Volume 111 Issue 1
2019-2020 Theme:
Economic Security for Women
Message from the President
The Board of AAUW SA has geared up for another year! We hope you will join us. You will find the names and positions of the Board in this newsletter. We have taken the lead from National and have adopted the theme of Economic Security for Women. This encompasses Work Smart, pay gap issues and economic opportunities for women and girls. I hope you have all gone online to www.salary@aauw.org and taken the Work Smart online class. Let’s all help reach the goal of 100,000 women trained online.

Eva Nwokah has lined up interesting speakers for our monthly programs to support our theme. You won’t want to miss learning more and spending time with others who support the mission of AAUW.

In May, Ruth Lyle and I met many wonderful women at the Women Empowerment Conference at San Antonio College. We hosted a table to spread the message of AAUW and how they can benefit from being e-members and having a school that is an AAUW partner. We hope to get more colleges and universities to join this effort. We are forming a committee to promote this effort. No connection with any colleges or universities is necessary to serve on the committee. Let us know if you are interested.

We are also excited about the ease of renewing your membership online. We no longer must rely on having the cash, remembering the check book at a monthly meeting or having to snail mail a check. Of course, you can still make your dues payments that way. Kathy Kraft, our new Treasurer, has made this online payment method easy with her instructions.

We continue to be a part of Can We Talk? along with many other organizations. I hope to see you at the August 28th event. And don’t forget the Interest Groups. The leaders of these groups continue to plan these monthly opportunities to have fun and be together.

I am honored to serve as your President for a second year. I am grateful for all of you and your willingness to support the mission of AAUW with your presence and your dues. I and the Board look forward to serving you this year and seeing you often at meetings and activity groups.

AAUW has adopted a Vision Statement of Equity for All. Though we still have as our mission statement, to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy, this Vision Statement expands our consciousness to be all inclusive. Something to think about.

Suzanne Benson
September Membership Meeting
Saturday, September 7, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Franklin Park Sonterra
Franklin Room
18323 Sonterra Place 78258
This is a FREE meeting.
Box lunch courtesy of the board
will be provided.

Come learn about AAUW's mission, programs, and interest groups.
This is our annual
Meet and Greet Meeting.
Please bring potential new members.
Parking is in the lot across the street. If you need assistance crossing the street or have a handicap placard, there may be a spot in the parking lot. We have been asked not to park in the front lot.
RSVP to Eleanor Skelley by Wednesday, September 4
Please let Eleanor know if you have special
dietary needs (i.e., gluten free, vegetarian).
Renew Your Dues
It is time to renew your AAUW membership for the 2019-2020 year if you have not already paid. Your membership helps advance gender equity.

Dues are $88 and can be paid at the September meeting. The September meeting is a great time to invite friends who may be interested in joining AAUW. Membership forms will be available for new members.

Kathy Dicke, VP Membership
Interest Groups
1st and 3rd Monday
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
La Madeleine at Park North
722 NW Loop 410 at Blanco 78216
Contact Pearl Eng
Begins in October
DoubleTree Hotel
37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough 78216
Contact Ruth Lyle
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 am
 Shylock Is My Name
By Howard Jacobson
Hostess Wondra Chang
100 W. El Prado #206 78212
RSVP to Wondra Chang by Thu, Sept 19
Thursday, September 19, 11:00 am
Red : The dining lab for the culinary students at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of San Antonio
10000 IH-10 West, Suite 200 78230
RSVP to Fran Vetters by Thu, Sept 12
Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 pm
 Kuriya@Cherrity Bar
302 Montana Street 78203
Parking lot across the street.
RSVP to Helga Anderson by Mon, Sept 23
Saturday, September 28
Movie, time, and place selected by the group and announced the day before.
Contact Fran Vetters