Since 1909 in Virginia
AAUW of Virginia furthers the AAUW mission and programs in Virginia, and promotes, encourages, and coordinates the work of branches throughout the state.Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW of Virginia programs include educational outreach, community service, public policy advocacy, and elimination of barriers to women and girls.
Check It Out!
✔Read the Winter/Spring 2014 issue of the AAUW of Virginia Vision.
✔Review the current AAUW of Virginia Bylaws, amended November 3, 2013.
✔ Virginia AAUW Branches! Apply for a $100 grant for STEM, Equal Pay, or Get Out the Vote activities. See the application here.
Voting in the Annual AAUW Art Contest is Now Open!
Support women in the arts and have a say in whose work will be on our spring note cards. Go vote for your favorite member art today. http://www.aauw.org/contests/. AAUW Fairfax City Branch member Trudi Arnold has entered Temple Light. Kelly Morris from the Mt. Vernon Branch submitted two entries: Hibiscus for Hannis and Peachy Iris. Let us know of other AAUW of Virginia branch members who have entered by sending an email to the webmaster.
AAUW of Virginia 2014 Lobby Day
We appreciate your membership and encourage you to attend upcoming events at an AAUW branch in your neighborhood. Click on Branches for information about a branch near you.
Join us April 4-6 for the AAUW of Virginia Conference at Smith Mountain Lake to meet with old friends, find new ones, share ideas, and just have a good time. Smith Mountain Lake is conveniently located between Roanoke and Lynchburg in the Blue Ridge Mountains. There we will be, Charting Our Future—Full Speed Ahead!
The highlights of the weekend are a Welcome Reception on Friday night, “Moonshine and Poppy Cock,” which will include local entertainment, desserts, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash wine bar. Workshops are planned for Saturday.
Saturday’s keynote speaker will be Rebecca Norlander. Rebecca is a director on the AAUW Board. Rebecca’s goal is to change the world for the better through technology. A computer science graduate and distinguished alumna from Boston University, she spent almost 20 years at Microsoft, several years at Illuminate Ventures, and currently runs her own technology company.
Saturday night’s banquet will present the 2014 Woman of Achievement Award for Virginia to Dr. Barbara Ryder. Dr. Ryder is the Department of Computer Science Chair and only woman among 54 named professorships in VA Tech’s College of Engineering. She is head of a National Center for Women and Information Technology program to increase women in technology and computing.
We will wrap up with District meetings and a panel discussion of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and its affect on Virginia.
You can register now or wait until the winter Virginia Vision arrives in February with all the information as well. But be aware: the rate for registration goes up after March 15. You don’t want to miss this fun-filled conference!
Click on the links below for further information:
AAUW of Virginia 2014 Voting and Elections Announcement
AAUW of Virginia’s annual one-member-one-vote election will take place between April 29 and May 29. Because paper ballots raise the cost considerably, all members are encouraged to vote online. Last year 787 paper ballots were mailed to members at a cost of $811.73, over 40% of the total cost. Only 98 of these ballots were cast. On the recommendation of the Voting and Elections committee, the Board voted for an opt-in rather than an opt-out process for receiving a paper ballot.
- Branches can encourage online voting by bringing laptops or tablets to the May branch meeting to allow members to vote there.
- Those who will need a paper ballot can request one between January 22 and April 6 by calling Mary K. Johnson at 703 913-9490, emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to her at 7703 Griffin Pond Court, Springfield, VA 22153. She will need each member’s AAUW ID number, branch, and address.
All members who have joined by March 31, 2014, are eligible to vote. The quorum for the election is 7% of all members of AAUW of Virginia. For more details, see the winter/spring edition of the Vision.
AAUW of Virginia
Voting and Elections Committee
Three local branches (Fairfax City, McLean Area and Reston-Herndon) of AAUW, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools and SySTEMics, are sponsoring STEMtastics, an event planned to inspire middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Student workshops will be offered on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.to 12 noon at Northern Virginia Community College–Annandale Campus. Professional women working in STEM fields will present information about their respective areas of expertise, their educational paths, and challenges.