At the business session on Saturday afternoon, the AAUW NC delegates approved two motions making recommendations to the branches for their programs.
Shirley Quisenberry, International Chair, reviewed briefly the history of the relationship between Association and IFUW. AAUWÂ has not paid duesÂ to IFUW for two years because of theÂ Associationâ€™s tenuous financial situation and the financial restructuring which Association has been undertaking. Negotiations are ongoing between IFUW and Association to determine how Association might honor its dues payments to IFUW.Â
Shirley moved that â€œeducation about AAUWâ€™s history with the International Federation of University Women and its current relationship with IFUW be included in branch programming and newsletters to help AAUW NC members respond to AAUWâ€™s possible new role within international womenâ€™s issues.â€ The motion was seconded and approved.
Queen Thompson, Diversity Chair, reiterated her position that branches should have a program of study or activity which continues discussions of diversity. To that end, Queen moved that â€œAAUW NC adopt Tim Tysonâ€™s book, Blood Done Sign My Name, as a statewide branch book read and discussion for 2006-2007.” The motion was seconded. Discussion emphasized that each branch can design its own program to use this book as a venue for programming and/or discussion. The motion carried.