May 2022
Did You Miss the AAUW FL Convention?
It's not too late to learn about the Power of Story!

The 2022 AAUW Florida State Convention, The Power of Story, and the 2022 Annual Meeting, are available at: https://vimeo.com/showcase/9470928

The sessions may be accessed through the link above or separately as follows:

  • Keynote Speaker: Michael Butler, PhD: “Myth, Memory, and the Power of Story”

  • Mary Hickey, AAUW:  “Telling the AAUW Story” (starts at the beginning)
Natalie Underberg-Goode, PhD: “The Stories We Tell: Personal Narratives, Organizational Tales, and Digital Storytelling” (starts at 1:05)

  • Mary Gatta, PhD.: The Power of Story in Qualitative Research

  • If you didn’t see the 5-minute video from the Nova Southeastern University branch on their Community Action Grant, E-STEAM, find it here:
Membership Renewal
  • Individual members can renew now on the AAUW Community Hub https://my.aauw.org/onlinejoin  If you have not already signed in to this new database, please start by resetting your password.

  • AAUW National dues ($67) + AAUW Florida dues ($12) + Branch dues (varies by Branch). $64 of the $67 national dues is tax-deductible; $3 of the national dues payment is not deductible because it supports the AAUW Action Fund’s section 501(c)(4) Lobby Corps and election-related activities. The annual dues year is July 1 through June 30:  https://aauw-fl.aauw.net/files/2022/04/FL-Dues-chart-2022-23.pdf

  • Branches collecting dues are advised that functionality for processing for group renewals is now available. National has posted written instructions – and the video tutorials from both trainings are all posted online on the Systems Update page: https://www.aauw.org/new-systems-update/ To find the written instructions (both in pdf documents), you scroll down to the Resources.
We need YOUR help! 
Celebrate Mother's Day!

AAUW is engaging in a big push to get the Senate to pass the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act by Mother’s Day! Please amplify our AAUW action page (https://www.aauw.org/act/two-minute-activist/pregnant-workers-fairness-act/) and check out the coalition toolkit here: (https://docs.google.com/document/d/16Z06CzgN_bYP7EkddQMY03QwAi1qLexLEdNb-HYvs4M/edit) to help guide social media and email communications. 
Florida is a target state and our engagement is very important to the national push for passage. The plan is to focus primarily on Tuesdays for social media & letter-writing/call-ins, but the most important ASK is for advocates to take action any day/every day between now and Mother’s Day to help get this over the finish line.

Let’s get this done! 
Dr. K. Lee-Smith
Plan to Advocate!

 Florida Legislative Session 2023 – 

iSession Dates: March 7 – May 5, 2023 

iAAUW Florida Lobby Day 2023 –March 14-15, 2023
The March Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dialogue hosted by Jonnie Mae Perry features a presentation by Dr. Jacque Jacobs on The Influence of Culture on Perception of Self in Girls and Young Women. https://vimeo.com/702693572

Jonnie Mae Perry selected as
2022 AAUW FL Named Gift Honoree

AAUW Florida is pleased to be able to honor outstanding members for their contributions to our mission. Jonnie Mae Perry, from the Vero Beach branch serves as branch president and as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair for AAUW Florida. Jonnie Mae is the founder and CEO of the Gifford Community Cultural & Resource Center and the Gifford Historical Museum.

Director for Development, Ellen Roche, has produced an interview with Karen Zalkin, the 2021 AAUW Florida Named Gift Honoree. https://vimeo.com/702415284/e4Chair.86089d9d

An interview with the 2022 honoree, Jonnie Mae Perry, will be coming soon.

Congratulations to all the members who were selected as branch as branch honorees! Your contributions to AAUW and its mission are appreciated!
AAUW Florida Tech Trek
Will be held virtually
June 19th to June 24th

Plans are moving along well for Tech Trek 2022.  Sixty girls will be attending the virtual camp.  Registration information is going out as we speak and supplies will be mailed before June 1.  Thanks to a grant from Stetson University for covering most of the supply costs.

For a list of class offerings check out our website at https://techtrek-fl.aauw.net/

Thank you to all the branches sending checks to cover the cost of camp for these awesome girls.  
Please make checks payable to AAUW FL Supporting Foundation, Inc
Write Tech Trek 2022 on the memo line
Mail your check to:
Tech Trek Florida 2022
Post Office Box 2938
Jupiter, FL 33468
Contributions are income tax-deductible

Be looking for an invitation to our closing ceremony June 24 at 2:30pm.  It will give you a brief look at our virtual camp and the girls who attend.
Sue Slone
Branch Leaders Zoom Meetings

  • Public Policy: GOTV/Voter Registration - Election 2022 
  • When: May 19, 2022 07:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting:
A Legacy of Equity 

Many people like to include AAUW as part of their personal legacy through a gift in their estate. These legacy gifts—or planned gifts—offer flexibility and other benefits. Options include will bequests, partial beneficiary designations and charitable gift annuities.
To learn more, contact the AAUW  Planned Giving Department at 877- 357- 5587or Legacy Circle Team member, Patricia Ross, at paross@aol.com.

Together, we can ensure a better future for girls and women!
While the information is shared directly with some branch leaders, I encourage all members to take a look. Many important and interesting updates are shared here.
We are tenacious and trailblazing — 
advocating for women and girls since 1881 and into the future! 
Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all!
For information contact: 
Patricia DeWitt - AAUW Florida President: aauwfldewitt@gmail.com
Bea Holt - AAUW Florida President-Elect: aauwflbholt@gmail.com

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