Announcements

FAREWELL

FAREWELL to all of my AAUW friends. I have been a member for 35 years, so I know a lot of you. I will miss all of the wonderful, intelligent, hard-working, creative, beautiful, and industrious women in this great organization. I will join another one in Wisconsin, but I already know it will not compare to the WHC AAUW. It is the only organization I ever belonged to that when the meeting was over, everyone didn’t run for their cars to get home. Not this group – they are still talking in the hallway (until the building closes), or in the parking lot. I guess we enjoy each other.

Our door is always open – so please visit if you are anywhere near Milwaukee. We do not know when there will be an opening in the Senior Center where we are going, but I’ll give you our address anyway, and will let someone know when we move in:

Dickson Hollow
W156N4881 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

With sadness, anxiety, and excitement,
Dawn Katz


 IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE**

 Prospective members must have an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution.

 New members joining with payment at the Coffee, by cash or check only, save approximately fifty percent on their membership dues.

 Please send the names and addresses of prospective members to Sheila Jaynes at sjaynes50@yahoo.com by Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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AAUW Texas State Convention
When:  April 20-22, 2018
Where : Houston, Texas

Location: Embassy Suites ( Energy Corridor )
11730 Katy Fwy
Houston, Texas

Hosts:  West Harris County Branch, Fort Bend County Branch & North Harris County Branch


No Longer in Boxes Under the Bed: AAUW WHC History

A positive vote to gift the AAUW West Harris County Branch documents to the M. D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston will have many benefits:

  1. Protecting our records from age-related deterioration such as yellowing paper, fading photos, drying glue and tape
  1. Preventing loss/misplacement of records over time
  1. Becoming part of an important women’s archive at a top-notch university library that already houses collections such as the Association for Women in Science, The Houston Heights Women’s Club, Houston Area NOW and Other Feminist Activities Collection, River Oaks Business Women’s Exchange Club, and many more
  1. In time having access to searchable, digitized documents that make available our history and accomplishments to our members and to the broader public.

The Board recommends that AAUW West Harris County Branch gift the documents created by this branch since its inception in 1976 through 2015 and annually thereafter to the University of Houston M. D. Anderson Library for archiving in the Special Collections Department’s Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection.

 

Since our branch voted unanimously at the March 21 meeting to gift our records, documents, etc. containing branch history to the UH Library’s Carey Shuart Women’s Research Collection for archiving and publication, we have started the process of gathering and organizing these materials to transfer to the UH Library. We request that if you have any materials that you would like to donate to this project whether digital, paper, or audio-visual, or if you have any questions about the project, please contact Martha Ewell, (m.ewell@sbcglobal.net, 713-782-2084) or Nancy Guilloud (nanguilloud@aol.com, 713-785-6336).

We would like to complete the collecting of materials by the end of June. We are very excited about our partnership with the UH Library to make our history available to researchers and the public at large.

Martha Ewell, Historian


JOIN WOMEN LEADING WOMEN AT THE AAUW BIENNIAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
The AAUW Juggernaut will hit Washington, D.C.
June 14 – 17, 2017

Enjoy an Eduvacation by taking this opportunity to see the sights of our nation’s capital while exchanging leadership ideas and opportunities with other AAUW members.

For the latest information visit www.aauw.org or www.facebook.com/AAUW.National.Convention.


 

Members recently received a message from Mark Hopkins, Interim CEO of AAUW National, urging all to cast their vote. “As with any election, you are shaping the future. Who will lead AAUW? What will our public policy platform reflect? Will our membership requirement change? Your vote is your voice, and I hope you participate in this important process.” Please use the link in your email or go to aauw.org and click on the VOTE NOW button to participate.


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There are many ways to gather funds to support our AAUW mission and tapping into corporate ‘pockets’ is one.  Here’s some updated information for easy, painless fund raising.

Participate in the Randall’s and Kroger’s community outreach programs.  Log on to each grocers’ web site or stop by their Courtesy Booth to link our AAUW-WHC number listed below to your respective card(s).
Randall’s Good Neighbors number:    1427
http://www.randalls.com/ShopStores/Good-Neighbor.page  Randall’s is a one-time only card enrollment. (Last Quarter’s check: $55.55)

Kroger Community Rewards number:    16748
https://www.kroger.com/ Kroger requires you to enroll your card each year.

SmileAmazon: West Harris County Branch AAUW Expanding Your Horizons is now set up as a SmileAmazon charity. With every qualified purchase you make at Smile.Amazon.com, our Expanding Your Horizons will receive .05%. All you need to do is logon to smile.amazon.com and get started. FYI…we just received our first Smile donation of $5.52. How easy is that!!

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Office Depot and Office Max

AAUW has partnered with Office Depot and Office Max to bring you a free national discount program. Members of AAUW can now save up to 80 percent off preferred products, online and in stores! You will also receive free next-day delivery on orders over $50! Print your in-store savings card by accessing the following URL. http://www.officediscounts.org/aauw.html

Free lamination of the card is included if printed online. This is an INCREDIBLE discount for printing. There are other available discounts online as well.

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