The Austin Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was organized by 15 women in 1923, at the Driskill Hotel, with many contributions and accomplishments made by branch members and continuing since, as recorded in our HERstory under ABOUT US.
What a year 2014-2015 has been! Membership numbers have increased and so has branch involvement and visibility in the Austin community. Branch members have made their presence known at the Capitol to lobby for equal pay, at the Women’s Community Center of Central Texas’s WECONference; at Girlstart and Latinitas in a variety of roles; wrapping gifts for tips at Barnes & Noble; at Mainspring Schools; and supporting high school and university women in scholarship and advocacy. And there was still time to have fun and learn in so many ways: art tours, playing bridge, reading and talking about a variety of books, hiking, and of course, eating!
Another exiting year has begun!
Remember to vote for your favorite pieces of art in AAUW’s Annual Art Contest! Submissions from Texas are as follows:
Hog Heaven, Bucket O’ Blooms, Living Water, Butterflies Galore, Front Garden Roses, Seaside
Sunset, Sunshine Flowers, Blue Vase, Tall and Proud in Purple, Dewdrops in Pastel, Sunset Sail, Sea Gull Sentinel, Sunshine Meadows, Brothers Hand in Hand, and Before Video Games!
Our AAUW Texas Artists are as follows: Carol Dingman, Marsha Endahl Kramer, Martha Ragsdale, Beverly Smith, Denise Bossarte, Polly Post, Mary Bailey, and Nancy Tamburo Trevino. Vote! It’s exciting to support one another.
February 17 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “Challenges, Strengths in Austin Public Schools Today” – Jennifer Griffis, Dr. Jennifer Holmes, and Dr. Barbara Ten Brink, Austin Woman’s Club; Contact: Judy Reinhart
Enjoy a festive Valentine and Presidents’ Day lunch at Chateau Bellevue and hear three local experts discuss the current state of Austin’s public schools, a topic that impacts all of us in some way or another. The Austin Woman’s Club kitchen always serves a lovely meal, and this menu promises to continue that winning streak. Lunch will include a potato and leek soup with orange vanilla cream, chicken piccata with lemon and caper sauce, fingerling potatoes laced with garlic and rosemary, colorful seasonal vegetables, and cherry pie with vanilla whipped cream. Vegetarian requests may be made. The lunch is $30, cash or check. Members may attend without lunch for a $5 seat fee. Coffee, tea, and water will be available to everyone.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a great meal, learn about our community, and visit with others in our diverse group of members.
RSVP: Diane Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.328.0474 by February 11, 2016!
February 2 (Tuesday), 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Kendra Gives Back Party – Kendra Scott Austin (Lamar Central) 3800 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756. RSVP: email@example.com or 512-906-6566
January 9 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “Important Issues of Our Community: HIV, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health” – Dr. Michele Rountree; ACC, Eastview Campus; Contact: Myrtle Bell
December 13 (Sunday), 3-5:00 PM – Holiday Social, Austin Federation of Women’s Clubs; Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs “Mansion”, 2312 San Gabriel Street. Contact: Ines Garcia and Anita Knight
November 18 (Wednesday), 10:00 AM – “The Ups and Downs of Austin Politics”– Ken Herman, Austin Woman’s Club; Contact: Jean Bessent
October 10 (Saturday), 10:00 AM – “Women and Children Caught in the Middle” – Martha Dickie, ACC, Eastview Campus; Contact: Mary Ellen Scribner
September 12th: “Driving Around in Circles, The Austin Area Traffic & Transportation Dilemma” – Dr. Jennifer Duthie
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