AAUW member Martha Ann Miller. Photo credit: Hannah Golden.
Martha Ann has witnessed crucial milestones in women’s equality from women’s right to vote in November 1920 to name of the first woman on the presidential ballot in November 2016. When Miller was entering the workforce in the 1930s, sexism and inequality were prevalent.Throughout Miller’s membership, AAUW has supported equal pay legislation, women in politics, equal representation of both men and women and many more programs.
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On April 24, 2017, the Spring Awards Event was held at the Women’s Club of Arlington . Several awards were presented to both students and teachers in education.
Our own Mary Beth Pelosky, VP Programming and Principal of Nottingham Elementary, was awarded the Educator of the Year. She is shown here with Dr. Patrick Murphy, superintendent, and Meg Tuccillo, co-president of Arlington AAUW.
Marcy Leverenz, our co-president, is shown here with Pamela Guzman from W-L and Christine Wanda, from H-B who were awarded the Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington; Mary Beth Pelosky; Veronica Olivera Rojas from Arlington Community High School, who was awarded the $500 Lunch Bunch Scholarship, Meg Tuccillo – co-President, and Dr. Patrick Murphy.
On Saturday March 25, 2017, AAUW Arlington sponsored a very successful panel program with Arlington County Board and School Board members. The topic was:
Civics and Civility: A Community Conversation
with Katie Cristol, Christian Dorsey, Reid Goldstein and Tannia Talento
The panel discussion was held at Arlington Central Library, from 2.00 – 3.00 PM. It focused on issues of civic engagement and civility. Some questions that were asked of the panel were: What inspired you to serve and represent the community? Do you see yourself adjusting or refining any of your ideals or values now that you are elected? If so, how? How do you continue to learn and grow as an elected official? What are the current issues facing our community? How can we as a community engage in community?
Mary Van Dyke, one of our VPs for Programming, was the moderator.
It was a very powerful and informative hour and important for all of us to hear the answers from the members of both boards.
At 3:00, AAUW members stayed for the Annual Branch Annual meeting and to elect the following set of officers for the 2018-2019 term.
The slate of officers for this term is as follows:
Meg Tuccillo (incumbent)
Co-Vice Presidents for programs:
Mary Beth Pelosky (incumbent)
Betty Dunn (for rest of term 2017-18)
Susan Senn (for rest of term 2017-18)
The Asst. Treasurer also does the website which Susan has been doing this year.
A GENTLE REMINDER
Vice President for Membership: WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A MEMBER TO VOLUNTEER FOR THIS POSITION BECAUSE CAROL DABBS, CURRENTLY IN THIS POSITION, CANNOT TAKE OFFICE UNTIL ‘YOU’ FILL THE POSITION. PLEASE CONTACT ANY ONE OF THE OFFICERS TO VOLUNTEER. WE ARE HAPPY TO EXPLAIN THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS OFFICE
Whether you’re a newcomer or a long-time resident, you will find that Arlington AAUW is an excellent place to meet interesting women of all ages. We have close to 100 members who share a belief that education is a a lifelong process and who are committed to promoting AAUW’s national public policy agenda, which includes: public education system that promotes gender equality; economic self-sufficiency for all women; and to guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice. We believe in being involved in our community – our membership directory reads like a “Who’s Who” of Arlington leaders and activists. Monthly meetings are held from September through May, and we offer a wide range of other stimulating activities.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW’s Vision Statement
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
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.
AAUW Diversity Statement
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.