We use Skype meetings. Fortunately, I got this set up last summer as a way for members to attend general meetings if they were unable to attend in person. Little did I know, we would need it for our board to meet. We will be having a board meeting again in a few weeks to discuss how we will honor the girls chosen for Tech Trek camp and the STEM Scholars.
Mary Chesney, AAUW Stanwood-Camano Branch
AAUW Texas has canceled its 2020 convening. However, some of the supplies we had intended to hand out at the event, including copies of the national membership brochure and ‘A Suffragist Coloring Book’ created by the LWV St. Louis, will be mailed to branches instead. I belong to two branches in the Fort Worth area, and both have ceased all face-to face meetings, but we encourage checking on each other through FaceBook, by telephone, by email etc. Northeast Tarrant county branch has encouraged an adopt-a-member program to keep in touch with those who live alone.
Gloria Long, AAUW Texas
We joined AAUW not only because we totally support its mission, but also because we enjoy the many friendships that we have formed during the years. These relationships have sustained us and held us up during good times and those not so good. We form circles of women who support us when we need it and celebrate our successes. We all feel the need for support now.”
Georgia Applegate, AAUW Oregon
Other Helpful Suggestions from AAUW Oregon
- Read the same book and have a book discussion.
- Show and tell with items members have created or appreciate, such as paintings, sculpture, music, written material, etc.
- Invite members to share a story about themselves.
- Hold small virtual lunches or dinners with conversation starters.
- Ask each person to choose a TED Talk for the group to watch and discuss a couple at each meeting.