Welcome to the Hagerstown (MD) Branch of AAUW!


April Branch Meeting
Afternoon Tea
Thursday, April 18
1:30 p.m.
117 West Main Street, Waynesboro, PA

  • Queen Tea
  • Endless pot of tea
  • Chef’s choice of either soup or salad du jour
  • Scones with lemon curd and cream
  • Assorted tea sandwiches
  • Dessert
  • $35 per person
    6% Pennsylvania sales tax and 18% gratuity will be added to each bill
Reservations are due to Sharon Chirgott by the end of the day Friday, April 12
Carpooling is highly recommended!

From the President

The Board met last night (April 1) to discuss what we heard from you and how we might proceed. First and foremost, at least 5 of the current members of the current Board will continue to serve, with your approval for another term. This covers the requirements of our By-Laws as we have at least 3 members, which include a Treasurer and a President. There are several positions unfulfilled if any of you would like to join the group for this critical year. The full slate will appear in the May newsletter and, as we have done these past few years, lack of dissent will be considered assent.

So, what happens next? The Board discussed what they heard, looked at our By-laws and talked about what outcomes might best meet the needs of the membership. At their annual planning meeting in June, they will flesh out that discussion with a plan that they will share at the September picnic. For those of you who lead or participate in our various small groups, e.g., Book Groups, 2nd Friday lunches, please plan for a full schedule for next year. There may be fewer Branch meetings next year, but I believe we will still have our September picnic,
December tea, and March luncheon. At this point, it looks like we will have enough funds to provide a few scholarships next spring, so there will probably be a Reception in May. If you would like any other Branch activities, we would love to hear ideas from you.

Meanwhile, relevant to our discussion in March, you will be able to vote on the Open Membership proposal from National starting April 3. By the time you read this, the Q&A Zoom session hosted by National will have passed (April 2) but it may be available on the National website under webinars (https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/webinars/ ). Please take a moment to express your opinion about this change. In reading through our Bylaws, our Branch membership rules must align with those of the national organization, so this decision does impact our future depending on how strongly our group feels about it.

Which reminds me. Since we have a potential Board to guide us through the next year, please find, fill out, and return your membership application/form which accompanies this newsletter. The sooner we have them all in the sooner we can update the database, prepare an updated directory for you, and plan for next year.


2024 AAUW Membership Renewal forms are here


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