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UTAH NEWS!

LOOKING FORWARD – LOOKING BACK
A MESSAGE FROM AAUW UTAH CO-PRESIDENT MARILYN SHEARER

San Diego is calling!   AAUW Utah is encouraging members to attend the AAUW National Convention in San Diego, June 18 – 21, 2015.   To make it easier for members to attend, we plan to conduct our spring general meeting electronically. Save your travel dollars, register for the national convention, make your room reservations, plan your travel, and let’s get together in San Diego with the other amazing women of our wonderful organization.

Meanwhile, our branches are planning a year of interesting meetings, worthwhile service projects, and fun filled get-togethers.   Our College and University partners are mentoring our young women, organizing student clubs and planning for the next NCCWSL Conference. The program schedules are listed on the branch websites.

Looking back, we have had a good year, which finished with the following:

Our 2014 AAUW Utah Convention in St. George afforded a wonderful opportunity for those in the north to get to know the St. George Branch members. Attendees were treated to a lovely evening with delicious food graciously prepared and served by the members in a comfortable, welcoming home overlooking the beautiful landscape east of St. George.   Our business meeting included a revision of our Bylaws and reports from the state supported activities. Our Convention speakers, Amy Blackwell, an AAUW Director, and MaryAnn Holladay, Director of Utah Women and Education Initiative, and our panels on scholarships and how to run for office brought home our commitment to the mission of AAUW.

Figure 1AAUW Director Amy Blackwell speaking to the 2014 State Convention

Figure 1AAUW Director Amy Blackwell speaking to the 2014 State Convention

AAUW Utah was well represented at The 2014 AAUW Western Regional Conference in Reno, NV. Patricia Fa Ho, AAUW President and a Utah Wasatch branch dual member, who attended our own AAUW Utah convention last year, graciously welcomed her friends from Utah, and gave the AAUW perspective going forward. Lisa Matz, AAUW’s top policy advisor, gave us the inside scoop on the legislative process of shepherding AAUW’s mission related bills through the national legislative process.   AAUW Utah’s presentation on the Utah Women Artists Exhibition was one of the highlights of the Conference, and was beautifully prepared and presented by Sue Nissen and Kathy Horvat. (We are already planning the next Exhibition for spring of 2016.)

Figure 2 Wasatch Branch AAUW member Sue Nissen presenting to the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference

Figure 2 Wasatch Branch AAUW member Sue Nissen presenting to the Rocky Mountain Regional Conference


2013 UTAH WOMEN ARTISTS EXHIBITION
Supporters include Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks
Utah Division of Arts and Museums

image010To see all of the award winners check out the Exhibition’s Facebook Page!