Prior to the business meeting, Chad Farner talked about the PFLAG organization, what its purpose is, how it came to Oskaloosa, and what it has been doing. He encouraged AAUW members to participate as individuals and as an organization.
Cheryl Benson presided at the business meeting. The secretary’s report for February’s meeting had not been included on the website, so it was not approved. The treasurer reported a balance of $514.68 and that the website fee has been paid.
Cheryl read correspondence regarding a dues increase to become effective in 2018, if it is approved. The last increase was in 2008. She also gave a short summary of the history of IFUW, the international federation of university women.
The book sale dates are Oct 4—8; the agreement with the mall has been signed. Dates for sorting will be discussed at next month’s brunch.
The annual spring brunch will be April 22, 9 a.m. in the Schueremann Room at William Penn. Tressa Glass and Linh Ta, Des Moines Register reporters, will speak. Tressa is the daughter of AAUW member Julie Glass. More information about making reservations will be forthcoming.
An AAUW sponsored seminar on women running for office will be held March 28 & 29 in Des Moines.
The nominating committee reported the following slate: President Marilyn Porter, Vice President Janet Wagner Johnson, Treasurer Pat Kitzman, and Newsletter Cheryl Benson. A secretary has yet to be confirmed.
Marilyn Porter reported on Ida Street, a native of Oskaloosa, who received AAUW’s first American Fellowship in 2011. A Vassar graduate, her advanced degree was from Michigan. She was a teacher and author, whose book has been reprinted.
Dianne Van Gorp, Secretary