Welcome to the West Harris County (TX) Branch of AAUW

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2021 Baker-Telfer STEM Scholarship Application is now available.

January 2021 Membership Meeting

“Our Zoom program speaker for Saturday, January 16 will be Annie Rupani of Cacao & Cardamom, tempting us with her beautiful and delicious handmade chocolates.  Each piece is a little work of art, often flavored with an herb or other flavoring in addition to chocolate.  Watch for a “blast” with more information in early January.”


Five Star Recognition Program

Thank you for the branch’s overwhelming response and incredible generosity to our recent appeal for $1300 to the Greatest Needs Fund. In order to apply for the Advancement star, we had to show an increase of contributions of 25% from the previous year.  You did it! We received well over our goal and checks are still coming in at this time. Next month’s newsletter will report the total contributions received. Mary and I would like to extend our thanks to the following members who helped us with the collating and mailing of our request for additional funds: Carolyn Morris, Susan Dunten, Mary Edwards, and Diana Guarniere.

The good news continues!  Our branch has been awarded two additional stars this month:  Public Policy and Governance and Sustainability.

Georgia Kimmel, our Public Policy Chair, was responsible for our qualifying for the public policy star.  She collaborates with the state public policy chair, contributes articles to our newsletter, and makes sure our website details the concerns between local, state, and national public policy initiatives. She encourages our membership to sign up for the Action Network.  Visit our website if you have not already done so. In the coming months, Georgia will be attempting to set up Zoom meetings with U.S. and State legislators to discuss policies that will have an immediate impact on women and girls especially in the areas of health, economic security, and a myriad of other timely concerns.

The next star, Governance and Sustainability was achieved with the help of Diana Guarniere. This star required us to show how our board operates from year to year and ensures that new ideas and perspectives are included in our future leadership.  Our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan delineates under the Leadership section how we recruit and train branch leaders.  This plan can be viewed on our website by branch members and the public.

By next month we should be a 5 Star Branch thanks to all of you!

Mary Peterson and Rose Ennis

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Remember that Zoom calls can be accessed by phone for anyone unable to connect virtually.

    • Calls will take place in:  February – Jun
    • Second Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – Membership with Barbara Cage
    • Second Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – AAUW Funds/Fundraising with Margie Poole
    • Third Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – Public Policy with Pat Rehm
    • Third Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – Program with Melodía Gutièrrez

Member News Notification

Please notify Suzanne Dalati, Corresponding Secretary, at sdalati@att.net, about any member news that is important to share with the membership and has been authorized to share by the member involved.

To insure that you do not miss any communications from the Branch, please send updates or corrections to your contact information to Mary Andersen at AAUW.Mary.Andersen@gmail.com