Sunday, October 21, 2007

AAUW Districts Hold Fall Conferences

The first two fall district conferences were held on Saturday, October 13.

District I met at Chautauqua Institution at the Hultquist Center. The topic for the meeting was “Vote 18” and “Navigating the AAUW Website.”

District V meeting was held at the AAUW NYC branch house. Nancy Mion talked about Women in Government and Peggy Kelland gave a Conflict Resolution workshop. Gail Nordmoe, AAUW Executive Vice President/Secretary encouraged us to be joyful and calm.

District IV met at the Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa in Saratoga Springs last Saturday, October 20. May Safar from the Schenectady Branch spoke about the plight of Iraqi Women, Betsy Forkas talked about Women to Women and Voter Turnout, and Peggy Kelland presented a workshop on Women as Peacemakers.

District VI met at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue on October 20. The topic for the meeting was “What Every Woman Wants – Equity, Beyond the Pay Gap.”

Catherine Moore will speak on “Continuing the International Connection” at the District II meeting on October 27. Mildred DeWitt, Marilynn Smiley and Helen Engel will help District III celebrate the 25th anniversary of LAF at the Statler Hotel on the Cornell campus on the same day.

The last fall conference will be held on November 10 at Saranac Lake. Betsy Forkas and Lisa Maatz, the Association’s Public Policy Director , will speak on “What’s At Stake for Women in 2008?” and Eileen Hartmann will do a membership workshop.

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