Meetings

JUNE POTLUCK LUNCH CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Starting at 11:30
Club Room, ParkView Building, Asbury Methodist Village

Heather Reichardt, branch vice president for programs, has sent an email invitation to our annual YEAR-END CELEBRATION that previews several Fall celebrations recognizing the Branch’s 50th Anniversary!!!  Yes!  1972-2022.

This is a great opportunity to get together IN PERSON, share a meal and reminisce about the long and wonderful history of our branch. Anniversaries are also a great time to look toward the future. If you bring a friend, we will all get to broaden our circle of friends and meet potential new members. Guests do not need to bring a dish!

If your invitation got lost, just send a note to Heather (hjr1234[at]gmail[dot]com) letting her know your expected plans and she will send a map and directions to the event.


MAY VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Topic: Perspectives on Global Public Health
Speaker: Sharon Rudy, PhD
Dr. Rudy worked overseas to design and implement international health and education activities and worked with USAID and the CDC.


APRIL VIRTUAL ANNUAL BRANCH MEETING AND PROGRAM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

ANNUAL MEETING:
Business meeting: members vote on branch officer candidates
and on budget for fiscal year starting July 1

PRESENTATION
Who is Pauli Murray and why you should know and celebrate her!
Presenters:
Heather Reichardt and Maria Roberts
Gaithersburg AAUW Members


MARCH VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Topic: The Civic Circle
Speaker:
Eliza Newlin Carney
Founder and President, The Civic Circle


FEBRUARY 2022 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Topic: Interfaith Works – Supporting Montgomery County’s Vulnerable Families
Speaker: Teri Blandon, Director of Development
Interfaith Works, Rockville, MD


JANUARY 2022 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Topic: Changes in the US Asylum System
Speaker: Giulia McPherson
Director of Advocacy & Operations
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA


DECEMBER 2021 HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Monday, December 6: 11:15 am

In-Person gathering
Location: Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Germantown

Let Liz Hessel know if you plan to attend: liz[at]meral[dot]com


NOVEMBER 2021 VIRTUAL BRANCH
MEETING
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Topic: Music therapy – what it is, who is a board-certified music therapist, benefits of music therapy.  Will include an interactive demonstration

Speaker: Meghan Roche, board-certified music therapist, owner of Wholistic Music Therapy, specializing in clients with dementia


September 2021 – June 2022 Branch Meetings


 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Topic: “Student Updates From Our 2021 Scholarship Recipients”
Speakers: Several scholarship recipients


VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 – 7:00 pm

Topic: “Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve –
A Place With Purpose”

Speaker: Caroline Taylor
Executive Director of the Montgomery Countryside Alliance


September 2020 – June 2021 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETINGS

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ZOOM MEETING TRAINING SESSION
Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm

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VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Log in to Zoom meeting:  7:15 pm; Presentation begins: 7:30 pm

Topic: “Decimal Point Please!
The New Narrative in the African and African American Art Market”
Speaker: 
Alvah T. Beander, ISA, MRICS, ASA
President, Melanin Art Appraisals, Inc.

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VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Log in to Zoom meeting:  7:15 pm; Presentation begins: 7:30 pm

TOPIC: Student Stories From Our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

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POST ELECTION ZOOM SOCIAL HOUR+
Friday, November 6 at 4:30pm

Chat about our voting experiences (and anything else) from this year.

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VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Log in to Zoom meeting:  7:15pm; Presentation begins:  7:30pm

 Topic: “Weaving the Use of GIS* Through the 2020 Census Design”
(*Geospatial Information Systems)
Speaker: Dierdre D. Bishop, Chief Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau

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VIRTUAL BRANCH HOLIDAY GATHERING!
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Log in to Zoom meeting:  7:15pm; Presentation begins:  7:30pm

A HOLIDAY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Wynne Roos – Harp

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Please Join Us for the AAUW Gaithersburg January 19 Meeting — a two-part discussion about understanding and responding to the recent racist and political upheaval.

 Part 1: Attend the AAUW Virtual Townhall with AAUW Board Chair Julia Brown and the Racial and Social Justice Working Group at 4:00 pm on January 19, 2021.

 Part 2: Join a Zoom discussion of the AAUW Board Townhall with other members of the Gaithersburg branch at 7:00 pm on January 19, 2021.

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FEBRUARY 2021 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Log in to Zoom meeting: 7:00 pm*
Presentation begins: 7:15 pm

Topic: “AGEISM – HOW IT IMPACTS EVERYONE”

Speaker: Heather Reichardt,
VP-Programs, AAUW – Gaithersburg

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MARCH 2021 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Log in to Zoom meeting: 7:00 pm*
Presentation begins: 7:15 pm

Topic: “WHAT DO YOU FEED YOUR PET RAVENS:
DECODING NORSE MYTHOLOGY”

Speaker: Lois Liggett
Branch member – AAUW – Gaithersburg

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APRIL 2021 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Log in to Zoom meeting: 7:00 pm*
Presentation begins: 7:15 pm

Topic: Why We Believe: The Science Behind
Why We Accept Conspiracy Theories”

Speaker: Dr. Patricia Maclay
Branch member – AAUW – Gaithersburg

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May 2021 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Topic: Montgomery County Climate Change Action Plan”

Speaker: Edie Allison
AAUW Gaithersburg President

Installation of Branch Officers for 2021-2022 Operating Year

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June 2021 VIRTUAL BRANCH MEETING
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Topic: “Update on 2021 Maryland General Assembly Proceedings”

Speaker: Lesley Lopez
Maryland District 39 Delegate