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President’s Message, November 2017

As we are all still catching our breath after a truly amazing Purses with Purpose event, November has somehow arrived! I know that the specifics of PWP will be addressed later in this issue, but I just want to thank each one of you who contributed to this two-year project – in ways big and small. It took all of us working together to pull it off. In our efforts to support the AAUW mission of advancing equity through advocacy, education, research and philanthropy, we exceeded our goals, built new relationships with each other and had a terrific time at the event itself. It is exciting to think of the educational support we can provide with these funds, so congrats to us all! At our October meeting we had a chance to hear from three of the middle-schoolers we sent to Tech Trek this past summer, listen to our…

President’s Message, September 2017

Welcome to members tenured and new as we begin another year at AAUW Stanwood-Camano Branch! I’m looking forward to serving as President especially with such a capable and supportive Board and members who are filling our various appointed positions. To invert T.S. Eliot and “The Hollow Men,” this year will begin not with a whimper but with a bang as we gear up for our Purses with Purpose event on October 7. This two-year project is in its final weeks. Members have been consistently involved by contributing purses and working on committees. With so many of us participating in the event itself, I’m confident of a successful outcome; our scholarship program and Tech Trek funding depend on it! On August 19 Leslie Gitomer and I attended the AAUW Summer Leadership Meeting in Ellensburg. We divided the sessions: I attended the president and program workshops and…