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The September 18 Fall Meeting at Notre Dame of Maryland University

I still remember asking my high school guidance teacher to take a second year of algebra instead of a fifth year of Latin. She looked down her nose at me and sneered, ‘What lady would take mathematics instead of Latin?’”  Nancy Grace Roman, AAUW member and “Mother of the Hubble Telescope.

Dr. Leshell Hatley, AAUW’s new STEM coordinator, will introduce herself and talk with us about AAUW’s focus on encouraging women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math.  Following lunch there will be a State Board Meeting.   Agenda and directions.

Please register early to facilitate arrangements.  Use the Eventbrite link to  register online:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-maryland-fall-meeting-tickets-165532045805  or you send your check for $30 ($35 after Sept 10) with a copy of the registration form. A box lunch will be included.  Masks are required for indoor events in Baltimore City at this time, and provisions will allow for social distancing.  Weather permitting, there will be places to sit outside for lunch.

The August 2021 Marylander is Here!

The August 2021 Marylander is available.  Included in this issue:

  • Registration and details for September 18 Fall Meeting
  • Don’t forget to pay your dues for July 2021-June 2022
  • Send ideas for next MD Woman of Distinction to Dian Belanger
  • Volunteer or recommend others for next AAUW MD election
  • Save the date for March 26, 2022 AAUW MD Convention
  • Read interesting updates from Officers, Committees, Branches, and our National Board Member
  • Learn about Report on Status of MD Women
  • And more…

Women of Distinction Ceremony A Smashing Success with AAUW Maryland Support

Watch Dr. Yvette Myrick’s speech, along with Kim Churches and Jacki Gray’s introductions.

Very little looked familiar. Yet, this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (we say Nick-whistle), electronically attended by more than 700 students must be called a success. AAUW Maryland played a major role as a platinum sponsor of the always inspiring Women of Distinction (WoD) event on 26 May.

In her opening remarks, AAUW CEO Kim Churches singled out, Maryland’s generosity with warm gratitude. The AAUW website also prominently displayed our sponsorship status, our state logo, and AAUW Maryland Woman of Distinction, Dr. A. Yvette Myrick, our honoree in whose name we raised the necessary funds.

Jacki Gray, AAUW Maryland’s DIversity and Inclusion Chair, introduced  A Yvette Myrick, Ed.D., as AAUW Maryland’s Woman of the Year.  As a young girl growing up in the projects of Baltimore City, one of the major goals Yvette told us she set for herself was to go to college. To drive home the importance of setting goals, Yvette urged the audience to use “GPS” throughout their journey in life. Yvette explained, “GPS” stands for Goals, Perseverance, and Support. “When setting goals, set long and short-term goals.” She emphasized perseverance because “Life consists of barriers.…Do not give up….Keep it moving!” Finally, she stressed the importance of keeping a support network of strong relationships. She told the young women at NCCWSL, “I believe in you!”   Kim Churches later called Dr. Myrick’s remarks “truly inspiring.” Her “authenticity and passion shone through.” Yvette, “filled with much gratitude,” called her experience “an amazing honor.”  More…

2021 AAUW Maryland Convention and Annual Meeting

Because pandemic precautions continue, we held the 2021 AAUW Maryland annual convention virtually over two days:  Saturday, May 22, 10:00 am – 12:45 pm and Sunday, May 23, from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm.    More…

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