Our branch had a very productive Summer getting members to renew. The result: 204 members at the beginning of our 2020-2021 year. Rose Ennis was a telephone genie calling members to remind them to renew. Thank you, Rose!
Membership also has increased with six new members and two returning members. New Members include: Michele Getter-Taylor, Mary Ann Jordan, Linda McGimsey, Noreen Smith, Janet Thrasher, and AAUW State representative-Betsy Calabro. Since we couldn’t have our usual New Member Coffee, we will welcomed these ladies via New Member Zoom on August 19th.
We also want to welcome back Sheila Jaynes and Traci Jensen. Both ladies took active parts in our branch in the past.
In the Spring Carolyn Morris asked several members to reach out to Members on a page in the Directory to check on their health and possible needs. It was a greatly appreciated activity and probably impacted the numbers that renewed memberships. Please continue to check on other members’ health and safety in this crazy pandemic that we all are experiencing. Also continue to invite new members to this wonderful organization that is meant to empower women, no matter what age.
Just the facts
- Who can join?
- Membership is open to anyone holding an associate’s (or equivalent, e.g. RN), bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- What type of membership is available?
- National membership: Become a national member and connect through our website, plus enjoy special members-only online publications.
- Branch members: Do you want to make a direct impact in your community? Consider joining a local or virtual branch of AAUW, or start one in your area. Includes national membership.
- Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF): Designed by and for women in their 20s and 30s, YWTF offers young women an opportunity to take action on issues that matter most to them.
- Student affiliation: If your college is already a partner member, you can be a student affiliate for free! If not, bring AAUW to your campus by starting an AAUW student organization!
- How much are dues?
- AAUW National membership annual dues are $49 (promotional and other rates may vary).
- If you choose to join an AAUW affiliate, additional dues may apply.
- Tax Deductibility: Because AAUW is a 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization, most of your national dues are tax deductible on your personal federal income tax return.
The information below is important for all NEW West Harris County Branch members.
If you are an existing member and still need to order, please follow the instructions below. We’re hearing more reports everyday about how nice it is to have portable name tags to wear to all the AAUW functions.
Go To – AAUW.source4.com
Select – Wear AAUW (the first item) Ordering your name tag is easy and wearing it helps us get to know you.
Select – Photo of the Name Tag
Select – Pin or Magnet – ($8.00 for pin closing and $10.00 for magnetic closing)
Select – Quantity
Select – “Customize” and fill in the information requested (name, university, and name of branch) Refer to example above
Make sure the information for the name badge is correct and proceed to checkout