This popular and fun gathering attracted 19 new members and two prospective members, plus nine host members. The room was decorated with the AAUW banner, 4th of July parade placards, suffrage signs, and the trifold display board. The enthusiastic group enjoyed delicious appetizers and desserts, wine and soft drinks.
To get started, Krisse Boursier, President Elect, asked everyone to name a famous person they had met:
Would you believe Elvis, Clint Eastwood, Mother Teresa or Barack Obama?
Suman Ganapathy, branch President, gave an overview of AAUW; Barbara Palmer, Membership VP, reviewed the calendar of events; Marian Sacco, LDT chair and past president, shared AAUW acronyms; Jan Conrey, Interest Group Coordinator, reviewed the many groups available; Monica McClintock, email manager, outlined the various branch communication channels. The participants expressed their appreciation for the evening and all the work that went into organizing it.
Please help our new members feel comfortable and welcome them as part of our branch.
Remember—we were all new members once!