WELCOME TO AAUW WHATCOM (PREVIOUSLY BELLINGHAM)!

SEPTEMBER MEETING CHANGE!

Our planned AAUW program schedule has been turned topsy-turvy by the resurgent pandemic. 

September 11th meeting has been changed to an all-Zoom format.  Members, please watch your email for a Zoom link.

The Delta variant of COVID has driven our program committee to change to an all-Zoom meeting this coming Saturday.

 The meeting is set for 10 a.m. on Sept. 11.

Dr. McNeel Gordon Jantzen, Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Linguistics, and Psychology at Western Washington University, will speak on Neural plasticity of language networks:  the effect(s) of multilingualism and musical training.

The Bellingham Herald reported:

Nearly a third of all COVID-19 cases in Whatcom County during the final full week of August were among fully vaccinated residents, according to data released late last week, but infection rates still remain nearly four times higher among residents who are not fully vaccinated.

“Between Aug. 22 and 28, Whatcom County saw 187 “breakthrough” COVID cases — or positive tests in people deemed to be fully vaccinated — according to data released Friday, Sept. 3, by the Whatcom County Health Department.”

*******October Tea is postponed again due to the pandemic*******

Our much-postponed tea and fashion show is on hold once again.  The Tea Committee and other board members feel that in the interest of our members’ and guests’ safety, the tea will be postponed until the pandemic is under control.  The resurgence of cases, due to the Delta variant, is making us all concerned, even if we have received our two vaccinations.

Questions may be addressed to Kathy Jenkis or Judy Fruhbauer.

Our usual meeting place at the YWCA is unavailable this year, because the ballroom is being used for housing.  

October 9 and November 13 meetings:

With the tea and fashion show no longer planned for October, new plans are in work. An email with be forthcoming, when details are set in place.

November 13 is World Kindness Day.

The Program Committee asks that members who would like to say a few words about their own favorite non- profit, contact Gwen Parker at parker.gwen@comcast.net. She will make sure we don’t have too many speakers, or duplications of non-profits being discussed.

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WELCOME TO AAUW!  We are an organization that started back in 1918, with a passion to make Women’s Equity a Reality!

We promote events and scholarships for women and girls, and hope you’ll join us! We offer free programs to help women negotiate fair pay! Please spread the word!

Even non-members can participate in current women’s issues by weighing in with our 2 minute activist program. Go to our national website AAUW.org.

Our meetings are on the 2nd Saturday of the month, from 10 to noon.  Our programs are always interesting, and we also have fun breakouts to spend some social time!

We’d love to have you visit! Send an email to request a zoom link for our next meeting at aauwbellinghambranch@gmail.com.

Congratulations to our branch for achieving AAUW National Five Star Success!!

BLACK LIVES MATTER

On behalf of our 170,000 members and supporters, AAUW commits to fighting for justice, long-term and lasting change, and we stand in solidarity against racism. We also acknowledge that as an organization we have our own work to do.

And, as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we will work to advance the policies and systemic changes identified in the New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing and Vision for Justice platform.

Written by AAUW CEO Kimberley Churches

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If you are interested in joining, contact us at aauwbellinghambranch@gmail.com