Virtual Branch Meetings Only for 2020 – But What Opportunities Await!
Your wellbeing and safety are our AAUW Colorado Springs branch’s top priority. Because of the risks of COVID-19, we will only meet virtually until January 2021. This includes branch meetings, Interest Groups, committees, and board meetings. Check out our 2020 Branch Zoom meetings and programs using this link: 2020 Branch Zoom Meetings
This decision on only meeting virtually is guided by advice from AAUW National (summarized as follows): While rules differ across the country, we hope (and expect) all branches to follow their local and state guidance on mass gatherings at the most basic minimum. Frankly, the picture on liability is not yet very clear, though there will certainly be a risk of being sued if someone contracts COVID at your event. As we have in the past, the national office continues to recommend that branches DO NOT hold in person meetings this fall. Your safety is our top priority and should be that of the branches and states as well.
Read the full announcement from Pam Maier, COS Branch President, on this link: https://coloradosprings-co.aauw.net/branch-meetings-programs/
2020/2021 BRANCH ZOOM MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS
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Programs are open to the public and guests are welcome!
Currently all in-person branch meetings and programs are postponed due to COVID-19.
COLORADO LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR 2019/2020 – STAY INFORMED
It’s important for our AAUW members to be aware and stay informed about critical issues impacting greater equity for women and girls, and the inclusion and intersectionality between these and other equity issues in our community.
The following information compiled by Pikes Peak Women provides a clear snapshot of their partners’ reviews of the most successful legislative achievements of the 2020 session and a few of the issues that will live to be worked on another day. Click on this link to read their report. 2020 Legislative Wrap Up from Pikes Peak Women
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado is co- sponsoring a webinar with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association on the Equal Pay for Work Act that goes into effect 1/1/2021.
The Ins and Outs of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act
August 7 | 12:00-1:00
Link to register: https://www.wfco.org/connect/learn-how-to-comply-with-the-equal-pay-for-equal-work-act–?srctid=1&erid=3361345&trid=b40739cc-ff2d-46b2-a488-91ee33b73535
As individuals in support of the AAUW Mission and Values, we encourage you to take advantage of the above resources and to also sign up for the AAUW Two-Minute Activist.
AAUW Two-Minute Activist
Sign up for the AAUW “Two-Minute Activist” program. Send emails and texts to your legislators to fight for equal pay, family leave, stopping sexual harassment, equality in education and more. Sign up using this link to get regular alerts and take timely action. https://www.aauw.org/act/two-minute-activist/
LATEST BRANCH NEWSLETTER
Stay informed – read about branch news: Branch Newsletter – July 2020 Newsletter
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INFORMATION FOR BRANCH MEMBERS
- Latest online Branch Directory for members – (click on Branch Member Directory on toolbar above – use password)
- Latest online Interest Group (IG) Calendar, IG Chair contact information and IG descriptions for members – (click on Members Only on toolbar above – use password)
- Minutes of Board meetings are available on the Members Only page (use password)
Members, as you practice social-distancing, please also take a moment to read the inspiring essay from a local 5th grader who will be our guest at our StartSmart/WorkSmart workshop when rescheduled. Her message calls for pay equity and a shining example of the young women in the pipepline to assume future leadership roles. Here are the links to her cover letter and essay: Rozi letter Rozi essay v2
Welcome! AAUW (American Association of University Women) was founded in 1881 and currently has over 170,000 members and supporters working to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Click on above graphic to read more about who we are and our Strategic Plan.
AAUW Colorado Springs Branch, established in 1915, currently has over 250 members and is the largest AAUW Branch in Colorado. We welcome you to join us for education, community programs, legislative advocacy, research and scholarships for women. By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.
Meet the challenge! Get paid what you’re worth. Take the AAUW Work Smart Online, a free one-hour course now! AAUW’s goal is for 10 million women to be trained in salary negotiation by 2022. Click on Get Started Now (above) to take this important course!
We encourage prospective members to click on the Interest Groups tab (on the toolbar above) to see our current Interest Groups calendar and descriptions. Our Interest Groups provide members the opportunity to share interests, hobbies and to learn and network. See the latest AAUW Colorado Springs Branch brochure: AAUW Brochure COS 6-30-2019
We welcome new members! Give Membership VP Melanie Hudson a call at 719-205-7639 or e-mail membership-V-P.
SEE THE LATEST AAUW COLORADO STATE INFORMATION
Read the July 2020 AAUW Colorado Newsletter and view President Paula Munger’s Message : https://mailchi.mp/2956cf0b6cd9/spring-2020-bulletin-3894001
Fall Leadership Conference Webinar
“Leadership: 2020 Vision through Mindfulness, Mission and Membership”
September 12, 2020 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Click on this link to view webinar details: Fall Leadership Conference Webinar