also attended RIT in biomedical photography and Kirkland College.

We will be meeting in the UMD Extension office conference room.  First building on the campus of the Ag Center.  Park in front (handicap) or in the lot to the right of the building.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – AAUW MARYLAND BOARD

Consider joining the AAUW Maryland State Board – an enjoyable group who gets things accomplished! Share your talents by joining this team effort to implement the AAUW mission. We are seeking candidates to serve on the state board of directors for the following 2020-2022 positions: President, Program VP, Communications VP and Funds VP.

The members of the Nominating Committee are:

Please feel free to contact any nominating committee member if you have questions or contact board members who currently hold the position in which you are interested.

Contact any Nominating Committee member to express your interest in a position prior to January 30.

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Nominations

 The elections committee for officers to serve our local branch from July 2020 to June 2022 is currently accepting nominations from the membership for the following offices:  President, Membership VP, Public Policy VP, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer.  Interested members should contact any of the committee members (Susan Latimer, Judy Chaney or Marilyn Young) by Friday, February 14th.

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State Convention

 Wouldn’t you love to spend a spring time weekend in Annapolis?  The state AAUW convention is March 21.  It is exciting to see what is happening at state and hear about national level projects.  And by March it will be much better weather there than here!!!

Check your calendar and look for details in the Marylander.  Plan to stay over the weekend and dust off the snow.  Susie and Marty and others have been to the state convention.  We even handed out flyers for one.  It is great fun!!

(I do hope some others will plan to go.  I would like at least a roomie.)  – Marty Amrhein

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Facebook Reminder 

For those of you who are on Facebook, don’t forget to check our AAUW Facebook Page for updates and information on upcoming meetings and events. Here is the link to the page:

https://www.facebook.com/AauwHagerstownMd

If you are on Facebook and haven’t “Liked” our page, please do so!!

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Discount Card

AAUW members are being offered savings with a discount card from Office Max and Office Depot. To read more about the savings and to print out your discount card, click on the following link: http://www.officediscounts.org/aauw.html

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AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

For information on becoming a member, please see the “Join Us” link above.

For questions, please email: aauwhagerstownbranchquestions@gmail.com