On April 24th it was announced that the AAUW State Convention has been postponed indefinitely. The AAUW Maryland Annual Meeting delegates and interested members will meet electronically on May 26th. Delegates, along with state board members, will vote to elect state officers and may present proposed resolutions at the meeting. There are no bylaws changes to consider this year. Convention booklet-type information, including Board Officer Nominee Bios; year-end financial information and Annual Board Member Reports are available on the AAUW Maryland website at https://aauw-md.aauw.net/about/2020-convention-and-annual-meeting/. Following the electronic Annual Meeting on May 26th, all members will receive voting results, and any other relevant information from that meeting, through the Marylander and on the State website.
AAUW National is strongly encouraging locals to suspend all in-person meetings, gatherings and events through the end of June. For us this means we will need to explore new ways to present scholarships, to store all those boxes of books, to connect as literature groups and to enjoy each other’s company. The May board meeting for our chapter will explore the new frontiers of this technology called Zoom and for those less adventurous the call-in option as we discuss how to move forward with Branch activities.
2020-2022 Slate of Officers
Since we were not able to meet in March to hold an election, we will follow the procedure used in 2018. Because none of the offices have more than one candidate, you may vote in the following manner: if you’re happy with this slate you need not do anything, if you object, please contact Denise by May 31, 2020.
- Charlotte Trout, President
- Jean Casbeer Membership VP
- Denise Fry. Public Policy Vice President
- Carol Nase, Recording Secretary
- Sharon Chirgott, Corresponding Secretary
- Kim Powell, Treasurer
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:
If you are on Facebook and haven’t “Liked” our page, please do so!!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org