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May 16th Program Plans – Annual Arlington Awards Evening

We are so excited about our Annual Arlington Awards Evening on Monday evening, May 16, 7 pm, IN PERSON!!!, at The Woman’s Club of Arlington, 700 South Buchanan Street, Arlington, 22204.

This is our opportunity to celebrate our Arts Scholarship and Lunch Bunch Scholarship winners as well as our Arlington AAUW Educator of the Year awardee.  Our Arts Scholarship is going to Anabelle Lombard, a senior at Wakefield High School who, in her teacher’s words, “eats, breathes and sleeps all things creative”!  Our Educator of the Year is Christina Smith, an English Learner teacher at Yorktown who is described as “having a heart of gold”.  Our third awardee, the winner of the Lunch Bunch Scholarship is Arlington Community High School Senior.

Be sure to join us in person at our meeting on May 16th, 7 pm, Woman’s Club of Arlington to meet and learn more about our awardees and help us celebrate their excellent work!!!

Check out our full program of meetings on the Meetings page on our website.

Meg Tuccillo, VP Programs


Let’s Talk About Books


The May Let’s Talk About Books  meeting will be Tuesday, May 24 , 2 pm.  Our book selection is The Four Winds by Kristin Hanna.

Hamnet Book CoverOur June meeting will be Tuesday, June 28, 2 pm.  Our book selection is Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.

Shortly before each meeting Terry Bratt will send an invitation with the Zoom information. So, watch your email and come join the fun!  Look forward to seeing you then.

See all our books for 2021-22 with a brief description of each on the Let’s Talk About Books page

Barbara Gallagher, Chair


Spring Plans for THIS/AAUW International Coffee Conversation Group

Coffee cup clipart

The International Coffee Group will have  its final meeting on May 11 at a luncheon at the home of Karen Russo.  Food will be provided by volunteers and diplomats. This will be our last event until September.

Members of the AAUW Arlington Branch are welcome to join the group.  For more information please contact Priscilla Becker. (See Branch Directory for her phone and email.)

Priscilla Becker, lead


Lunch Bunch for 2021-22

Susan Senn  and Mary Beth Pelosky  are pleased to announce the spring 2022 AAUW Lunch Bunch Awards Recipient, Arlington Community High School Senior, Julianna Ditta.  In keeping with our Lunch Bunch theme for 2021-22,  Profiles of a Virginia Graduate. Julianna is a model of courage, innovation, persistence and resilience. She is on track to complete her high school diploma in under two years on campus due to a four-year illness delay between 9th and 12th grade.

Julianna was selected as the Poet Laureate for Arlington Community High School, 2021-2022.  She represented the Arlington Public Schools at the Poetry Out Loud competition with 9 other Virginia Regional Finalists. In addition, Julianna received an Honorable Mention in Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. 2022, as one of her poems “Missing” Poetry was selected from 1,000’s of entries.

Julianna is currently a member of the Wakefield Warriors Swim Team, admirably besting her previous times in 100-meter free style relay.

Prior to her illness, Julianna was active in 9th grade acting and dancing roles in Wakefield plays. A bright, talented artist, she designed and produced the cover art and school play posters and playbills for each play. Participated in the Arts as choreographer, chorus, choir, pianist, and bassist. Elected as chief artist to paint art in APS, Julianna’s artwork is on display walls at several Arlington schools that included human characters and mascots. Please join us in congratulating Julianna on this award!

Mary Beth Pelosky, Chair


Officers for 2021-2022

    • President: Terry Bratt(2021-2023) and Karen Darner (2021-2023) presarlvaaauw@gmail.com
    • Co-First VPs for Programs: Meg Tuccillo (2021-2023)
    • Co-Second VPs for Membership:  Michelle Milden (2021-2022) and Gail McGinn (2020-22)
    • Third VP for Communications: Teri Doxsee (2021-2023) newsarlvaaauw@gmail.com
    • Co-Secretaries: Candace Lilyquist (2021-22) and Susan Senn (2021-2022)
    • Treasurer: Mary Spatz (2021-2022)
    • Public Policy: Sara Anderson

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