November President’s Message
The ground beneath our feet changes weekly—sometimes daily. As our standard methodology adapts to accommodate COVID-19 protocols, my MOM’s words fly into my head: “We’ll find a day, and we’ll find a way to make a difference.” Attitude was everything for her.
So many of you are finding the ways to produce good outcomes for AAUW. Check out our notes from the Board posted on Facebook and on our AAUW NW Valley website. The September video of our socially-distanced transition of Board of Directors is available there. Book Clubs and SIGs enjoy meeting via ZOOM. Ann Mitchell’s and Joye Kohl’s AAUW NW Valley College Connections joined forces with the YWCA via ZOOM. See their report.
Suzanne led our “outdoor live” Trunk of Treats to raise general revenue funds. Check out the photos on Facebook and our website.
Sara Schmitt and Suzanne James continue to improve technology for our hybrid General Meetings. In October, 43 members joined in via ZOOM and 26 arrived “live” at the Foundation’s Del Webb Room (Capacity there limited to 50 due to COVID.)
COVID restrictions will change the rhythm of our scholarship fundraiser January 25 and 26. Hospitality Chair Rosemary Dougherty (with Sharon Phelps) worked out a Calle Rose Fashion Boutique safely-distanced-shopping experience at Briarwood Country Club with four mealtime choices. See the “Ruby Is In” flier/coupon.
President Elect Suzanne James, Treasurer Melva Hull, Scholarship Auction co–chair Mary Jo Blum and I are determined to raise the funds for scholarships, so we are starting November 1. How? We’re releasing an Auction Guide for immediate bidding and inviting you to the Presidents’ Holidaze Cocktail Party and Select Auction via Zoom on December 1. Thanks to Linda Styrwoll and Patt Bowers for creating our first-ever Scholarship Auction Guide! See the article, watch for the e-blast of the Guide, share it with friends and relatives, PLEASE DONATE ITEMS, SKILLS and EXPERIENCES or CHECKS, AND purchase items!
All money goes to our scholarship funds.
Yes, we at AAUW are finding the day and inventing a way to continue making a difference.”
Note our sanitation dispenser required as one enters with mask.
Every Voice, Every Vote
Please give today to AAUW’s Every Voice, Every Vote campaign. Make no mistake: The issue of equity will be on the ballot this November. But we can only win when every voice is heard. With your help, we can lead our communities to register to vote, learn about the issues of vital importance to women and girls, and empower everyone to cast their ballot.