Sept 2016 Branch News/Meeting

AAUW Fairbanks Branch Meeting
Location: Literacy Council, 517 Gaffney Rd
Time: 10:30 to noon
Date: Saturday, September 17

Welcome to our new AAUW year! With summer waning, we are energized by new ideas and new projects for AAUW. Our mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. With that mandate in mind we are working on thought provoking Fairbanks friendly programs and projects. Thanks to Joyce and Pat for planning this year’s meetings.

Our first meeting will be at the Literacy Council on September 17. The Literacy Council changes lives through literacy for people of all ages. Come to the meeting to find out more about Forget-Me-Not Books and the Literacy Council education programs on Saturday, September 17 at 10:30, 517 Gaffney Road.

At the September meeting the Board and Directors will present the year’s plans. Learn about our new directory format, newsletter, membership access, website and Facebook.  Our historians are updating our branch history and are looking for help to research library archives. There is also a group planning a gala performance about early women in our branch and the Tanana Valley.  2017 marks an important milestone for us–the 80th anniversary of our branch!  Help us plan a grand celebration!

AAUW National Convention will be June 14-17, 2017

Take the nation’s capital by storm and join us in Washington, D.C., for the 2017 AAUW National Convention, June 14–17.

Convention is the place to learn how AAUW’s programs and initiatives are empowering women and girls in your local community — and how you can help! And what better way to make direct change than by encouraging Capitol Hill lawmakers in person to pass legislation supporting AAUW’s mission? Here’s your chance to learn how D.C. really works and take action.

But don’t worry — convention isn’t all work. You’ll have fun connecting with fellow members and being inspired by visionaries and leaders from across the country.

Best of all, if you  pledge to register today, you’ll be eligible to win a free registration. That’s an extra $549 in your pocket!

Here’s how you can score a free registration:

  1. Pledge to reg” online.
  1. Tell everyone you know to pledge to reg too!
  1. Complete your convention registration between October 1, 2016, and January 15, 2017, when the best-value rate expires.
  1. Cross your fingers! The winner will be announced in February.

What are you waiting for? The 2015 convention sold out, so make sure you have a spot when AAUW takes D.C. by storm. Pledge to reg today!

Yours in AAUW,

Patricia

Patricia Fae Ho
AAUW Board Chair