WELCOME 2011! As we look at the fresh calendar before us, now is a good time to make a note of some exciting opportunities with AAUW. Both the New York State Convention and the National AAUW Convention are open to all members who wish to participate. Both are excellent opportunities for fellowship, invigorating dialogue and putting our mission into action.
I attended the New York State convention last year for the first time and found it to be a rewarding and worthwhile experience. I met interesting and engaging women from across New York State and learned much about the efforts of AAUW that extend beyond the Jefferson County Branch. A collaboration with the St. Lawrence Branch was launched around a coffee table at the Otesaga and resulted in a very successful conference on media literacy at Clarkson University last October. Synergy is the best word to describe the outcome of coming together with a common mission!
Please take a moment to look further at the opportunities listed below and give some consideration to putting one or both on your calendar. I look forward to seeing you there!
New York State Convention April 15 – 17, 2011 Glen Cove Mansion on Long Island www.aauw–nys.org
National AAUW Convention June 16-19, 2011 Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C. www.aauw.org