December 1, 2018
The date of our branch Holiday Party has been changed from the traditional first Sunday in December to Saturday December 1, 2018. The change was made in deference to our Jewish members who will begin the celebration of Hanukkah on Sunday December 2.
Our own AAUW-WHC Student Affiliate Liaison, Anne Amador, has now been appointed to the same position with AAUW Texas. Congratulations, Anne!
Anne joins WHC member, Brenda Moss, on the AAUW Texas Board. Brenda is the South District representative.
SAVE THE DATE
Carol Telfer’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, January 26, at 9:30 am
Honor her with a special donation to the Baker-Telfer Scholarship Fund!
More information and invitation to follow.
Ann Richards American Fellowship
AAUW-Texas established a new Educational Opportunities Foundation fellowship fund in honor of former Governor Ann Richards. In October, 2008, the AAUW Board approved the Ann Richards American Fellowship and assigned fund number 4324. The fellowship is now completely endowed.
American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.
2017-2018 DIRECTORY UPDATES
Mary Andersen, Directory Editor
AAUW Texas Newsletter: Winter 2018
Greetings to All AAUW West Harris County (TX) Branch Members
The Board has approved the use of permanent name tags to be purchased by the members. Members opting not to purchase name tags will be provided with sticky tags at events.
The instructions below can be used to order your name tag – example shown above.
Go to: AAUW.source4.com
Select: Wear AAUW (the first item)
Select: Photo of the name tag
Select: Pin or magnet – ($8.00 for pin closing and $10.00 for magnetic closing)
Select: “Customize” and complete the information requested:
- your name,
- “West Harris County (TX) Branch”
- and name of your university (optional).
Make sure the information for the name badge is correct and proceed to checkout.
I will be glad to assist anyone who has trouble ordering their name tag online.
Sheila Jaynes, Membership Vice-President
NAMED GIFT HONOREES
Every year AAUW West Harris County branch honors members at our June luncheon who have done outstanding work in supporting the programs and goals of our branch. This is a special way of recognizing and paying tribute to members giving extraordinary service. We are asking for nominations from the membership. Please submit your nominations along with your reasons for the nomination to Mary Kain or Hazel Chahar by May 1. Three honorees will be chosen.
Mary Kain & Hazel Chahar, Funds Vice-Presidents
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:
- Protecting our records from age-related deterioration such as yellowing paper, fading photos, drying glue and tape
- Preventing loss/misplacement of records over time
- 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
- 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.
This proposal, unanimously approved by the Board, will be voted on at the March 21, 2017, meeting.
Martha Ewell, Historian
BYLAWS CHANGE ALLOWS FOR ELECTRONIC VOTING
VOTED ON AT JUNE 11 MEETING
The Branch Board is proposing that the West Harris County Branch Bylaws be amended to allow for electronic voting. This change will be in effect beginning in 2016.
The past and current wording of Article V, Section 3b and Article XIV, Section 4c of our Branch Bylaws is shown below.
Margaret Carlson, Parliamentarian
Branch Merger Discussion Discontinued
A discussion of a merger between the West Harris County Branch and the Houston Branch was discussed at the March 22 branch meeting.
A branch merger would dissolve both branches to form a completely new branch. Considering that West Harris County Branch turns 40 years old this year and Houston Branch observes the 80th anniversary of its charter in 2017, a merger with loss of branch history and identity would not be to the liking of either branch. Therefore the suggestion to consider a branch merger will not be pursued further.
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.