AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
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.
✔ The Board has approved $1,500 for branch public policy mini-grants for program year 2017-2018. These mini-grants will provide monetary support to outstanding branch public policy activities for another year. In order to be considered for a mini-grant, a branch must submit an on-line application form by the deadline of October 1, 2017. Just click this link, http://aauw-va.aauw.net/mini-grants/, to find out about this year’s process and to complete and submit an application.
We are hopeful that by sending out this notice so far in advance of the application deadline, branches will have ample time during their planning meetings for program year 2017-2018 to consider whether to apply for mini-grants. Also, this advance notice will allow for plenty of time to prepare and submit the required on-line application form.
✔ The One Member/One Vote voter guide for AAUW of Virginia’s 2017 elections is posted below.
✔ Branch bylaws revised in accordance with the new 2016 model bylaws are being posted at http://aauw-va.aauw.net/branches/bylaws/ as they are approved. Congratulations to AAUW Virginia Beach Branch who is the first Virginia branch to complete the revision and to Bylaws/Resolutions Chair Suzanne Rothwell, who is leading the effort.
✔ Celebrate! AAUW has posted a new resource to help you celebrate and plan events: AAUW’s 2016-17 Events and Deadline Calendar. The events, along with links to websites that will help you plan your celebration, have been added to the AAUW Calendar at the top of the sidebar on your right.
✔ 2016 AAUW of Virginia Conference resources from the April 2016 are still available.
One Member/One Vote
This is the sixth year for AAUW of Virginia’s One Member/One Vote initiative. We hope that all of you will be casting your online vote in May. It is very important that members participate as we need a quorum of 7 percent of the membership for the election. Without 7 percent of the membership voting, the new state officers cannot take office. Please take the time to vote as a responsible AAUW of Virginia member.
SCHEDULE OF 2017 VOTING.
- March 1–30: Verify your email address is accurate in the Member Services Database, AAUW National Profile
- April 13: Online voting opens
- May 5: Online voting closes at midnight
SAVE THIS COPY OF VIRGINIA VISION.
This is the Voter Guide to the elections. This year you will be voting on candidates for state office. Reports outlining your choices are found in this Voter Guide. Information about each of the three candidates can be found (on page 13) in the 2017 winter-spring issue of the Virginia Vision, as well. There will be opportunity for discussion and amendment of this draft content at the AAUW of Virginia Business meeting April 1. The Voter Guide content may be updated at that time. Following the meeting, an updated Voter Guide will be available on the state website (http://aauw-va.aauw.net/).
VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR AAUW NATIONAL PROFILE.
Go to the Member Services Database (MSD) at the AAUW website www.aauw.org. You will need your member number and your password. If you do not know your member number, follow the directions upon clicking on MSD to obtain it. It takes only seconds. Your branch treasurer can also get it for you from the MSD branch roster. It is also right above your name on the recent Outlook that came in the mail. If you do not have a password, follow the instructions to create a password. Complete this task now, or at the latest, in the month of March. While updating your email address, also update any other information.
Voting will be made available online to all AAUW of Virginia members with email addresses. The email address that AAUW has in your profile in the Member Services Database (MSD) will be the address used to notify you to vote. Please do not send change of address notices to Patsy or Sandy. Use the MSD to make changes, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New members who have joined by April 1 will be eligible to vote in the 2016 elections.
Watch for your voting instructions in late April and early May.
Do not ignore emails and mailings in April and May! The instructions provided to you at that time will include the deadlines for voting.
All votes will be tallied by AAUW so they will not be seen by AAUW of Virginia members.
Questions concerning the process of voting can be directed Sandy or Patsy.