Welcome to the Arlington Branch of AAUW of Virginia, Chartered in 1944

Annual Arlington Branch Business Meeting

     We met at Langston-Brown Community Center on Saturday, March 17 for the purposes of enjoying a great presentation and for approving changes to our By-laws and for electing both the offices of Secretary and Treasurer.

      Abigail Sara Lewis, Vice President of Leadership Programs & Campus Initiatives was our featured speaker. She oversees NCCWSL and shared elements of this dynamic leadership opportunity for young college aged women across the United States. The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is the nation’s premier conference for college women. It is a transformative experience that prepares you to return home ready to improve your campus and your community. NCCWSL is a fast-paced, two-and-a-half day event that addresses the needs of young women today. www.nccwsl.org. Karen Knight, one of last year’s participants, spoke as well. She told of how much confidence she gained while attending the various panels and workshops. Her wish would be that sponsors such as AAUW would consider sending back young women who have participated at least one other year. This year’s program will be on the University of Maryland, College Park campus from May 30 – June 2. It was quite an exciting presentation. We will be discussing at the Executive Board meeting ideas on how we can help support this program.

     We accepted the changes in the by-laws which will be posted soon. Also, we elected Terry Bratt as secretary and Chris White as treasurer. They each will serve a two-year term. We thank Betty Dunn for her service as Treasurer and Chris White for her one-year election as secretary, a position she is leaving in order to take the Treasurer’s position. What would we do without branch members who volunteer their time to maintain such an active and involved Branch.

A Reminder about the April 16 Branch Meeting

       We will meet again at Langston-Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, 22207, at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 16. We will have as our guest speaker that evening a representative from the Virginia State AAUW. The program will focus on Start Smart/Work Smart, which is being launched as a state-wide VA AAUW project at the April conference and is also starting in our Northern District.  Start Smart/Work Smart is unique to AAUW, focuses on empowering women’s pay equity and negotiating skills, and plants the seeds for prospective AAUW membership.

            This topic is a primary focus of the entire AAUW organization. Be sure to attend to show your support for the efforts of the organization to correct so many wrongs in the status of women.

Congratulations to Michele Milden

     The Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) from the synagogue, Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria, VA, has selected Michele to be their “Woman of the Year.” 

Abby Lewis , presenter from National AAUW, on the topic of NCCWSL.


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