2009 AAUW Convention

Fall 2009 Tar Heel News

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This issue of the AAUW NC newsletter includes information on the spring convention, the summer meeting, public policy updates, and more.

Lilly Ledbetter and Elmira Mangum

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Lilly Ledbetter and Elmira Mangum at 2009 AAUW National ConventionFor many of us who attended the AAUW Convention, a highlight was seeing Lilly Ledbetter in person. She not only addressed the convention with her powerful story, but spent hours signing souvenirs for the convention attendees and posing for individual pictures.

New AAUW Bylaws

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Updates on the bylaws changes at the 2009 AAUW National Convention.

More about $tart $mart

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Explanatory material on the new collaboration between AAUW and the WAGE Project.

Grants to the branches for travel to St. Louis

At the AAUW NC Convention in Wilmington, a decision was made to offer $250 from the state funds to each branch to help defray the cost of expenses of branch delegates for the Convention in St. Louis in June.

Changes to the AAUW bylaws

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Here’s a “Cliff’s Notes” version of the bylaws changes which may be useful in starting conversations with those who haven’t been focused on the issue.