AAUW Utah 2015 Convention
Our first year of electronic board meetings and an electronic convention held in two locations ended with a successful AAUW of Utah Convention and Annual Meeting. We met in the County Council Chambers in Salt Lake City, and in a conference room at Dixie University. Many thanks to our technical crews in Salt Lake City and St. George who made it possible for us to meet and hear and see the presentations in both locations.
However for 2015-2016 we have decided to have face to face meetings again. The AAUW of Utah Board members are looking forward to meeting in Fillmore, Utah, the original state capitol, on October 23rd, in St. George on February 19th. We will hold our 2016 AAUW of Utah Convention and Annual meeting for all members in Salt Lake City at the Cottonwood Club.
Many thanks to Patricia Fae Ho, our AAUW president who made our 2015 convention special with her presence! Her enthusiasm for AAUW is always infectious, and Lisa Maatz, AAUW VP for Governmental affairs sent an entertaining video recounting her first lobbying experience when she was in grade school.
The annual reports from each branch, and the reports of the special projects supported by AAUW of Utah, let us know that we are on track furthering the mission of AAUW. These reports are also posted on the website.
San Diego called us to the AAUW Convention in June. What a great opportunity to get to know each other better, learn from the workshops, meet other enthusiastic AAUW members from across the country, and to have a great time in an incredible setting on San Diego Bay! We had a lovely evening with Patricia Ho in her suite, as members of her “Utah Branch.”
The culmination of the convention – the results of the elections. We heard from Patricia Ho, our president elected for a second term and met the newly elected board of directors for 2015-2017.
Convention Branch Reports
Special Projects Reports
‘Defining Your Path’
Salt Lake Tribune Article
Salt Lake Branch AAUW Member Op Ed
published in the Salt Lake Tribune
View a letter to the editor written urging senatorial support for the Women’s Museum by Dawn Dewitt, the Public Policy Chair in our Salt Lake City Branch. The letter appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune on September 12, 2014.
Maxine Haggerty, a member of the Salt Lake City Branch, had an editorial in the Sunday Salt Lake Tribune, October 13, 2013, on the importance of equal pay for women to everyone.
View the letter here.