President's Message

We are Off to a Great Start!

Dear Wonderful Branch Members,

Another memorable AAUW year has begun with the Board Retreat, 4th of July Parade, New Member Meet-up, scholarship recipients’ recognition, and financial budgeting program. Much more still to come!

Thank you Guild Mortgage

We appreciate the generosity of Guild Mortgage for the use of their large conference room for our board retreat, branch meetings, and other events free of charge. They are a great community partner.

2023-2024 Goals (Mission, Membership, Visibility) & Theme (Connection)

At the July board retreat, we reviewed the recent membership feedback survey that re-established the importance of last year’s focus on mission, members, and visibility, and we will continue to prioritize them. Visibility is especially important for the success of our mission of gender equity and education and to attract new members

Connection between our members and with the greater community ties it all together and is our theme for the year.

Click HERE for a graphic description of our Goals and Theme.

Thank you New Members for Taking On Leadership Positions

I’d like to welcome and thank new branch member, Lisa Rick, for stepping up as the newsletter email editor. Thank you also to new members, Carol Ferri and Kathy Picchi, who have taken on the impactful position of Young Women Leaders advisors. And an especially big thank you to 2023 branch honoree, Bobbie Erb, for assuming Wildflower Run co-director duties! Our branch is so fortunate to have members like these.

“No Guilt Membership”

While we eagerly encourage you to attend branch events, participate in activities, and take on leadership roles or committee positions, I’d like to reiterate that we are a “no-guilt” organization and value each of you, whatever you do or don’t do. Your support through your membership is important, and we thank you wholeheartedly.

Suman Ganapathy, President

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