Fall 2014 Activities

AAUW Greensboro members and friends gathered for their annual Fall Luncheon and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Bennett College.

Speaker Sandra Hughes and Silent Auction Chair Ellie Dolata

Speaker Sandra Hughes and Silent Auction Chair Ellie Dolata

Branch Fellow, Veronica Hough, now an MA student at UNCG in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies with Branch President Cherrie Wheaton

Branch Fellow, Veronica Hough, now an MA student at UNCG in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies with Branch President Cherrie Wheaton

Bennett College is one of our newest College/University Partners, and we were especially happy to hold our event in their beautiful Global Learning Center. We were welcomed by Dr. Valerie A. Johnson, Bennett College Representative. The luncheon featured beef stroganoff, with arrangements made by Chair Sue Metz.

A highlight of our luncheon was guest speaker, Sandra Hughes, noted local journalist and television personality. Her stories of her struggles to become the first Black, female TV anchor were both amusing and painful as she related overcoming threats and job discrimination.
The silent auction was filled with so many beautiful baskets of goodies and other tantalizing object that everyone had fun shopping. Thanks to Fund Raising Chair, Ellie Dolata, the silent auction and raffle successfully met our goal to support the special national funds at AAUW and some of our local projects.
We are looking forward to our Spring Luncheon on April 25th, chaired by Elaine Morehead. As always, volunteers to help with the event are greatly appreciated.

 

  • Book Browsers will meet at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch Library, 1420 Price Park Rdat 1:30pm on Dec. 1. All members and guests are welcome. Contact Mary Woodrow for more information: 316-1339; mandrwoodrow@aol.com. Contact Kate Larson to attend an evening book discussion group: 298–7605; khlarson51@gmail.com

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW Greensboro is one of approximately twenty local branches in North Carolina. With over 75 members and several college/university partner affiliates, the organization meets monthly from September to April. In addition, we hold special events of interest to members and of service to women and girls in Greensboro such as $tart$mart and TriadTechSavvy.