Welcome Ohio’s Newly-Elected Officers
President Michelle Radtkin, Co Program Vice Presidents Marlene De La Cruz-Guzman and Chris Fowler, Membership Vice President Linda Lehman, Fundraising Vice President Nakishia Head, Secretary Debby Stein, and Finance Officer Jana Patchen.
Contact information is posted on the Branch Resources page and in national’s MSD, select State Officers, 2020-2021.
Branch Awards Announced
Branches receiving awards for 2019-20 were announced at the end of the 95th Annual Meeting April 25, 2020. Awards were given for newsletters, program books, websites, social media, diversity and inclusion and for Ohio’s STARZ award. View the slide shows on the Branch Corner page.
Submit Your Branch Officer List in May
Don’t wait or you will lose your rights in national’s member services database. Even if your officers are the same as last year, you must submit the new list. While you are doing this, consider appointing another member to have rights to access the data in case you are unable to do it. Note: we restrict your contact information to the password-protected Branch Resources page. Check there for emails.
Updating officers is a two-part job–once with national and once with Ohio.
- Fill in this Branch Officers Form and email it to Ohio’s administrative coordinator Even if your officers are the same as last year, send your list. Include the office, first and last name, street, city, zip, phone, and email address.
- The second part: submit your officers to AAUW by logging in to the Member Services Database (MSD). On the new website, near the top, click on Membership. Click on Membership Services Database. You will need to log in. The next part is easy: you can select members and officers from lists–no typing required. Later this year, the MSD will change, but until then, it’s the same one you know–just a different route to find it.
Convention has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020 at Quest Polaris Center on the north side of Columbus. Speakers have agreed to be with us then: Lisa Maatz as keynote speaker, Michelle Wilson and Dr. Cynthia Anderson have also assured us of their availability on the new date. Convention 2020 and Fall Summit will be combined.
Watch for the Spring Orbit to publish May-June.
Read the Winter Orbit 2020 today. Bios of the candidates of office can be found in Orbit. Delegates will vote to elect officers on April 25.
Finance Officer Needed
Are you the AAUW member who lives in Ohio and would help the finance officer or even become the finance officer? We’d like to hear from you. Use the Contact Us tab above.
Taking Note of Branch Events . . .
How’s Your Alone Time Going?
In a notice cancelling Northeast Ohio’s next event, the email suggested some things to do in your new-found alone time.
- Keep in touch with family and friends by phone, email, FaceTime, Facebook, etc.
- Write them a letter like the governor suggests – write about a time in your life you haven’t told them about yet.
- Start a journal.
- Attack that pile of books you haven’t had time to read or get eBooks from the library.
- Plan your garden.
- Do a jigsaw puzzle.
- Sew on those buttons.
- Work in the yard.
- Learn a language or take a class through the library databases – Mango and Lynda.
- Watch a movie with Hoopla.
- Try a new recipe.
There are so many things you can do. It will be fun when we do get back together hearing what everyone did.
The Cumulative Impact of Sexual Harassment
AAUW’s newest research report finds that workplace sexual harassment can take a toll on women’s physical and mental health, limit their job choices, reduce prospects for career development and even force them out of the workforce. These negative effects compound over time, reducing women’s lifetime earnings and contributing to both the gender and retirement wage gaps, the report concludes.
Join us to make an impact for women and girls. Download the report from our national site.
AAUW Ohio Outlines Legislation to Watch
Ohio General Assembly 133rd Session introduced bills on economic issues, human trafficking, education, and gun control. Economic issues include an Equal Pay Act, Family and Medical Leave, and a “pink tax” exemption. These are bills to watch and make your opinion know to your Ohio legislators. Read more on our Advocacy page.
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks an inclusive membership, workforce, leadership team, and board of directors. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, geographical location, national origin, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.